Click if you can't wait for Little Green Book
THE Emerald Chamber of Commerce has advised the Little Green Book will be distributed in January and its contents are currently available online.
Chamber president Victor Cominos yesterday confirmed the publication of local business details online, and said the chamber's publication was the genuine article.
"There is only one genuine, legitimate Little Green Book and it is published by the non-profit making organisation known as the Emerald Chamber of Commerce, and it has been published every year since 1967, except for 2011," Mr Cominos said.
"And all advertisers who were to go in the 2011 edition will be included at no extra cost in the 2012 edition."
It is currently in an online format only at www.emeraldchamber .com.au, but Mr Cominos confirmed a printed book would be available in January.
Local business owners expressed concern as to the non-published 2011 book, with several contacting the Central Queensland News regarding the issue.
Former Emerald resident Judith Henderson began advertising for businesses to list in a different version called Emerald's Little Green Book, and said support for an alternative version of the directory continued to grow.
She said the idea was "in response to a number of phone calls" received from Emerald residents and business owners.
"I had probably a dozen or so initially before I decided to go ahead and do it," Mrs Henderson said.
"Since I decided to go ahead, I've had about a dozen (calls) just yesterday (Monday)."
Mrs Henderson said the book was expected to be published late January.