In 2004 we began working with our community
in creating a public information website that acts as a
hub to all local entities. The idea was to centralize and
link all local information through one site and bring accessibility
in the homes and to the fingertips of anyone with internet
MyMerced.com was the name given to this project for Merced,
CA and its surrounding communities. Covering all areas from
local sports, schools and churches to community news, events
and non profit service organizations, MyMerced has been
dedicated to bringing the community together and driving
the internet back home.
As a growing site, MyMerced is striving to be the “you
name it, we got it” hub for Merced. Community involvement
is key in transforming this to its full potential. The goal
is to supply and direct information throughout Merced County.
With features such as a Restaurant Guide, Business Directory
and Shopping Guide, MyMerced is involved in helping local
business thrive and build a strong local economy.
developed another publication. In 2007 MyTurlock.com was created.
It serves a similar purpose as MyMerced, for Turlock, CA in
Stanislaus County. MyTurlock takes on the style of a “Webzine”
providing the same information with the flare of a magazine
rather than an information directory. Packed with interviews
from local people, businesses and churches, MyTurlock brings
to light for the reader everyday life in the community that
average news media doesn’t cover. Funny, informative
and intellectual, MyTurlock keeps its readers in the know
of all that is happening in the Turlock community.
A third publication in development is Agrower.com. This site
will act as the hub for all agricultural activity in Central
California. Covering everything from dairies and vineyards
to research and tractor parts, Agrower will serve as a central
information link from all agricultural entities including
the private sector, state and federal agencies, and educational
With the success of our first two publications we are aiming
to bring other communities under the same umbrella of service.
But this can’t be done without your help. We are looking
for a Public Relations Officer in each area that is interested
in bringing their community together. Acting as a “PRO”
they will manage the flow of information from local entities
to Imedia West for publication. If this is something that
interests you please give us a call at 209-349-8004 or email
We would be happy to share our business model with you and