The Brag Basket is open! This one is for May 1-3, 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.
Reading this in your email? Hit reply.
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.
Ian Douglass says
This weekend, my wife and I participated in a community event and we introduced our new business, Sterling This & That, to our town. Also, we are planning our grand opening for later this month (as soon as our last major renovation is complete).
Becky McCray says
Congratulations, Ian! All the best for many successful years!
Rick Skorupski says
I just read an article about the closing of boutique mall and big box retailing stores. It is a gloom and doom article about a failing economy. You can read it here if you really want to. I didn’t finish the article but you can if you want.
I have a more positive outlook than the author has. I see a benefit for small towns and small business.
Is this closing of specialty and big box stores good news for local retailers? Local stores can provide that “next door neighbor” feel. This is an added advantage big box can never have.
If I want a new belt in Huron South Dakota, do I go to Walmart, K Mart or Double D Western Wear? I won’t buy that belt on line because I can’t see if it fits.
Note to local mom and pop stores, you can weather an economic storm better than the big box or mall stores. “Next Door Neighbor” customer service is the key.
Becky McCray says
Rick, you’ve nailed it. Big box stores are no longer growing as fast, and small retail is making bigger gains than big retail, according to the MasterCard Spending Pulse for small business. I also consider this a good trend for small town retail.