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MOONLIGHTING OPENS ITS DOORS TO A TRANSFORMATIVE MOBILE MARKETPLACE
Charlottesville Mayor Huja & Moonlighting Founder, Jeff Tennery, are calling on the Community to Fill the Moonlighting Marketplace & Spark a Nationwide Revolution
Charlottesville, VA, October 13, 2014 – The City of Charlottesville and Mayor Satyendra Huja have proclaimed Wednesday, October 15 as “Moonlighting Day.” Moonlighting Day recognizes and celebrates the launch of Moonlighting, LLC., a Charlottesville based company that leverages peer to peer sharing to create a network where people can post, find and purchase opportunities anywhere at anytime. Moonlighting Day highlights everyone’s ability to instantly connect in the new mobile economy for goods and services and redefines how people make money. Moonlighting Day culminates with presentations by Mayor Huja and local founder Jeff Tennery, performances by the UVA a cappella group the Academical Village People and the support of the extensive entrepreneurial and media community in Charlottesville. Moonlighting will be officially introduced at the Old Metropolitan Hall on the Downtown Mall at 6:00 PM ET on October 15.
“Moonlighting expands the growing community of companies that are making Charlottesville an ideal city to start and grow a new business,” commented Mayor Huja. “Moonlighting brings the power of the purse to each mobile device and opens up economic opportunities for everyone and we are proud to have such an innovative company call Charlottesville home.”
Moonlighting is the first open on-demand mobile market where you can hire, buy, sell, or rent goods instantaneously. Moonlighting expands the expectations of today’s mobile marketplace to include peer-to-peer services and products designed to connect people who value their time, with people who value the way they earn a living. The mobile application is a responsive 2020 version of the traditional classifieds that unlocks local talent and commerce expands your trusted social network, and utilizes an embedded payments platform. Whether you need someone to help you repair a fence, babysit, build a web site or teach you how to play guitar, Moonlighting connects you to the right person.
While Moonlighting’s opportunities will extend around the nation, the company has truly taken advantage of all the local talent and support there is right here in Charlottesville. Tennery, a 25-year veteran mobile executive, an 11-year local resident, successfully tapped some of Charlottesville’s savviest technology investors to raise over $500,000 in angel investment. In addition to the region’s robust investment support, Tennery enlisted the help from University of Virginia’s student-run marketing firm rADical, as well as graduate students from Darden and the Law School to help build the company.
Founder Jeff Tennery said, “I intend to revolutionize household income and help the citizens of Charlottesville put more money in their pockets and optimize their lives. I need your help to spark the revolution, and here’s how – Simply download the free app and post something you want to get done, or ways that you can earn extra money. It’s fast and easy.”
Tennery goes on to say, “There are endless possibilities to Moonlighting as each of us will have our own personal way of using it. Whether you want to make money now or just get stuff done quickly, just look around and see all the opportunities around you. They are literally everywhere – so download the Moonlighting mobile app in the Apple App Store or at Google Play and come discover your inner-Moonlighter”
Privately held, Moonlighting is a mobile peer-to-peer platform that brokers trusted deals between buyers and sellers for both goods and services, anywhere at anytime. Rising above job boards and digital classifieds, Moonlighting empowers people to post, find and purchase opportunities. Moonlighting also enables individuals to easily and securely send and receive digital payments to friends, family and colleagues right from their mobile device. Unlike older competitors whose dated technology is unable to readily support the mobile lifestyle of today’s consumers and workers, Moonlighting was built from the ground up for the mobile economy. For more information about Moonlighting, please visit http://www.moonlightingapp.com.
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