A Resource for Local Residents

The Cooperative School produces the Takoma Park Business Directory & Survival Guide.  The Guide provides a comprehensive listing of businesses that serve our community as well as essential information on city services, schools, recreation, transportation, and other government resources.

Last year’s Guide listed more than 900 area businesses, from accountants to yoga studios.  In May of each year, families from our school hand-deliver more than 6,000 copies of the Guide to all houses and apartment buildings in Takoma Park. Additional copies are distributed to libraries and many other community locations for anyone to pick up.

Takoma Park is a unique city with a strong sense of community. Provided as a service to Takoma Park residents, The Takoma Park Business Directory & Survival Guide helps to foster this sense of community by encouraging residents to patronize local businesses. The ad revenue from the Guide also helps make it possible for our school, a community institution for more than sixty years, to create a wonderful learning experience for our children.

Advertise in the Guide

While all Takoma Park-based businesses are listed in the Guide free of charge, advertisements are a great way to put your advertising message into every household in Takoma Park. Advertisements also provide a way for businesses not located in Takoma Park to reach Takoma Park households.  A one-of-a-kind community resource, the Guide gives residents a single source for information on government and city services, schools, recreation, and local businesses.

Join the more than 400 businesses each year that find advertising in the Guide to be a great way to spread the word about their businesses. In addition to reaching thousands of potential customers, advertising in the Guide also supports The Cooperative School, a community institution for more than seventy years.

Advertising Rates:

1/8-page (horizontal business card): $80
1/4-page (vertical or horizontal): $150
1/2-page (vertical or horizontal): $290
Full-page: $500
Back and Inside Covers: Contact us for more information.

Resources for Advertisers:

Advertiser Instructions (2015) (PDF)

Sample pages from the 2014 Guide:

Advertising Deadline for 2015 Edition: February 6, 2015
Publication Date: May 2015

For more information or to place your ad, contact us or call us at 301-585-7272.

Obtain a Copy of the Guide

Interested in obtaining a copy of the Guide? Order your copy online or call us at 301-585-7272.

Bulk supplies of the Guide are also available for purchase (e.g., for realtors, colleges, institutions). Contact us for pricing.