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Dex Leads the Way in Helping the GOP Faithful and Others Make Plans for the Republican National Convention
Aug 28, 2008 (08:08 AM EDT)


MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- If you're planning on being in Minneapolis/St. Paul next week for the Republican National Convention -- do you know where the best restaurants are? If you're a Minneapolis resident looking to get away from the madness -- do you know the best places to go outside town in order to avoid the Convention crush? Fortunately Dex(R) is offering a series of solutions that can best serve the needs of both parties.

"You could say that Dex's solutions are bipartisan in that they don't take sides -- they offer the best of all solutions for everyone, including visitors to Minneapolis and area residents," said Maggie Le Beau, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Dex. "Taken together, our solutions offer all of the tools that people need to help make their stay -- or getaway -- as enjoyable as possible."

Conventioneers on their way from their hotels to the Convention can easily find a coffee shop near the Xcel Energy Center -- or any other Minneapolis location -- by dialing 1-800-CALL-DEX(TM). 1-800-CALL-DEX is a voice-enabled solution -- new to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area -- that provides free, local category search for consumers seeking businesses. Consumers can use the service to connect directly to local merchants and receive information about businesses via text message. They can also search by specific business name and request live operator assistance if necessary.

St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center promises to be bustling with more than 45,000 delegates* during convention week, many of whom will be looking to exit the Convention hall and enter local area businesses. DexKnows.com(TM), Dex's online local search tool, provides a tool that enables the delegates to not only search for local businesses, but read user-generated ratings and reviews of local establishments and plan out their own itineraries. Simultaneously, Minneapolis/St. Paul residents looking to avoid the rush can use DexKnows.com's maps and itinerary planning tools to find things to do outside the city.

Visitors and residents alike can also turn to the latest edition of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Dex Yellow Pages print directory. This year's directory includes updated Community Pages that feature a Twin Cities Golf Guide and information on local parks, events, and more.

Dex Products Help Twin Cities Businesses Triple Their Chances for Success

With these three different solutions, consumers are not the only ones who can benefit. Twin Cities businesses have three venues through which to connect with both visitors and residents alike. Dex's product suite allows businesses throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul to tap into the more than $150 million the Convention is expected to generate.*

About Dex

Dex is part of R.H. Donnelley http://www.DexKnows.com http://www.rhd.com , which connects businesses and consumers through its portfolio of print and interactive marketing solutions. Small- and medium-sized businesses look to the company's experienced team of marketing consultants to help them grow their businesses and drive sales leads. Consumers depend on the company's reliable, trusted, local business content to deliver the most relevant search results when they are seeking local goods and services. For more information, visit and .

*Source: Republican National Committee

CONTACT: Peter Larmey of R.H. Donnelley, +1-919-297-1521, peter.larmey@rhd.com, for Dex

Web site: http://www.rhd.com/ http://www.DexKnows.com/