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East Meadow to get the MapToons treatment


East Meadow is about to be put on the map. Residents will soon have the ability to take a tour of their community through both print and online quirky cartoon maps highlighting local restaurants, bars, doctor’s offices and other popular businesses.

The East Meadow Chamber of Commerce recently partnered with MapToons, a graphic design company with offices in Massapequa Park and Bohemia that has created over 80 of its maps for local communities since 2003.

In December, there will be over 17,000 full-color maps distributed throughout East Meadow via e-mail, through participating merchants, area hotels and by the Chamber of Commerce.

MapToons are created exclusively for local chambers of commerce in an effort to boost membership and increase their treasury. The company will coordinate with the East Meadow chamber to include all of its members on the map.

An added “shop local” component of the project will grant residents and visitors two "Shopper's Discount Cards" with each map, which could be used for savings at thousands of locations on Long Island. For a complete listing, visit ShoppersDiscountCard.com.