Posts Tagged "buy local groups"

5 Main Street Events to Visit in February

5 Main Street Events to Visit in February

After a frigid January, there’s no better way to warm up than with a little local love. In February, communities across the country will offer unique and memorable ways to come together — no matter the temperature. From decadent desserts to a good book, head downtown this month to indulge in the things you love. Local Resource Academy February 6, 2019 Austin, Texas Show your small business some love this…read more →

Our 42nd Avenue Connects People to Portland

Our 42nd Avenue Connects People to Portland

The city of Portland, Oregon, has become known for its unique, vibrant culture – and it’s local-minded organizations like Our 42nd Avenue that keep the culture lively. Spanning a bustling neighborhood in northeast Portland, Our 42nd Avenue works to support local businesses and community members, helping them feel connected to their community. Beyond a good feeling, Our 42nd Avenue gives its community important, visible results. Our 42nd Avenue’s work reflects…read more →

Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on November 11

Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on November 11

Wouldn’t it be nice if holiday shopping made you feel more like a kid again? The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) will kick off the holiday shopping season on Saturday, Nov. 11 with Neighborhood Toy Store Day, a celebration of all things local, fun and, of course, kid-friendly. Neighborhood Toy Store Day takes place every year at the start of the holiday shopping season. It’s an annual reminder that…read more →

Portland Buy Local Begins Second Decade with a Plan for Growth

Portland Buy Local Begins Second Decade with a Plan for Growth

In 2006, a group of Portland, Maine, business owners launched a campaign to support their work in the community. In 2016, Portland Buy Local, a campaign of the Portland Independent Business & Community Alliance, celebrated its 10th anniversary with 445 local business members and a decade of growth. Now that Portland Buy Local has entered its second decade, the program has plans to sustain Maine businesses for years to come….read more →

Small Biz Tip: Declare Your Independence

Small Biz Tip: Declare Your Independence

In 1776, the Founding Fathers declared independence to gain economic freedom and local decision-making for their colonies. Somewhere along the way, American communities seemed to lose some of that freedom and decision-making power, as large national and multi-national chains crept into the marketplace. Now, more than two centuries after the original, it’s time for a new kind of Declaration of Independence – independence from the big-box stores and national chains…read more →

Small Biz Tip of the Month: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Buy Local Groups

Small Biz Tip of the Month: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Buy Local Groups

There’s no denying that buy local groups can – and do – enhance a community. In communities across the country, these groups of small businesses provide a framework for promoting the buy local movement on a local level, spreading the word about their local business members and educating consumers on the difference that buying local makes. For small business members, these groups can often provide a wealth of resources, but…read more →

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