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Field Trip to Sokol Blosser Vineyards

Field Trip to Sokol Blosser Vineyards 0

If I could take you on a field trip to show off my favorite places and people in the area, Sokol Blosser Vineyards is one place we'd have to go! Since I can't take you there myself right now, I've asked the Sokol Blossers to share a little about themselves. Read on, and I hope you'll fall in love with them too. Plus, they're offering you 15% off and flat rate shipping!
  • Mark Bitterman
May Community Donation: Rose Haven

May Community Donation: Rose Haven 0

Happy Mother’s day! You have helped us make a positive impact on mothers facing the loss of their homes through poverty and/or abuse. Together We’ve raised $812.50 and donated it to Rose Haven, a day shelter for women and children facing disruptive life experiences.

  • Mark Bitterman
Pedestrian Zones Can Save Our Cities (and Ourselves)

Pedestrian Zones Can Save Our Cities (and Ourselves) 0

Thousands of jobs, shops, restaurants, and landlords. It’s endless ways to connect us with one another. It’s millions of dollars of economic activity that ripple out to the extended community of other independent small businesses that share in that prosperity.
  • Mark Bitterman
Let's Return to a Better "Normal"

Let's Return to a Better "Normal" 0

Let's re-organize our civic space and regulatory policy to prioritize “proximity businesses” like shops, restaurants, gyms, salons, etc. Support the proximity businesses in our communities and all the other businesses and jobs will follow. Fail them, and the rest will move to places that do. Here are six ways to advocate for small business in our neighborhoods, and one way you can make a difference every day: