It’s all about locals supporting locals and in an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.
One of my passions is community networking and, together with the very creative and talented Kirsten Morrison of Dragonfly Designs, I’m thrilled to bring you our local networking events.
Our latest event was hosted by Robyn, of Slimtone Beauty Clinic. Robyn was celebrating the 1st birthday of her local business and graciously offered to host our local networking event as part of the celebrations.
While the foodies ruled at our previous event, the IT industry was dominant at this one, with Web Designers, Social Media gurus and SEO specialists in attendance. As before, there was a wide variety of businesses represented, from lawyers and estate agents, to accountants, human resource consultants, restaurants and even a dancing studio.
Keeping it local is a cycle that needs all of the parts to work together for success. From the beginning it has been my goal to encourage and help residents, merchants, and non profits to support one other.
When you personally know the people behind the business where you’re buying local products and services, you enjoy a connection you would not otherwise have. Along with the rest of the community, you celebrate when a favorite local business succeeds and you mourn when it’s forced to shut its doors.
Kirsten and I will continue hosting the networking events at different local business in the true spirit of supporting local. If your business is interested in hosting, or you would like to attend the next event, please pop me a mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re looking for a business in Edenvale, try searching the Edenvale Business Directory.