Posts Tagged "economic impact"

Mike’s Community Cup – Where Coffee Meets Charity

Mike’s Community Cup – Where Coffee Meets Charity

You may order a coffee with cream and sugar, but you’ll leave Mike’s Community Cup with much more. At this independent coffee shop in SeaTac, Washington, your coffee craving will bring you the satisfaction of helping your local community.

WalMart vs. D.C.: The Living Wage Battle

WalMart vs. D.C.: The Living Wage Battle

The Washington, D.C. City Council voted Wednesday to pass the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA), which requires big-box retailers to pay workers an hourly wage of at least $12.50.

Mount Vernon Building Center

Mount Vernon Building Center

Since 1981, Mount Vernon Building Center has supplied the Pacific Northwest with employee expertise and quality building materials. This independent, locally owned business has made a name for itself overseas.

Small Business Owners Buy Local, Too

Small Business Owners Buy Local, Too

American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor reports that the majority of small business owners purchase and source products from other small businesses.

Community Involvement Equals More Business – A real Win/Win!

Community Involvement Equals More Business – A real Win/Win!

In today’s tough economy small businesses need to be creative in generating new clients. Here’s a thought – give back to your community! By getting involved in your community through non-profits, your local chamber or government; you would be getting word out about your company and products while helping your own community.

Small Businesses Give More, And For The Right Reasons!

Small Businesses Give More, And For The Right Reasons!

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’re showcasing the contributions of small business owners to their community. We conducted the Second Annual Independent We Stand Community Support Index, to gauge the level of involvement small businesses have with local charities.

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