January Tech Tuesdays & 4th Friday Connections plus Annual Members Meeting

Member Newsletter


When: January 16, 2018 9am-10:15am

Where: Shop Local Raleigh, 410 N Boylan Ave., Raleigh *Free parking

Who: Any Shop Local member and their staff are invited

We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Suarez with the Department of Marketing to present at our monthly #Tech Tuesday workshop January 16, 2018.  Jennifer will be speaking on how to respond to angry, disgruntled customers with finesse and class so you can turn the negatives into positives. Workshop is free for all Shop Local Raleigh and GRMA members.

About the host: Jennifer is the Communication Strategist and Social Media Magician with The Department of Marketing. She started her career as a print journalist and has earned several awards for her work. She then moved on to broadcast and web news at the Raleigh NBC affiliate news station and spent three years producing the 6pm news and managing web content before joining The DofM. Jennifer provides clients with writing, editing, and social media management services. Learn more about Jennifer and The Department of Marketing by clicking HERE.

Make sure to mark your calendar for #Tech Tuesday the 3rd Tuesday of each month!

4th Friday Networking

Join membersjpeg for a morning meet up to connect with fellow small business owners, hear some Shop Local updates and enjoy some coffee at one of our local businesses. This months host is Liquid State on Hillsborough St.

Networking starts at 9am and is free for all small and local business professionals. And we certainly welcome potential new members, so bring a friend!

When: Friday, January 26, 9am-10am

Where: Liquid State, 1908 Hillsborough St., Raleigh

*In addition to street parking, Liquid State has free dedicated parking in a shared lot across from Players Retreat. The lot has an old red booth and a sign indicating parking for Liquid State.

Next month’s meeting is at
The Department of Marketing
on Feb. 23!

Be sure to save the date for #4thFridayConnections every 4th Friday of the month! To host a 4th Friday, contact sarah@shoplocalraleigh.org.

jpegWant to share your business with other SLR members (B2B)?

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 include in these promo kits, please contact sarah@shoplocalraleigh.org or drop them at Shop Local Raleigh headquarters: 410 N Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603. This is a great way to share your name and brand with new members!

Shop Local Raleigh Annual Members Meeting
February 27, 2018


The GRMA/SLR Annual Meeting is held the last Tuesday of February every year. It’s 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 been working on and will be working on in 2018.
2017 Annual Meeting Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors are needed to help us produce this annual event.

We added a new opportunity at the $250 and $100 levels, to see this and other sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Contact us today to secure your sponsorship!

jpegValentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we would like to again offer a gift guide full of ideas of great gift items! 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 feel free to add cost or any other information you would like shared.

There is no cost to you to send us a photo and have the information posted!  sarah@shoplocalraleigh.org

Sharing the Local Love…

Are you taking advantage of the amazing Member to Member offers? You should be! 

Azura Skin Care is our newest addition with an awesome discount of 50% off your first massage or facial!

For this deal and more, visit the SLR member page at www.shoplocalraleigh.org

*You must be logged in to view the Member to Member page. Not sure what your log in is? Contact sarah@shoplocalraleigh.org for assistance.


Teams Wanted, Sponsorship’s Available!





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