New Service Helps Local Businesses Take First Steps Online


Niki Jones, Niki Jones Agency

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New Service Helps Local Businesses Take First Steps Online


Hudson Valley Lights On, a newly launched online market place, is striving to help local businesses in the post-lockdown economy. By providing a free directory of area businesses still in operation, the site is easing small business’ transition from brick-and-mortar to online. An additional subscription option allows vendors to promote and sell inventory, but all local businesses can sign up at no cost to be included on the directory.


Created by Port Jervis-based marketing firm Niki Jones Agency, the market place allows business owners to list their hours, location, and contact information in the free directory, which is organized by categories like Grocery & Food, Health & Personal Care, Beauty, Books, Automotive, and Home & Garden. As more businesses participate, Hudson Valley consumers will soon have a single online destination to learn which of their favorite businesses still have the lights on.

“As a Hudson Valley small business, we asked ourselves how we could use our skills to support the local economy and help our neighbors adapt to post-lockdown business,” said Niki Jones, founder and CEO of the namesake agency. “We’re excited to be part of a grassroots effort to help local businesses weather the pandemic.”

For a nominal subscription fee, owners are given access to an exclusive feature with which they can list, promote, and sell their inventory and services, as well as arrange for curbside pick up. The site simplifies the transition to online selling by processing payments directly through PayPal. It also provides customers’ delivery information for each product sold. Subscriptions start at as little as $10 a month.

Hudson Valley Lights On is also a tool for maintaining social distancing. Local consumers can support community businesses by shopping remotely with the same ease they’ve come to expect from national online retailers. Many around-town errands can now be completed from home, without the need to don a mask and gloves.

Whether you’re a Hudson Valley business owner eager to get back to work or a resident who’s been missing all the area has to offer, Hudson Valley Lights On is an economic and social-distancing resource for the entire region. To learn more, visit

Niki Jones Agency prides itself on offering exemplary creative and integrated marketing services to clients in an array of industries across the public and private sectors. Headquartered in Port Jervis, NY and with offices in Manhattan, Queens, and Austin, Texas, the100% NYS Women Owned Business is a full-service marketing, public relations, and digital agency focused on visual identity and branding. The agency offers modern solutions to capture the attention and imaginations of clients’ audiences. These services include web design, web hosting, graphic design, domain registration, search engine optimization, branding, advertising, marketing, and public relations.


For more information about Niki Jones Agency, Inc., its award-winning work, and services offered, call 845-856-1266, or visit

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