I currently have submitted my Business to half the list, and add one additional each day. Of course you want the links to be dripped out over time and look natural to search engines. I also changed the description around a bit and used Anchor text Variation as now Google does not want to see the same Anchor Text Keywords plastered everywhere.
This is a time consuming process and can take up to 4 weeks or longer as I have other projects I'm working on at the moment. The results should be seen in the next algorithm update. I'm already ranking for many keywords on the first page, but with my new Local-Social-Mobile marketing techniques and on-page and off-page SEO, I have no doubt to rank number one for all my services (cocky) I know but It is easier to rank for keywords locally and for the long-tail keywords at that!
I also added a Local Business Directory List Service Form to the page should you need me to do the work for you. Visit the Picture link to the left, you can go visit each one and submit your business info yourself or fill out the form for any questions you have.
If you have a local business directory please do share in the comments and I will look it over and if appropriate, I will add it to the Local Directory Business List.