Hoboken Business Alliance launches interactive online business directory

The Hoboken Business Alliance directory allows users to search and discover which of their favorite Hoboken restaurants are offering outdoor or indoor seating options throughout the holiday season.

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The Hoboken Business Alliance directory allows users to search and discover which of their favorite Hoboken restaurants are offering outdoor or indoor seating options throughout the holiday season.

The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) has launched a new interactive business directory map on its website, to help support local businesses throughout the holiday season.

Website users can search for businesses by category, keyword, map location, and indoor or outdoor dining preference.

Details include restaurants that have individual pod configurations, tabletop heaters and single-use blankets ready for customers to enjoy eating out in the colder months.

Each business listing in the directory will continue to be updated with a description and important information, such as location, a website link, and any current promotions or business offers.

Giving Hoboken residents and visitors more reason to shop locally, many places are offering special Saturday discounts and promotions for small businesses on November 28, with full details of each promotion listed on each shopping page of the HBA directory.

The hidden gems of Hoboken

“As we head into the holiday season, we must continue to show up and support the local businesses we love,” said HBA President Gregory Dell’Aquila. “The launch of this new interactive tool comes at the perfect time before Small Business Saturday to make it even easier for business owners to connect with customers and for everyone to discover Hoboken’s many hidden gems. With the ability to search by categories such as Food & Drink, Beauty, Entertainment, etc., it’s now much easier to navigate and plan every Hoboken excursion this holiday season.

Many small businesses are on social media, which makes it easy to track and support them digitally.

From tagging to sharing and reviewing, social platforms are a free way to help small businesses and recommend them to a larger community.

According to the recent American Express Shop Small Impact study, positive mentions and engagement on social media could be worth an estimated $197 billion to the U.S. small business economy, with around 89% of consumers being incentivized to buy from small businesses. that those in their networks have. recommended, which means leaving a positive review or mention can impact business results.

Since March, the HBA has been working with local government and the business community to help businesses through the pandemic, including keeping businesses informed about grants and other funding opportunities. The HBA has launched several initiatives, including summer street programs, the #GoBoken marketing program, gift card programs, and more, to help keep local restaurants and stores open.

“We have had the pleasure of being part of and sharing with the Hoboken community for over eight decades,” said Grace Scianclepore and Nick De Palma, owners of Leo’s Grandevous. “We’ve seen this special little town transform over the years, but it never ceases to amaze us how much residents, other business owners and visitors continue to support us, especially in times of need. Although this year has been difficult for many, the support of our customers is always what keeps us going. We wish everyone health and happiness and hope to thank you while serving you all this holiday season.

To find the most up-to-date information, visit hobokenbusinessalliance.com or follow Hoboken Business Alliance on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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