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Buy Local Marketing Campaigns for Neighborhood Business Districts

From Sustainable Ballard

November 10, 2009

Seattle City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room
What time? 
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
For more information, contact 
OED’s Danielle Hursh at 206-733-9254 or

Business owners and advocates know that local businesses are the heart of Seattle commerce. Promoting these businesses through a carefully implemented “Buy Local” campaign can drive traffic into neighborhood business districts and preserve the city’s best local vendors by creating a dynamic and invested community of shoppers.

Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) will host a “Buy Local” marketing strategies workshop with presenter Jeff Milchen, a leading advocate for community-based businesses and co-founder of the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA). City Council President Richard Conlin, an avid supporter of buy local business campaigns, will deliver opening remarks.

Are you a leader in a local chamber or neighborhood business group? A small business owner passionate about promoting the idea of “Buy Local”? If so, come to this workshop to:

  • Learn why supporting local business is so important for the economic health of the city
  • Get the tools you need to design and execute a successful neighborhood “Buy Local” campaign – including best practices on building a dynamic media presence
  • Review website, database, and e-mail essentials
  • Get tips on funding your campaign and making city government your “Buy Local” ally

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by November 5, 2009 to OED’s Danielle Hursh at 206-733-9254 or