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EMain & Brooklyn’s Local Shops Have a Plan to Take on Amazon

EMain & Brooklyn’s Local Shops Have a Plan to Take on Amazon

It’s no secret that Amazon and other online retailers have challenged America’s small and independent businesses in recent years. In fact, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance has previously reported that some 90 percent of independent businesses say Amazon has negatively impacted their revenue.

Annual Indie Award Gives Small Businesses Nationwide Shot at $25,000 Prize Package

Annual Indie Award Gives Small Businesses Nationwide Shot at $25,000 Prize Package

The eighth-annual Indie Award competition kicks off on Monday, Sept. 24, and small businesses shouldn’t delay getting in on the action. This year, the Indie Award winner will receive a prize package valued at $25,000 and includes a comprehensive marketing makeover and $1,000 STIHL equipment certificate. The competition encourages small businesses to give back to the communities that support them. Since 2011, the Indie Award has recognized stellar and beloved…read more →

This New Toolkit Helps Local Business Owners Make a Difference

This New Toolkit Helps Local Business Owners Make a Difference

Local businesses make a difference simply by opening their doors. They keep more money in the local economy and create more local jobs than their big-box counterparts; they are more environmentally friendly than sprawling superstores; and they always treat customers like family.

National Bakery Day Sweetens the Buy Local Movement

National Bakery Day Sweetens the Buy Local Movement

When your sweet tooth calls, skip the mass-produced donuts and scones in favor of something even sweeter. On Friday, September 14, independent bakeries across the country and the Retail Bakers of America will celebrate National Bakery Day.

5 Main Street Events to Visit in September

5 Main Street Events to Visit in September

Swing into September with a variety of fun, creative events downtown. Grab a bite to eat, take in the live music or mingle with your neighbors. No matter how you spend it, your time downtown will create lasting memories and have a lasting impact on the community.

Howard Brothers Helps Local Teams Take the Field

Howard Brothers Helps Local Teams Take the Field

Summertime means no school and warm weather – the perfect time for kids to get outside and play. Physical activity and youth sports help kids learn teamwork, stay healthy and turn off their electronic devices.

Buy Local on National Dog Day

Buy Local on National Dog Day

On August 26, celebrate the furry friends in your life with National Dog Day. This annual occasion encourages Americans to adopt from and support local animal shelters.

California Communities Strike Gold with Warehouse Paints

California Communities Strike Gold with Warehouse Paints

In the mid-1800s, the California Gold Rush turned the small community of Auburn, California, into a hotbed of entrepreneurship. More than 150 years later, that spirit of entrepreneurship still remains in Auburn thanks to small businesses like Warehouse Paint. This family-owned operation doesn’t involve prospecting, but it does help the community shine a little brighter.

Local First Lets Love Rain on Durango

Local First Lets Love Rain on Durango

Not even a destructive wildfire could keep locals of Durango, Colorado, down this summer. When a worrisome blaze kept tourists away, a group of local organizers and passionate supporters came together to help their local business community. The “Let the Love Rain” campaign engaged more than 26,000 people and raised some $10,000 for the local community. The 416 Fire started on June 1 just north of Durango. The fire spread…read more →

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