To connect outside your town, you can use "ConnectPlus." These are invites you can send to anyone outside of your community. Every business starts out with 10 and these allow you to reach out to businesses outside of a 5-mile radius. Our focus on this site is local, so be sure to try and reach out to business owners in your community first and use these ones wisely (maybe to connect with someone distant you want to keep in touch with)!
If you see the following blue banner at the top of your Connection Request, you are going to use a ConnectPlus request.
To get more ConnectPlus invites, the only thing you can do right now is invite businesses to Alignable. For every invitation you send out that gets accepted, we add another ConnectPlus request to your total.