One region. One community.
A Regional Community allows businesses of a particular region or from a common industry to optimize, promote and facilitate trades between their members on the Open Marketplace. The Regional Community gives their vendors more exposure, and makes it easier for their retailers to find the right products.
Related brands, companies located in the same region or offering similar products, suppliers that have a certain accreditation or certification, can all benefit from creating or joining a Regional Community. Members could also decide to build one to focus on a particular industry. In either case, the idea is to group many members under a common theme and facilitate their business.