I am a memeber of a lawncare forum and we have something called
Network with people from your area. EX: http://www.lawnsite.com/forumdisplay.php?f=59
I love this because lets say there is a Dallas Forth Worth thread in the section Network with people from your area. That is for everyone in my area. I can say hey watch out today traps wherever. Anyone want to get together tonight. Etc. I would love to see that on this forum. I could say hey I have some left over Veil anyone around me want some (J/k Bob)
The name of the section could be differnt but just the same idea.