How Will Your Business Prepare for Small Business Saturday? Apply to be Part of Buy Here, Give Here, Grow Here!

Aug 20, 2019

We’re still in the throes of the dog days of summer, but the holiday shopping season will be here before you know it! Small Business Saturday is on Saturday, November 30. How will your business promote your products or services for this big shopping day?

Each dollar spent locally returns an average of 3X more to our community than buying elsewhere. Thus, the motivation behind the Economic Alliance’s buy local initiative, Buy Here, Give Here, Grow Here presented by GreenState Credit Union. The initiative launched in Fall 2018 and will return in 2019, bringing to center stage 15 locally owned businesses, nonprofits and business collaborations that drive our economy.

Buy Here, Give Here, Grow Here presented by GreenState Credit Union offers the selected businesses exposure leading up to Small Business Saturday and through the holiday season on social media platforms and websites - as well as television, newspaper and radio marketing opportunities thanks to our media sponsors The Gazette, KZIA, KGYM, SmartFM and KGAN/FOX.

Applications to be selected as a Buy Here, Give Here, or Grow Here business opened on August 1 and can be found on the Economic Alliance’s website at cedarrapids.org/buygivegrowhere. The application will close on August 29, so be sure to tune into the options below and submit your business for the chance to be featured this year.

Buy Here – 5 Businesses Featured
Dollars spent locally circulate in our community creating a greater place to live and work. Buy Here will feature five local small businesses that add value and unique products for local consumers while also representing the strength and diversity of our local economy.

Give Here - 5 Nonprofits Featured
Local nonprofits make up an important part of the business community. Give Here will feature five non-profit organizations that have a hand in solving one of the most pressing issues in the region: workforce availability. Nonprofits develop and upskill today and tomorrow’s workforce and serve as a community resource to support our workforce.

Grow Here – 5 Business Collaborations Featured
Many businesses grow here through mutually beneficial collaborations and partnerships with other businesses. The supplies and resources businesses require for day-to-day operations and to grow are available locally. Grow Here will feature five businesses that offer a product or service many businesses could benefit from, while also creating our close-knit, innovative and neighborly local business culture.





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