Posts Tagged "like minded organizations"

Los Alamos MainStreet Keeps the Community Creative

Los Alamos MainStreet Keeps the Community Creative

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.

Bel Air Downtown Alliance Evolves with the Community

Bel Air Downtown Alliance Evolves with the Community

Known as “The Heart of Harford” for its position as the Harford County seat, Bel Air, Maryland, offers good schools, charming history and a lively downtown. In particular, that downtown district is the product of local organizers’ hard work and genuine connection to the community.

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 →

Downtown Franklin Turns Local History into a Legacy

Downtown Franklin Turns Local History into a Legacy

The streets of downtown Franklin, Tennessee, feature brick sidewalks and Victorian buildings. Those buildings house local art galleries, restaurants, antique shops and more. If it sounds like a charming place, that’s because it is. Located just south of Nashville, the city of Franklin wears its historic charm proudly, as local merchants and community leaders work to blend the old with the new and the past with the future. Franklin’s vibrant…read more →

Shop Local Beaufort Finds New Opportunities for Local Businesses

Shop Local Beaufort Finds New Opportunities for Local Businesses

Beaufort, South Carolina, sits along the Atlantic coast between Charleston and Savannah, Georgia. In fact, the city is so coastal that it technically sits on an island, accessible by bridges to South Carolina’s mainland. It’s a picturesque place to call home or to visit, in large part thanks to the unique local businesses that line the charming, coastal streets. The Shop Local Beaufort campaign supports those local business. The campaign…read more →

Seattle Mart Brings Main Street to Market

Seattle Mart Brings Main Street to Market

When Seattle’s Pacific Market Center closed, the search for a new wholesale marketplace began in the Pacific Northwest. In 2016, that search culminated with the opening of Seattle Mart, a wholesale center with 33 permanent showrooms to connect local makers with regional retailers. Soon entering its second year, the new Seattle Market is set to gear up for a special week celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s independents. Seattle Mart opened its…read more →

Baltimore’s Second Chance, Inc. Creates Green Collar Jobs for the Community

Baltimore’s Second Chance, Inc. Creates Green Collar Jobs for the Community

In Baltimore, unemployed workers, used housewares and the environment get a much-needed second chance. Local nonprofit Second Chance, Inc. works to train and hire the community’s unemployed, putting many of them to work in so-called “green collar” jobs that benefit the environment and preserve the city’s architectural heritage. It’s a three-pronged mission to retrain, reclaim and renew the city’s valuable resources. Second Chance launched in 2001 with focuses on employment…read more →

Keep Saint Petersburg Local Turns Buy Local into Hurricane Relief

Keep Saint Petersburg Local Turns Buy Local into Hurricane Relief

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the city of St. Petersburg, Florida, and its buy-local group, Keep Saint Petersburg Local, are taking a unique approach to hurricane relief. In addition to restoring power and working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), local leaders are encouraging residents to buy local. After weeks of clean-up efforts, Burg Buys Local Week sent a message of resiliency and hope to St. Pete’s small…read more →

Austin Independent Business Alliance Celebrates a Win for Local Business

Austin Independent Business Alliance Celebrates a Win for Local Business

Last month, the Austin City Council took a preliminary, but noteworthy, step in supporting its small and local businesses. The council unanimously passed a resolution that will set aside $500,000 for “local business marketing and programming,” funded by the hotel occupancy tax. The Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA), which worked hard to secure the funding, celebrated a big win for its small business campaign. On Aug. 31, at least four…read more →

San Francisco Locally Owned Merchants Alliance Fosters Retail Diversity

San Francisco Locally Owned Merchants Alliance Fosters Retail Diversity

Given its proximity to Silicon Valley, San Francisco is a city known for its start-ups. However, it’s not just the futuristic, high-tech companies that matter to the national and local economy. Representing more than 200 local, small businesses, the San Francisco Locally Owned Merchants Alliance (SFLOMA) supports the spectrum of brick and mortar businesses that fill the Bay Area with a diverse retail experience. Founded in 2000, SFLOMA brings together…read more →

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