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Creating a Memorable Shopping Experience This Holiday

What is one benefit your brick-and-mortar business has over online sellers? This is an important question to ask to influence more people to shop small or shop local this holiday season. When someone can grab their phone and purchase a gift quicker than it takes to find a parking space, why should they buy in…

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President’s Message: It’s the Shop Local Season

We’re headed into November and while there are concerns about supply chain, store deliveries, and inflation consumer confidence rose. This could turn out to be a great holiday season! But we’d like to ask one thing of you… While we encourage everyone to support our Alameda businesses on Shop Small Saturday (the day after Black…

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Celebrating the Season of Local

We’re gearing up for another holiday season amid COVID. Luckily, the virus numbers are down, and people are venturing out more these days. It’s time to market the importance of shopping local or shopping small.  While Small Business Saturday is a good start, why stop there?  We need more than one day to celebrate how…

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President’s Message: October 25th

Get ready for it! We’re about to enter the busiest season of the year. From a personal perspective there are so many holidays and gatherings. And from a business perspective, many of us are worried about the 4th quarter push. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be providing the tools you need to make the…

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