As a web developer myself and someone who participates frequently with groups in the area I too have asked the same question. Too often I find events happening without any knowledge they were planned.
So we took the initiative to create a place online where Methuen organizations and businesses can participate to promote their events in a REAL community calendar. We've built this platform from the ground up and we're planning some nifty features that will help promote events throughout the area.
We know that Facebook allows organizations and even businesses to post their events but are they really touching a vast audience? We have to say no. Just as one's posts on Facebook your events never reach those to who one is attempting to reach. Facebook has had many limitations in the past and there direction is not the concern of one's post but by the advertising they are now forcing upon Facebook members.
With MethuenEvents.com, yes we do offer advertising to help introduce or remind our visitors that area businesses are ready to do business with them and without their help would make this impossible to achieve. But our comprehensive list of community events and our goal to accommodate and encourage every Methuen organization and business to participate will make MethuenEvents.com the #1 go to site for community events. The more organizations and businesses who contribute the more comprehensive of a community calendar we all can create.
So please join us by participating with MethuenEvents.com and help us make this the best community calendar for our community.
Web-developer and creator of MethuenEvents.com