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Albuquerque's Community Event Website Gets a Refreshed Look

Local tech start-up awarded contract to revamp ABQtodo.com

November 2, 2018

Visitors and contributors to ABQtodo.com, the one-stop-shop website for information on local arts, culture, sporting, and recreational events, will now see a refreshed look, increased functionality, and an improved user experience after the site's second major overhaul in nearly five years.

In line with Mayor Tim Keller's initiative to use local businesses for goods and services instead of sending dollars out of state, the contract was awarded to Addmi, a local technology company.

"For every dollar spent at an out-of-state business, we lose at least 25 cents that would have stayed in the local economy," Mayor Keller said earlier this year when he announced the "Buy Local" initiative. "The city has the chance to give our local economy a boost by shifting some of that money back here."

Addmi specializes in business event management systems that simplify event planning, ticketing, and check-ins. Prior to Addmi, the contract for ABQtodo's website support and maintenance was with an out-of-state business since the website's inception.

Since 2014, ABQtodo.com, along with its social media footprint, has offered the opportunity for hundreds of organizations to increase their visibility, gain support, and connect with other businesses and organizations that have common interests. Detailed listings of events presented by the City of Albuquerque, The Public Library, Bernalillo County, UNM, the Albuquerque Isotopes, HoldMyTicket, Amp Concerts, Albuquerque Public Schools, and many more have made this website a resource for information on a broad spectrum of events and activities. 

Begining November 2018, enhancements to ABQtodo.com will include:  

  • A simpler event submission form and easier, streamlined navigation.
  • Easily managed events and access to valuable data about attendees.
  • Online and onsite ticketing with a built in event check-in system.
  • Events sharing on multiple calendars with multiple businesses and organizations.
  • Built-in app to connect the community.
  • Integration with One Albuquerque app via App City Life (another local business on contract with the City).