July Newsletter

4th Friday, Economic Development, Website and D.I.G.

This Friday! July 22, 2016

Where: ESCENTUELLE Signature Fragrance Creation

201 W Chatham St, Ste. 107
Cary, NC 27511


At ESCENTUELLE Signature Fragrance Creation studio, you become the perfumer, composing the truly personal fragrance you’ve always desired, using high-quality ingredients straight from France. Scent Artist, Carolyn Hassett, guides you through the process and directs you to the most appropriate essences for the scent you’re composing. Once completed, your fine French eau de parfum is bottled on-site and labeled with the name you give it. The unique formula is for your exclusive use and goes on file for easy reordering at any time.


Public Meeting July 28 to Announce Tools for Economic Development


The City of Raleigh invites the public to attend an informational meeting July 28 at the Urban Design Center to announce a the economic development toolkit, comprised of three grant programs meant to support the City’s target areas for economic development. The economic development toolkit will include the façade rehabilitation, building up-fit and business investment grant programs.


Economic development is a priority for the Raleigh community and its residents. And creating, retaining and expanding new and existing businesses is a part of this goal. These grants make it possible for local companies and businesses to make physical and logistical improvements to both their business and to the greater Raleigh community.
Meeting Details
Date: July 28, 2016
Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Urban Design Center, 133 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601


Business to Business Spotlight

Locally owned service providers for your business needs

Taxes, forms, calculations- oh my! Don’t worry,there are several local professionals that love working with numbers all day long!

If you are looking for an accountant, CPA, someone to help with books, audit work or more, reach out to one of these Shop Local Raleigh members to see how they might be able to help you and your business accounting needs.

Compass Consulting Services

Elizabeth Berry, CPA PLLC

Gina Scott & Associates

Koonce Wooten & Haywood CPA

Langworthy Consulting

Smith & Smith CPA

New Additions to SLR Website

We’ve been listening to you and working hard to attract more consumers to the Shop Local Raleigh website in an effort to attract more consumers to you!

We’re working on compiling list of who’s hiring, drink specials, food specials, weekly happenings and so much more so we can attrat consumers to visit the website to find out who, what and where!

Over the next few weeks, we will be hard at work continuing to update these pages, add SEO optimization and work hard to send foot traffic your way!


Visit our new pages:

Drink Local

Working Local!

Made Local

D.I.G Health & Fitness Challenge Opportunity

D.I.G. and Core invites you to join a community-wide health challenge to help get Raleigh ranked in the top 10 of the most Fit and Healthy Cities in America!

The D.I.G. Challenge is meant to inspire businesses to work together to educate, motivate and provide opportunity for an environment where physical, mental and social health can thrive. It encourages Raleighites to learn and explore some of the health and fitness resources available to them in their community.

The D.I.G. Raleigh Challenge is a 6-week challenge, beginning September 10, 2016, that encourages community collaboration offering a focused local experience in the Raleigh community.


• Businesses that offer great services and products that promote looking good, feeling good and having fun doing it. (health and fitness related retailers, healthy food and drink purveyors, clothing stores, outdoor adventure and lifestyle shops, massage therapists, acupuncturists or anything fun and feel good…)


• Become a Sponsor (be a vendor at the Health Fair (August 27th), support the mission, get recognition, and help educate challengers through the wellness workshop series)

• Become a Perks Partner (offer discounts and prizes to challengers to increase traffic at your place of business and help them become aware of the resources available)

To sign up, email findyourdig@gmail.com

Learn more or join the initiative by visiting: www.FindYourDIG.com

Co-Op Advertising Opportunity

Shop Local members can take advantage of the Shop Local Co-Op ad  in Wake Living for as little as $299, larger ads are also available with a 50% discount.
Wake Living reaches more than 120,000 readers throughout Wake County each issue. We also direct mail magazines Triangle residents with a combined annual household income of more than $250,000 and are delivered to targeted newsstand locations including all Harris Teeter, and  Whole Foods grocery stores.  Distribution also includes fine retailers, grocery stores, hotels, real estate and relocation offices, chambers of commerce, medical offices, day spas, luxury auto dealers, restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores and libraries.
For more information or to place your order please email April Clark at  aclark@whmags.com The size of the ad is (3.5 x 2). Deadline for fall is August 1st.


Shop Local Raleigh Member Facebook Group

Join the Shop Local Raleigh Facebook group page to ask questions of fellow business owners, share best practices, questions answered, and more. This group is keep private, just for members, so you can make the most of this connecting opportunity with fellow business owners just like you.

Shop Local Raleigh is all about promoting and supporting locally-owned, independent businesses. It’s about making your hard-earned money go further, fueling the local economy, and helping to preserve the unique character of Raleigh.