May Member Newsletter and Video Giveaway

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SLR Member Heart Stone Films and Portico Pictures Video Giveaway!

Heart Stone Films and Portico Pictures are doing a video giveaway! That’s right, a free video for a business, brand, artist, non profit, etc. Their goal is to provide their interns with a start to finish production experience by allowing them to take the lead on a real film for a real company, brand, or artist. So if you are a one of the above then here is how to apply for the Heart Stone Films and Portico Pictures Video Giveaway:

1) Submit your “story” to with the subject line: Heart Stone Films and Portico Pictures Video Giveaway

2) In your email tell your story. They want to hear what your brand/company/art/non profit/etc. is and does. Most importantly they want to know WHY you do what you do, how it makes a difference in the world, and why the world needs to know your story!

3) Lastly do one of the following to complete your entry:

  • Follow @heartstonefilms and @porticopictures on instagram. Post a photo of you or your company/brand/etc. in action on the job with the hashtag #HeartStonePorticoVideoGiveaway and tag @heartstonefilms and @porticopictures
  • Like Heart Stone Films and Portico Pictures on Facebook and “share” the contest entry post from each page.

Heart Stone Films and Portico Pictures Video Giveaway Contest Guidelines

  • *All entries must be submitted by May 28th 2016 @ 11:59pm EST
  • *The winner will be chosen at random and announced on June 1st 2016 @ 10:00am EST
  • *The video is completely FREE unless you are over 50 miles outside of the Raleigh/Durham NC area
  • *Production will start during the month of June 2016
  • *All participants MUST complete their entry by following step 3!


4th Friday Connections

May’s 4th Friday Connections is at NoFo at the Pig in Five Points!

Friday, May 27, 2016

NoFo at the Pig is quirky combined Southern cafe, gourmet food market & gift shop set in a former Piggly Wiggly building in the Five Points neighborhood of Raleigh, NC.

The NOFO Gift Store carries an eclectic mix of funky furniture, kids stuff, lamps, linens, kitchen wares, mirrors, pet accessories, CD’s, picture frames, gardening stuff, baby things, antiques, pillows, chandeliers, bed and bath products, books, & gifts for anyone and everyone. Serving lunch, dinner and Saturday/Sunday brunch.

Bring yourself, bring a friend, just plan to attend! Free to attend and your chance to make valuable business connections!

NoFo is conveniently located near Crafty Beer Shop, Tic Toc Escapes & Lilly’s Pizza- all Shop Local Raleigh members.

Upcoming opportunity for Vendors!

The Market at Quail Corners Saturday Market
When: 6/11, 7/9, 8/13 and 9/10
Time: 9am-1pm
Where: Quail Corners Shopping Center

* FREE community yoga at each market
* LIVE music by Chris Overstreet on 9/10
* NC State Mounted Police on 7/9
Email Aimee at Quail Corners to sign up your business to have a booth at these events.


Raleigh Food and Wine Festival

The Raleigh Food and Wine Festival is a four-day event highlighting some of the most unique offerings in food and beverage in Raleigh, NC.

The 2016 Festival is planned for Thursday, May 19, 2016 through Sunday, May 22, 2016.

Thursday through Saturday, participating businesses host unique events around town – including wine dinners and cooking classes. Tickets are not required, but RSVP requirements and other details are provided on each event listing.

On Sunday, all of the festival participants gather at the historic Melrose Knitting Mill and Babylon restaurant in downtown Raleigh to host a half-day “tasting celebration”, where ticket holders sample food and beverages from local restaurants, brands, breweries, and more. Tickets are required for this event.

Get your tickets today!



Register for the Free upcoming ABC Town Hall, where expert panelists will update you and answer your questions on ABC laws, rules, and issues.

May 24 at 5:30 P.M.
The Stag’s Head

106 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Speakers include:
Bob Hamilton, State ABC Administrator
Jennifer Morgan, ABC Attorney
Chris Moutos, LM Restaurants
Lynn Minges, President of the NCRLA, will be moderating.


Are you hiring?

We are adding a Working Local section to the website! If your company is hiring, please let us know so we can share the great news! Simply fill out this form so we can add the information, at no cost to you, to our website and include in our consumer email newsletter!


4th Friday Connections

June’s 4th Friday Connections is at House of Swank!

“The mission of the House of Swank is to produce the raddest NC-themed shirts and swag on the planet, period. Blowing minds is optional, but encouraged.”

Friday, June 24, 2016

House of Swank
315 S Bloodworth St.
Raleigh, NC 27601