online directory – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 04:15:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abcdirectory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T213455.069-150x150.png online directory – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ 32 32 Launch of a New Directory and Marketplace of Black-Owned Businesses in Canada https://abcdirectory.org/launch-of-a-new-directory-and-marketplace-of-black-owned-businesses-in-canada/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 20:33:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/launch-of-a-new-directory-and-marketplace-of-black-owned-businesses-in-canada/ Discovering great Black-owned businesses in Canada is easier than ever with a new national online directory and e-commerce marketplace. The Black Business Association of BC (BBABC) launched Black Biz Global on February 1 to mark the start of Black History Month. The National Black-Owned Business Directory was created to support Black Canadian-owned businesses with their […]]]>

Discovering great Black-owned businesses in Canada is easier than ever with a new national online directory and e-commerce marketplace.

The Black Business Association of BC (BBABC) launched Black Biz Global on February 1 to mark the start of Black History Month. The National Black-Owned Business Directory was created to support Black Canadian-owned businesses with their global business visibility.

“Everything we develop and build in the BBABC is based on the current and future operational needs of our business community,” said Nerissa Allen, co-founder and president of BBABC. “Where are the gaps, where are the supports needed, and how can we meet those needs with maximum impact?” Businesses today need what I like to call “virtual commercial real estate” and that’s what we provide.

Black Biz Global was developed in partnership with Indigenous web design firm Longhouse Media and serves as an online directory and marketplace for consumers, other businesses and government.

The platform currently offers over 400 ads, with more being added every day. Black-owned businesses can register for free to receive their directory listing and there is an option to upgrade to a paid membership plan to sell products.

Visitors can insert their location on the site to find nearby restaurants, hair salons, body shops and more.

“We understand the challenge of trying to maintain an online presence as a small business or solopreneur, and we wanted to increase value beyond a traditional directory,” Allen said in a statement. “By providing a platform where companies can also sell their products and advertise their services, we can offer them a virtual retail space. The lack of this is often a small business killer.

“Any Black-owned business across Canada can be listed on our platform. Whether it’s Nunavut Wellness Spa in Iqaluit, Northern Territories, or Tommies Jerk in Surrey, BC, we’ve created a space for them to be seen.

Nerissa Allen, co-founder and president of the BBABC./Submitted

Allen laid the groundwork for BBABC a few years ago when she started showcasing local businesses on a grassroots community Instagram page. The association officially registered as a non-profit organization in July 2020 following two major events.

“Our business was closed for three months due to COVID restrictions and we were also living through the trauma as a community of the murder of George Floyd,” explained Allen, a mother and entrepreneur. “Feeling helpless and looking for a way to turn that pain and trauma into something uplifting and community-building was the driving force to save the organization and take it to another level.

“We wanted to give hope to ourselves and the community, and we thought the way to make a difference was to build economic strength within the community. Help keep businesses afloat during the pandemic.

Black Biz Global

Tommies Jerk of Surrey, led by CEO Tobias Brown, is one of hundreds of black-owned businesses listed on Black Biz Global. (@tommiesjerk/Instagram)

BBABC supports over 500 businesses across Canada in a variety of sectors, such as hospitality, engineering, tourism, arts, health and beauty, and more. The association has also organized partnerships with Climate Smart and Buy Social Canada to encourage and advance positive climate action and social value.

“We will continue to raise the bar and push for excellence in our business community,” Allen said. “We will continue to demonstrate leadership and commitment to social good and environmental sustainability through the design of our workplace, the programs we develop and the actions we take every day.

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West Volusia NAACP and DeLand Pride Launch Black Business Directory https://abcdirectory.org/west-volusia-naacp-and-deland-pride-launch-black-business-directory/ Sun, 17 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/west-volusia-naacp-and-deland-pride-launch-black-business-directory/ DELAND — The West Volusia Chapter of the NAACP and DeLand Pride have come together to create a directory of black businesses. The goal is to raise awareness of black businesses on the west side of the county, as well as to dispel historical racial and other divisions. “Last year when George Floyd was murdered, […]]]>

DELAND — The West Volusia Chapter of the NAACP and DeLand Pride have come together to create a directory of black businesses.

The goal is to raise awareness of black businesses on the west side of the county, as well as to dispel historical racial and other divisions.

“Last year when George Floyd was murdered, I represented DeLand Pride with the Orlando Alliance. The director of this site, Jennifer Foster, made a major effort to try to fight racism,” said Desiree Sylvester, member of DeLand Pride who champions the cause of the LGBTQ community.

“As a result of this, I was put in contact with the Central Florida Foundation which distributed micro-grants. I had a discussion with people in the community about black people not feeling comfortable going downtown (to DeLand). We want to make sure everyone feels welcome.

Volusia County Council Member and DeLand Realtor Barbara Girtman.

Sylvester said many people were ready to come together to work on a solution that would make everyone feel part of the community. Among these steps was the creation of a directory of black businesses.

“It was Barbara Girtman (Councillor for Volusia County) who said we should work on trying to get white people to spend on black businesses,” Sylvester said. “We met with community leaders and decided that a directory of black businesses would be the best solution.”

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Black-Owned Business Directory Aims to Connect Consumers to Black-Owned Businesses https://abcdirectory.org/black-owned-business-directory-aims-to-connect-consumers-to-black-owned-businesses/ Wed, 01 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/black-owned-business-directory-aims-to-connect-consumers-to-black-owned-businesses/ Tammy Combs, writer, innovator, entrepreneur and publisher of Black Pages of the South. (Black PR Wire) – With millions of Black-owned businesses across the country, Black-Owned Businesses do not yet have a comprehensive, comprehensive, and consistent site that connects customers to Black-Owned Businesses, especially in the southern states. But not for long…. On Monday, August […]]]>

Tammy Combs, writer, innovator, entrepreneur and publisher of Black Pages of the South.

(Black PR Wire) – With millions of Black-owned businesses across the country, Black-Owned Businesses do not yet have a comprehensive, comprehensive, and consistent site that connects customers to Black-Owned Businesses, especially in the southern states. But not for long…. On Monday, August 30, Southern Black Pages officially launches, and plans for a mobile app will be released soon after.

Black Pages of the South is an online/digital directory that lists black-owned businesses in the southern region of the United States. This directory covers blacklisting businesses that range from grocery stores, beauty services, real estate agents, mechanics, professional services and beyond.

“We created Black Pages of the South to make it easier for our black consumers to move the black dollar around,” says Tammy Combs, writer, innovator, entrepreneur and publisher of Black Pages of the South. “Our mission and purpose is to help empower our community.”

Prior to founding Black Pages of the South, Ms. Combs owned and operated Southwest Georgia Black Pages, a directory of bestselling magazines developed over 20 years ago. She is known throughout Georgia and Florida as a representative of the black pages while serving the community. Tammy Combs operates Black Pages of the South with Ashley Tucker, who is the editor; and Janay Sharp, who is the editor.

While the Southern Black Pages will feature Black-Owned Businesses in the Southern region of the United States, everyone is welcome to use the service and support Black-Owned Businesses.

All black businesses in the states served will be automatically listed in the directory. If you don’t see your black business listed, entering a business name and contact information in the directory is free at this time. A full color directory that will display paid advertisements of your business will be available soon.

To place an order to have a business listed in the Black Pages of the South online directory and upcoming mobile app, visit blackpagesofthesouth.com under the “Contact Us” section.

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(BPRW) Black-Owned Business Directory Aims to Connect Consumers to Black-Owned Businesses | Press Releases https://abcdirectory.org/bprw-black-owned-business-directory-aims-to-connect-consumers-to-black-owned-businesses-press-releases/ Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/bprw-black-owned-business-directory-aims-to-connect-consumers-to-black-owned-businesses-press-releases/ (BPRW) A directory of black-owned businesses aims to connect consumers to black-owned businesses Business resource directory Black Pages of the South launches digital platform August 30, with mobile app to follow (Black PR Wire) – With millions of Black-owned businesses across the country, Black-Owned Businesses do not yet have a comprehensive, comprehensive, and consistent site […]]]>

(BPRW) A directory of black-owned businesses aims to connect consumers to black-owned businesses

Business resource directory Black Pages of the South launches digital platform August 30, with mobile app to follow

(Black PR Wire) – With millions of Black-owned businesses across the country, Black-Owned Businesses do not yet have a comprehensive, comprehensive, and consistent site that connects customers to Black-Owned Businesses, especially in the southern states. But not for longAt Monday, August 30, Southern Black Pages officially launches, and plans for a mobile app will be released soon after.

Southern Black Pages is an online/digital directory that lists Black-owned businesses in the Southern United States. This directory covers blacklists of businesses that range from grocery stores, beauty services, real estate agents, mechanics, professional services and beyond.

“We created Black Pages of the South to make it easier for our black consumers to move the black dollar around,” says Tammy Combs, writer, innovator and entrepreneur who is the publisher of Black Pages of the South. “Our mission and purpose is to help empower our community.”

Prior to founding Black Pages of the South, Ms. Combs owned and operated Southwest Georgia Black Pages – a bestselling magazine directory developed over 20 years ago. She is known throughout Georgia and Florida as a representative of the black pages while serving the community. Tammy Combs operates Black Pages of the South with Ashley Tucker, who is the editor; and Janay Sharp, editor.

While the Southern Black Pages will feature Black-Owned Businesses in the Southern region of the United States, everyone is welcome to use the service and support Black-Owned Businesses.

All black businesses in the states served will automatically be entered into the directory. If you don’t see your black business listed, entering a business name and contact information into the directory is free at this time. A full color directory that will display paid advertisements of your business will be available soon.

To place an order to have a business listed in the Black Pages of the South online directory and upcoming mobile app, visit blackpagesofthesouth.com in the “Contact Us” section.

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Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance to Launch Hastings Street Index Business Directory https://abcdirectory.org/metro-detroit-black-business-alliance-to-launch-hastings-street-index-business-directory/ Wed, 02 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/metro-detroit-black-business-alliance-to-launch-hastings-street-index-business-directory/ The Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance is launching an online directory of 800 local black-owned businesses called the Hastings Street Index on Monday. Named after a thoroughfare in Detroit’s historically significant but now destroyed black neighborhood, the interactive listing will allow anyone to search by location, category and various tags for black-owned businesses. The MDBBA […]]]>

The Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance is launching an online directory of 800 local black-owned businesses called the Hastings Street Index on Monday.

Named after a thoroughfare in Detroit’s historically significant but now destroyed black neighborhood, the interactive listing will allow anyone to search by location, category and various tags for black-owned businesses.

The MDBBA is planning a virtual launch event at 2 p.m. Monday with local historian Jamon Jordan, president and CEO Charity Dean said.

The city razed the north-south Hastings Road and the Black Bottom area during a forced resettlement of black residents and their thriving businesses to build I-375 and Lafayette Park in the 1950s and 1960s.

Members of the newly created Chamber of Commerce can be listed in the Hastings Street Index, as well as those who are not – although without a membership a business cannot develop its profile as much.

“It will be something that will grow iteratively as we get more people to sign up to join the directory,” Dean said.

The directory’s search function will work much like the restaurant search engine and review site Yelp.com, she added.

“You can put on tacos and it will make any business that has tacos take off,” she said.

Romulus-based Bradley Creative Group LLC has created the Hastings Street Index, which Dean says will cost around $100,000. The chamber has raised around $30,000 so far for the launch. Sponsors include Detroit-based Walker-Miller Energy Services, Go Daddy, Comcast, New Economy Initiative and Goldman Sachs, according to Dean. The site itself should also generate revenue later through advertising.

The MDBBA was launched in March to converge and amplify the voices of black business owners. It aimed to address the needs of business communities that have faced structural racism, and have been underserved and discriminated against for decades.

The organization also signed a lease for a 2,200 square foot downtown business resource center at 1234 Washington Blvd. with meeting and work space, printers and more for members. It’s to open this summer.

Dean, a former director of Detroit’s Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity, leads the regional organization alongside another former Detroit executive, MDBBA COO Kai Bowman. TCF Bank has committed $1 million over five years to this effort.

The chamber has about 100 members. Its targeted budget for the year is $1.4 million and it has already raised over $400,000.

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Directory of Fast Growing Black-Owned Businesses in Manitoba – Winnipeg https://abcdirectory.org/directory-of-fast-growing-black-owned-businesses-in-manitoba-winnipeg/ Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/directory-of-fast-growing-black-owned-businesses-in-manitoba-winnipeg/ An online directory for Black-owned businesses in Manitoba continues to grow after launching last spring. Black Owned Manitoba was launched in June 2020, around the time of the Black Lives Matter movement. “(We thought) how can we create something that highlights and strengthens the (economic) growth of the black community in our province,” co-founder France […]]]>

An online directory for Black-owned businesses in Manitoba continues to grow after launching last spring.

Black Owned Manitoba was launched in June 2020, around the time of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“(We thought) how can we create something that highlights and strengthens the (economic) growth of the black community in our province,” co-founder France Bahati told Global News.

“There was no such thing.”

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A Directory of Black-Owned Businesses Will Go Online in Manitoba

The website now features more than 100 businesses and professionals, including restaurants, clothing retailers, hair salons, makeup artists, consulting firms, gardening companies, doctors and dentists.

“You can go to Google and say I want to find a Chinese restaurant, but it was so hard to say I want to find a black-owned business,” said co-founder Odette Bahati. “So our directory is able to help you do that and it’s for everyone.”

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She adds that the response has been overwhelming.

“It’s definitely a friendly Manitoba, because we see how people use the resources that are there,” she said.

“And we hope that this momentum and this support is not just a trend and that it will continue – not just this year, not just next year, but in the future.”

Merri Tekle runs Ambience Hair Studio in downtown Winnipeg. She says the website has attracted new customers.

“I think for a lot of African American hair people, there aren’t a lot of options of where to go to get their hair done. Over the past five years, there’s been this trend that you don’t have to straighten your hair, you can just wear it naturally,” Tekle said.

“We’ve had a lot of black people with natural hair, which is nice, tight, curly hair,” she added.

“It’s not the same as having straight hair. It takes a long time, it’s very fragile and we get a lot of customers from (the website).

Amina Ayoade is the owner of Bubbalatte Cakes & Bakery.

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“I think it’s really important for us to step up,” Ayoade said.

“Every person has the opportunity to express themselves and it lets others know that, especially young children. Like, you can do it, it’s something you can do. You can be a little black kid and have big dreams of owning your own business. It’s totally doable. »

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Francine and Odette, who are sisters, are business owners themselves. They say the response has been so overwhelming, they are looking for volunteers to help with Black Owned Manitoba, and they are always looking to add more businesses to the directory.

“It’s been a resource not only for black people, but also for our allies,” Francine said.

“If you want to support the community and support the community growth of black businesses and the black community in our province, you can check out the black-owned directory.”

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The Regional Chamber launches a new directory of businesses owned by women belonging to minorities https://abcdirectory.org/the-regional-chamber-launches-a-new-directory-of-businesses-owned-by-women-belonging-to-minorities/ Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/the-regional-chamber-launches-a-new-directory-of-businesses-owned-by-women-belonging-to-minorities/ The Roanoke Regional Partnership will create a new online directory focused on women and minority-owned businesses, a resource it hopes to launch within the next month. it’s free and you don’t have to be a chamber Joyce Waugh is the president and CEO of the chamber. Colors Virginia magazine publisher Robert Jeffrey Jr. — also […]]]>

The Roanoke Regional Partnership will create a new online directory focused on women and minority-owned businesses, a resource it hopes to launch within the next month. it’s free and you don’t have to be a chamber Joyce Waugh is the president and CEO of the chamber. Colors Virginia magazine publisher Robert Jeffrey Jr. — also a new member of the Roanoke City Council — is partnering with the virtual directory. It’s free and you don’t need to be a Chamber member. Joyce Waugh is the President and CEO of the Chamber:

(press release) The Roanoke Regional Chamber has announced plans to create a new business directory highlighting minority and women-owned businesses in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. The directory will be available on the Chamber’s website in March, organizing businesses by service or industry category. (See link below to submit information)

“This directory will provide greater visibility to the diverse businesses in our community, promote fair economic opportunity, and help break down barriers for minority and women-owned businesses,” said Joyce Waugh, President and CEO. of the leadership of the Roanoke Regional Chamber.

No fees will be charged to eligible businesses for listing in the new directory. If a company is also a member of the Chamber, it will receive a unique identifier. Robert Jeffrey Jr., owner of Jeffrey Media and publisher of ColorsVA magazine, has joined the Chamber on this important and timely initiative. “The purpose of creating the database for minority and women-owned businesses is to build exposure and relationships with the business community at large in order to generate economic development and prosperity in our neighborhoods. With the negative impact of Covid-19 on our community, it is important to promote these services to help jump-start economic development in our region,” said Jeffrey Jr.

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LGBTQ-Friendly Online Business Directory Helps Shoppers Feel Safe https://abcdirectory.org/lgbtq-friendly-online-business-directory-helps-shoppers-feel-safe/ Tue, 15 Dec 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/lgbtq-friendly-online-business-directory-helps-shoppers-feel-safe/ Dapper and Daring, an online directory for Ottawa-area LGBTQ businesses, aims to eliminate a potential danger for holiday shoppers: discrimination. “If you’re not in the [LGBTQ] community, you don’t necessarily know that there are still issues happening in Ottawa,” said Brittany Dale, one of the service’s co-founders. “A number of people in the community still […]]]>

Dapper and Daring, an online directory for Ottawa-area LGBTQ businesses, aims to eliminate a potential danger for holiday shoppers: discrimination.

“If you’re not in the [LGBTQ] community, you don’t necessarily know that there are still issues happening in Ottawa,” said Brittany Dale, one of the service’s co-founders. “A number of people in the community still suffer from homophobia, transphobia, all that sort of thing, even in a seemingly safe city like Ottawa.

The website lists LGBTQ-friendly businesses, their addresses, and contact information. Businesses must submit an online application to join. Over 150 Ottawa area businesses are listed to support the LGBTQ community.

It is difficult to determine the number of LGBTQ people in the city, but “accepted statistics show that one in 10 people are attracted to people of the same sex,” said a 2016 City of Ottawa document, adding that “homophobia and transphobia are… prevalent”. in our society.”

Ensuring customer safety

Businesses can sign up for Dapper and Daring’s directory through a form on its webpage. Dale says Dapper and Daring then asks the company about its inclusiveness. Dale says sometimes a Dapper and Daring team member or trusted friend will visit the company in person.

The questions asked differ from company to company. Questions about toilets and changing rooms are common. Dale says Dapper and Daring reps often ask if the store has LGBTQ staff or if the owner identifies with the community.

“We’re just trying to make sure the space, if it’s a physical space that you walk into, is as safe as possible,” Dale said. Dapper and Daring cannot guarantee that customers will not be discriminated against, but the verification process provides additional assurance, she said.

“For some people, it’s really hard to go out and do those normal everyday things like getting a haircut, going to the bathroom in a restaurant, [or] hire a plumber to come to your home. And there’s a lot of fear and anxiety around those human interactions if you don’t know that person isn’t going to judge you, that person isn’t going to harass you,” Dale said.

Anxious shopping interactions are exactly what inspired Dale and his co-founder, Lindsay Kavanagh.

“Dapper and Daring was created because of a haircut,” Dale said. “The other co-founder is absolutely wonderful: she’s six-foot-two, she has short hair, she likes to wear, you know, button-down shirts and collared shirts, and she definitely doesn’t fit into that kind of typical female mold,” says But Dale. Kavanagh was often misinterpreted when he had his hair cut. Kavanagh wanted to feel good about himself after a new haircut, but often left a hair appointment feeling unsafe.

Since Dapper and Daring launched in 2017, Dale says a steady stream of businesses have joined the directory.

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One of the businesses in the directory is Critter Jungle, a pet store with locations on Carling Avenue and Orleans.

“We’ve always been an inclusive company,” said Kelvin Stanke, owner of Critter Jungle. “My daughter herself is bisexual and my other daughter identifies with the community. So we were very sensitive to the oppression that the community has suffered for too long.

In August, an incident at Critter Jungle’s Orleans location brought that oppression to Stanke’s front door.

“We were encouraged because we had a Pride flag in the window and our names. We have one in every store. Someone opened the window just above the pride flag,” he said.

But Stanke says he’s proud to be listed on Dapper and Daring and to make his business more inclusive for the LGBTQ community.

His advice to other entrepreneurs?

“Just leave yourself open and spread more love into our world, that’s what we need,” he said.

Kelvin Stanke, owner of Critter Jungle, says one of the reasons he supports the LGBT community is because of its spirituality. He says that as a member of the United Church, he believes everyone should be treated the same. [Photo courtesy of Critter Jungle]

Edith Chartier, owner of Bridal Alterations by Edith, says thinking about customer needs is what motivates her to support the LGBTQ community. His company is listed on Dapper and Daring.

“I have worked in the wedding industry for a long time. So I’ve seen a lot of situations that can be very embarrassing or traumatic for LGBT people,” she said. “So for me, it was pretty important to have this list of places where people could go and, you know, find safe resources for themselves.”

Chartier, who identifies as pansexual, says she often has transgender clients and always makes sure they feel safe by addressing them with the correct pronouns and practicing general sensitivity.

“Making their special day perfect is paramount – like everyone deserves to have the most perfect wedding day. And I want their experience to be, you know, up to that dream,” a- she declared.

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Edith Chartier, owner of Bridal Alterations by Edith, says she wants all of her clients to feel special in their wedding attire, regardless of gender or sexuality. [Photo courtesy Bridal Alterations by Edith]
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Omaha Area Business Directory Website Launched https://abcdirectory.org/omaha-area-business-directory-website-launched/ Wed, 09 Dec 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/omaha-area-business-directory-website-launched/ OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The Keep Local Alive Omaha group is making it easier to find local businesses in our area by launching an interactive online directory. The launch took place today at Mangelsen, with much excitement from local businesses and Keep Local Alive co-founder Bobby Johnson. “Where are they? How can I find them? […]]]>

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The Keep Local Alive Omaha group is making it easier to find local businesses in our area by launching an interactive online directory.

The launch took place today at Mangelsen, with much excitement from local businesses and Keep Local Alive co-founder Bobby Johnson.

“Where are they? How can I find them? And who is really a local business? With those two things in mind, we decided to develop this directory,” Johnson said.

Currently, over 300 verified local businesses are on the mobile-friendly site.

The directory uses your location to find a business near you that meets your needs.

“You can scroll; you can find companies. You can go downstairs if you’re looking for restaurants, cafes, stores if you want to shop,” Johnson explained, pointing to the website.

Johnson says they screen all businesses to make sure they’re local so most of the money earned stays in our community.

Michael Mitilier and James Friedman own the Brownie Bar in downtown Omaha. It opened its doors last November and the first year was difficult.

“Weird. A very weird year to open a business,” Mitilier said.

Although they were able to adapt their business to pandemic restrictions, both credit Keep Local Alive with keeping them open.

“It’s a great way to promote local businesses,” Friedman said. “If people want to help local businesses, they want to help Omaha-based businesses, not national chains.”

Mangelsen’s, an Omaha staple celebrating its 60th anniversary in the spring, is also part of the repertoire.

Owner David Mangelsen hopes it will entice people to visit a place they may not have had before to keep businesses local long after the pandemic.

“Local business is really important to continue supporting them because they are the backbone, the backbone of Omaha and every other place,” Mangelsen said.

Other local businesses who wish to be added to the directory should text (SMS) “lovelocal” to (402) 313-4434.

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Destination Helensburgh Launches Online Local Business Directory https://abcdirectory.org/destination-helensburgh-launches-online-local-business-directory/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/destination-helensburgh-launches-online-local-business-directory/ A FREE online directory with over 550 Helensburgh and Lomond business listings has been launched. The new Destination Helensburgh Information Center was created over the summer to act as a one-stop-shop for details on all things local and the founders of the project are asking residents to help make it as comprehensive as possible. In […]]]>

A FREE online directory with over 550 Helensburgh and Lomond business listings has been launched.

The new Destination Helensburgh Information Center was created over the summer to act as a one-stop-shop for details on all things local and the founders of the project are asking residents to help make it as comprehensive as possible.

In addition to a shopping directory of local retailers, the website also lists local restaurants, places to stay, businesses and services, and local organizations and groups. The listings are grouped into categories and are easy to filter and search, and consist of business or organization name, type, and a link to websites or social media pages.

READ MORE: ‘Destination Helensburgh’ – new visitor center to open this year

Anne Foy, Destination Helensburgh team member, said: “A basic directory listing is free, and now we need the help of the community to make sure the listing is as comprehensive as possible.

“Please take a look and let us know what’s missing or what needs updating by contacting us via Facebook or emailing us at info@destinationhelensburgh.org.

“We also have a business membership program which offers a full webpage and featured listing plus other benefits which are free until February 1, 2021 and then start at just £60 per year.

READ MORE: Poll finds Helensburgh a ‘varied, vital, vibrant and viable’ shopping city

“If you’re involved with a local community organization, charity or non-profit group, we offer a free webpage and listing in our organizations directory.

“We also have an events calendar of what’s happening locally, so let us know your planned activities and then we can list them and promote them on our social media.

“Please help us create a helpful resource for the local community and promote Helensburgh and Lomond as a great place to live, work and visit.”

Destination Helensburgh supports the national Scotland Loves Local campaign and encourages everyone to use the #HelensburghLovesLocal hashtag on their social posts to help highlight the wide range of products and services available in the area.

For more information, visit destinationhelensburgh.org.

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