Posts Tagged "buy local groups"

Local Crowdfunding Bolsters New Hampshire Economies

Local Crowdfunding Bolsters New Hampshire Economies

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.

Shop Local Prairie Central Wants Residents to Think before They Buy

Shop Local Prairie Central Wants Residents to Think before They Buy

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

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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