In 2021, the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce was examining some of the challenges that their small businesses were facing and they discovered that many businesses, due to exorbitant pricing or logistical issues, were having trouble shipping and/or delivering their items. They also wanted to give small businesses the ability to compete with larger retailers – especially during the holiday … [Read more...] about Free Local Delivery Service Helps Boost Sales in Staten Island
Matching Program in Corning, NY Infuses $170,000 into Local Economy
Launched in October 2021, the Corning, New York Shop Where I Live marketplace went live in partnership with the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce and Corning’s Gaffer District. The Gaffer District downtown has approximately 250 small businesses and is the global headquarters of Corning Incorporated. On Small Business Saturday, it was announced that Corning Enterprises, the community and economic … [Read more...] about Matching Program in Corning, NY Infuses $170,000 into Local Economy
Economic Opportunity for Small Businesses In The Digital Age
In a 2020 survey from Mainstreet America, only 53% of small retailers used e-commerce strategies during holiday shopping. Surprising, considering that the growth of online commerce has drastically changed the retail industry in the last few years. Online commerce remains an untapped resource for many small businesses, and represents a key area of focus for economic developers centered on … [Read more...] about Economic Opportunity for Small Businesses In The Digital Age
10 Reasons to LOVE LOCAL Businesses
Love Local ❤️️ - It's more than just a catch phrase. From choosing local restaurants, to shopping at locally-owned boutiques, "love local" is a way of being for so many. But what exactly is it that patrons love about local? We asked a community of local enthusiasts what they love about local, and these are the top ten reasons on why they love supporting local businesses. 1. They ❤️️ … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons to LOVE LOCAL Businesses
Welcome to the Member Marketplace Inc Blog!
Welcome! If you are new to our community or just stopping by to learn more about what we do, we are happy to have you! Visit our “how it works” page to learn how we work with local community and economic development organizations to help small businesses thrive. If you aren’t familiar with our origin story, we are born of small business owners ourselves. Our founders, Cherie and Rob Edilson … [Read more...] about Welcome to the Member Marketplace Inc Blog!