I​n this Edition: Annual Member Meeting, Hops and Shop Saturday, Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, Tech Tuesday, Brewgaloo Sponsorships, Steals & Deals and more!

Member Newsletter


The GRMA/SLR Annual Meeting is a time for members to come together, network, share local bites, and learn from fellow business owners. We will review what’s happening in our local area and hear about what Shop Local Raleigh- Greater Raleigh Merchants Association has in store.

Purchase your tickets today! $12 per person, lunch included.

Raleigh Photo Booth Fun will be on site for your enjoyment! 

NEW SERIES – Understanding how to use the Shop Local Raleigh member benefits to your advantage

Member Login Steps

Did you know you can add your events to our community calendar?

Adding your events to the calendar is quick, easy and free!

Step 1– Login to your account/business page using the username and password you created (“Login” is in the top right hand corner of the page).

Step 2– Head over to “Directory” on the top of the page right next to Join SLR and Shop Local!

Step 3– On the far right hand side of the page, you will see “My Dashboard”- In this dashboard, you can edit your business listing, add events & view and pay your annual membership.

We have created a list of step by step instructions to make managing your listing simple and painless. Click here to access the instructions and you can download them for a handy reference.

It is our goal to help you market your business and make it the best it can be! Do not hesitate to contact Sarah for help.

42588 HS FB Event CoverHops & Shop This Saturday!

Hops & Shop is a traveling market popping up every 2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm!

We will be kicking off the 2018 market series in the massive heated tent located in the back of the Raleigh Beer Garden on Saturday, February 10th from

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm!

Free to attend!

Thank you to Raleigh Beer Garden for their support of this event!
Check out our Facebook event for vendors!

Click here to join our vendor mailing list!

Is your business appropriate to host a Hops and Shop event?

Contact Sarah today to discuss in detail! Venues wanted!

2018 Brewgaloo Sponsorships Now Available!


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Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Brewgaloo is North Carolina’s largest craft beer festival- with an attendance of over 30,000. The annual event is produced by your very own, Shop Local Raleigh, in an effort to support the North Carolina craft beer industry, foster entrepreneurship, and grow our local economy.

Showcased at Brewgaloo are over 50 local food trucks, 45 local vendors and local bands with the constant reminder to Show Some Local Love™. The event, now in its 7th Anniversary, has a proven track record of creating positive economic impact in North Carolina. In just eight hours, the event purchases over $140,000 of North Carolina craft beer while food trucks and vendors collectively are selling over $800,000 worth of product and local businesses in downtown Raleigh have produced positive revenue increases every year the event has been held.

We hope you will consider being a partner in Brewgaloo and help us in Showing Some Local Love. Click here for sponsorship opportunities or email us for information.



When a new business joins Shop Local Raleigh, they will receive a welcome bag with their proud member of window/door sticker, SLR info and promos from you.

Many of you love to include small promotional items, coupons, etc. If you would like to have a promotional item or special offer just for fellow members included in these promo kits, please contact Sarah or drop items off at the Shop Local Raleigh office.

This is a great way to share your name and brand with new members!

Valentine's Day Gift GuideLast Call!!!!!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we are promoting your gift items via our social media platforms to consumers. Email a JPEG (photo) of your favorite Valentine’s Day gift items so that we can share these on our social media channels. There is no limit as to how many photos you can send in!
Feel free to also include a brief, one line description on what the item is and cost or any other information you would like shared.

There is no cost to you for us to promote your items in this promotion!

Sharing the Local Love…

Tech Tuesday Event Banner

You asked, we answered. Small business tax help is here! Elizabeth Berry CPA will be speaking on the new tax changes, maximizing deductions and more.

Enjoy a cup of joe brought to us by Larry’s CoffeeLarry's Coffee


February 20


410 N Boylan Ave. Raleigh

Free parking!

Shop Local Raleigh Proud MemberOUR MEMBERS MATTER

Don’t forget to renew your annual membership and continue growing your business with support from Shop Local Raleigh.

We make renewal easy, simply visit our website and pay online.

Contact Sarah with any questions.

#StrengthInNumbers   #ShopIndie   #ShopSmall   #ShopLocalRaleigh

Steals & Deals

Member to Member Offer

Preferred Digital SolutionsPreferred Digital Solutions 110 page, 5 page and 3 page custom websites starting at $575. Host and maintenance for $60/month.

Price increase March 1. 


Send us your steal or deal!

Interns WantedShop Local Raleigh is looking for interns in the areas of Videography and Event Management. Please see our website for details! 

4th Friday

Save the Date! 4th Friday Connections is Friday, February 23, 2018. 9-10am at the Department of Marketing.


Tag Sale!

The Green Chair ProjectAbout The Green Chair Project

The Green Chair Project is a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization that collects donated furnishings for people transitioning from homelessness, crisis or disasters.  We partner with over 55 agencies, shelters and nonprofits to provide essential furnishings for referred clients to live sustainably in their new homes. Since its founding in 2010, The Green Chair Project has helped more than 2,300 families begin anew.

Community support makes these new beginnings possible.  Tax-deductible donations of furniture, bed and bath linens, kitchen dishes and cookware may be dropped off at 1853 Capital Blvd. Tuesday- Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the first and third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Learn more at www.TheGreenChair.org


Teams Wanted, Sponsorship’s Available!!


Sponsorship Opportunities Available! To learn more about sponsoring the 7th Annual Rock Paper Scissors Showdown, contact Colleen McDevitt, Colleen@learningtogether.org