WHOA! Tomorrow is 4th Friday already! Liquid State at 9

Member Newsletter

I​n this Edition: 4th Friday Connections, Annual Members Meeting, Looking for Interns, Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, Tips from SLR, Learning Together’s Rock Paper Scissors Showdown and more

Tomorrow Tomorrow! 4th Friday Connections

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.

Hops & Shop Returns!

Hops & Shop is back for another great year of markets! With the new year brings some new changes…
Hops & Shop is now a traveling market popping up every 2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm!

We will be kicking off 2018 in the massive heated tent out back of Raleigh Beer Garden on February 10th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm!

Check out our Facebook event for vendors!


For vendor info contact sarah@shoplocalraleigh.org


Shop Local Raleigh is looking for interns in the areas of Video Productions and Event Management. Please see our website for details! 

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We often create our members’ profiles for them, but it is important for each business to take ownership of your profile and make sure it is updated and the information is correct from time to time. As we grow our members, it is harder for our small team to manage each members’ listing. We have created a list of instructions to make managing your listing simple and straightforward. Click here to access the instructions and download them for reference.  And if you need further help do not hesitate to contact Sarah or Harmony.



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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!


Solopreneurs Luncheon Meets Monthly

Want to get a short break from your office and make some new connections? Solo business owners are invited to lunch each month to share ideas and collaborate on business needs.

Email Elizabeth Berry or join the FB group for details on the next meeting!


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.


2018 Annual Member Meeting Sponsors

2018 Annual Member Meeting Sponsors

Shop Local Raleigh

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!







Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

jpegValentine’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…



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

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