Before you shop, think about this…


It’s scary how one click at Amazon can get you almost anything you need and even delivered to you within the hour. It’s also scary how huge Amazon has become, now dominating delivery of just about every consumable.  This level of hyper-convenience … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday is November 28


For many small businesses, this weekend is the most important time of the year. The shopping season is a perfect time to support small businesses by shopping local. supports the Shop Small movement — although we believe shopping local should be … Continue reading

Get your capes ready! (Be a super marketeer)


Are you serious about taking your marketing to the next level? Then, you’ll definitely want to join us for this exclusive Shop Local Connect Event. It’s all about… CONTENT MARKETING Many business owners aren’t sure exactly what content marketing is, … Continue reading

Small business marketing reminders (we love these!)


We love these reminders about what small business marketing is and is not all about. Many start-ups need to gain awareness in the marketplace, but often think that everyone is their customer.  This is not the case. It’s important to … Continue reading

Workshop: What the heck is content marketing?


WHAT THE HECK IS CONTENT MARKETING? “Content Marketing means creating and sharing valuable free content to attract and convert prospects into customers, and customers into repeat buyers.” — copyblogger[dot]com Content marketing also helps to position YOU AS AN AUTHORITY in … Continue reading

Let’s celebrate with one of our members!


LET’S CELEBRATE! Join us as we celebrate One of our 2014 Small Indie Business Grant Award Winners Mixagogo — The Go-To Place for Networking! It’s their one year anniversary AND ribbon cutting as a Certified Locally Owned business. Get tickets now. … Continue reading

Video: Founder talks about Certified Locally Owned


Founder of talks about the Certified Locally Owned program and what it provides for members! We can help your business with local marketing by getting your certified. Sound good to you?  Apply online at: Certified Locally

New: Certified Locally Owned website revamp


We’re so excited! We just re-vamped our website for Certified Locally Owned. Would love to hear your feedback! Visit