This month, fall is in the air—and on the calendar. Downtown districts and small businesses across the country will celebrate the season with costume contests, haunted tours and tasty treat
When an economic engine left its New Hampshire region, the Monadnock small business community decided to create an economic engine of its own. The Local Crowd (TLC) Monadnock developed an innovative way to bring new investment to the community and its small businesses through a crowdfunding platform.
After nearly 125 years in business, Kibler Lumber’s greatest asset is its relationship with the local community. The fifth-generation family business has been in the community since 1895, but it continues to add new value with each year
Small business owners have a knack for filling voids in the community. In Fairbury, Illinois, business owner Rick Wilson revived a local furniture store after the passing of its previous owner. Fairbury Furniture has filled a void in the community and become a part of something much bigger than its small town
This month, you can savor, sip and sport all over town. Downtown businesses and buy-local groups work hard to organize fun and memorable events that celebrate the season and the local economy. Keep reading to see what’s on tap for September.
The city of Los Alamos, New Mexico, has a history like no other. Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos began as a secret city during World War II, when the United States government used the then-remote location as the site of the Manhattan Project. Today, visitors can tour the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Los Alamos to learn about the history of the atomic bomb.
Founded in 1866, W.S. Jenks & Son has earned the reputation as Washington, D.C.’s oldest hardware store. Over the years, the family-owned business and Do it Best Corp. member has adapted with the times, expanding to larger spaces, adding e-commerce options and creating new experiences for customers.
With an election year on the horizon, many state and federal policies are poised to come under a microscope. As they do, small business owners across the country will be watching with concerns and ideas of their own. The results of the 2019 Independent Business Survey, released Tuesday by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), show that small businesses need policies that level the playing field between independents and their amorphous competitors.
“You can’t be in business just to do business. You have to help people.”That’s the powerful way Mark DeLucia describes the philosophy of South Broad Paint & Home Center, a PPG Paints dealer in Wallingford, Connecticut. DeLucia and his business partner, James Carlozzi, co-own the local retailer, which opened in Wallingford in 2015.
Heat wave or not, downtown is staying hot this summer. Local communities across the country are making the most of the summer sun by hosting fun, family-friendly events in their downtown districts.