Member Newsletter- June 2016

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.”

See you Friday!!

Friday, June 24, 2016

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


Welcome to our new Program Assistant, Peter Thompson!

GRMA/SLR added Peter Thompson to our staff as the new Program Assistant! Peter, a graduate of NCSU, will be helping with membership, coordinating 4th Fridays, Technical Tuesdays, social media, event planning, serving as a membership liaison for you and more!

Feel free to say hello to Peter via 919-256-3628, email or meet him in person at the 4th Friday, Solopreneur & B2B meetings.

Welcome Peter!


Upcoming opportunities to market your business:

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.

Nickelpoint Brewing Co
Looking for vendors for their Pershing Street Market held the last Saturday of the month from 2-5:00 pm. This event is held in conjunction with Neuse River Brewing. There is no vendor fee. Email Shannon Wentworth if interested.

Also looking for vendors for July 3 Independence Day Block Party. Nickelpoint Brewing is closing down the street between the two breweries and filling it with food trucks, music, street vendors and activities. The event runs from 2-10:00pm. The vendor fee is $40. This event is going to be a blast! Email Shannon for more info.
July 23- 10am-7pm
Dorthea Dix Park
Applications open for merchandise vendors, food trucks and food establishments.

One of NC State’s largest events, Packapalooza is an opportunity to showcase your organization, department, college, or business to thousands of NC State students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. Exhibiting at Packapalooza is fun and easy. The goal is to have interactive activities, so be creative!


Are you hiring?

We’ve added 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!


Membership Drive


Here’s an opportunity for you to renew your SLR/GRMA membership at no cost to you!


To help you spread the good news about GRMA/SLR and say thank you for your referrals, we are offering your business a $20 credit towards your annual renewal for every new member you help register!


Fun stuff:

  • Any member that recruits a new member, will receive $20, per new member recruited, off of your next membership renewal
  • Only one renewal incentive per year, per member (up to $250)
  • No rebate or any other cash payment will be provided
  • When referring a new member, have them enter in your business name on the online application so that we can give proper credit
  • New applicant will designate which member lead them to sign up for GRMA/SLR
  • Only one business will receive credit per each new member

Help us help our community in growing the Buy Local Movement!!