The Brag Basket is open! This one is for Feb 15-28, 2015. Bring your good news to share with everyone.
What can you do in the Brag Basket?
- introduce yourself
- share some great news from this week
- congratulate a friend
- applaud for each other
- confess your undying love for rural places
How do you join in?
Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there.
Don’t like to brag? Just share some good news for yourself or a friend.
Just don’t make it an ad. I delete the ads that people stick in here. If you talk more about the people involved than the things, you’ll be fine.
It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.
First – thanks for a really nice blog. Have been reading it for a few weeks now and I love the concept – it is essentially the same focus as the company I work for has, supporting small biz everywhere. This is my first comment, I just noticed the brag basket and because we just had some great news I thought I’d share them here!
Loyalzoo, the company I work for is a small biz startup (launched just over 1 year ago) and we have just received some great news that we are receiving funding which will allow us to keep growing and keep supporting small businesses all over the world! Our product is a loyalty app is designed to give small businesses of every type access to the same big tech as the big brands and chains, so it’s amazing to have people invest in us – proving that they believe in the idea too. Feels amazing!
Keep up the good work, Becky! :)
Becky McCray says
Jim Ellis says
This month our community welcomes a new business partner to Main Street Palestine. A new pharmacy has opened in a former bank building.
About a year ago, Regions decided to close their Palestine branch vacating a fairly large building in the first block of our business district. As soon as it became known the build was going to be empty, Palestine Development Association (PDA) began a discussion on how to make use of it. Discussions included a small business incubator, offices, education center (it sits across the street from our high school), and other possibilities. At the same time a local business began to look at the building to relocate into. Soon it was apparent the price was set too high for the private buyers, but since PDA is a 501.c.3 not-for-profit, the owners saw an opportunity to make PDA a great deal and benefit themselves from selling below market value.
As terms of the deal were being discussed, a pharmacy from a nearby community also took an interest in the building. Long story, short … PDA purchased the building and leased it to the pharmacy. The lease payments cover the loan payments and taxes, the occupants pay most of the insurance, and they have an option to purchase in a few years.
It’s a win-win-win solution to losing a business in our town. The pharmacy wins because their start up costs are much lower than if they had built from scratch. The community wins because there is now a local source for prescriptions, over the counter medicines, and medical appliances. PDA wins because we were able to fulfill a need in the community without having to risk a lot of capital.
Becky McCray says
Jim, that is a wonderful success! Congratulations to you and the team of smart folks at Palestine!
Tahj Mayes says
Thanks for hosting this Brag Basket–what a great idea!
Your posts are a steady source of information and inspiration. We are a digital agency and we’ve been helping a very small neighboring town here in West Texas work on a downtown revitalization project. Since not everyone in their town is active on the internet, we are privileged to get our blog content for them published in their weekly newspaper! The content is meant to spur creativity and innovation as well as give movement to this project and it is a success for us to be able to reach the population that isn’t web-connected! This is a beautiful merger between old and new ways.
Our client’s blog: http://merkelchamber.org/our-blog-page/
Managing Blog Editor
Becky McCray says
Hi, Tahj, and welcome to the Brag Basket. Congratulations on creating a smart and useful merger of the old and new tech to reach as many people as you can. I just signed up for your newsletter, too! Cheers!