2021 SLR & GRMA Annual Meeting Recap

2021 Shop Local Raleigh Greater Raleigh Merchants Association Annual Meeting

The 2021 Shop Local Raleigh and Greater Raleigh Merchants Association Annual Meeting was certainly different this year and although we couldn’t gather in person, together virtually we were able to reflect back on the last year. We are happy to report that our focus remained the same, our community. Supporting local businesses and finding ways to make events happen and keeping you connected.

2020 Recap

When COVID-19 hit, we hit back! From helping business owners to researching to sharing, to connecting – supporting local remained our #1 priority. Here is a glimpse at what we were up to in 2020:

  • Working with local media to spotlight local businesses and share their stories
  • Here For Good t-shirt program
  • Sourcing PPE and passing the bulk rate savings on to small businesses
  • Active member of the City of Raleigh’s Economic Committee of Small Business Alliances
  • Produced multiple #DriveThroughBrewgaloo events to generate much-needed income for the NC craft beer industry
  • Cleaning and boarding up Downtown Raleigh
  • Opening the new Shop Local Raleigh headquarters
  • Created a small business survey and shared the results with local leaders
  • Organizing the first-ever virtual Raleigh Christmas Parade
  • Through it all, we never stopped advocating for small business support from the City and County

2021 Annual Meeting Sponsors

Thank you for your support of Shop Local Raleigh!

2021 Annual Meeting Recording