Local businesses are part of what makes the Triangle unique! As members of Shop Local Raleigh, we attended the Annual Members Meeting where we were able to connect with some great local entrepreneurs!
Small Business Growth in Raleigh
In a recent small business vitality survey by Portfolio.com, Raleigh ranked third among the nations largest 100 cities that were profiled. The formula used to analyze the cities looked for the places that were most conducive to the development of small businesses along with each cities number of small businesses per 1,000 residents. It also considered the growth rates for small businesses and employment and overall growth rates of population and employment. The fact that Raleigh ranked so well on this study just validates the importance of small businesses in our city and organizations like Shop Local Raleigh.
Shop Local Raleigh Event
We joined at The Glenwood, a great event space right off of Glenwood Ave. Inside the beltline. As the business owners arrived, Robert Courts and I made sure to meet and greet our fellow members and other guests. Some of which included owners and employees of Caragreen NC, Furbaby Petsitters, O.A.C. Watches, Galatea Boutique, Skin Raleigh, Triangle Gastroenterology, iWatch Home Security, Teacup Floral, Tabletop Media Group, RISE Donuts & Biscuits, and many more!
Attendees of the event listed to presentations from Seth Crossno from ITB Insider about Influencer Marketing. We also heard about an entrepreneurs journey, presented by Justin Miller of Zookie’s Cookies.
The sponsors of this great event were The Glenwood, Rush Hour Karting, Oak Park Shopping Center, Irregardless Cafe, CEI Strategic Systems, Tobacco Road Harley Davidson, O.A.C. City Watches, Raleigh Diamond Fine Jewelry, Teacup Floral, Triangle Gastroenterology, Elizabeth Berry CPA, Galatea Boutique, Mark Steward Team, Prime Mortgage Lending, and Tabletop Media.
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