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Why won't our businesses work together? You'll reach a lot more customers when businesses cooperate to get the word out. Cooperation Creates More Customers:⠀ Getting Local Businesses to Work Together. 9 ways to reach more customers! LAST DAY FOR THIS VIDEO: https://saveyour.town/cooperation/. Order the video right now and we will give you an additional 24 hours to watch it! ⠀ ⠀ #SupportLocal #ShopLocal #SaveYourTown #SYT #IdeaFriendly #Rural #SmallTown #EconomicDevelopment #SmallTownCool
LAST DAY for Cooperation Creates More Customers: Getting Local Businesses to Work Together #SaveYourTown video for February. Learn the 9 ways to reach more customers and help to save your #ShopLocal campaign! Order the video right now and we will give you an additional 24 hours to watch it! https://saveyour.town/cooperation/ ⠀ ⠀ #SupportLocal #ShopLocal #SaveYourTown #SYT #IdeaFriendly #Rural #SmallTown #EconomicDevelopment #SmallTownCool #Cooperation #Collaboration
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Host an Online Event for your favorite non profit. ⠀ ⠀ Are you giving customers a way to support you in small meaningful ways? Kevin Rubash, the owner of Interior Spaces had several old inventory framed pictures that he wanted to do something with (like sell). Instead of just hosting a sale, he created a Facebook Art Auction. He posted a picture of each piece. Then he put a two-day time frame on the auction. And he encouraged his local town followers to bid on them in $5 increments. It was an auction for local people only. He would not ship the pictures. In fact, they boosted the post locally! ⠀ ⠀ All the proceeds were donated to the local food bank!⠀ ⠀ Our February video is only available until the 15th of February! https://saveyour.town/cooperation/ ⠀ ⠀ #SupportLocal #ShopLocal #SaveYourTown #SYT #IdeaFriendly #Rural #SmallTown #EconomicDevelopment #SmallTownCool
Our February video is only available until the 15th! Don't miss it: https://saveyour.town/cooperation/⠀ ⠀ #SupportLocal #IdeaFriendly #SaveYourTown #SYT #Rural #SmallTown #EconomicDevelopment #SmallTownCool
McDuffie Public Fishing Area is a great place to spend a day with your family! #dearingga #mcduffiepfa #visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool #exploregeorgia
Just because you have a store in town, doesn't mean people have to shop there. ⠀ ⠀ I've been to a few towns that promote #ShopLocal and expect their locals to shop at home. They go so far as trying to make their locals feel guilty if they don't. Guilt doesn't work. It only creates animosity, bad feelings and less customers. ⠀ ⠀ Instead of marketing signage that promotes: We're local - you should shop here.⠀ ⠀ Why not try this attitude in your signage, with your staff, with your neighboring retailers, your Chamber, your marketing pieces and your town? ⠀ ⠀ We support the things that matter to all of us. Send us a picture of an interesting vignette (display) in your small town. We'd love to share it on Instagram or Facebook! Email: deb@saveyour.town ⠀ ⠀ Our February video is only available until the 15th of February! Don't miss it - just click on the image below for all the details. https://saveyour.town/cooperation/⠀ ⠀ #SupportLocal #IdeaFriendly #SaveYourTown #SYT #Rural #SmallTown #EconomicDevelopment #SmallTownCool
This is as close to magic as we know in changing people's behaviors. ⠀ ⠀ If you want to change how someone acts, change their identity, how they see themselves. ⠀ ⠀ We share 9 practical ways to help business owners see themselves as active in the community through small actions in our latest video: Cooperation Creates More Customers available through Feb. 15th https://saveyour.town/cooperation/⠀ ⠀ If you see yourself as a certain kind of person, that's how you'll act. Makes sense, right? If you see yourself as an involved member of your community, that's how you'll act. When you get a chance to act involved, you're more likely to take it than someone who doesn't see themselves as involved. ⠀ ⠀ The good news is how you see yourself can change, and you can help others change, also. If I ask you to put a tiny sign that says "I love our town" in your window, you might say yes. It's tiny, not too hard to say yes to.⠀ ⠀ Then if I come back in a few weeks and ask you to let me put a big noticeable sign in your yard, you'll be more likely to say yes than if I never asked you to put that tiny sign in your window. ⠀ ⠀ The very act of doing the small thing helps you see yourself in a new way. You put that tiny sign in your window. Now you are an involved community member. And that changes your identity, and that changes your behavior. ⠀ ⠀ See how this lines up with the Idea Friendly Method and Take Small Steps? When you give people small but meaningful steps to be involved, you help them act more like involved community members. ⠀ ⠀ You're helping people act their way into a new way of thinking. (If that sounds familiar, it's inspired by Switch by Chip & Dan Heath.) ⠀ ⠀ You can even help people see what they are already doing as the first step. Deb spoke with a group of business owners in Akron, Iowa. She pointed out that what they are already doing makes them involved in the community. They allow local groups to hang flyers in their windows. They donate to local causes. They ARE active community members! ⠀ ⠀ When you help people see themselves in a new way, they'll act more like that.⠀ #IdeaFriendly #SaveYourTown #SYT #Rural #SmallTown #EconomicDevelopment #SmallTownCool
Downtown Expert @beckymccray Sees Potential in Cowlitz County.⠀ The Daily News.⠀ https://buff.ly/2RRxIXB ⠀ ⠀ With cracked awnings, chipped tiles and leaky, caulk-stained windows, the old Zonich building on Oak Street near Kelso Veterans Park looks like a money pit.⠀ ⠀ But downtown expert Becky McCray sees potential in the historic building and the rest of downtown, and she says the area needs some “ninja” volunteers to help make it happen.⠀ ⠀ The Zonich building has unique geometrical patterns painted on its facade. The 6-foot tall windows could display exhibits from the Cowlitz Historical Museum or art projects from local students. The dance floor on the second story could host a 1920s “Great Gatsby” party.⠀ ⠀ “That all takes money,” owner Jim Zonich told McCray during a tour of downtown Kelso Tuesday.⠀ ⠀ “But starting tomorrow, window displays could be in these windows,” McCray countered. “Something beautiful could be in here in the meantime.”⠀ ⠀ McCray spent four days last week touring the downtowns in Cathlamet and Cowlitz County’s five cities as part of her speaking engagement at the Cowlitz Economic Development Council’s annual meeting Thursday.⠀ ⠀ Community members and city officials braved cold weather and snow to spend a couple hours in each town touring with McCray, learning what is working and absorbing ideas for boosting their business cores.⠀ ⠀ “The secret is trying out small things to find out what works so when you get to the $5 million project, you’ll know what works,” McCray told about a dozen people on a tour of Kelso on Tuesday. “What can we do right now to make downtown useful right away?”⠀ ⠀ Her answer: a lot.⠀ ⠀ To McCray, just about every surface is a potential canvas. Each window could display local sculptures, art or exhibits. The panels above windows could be brightly painted with murals......⠀ ⠀ #IdeaFriendly #SaveYourTown #SYT #Rural #SmallTown #EconomicDevelopment #SmallTownCool
A wintery day at the Rock House. 📸: Mike Baggett #visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool #exploregeorgia
Can you say breathtaking? No better place for a sunset then the lake! #clarkshilllake #raysvillemarina #sunset #lakesunset #visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool #exploregeorgia
Sometimes you just gotta stand on a bench to make your point! 20+ interested community members joined @BeckyMcCray for a walking tour, vehicle tour and a cup of coffee for Castlerock, Wa yesterday. Thank you, Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, Castle Rock Community Development Alliance, Castle Rock Blooms, Vault Books & Brew, and so many more for a full day of #IdeaFriendly discussion. ⠀ ⠀ #SaveYourTown #SYT #Rural #SmallTown #EconomicDevelopment #SmallTownCool
The new @exploregeorgia travel Guides are here! Stop by and pick one up. 149 Main Street in Thomson, Ga. #visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool #exploregeorgia
You could dress the windows of empty buildings as simply as this - scrollwork done with shoe polish or glass markers . . #downtown #IdeaFriendly #smalltowncool
You could dress the windows of empty buildings as simply as this - scrollwork done with shoe polish or glass markers . . #downtown #IdeaFriendly #smalltowncool
Our @BeckyMcCray is spreading the #IdeaFriendly #SmallTownCool message all over Washington this week. These events are open to the public! Please join us! ⠀ ⠀ McCray’s down-to-earth programs on rural trends, downtown development and small business have given do-able ideas to audiences at over 200 events including entrepreneur conferences, small town events, ag groups, economic development organizations and chambers of commerce in the US, Canada, UK and Australia.⠀ ⠀ SaveYour.Town
It’s hunt season for these hounds! #Visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool #exploregeorgia @withrepost@allisonhowelldvmimages It absolutely amazes me to photograph hound performance trials. For those of you who have never experienced one, it’s a thrill. Hounds from multiple packs who’ve never seen each other before, much less hunted together as a pack, go out with a strange huntsman in unfamiliar territory to work together as a team. Huntsman Codie Hayes, from Goldens Bridge Hounds, came to Belle Meade, and not only got the pack together as a unit, but encouraged them on to a successful hunt on the very first day! This image was taken 5 minutes from the kennels on the way to the very first cast. I don’t know about you, but I was impressed. #equestrianphotography #countrylife #foxhunting #foxhounds #horses #foxhunters #dogsofinstagram #countryside #mfha #bellemeade #tallyho
#IdeaFriendly at the government level is not going to be about funding. Arguing over who gets everyone’s $$ is the purpose of the procedures we have in place. But when the townspeople want to do something to make the town a better place, the city has no say outside of ordinances. https://saveyour.town #SaveYourTown #SmallTownCool #SmallTown #SYT #Rural #Economic #Development #Community
The Patton Springs Lady Rangers are now 8-0 in district play. The Spur Spurettes are 7-1 in district play. The final game of district play will be Feb. 5 in the Domes in Spur. Read all about it in this week’s edition of The Texas Spur. #texasspur #spurtexas #smalltowncool #americascoolestsmalltown www.thetexasspur.com
February 1st, @debrainiowa will be online with Kansas State Research and Education presenting "Marketing in a Small Town". If you're interested, check it out here: https://buff.ly/2DKmNel⠀ ⠀ K-State Research and Extension entrepreneurship programs help youth and young adults develop the skills necessary to successfully start and operate businesses that maintain community vitality and economic growth in Kansas. #Economic #Development #Rural #SmallTown #Entrepreneurship #Business #Education #SaveYourTown #SYT #SmallTownCool #IfOurTown
The Reimagining Small Town America Podcast: Episode 6 - Rules for Small Town Success with @beckymccray , author of Small Town Rules and Co-Founder of SaveYour.Town - click: https://buff.ly/2Uey4c4 ⠀ ⠀ #SaveYourTown #SYT #SmallTownCool #IdeaFriendly #Rural #SmallTown
Writing out today’s goals while enjoying a #londonfog @blackrabbitcoffee ... #smalltowncool #drinklocal #coffeeshop
The next Historic Pews and Pulpits Ramble tickets are on sale now! Click the link in bio to purchase. Or visit historicpewsandpulpits.com #Visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool #exploregeorgia
We’ve got record players in stock! We have a brand new Audio Technica LP-60 ($99) and a nice 70s Technics SL-220 with a Centrex (made by Pioneer) receiver and speakers (all for $150). Come on in and we’ll hook you up! #vinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollective #audiotechnica #technics #recordstore #smalltowncool
What are the unique challenges to your small town? Too many empty buildings? Need more volunteers? Is downtown dead after 5? https://saveyour.town #SaveYourTown #SmallTownCool #SYT #IdeaFriendly #Rural #Economic #Development
"Moments of beauty — be it music, art, nature, or an act of kindness — can take you out of a space of weary familiarity. Beauty, in whatever form it takes, can interrupt a pattern of behavior or a way of thinking and cause us to stop in our tracks and take notice of it. There are people holding out on the toughest frontiers of existence, surrounded by misery, but yet somehow sustained by a moment of beauty." ⠀ ⠀ - Michael Freyer, author of The Subversive Power of Beauty⠀ ⠀ There is indeed power in beauty. The observer is made happier. But so is the ninja. Decorating your flower pots is a small, but meaningful step. And it matters.⠀ ⠀ @DebraInIowa ⠀ co-founder of SaveYour.Town⠀ ⠀ #SYT #IdeaFriendly #Rural #SmallTown #SmallTownCool #Community #Economic #Growth #IfOurTown #QualityOfLife #Quote #Beauty
We are on the hunt for collections large and small! Bring them in or give us a call. We make house calls! 309 S Main St Hillsboro, IL or 615-202-3837. Poster courtesy of the mega talented @ericadrianleedesign #recordstore #thegoldpan #smalltowncool #recordsforsale #recordswanted #vinyl #vinylcollection #vinylcommunity #vinyligclub #instavinyl
I have been dying to come here! Finally got to try it out this morning after my internship interview with Mid-State☕ so many amazing things happening in Hillsboro🤑 #smalltowncool #smalltowncoffee
Looking for some good old fashioned BBQ? We gotcha! #Visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool #exploregeorgia Posted @withrepost@backroadstobbq From deer stand to dove blind what makes for a better lunch stop than a bbq sandwich??!!🐷 Neal’s bbq in Thomson, GA is for sure worth your time!! #nealsbbq #thomsonga #bbq #backroadstobbq
We get it, you're busy. We also know you care about the future of your small town. The video this month is going to give a look at what's coming, the future trends, and why it matters to you and your town. ⠀ ⠀ Register today, and we will extend the viewing period by 24 hours. It's just that important. https://saveyour.town/small-town-future/⠀ ⠀ Thanks,⠀ @BeckyMcCray and @debrainiowa ⠀ co-founders of SaveYour.Town⠀ ⠀ Video available anytime on-demand from January 1 through January 15, 2019⠀⠀ ⠀ #SYT #IdeaFriendly #Rural #SmallTown #SmallTownCool #Community #Economic #Growth #IfOurTown #QualityOfLife #Video #Offer
Thanks for the great reviews we’ve received on Google!! #Visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool #exploregeorgia
What? Another national pundit declaring rural has no future? Whatever! Of course small towns have a future. We're actually necessary to the future of society. We'll give you two new reasons to add to your list. ⠀ ⠀ What about this old saw, "if you're not growing, you're dying"? Outdated! Growth isn't everything, and it's not the only thing. You'll get 4 alternative ways to measure your small town and how well you're doing. Learn how the quality of life, happiness and more give you a new way to look at your progress. ⠀ ⠀ Should we call a meeting a write a plan? Nope! You're going to learn why the "Meet and Plan" era is over and what is replacing it. Then we'll head into the future, and stretch our thinking with the Assistive Technology Era. ⠀ ⠀ Are you starting to see the small town future now? With this video, you'll also think through the unique role of rural people in the future:⠀ • The future of work⠀ • Everything's Big Split⠀ ⠀ Regain your #SmallTownCool ⠀ ⠀ Small towns not only have a future, we are the future. We'll share how rural places are testing grounds for future tech, and how small towns are the best places to connect with nature. ⠀ ⠀ Video available anytime on-demand from January 1 through January 15, 2019⠀ https://saveyour.town/small-town-future/ . . . . SaveYour.Town . . . . #SYT #IdeaFriendly #Rural #SmallTown #Community #Economic #Growth #IfOurTown #QualityOfLife #Video #Offer
Tonight! Opera house! Art! Coffee! Beer! Records! #smalltowncool #artshow #hillsboroillinois @bigalbrad1 @pissunincorporated @blackrabbitcoffee @thegoldpan come through for a good time :)
Tonight and tomorrow! Let’s support our local artists! #smalltowncool #blackrabbitcoffee #operahousebrewingcompany #boroproud #drinklocal
Matt's find of the year - The Stooges Funhouse. He got it from our good friends @deadwaxrecords for a sweet price! We're done spamming your feed today, but be sure to check out the full post of our favorite finds from this year. Link in the bio! #vinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollective #vinylcollection #vinylfinds #vinyligclub #instavinyl #recordcollection #recordstore #smalltowncool #thegoldpan #stooges #protopunk #punk #psychedelicrock
Brian's best find of the year - David Axelrod's Songs of Experience. He rescued it from the wilds of southern Illinois and has given it a loving home. Link to the full post of Brian's finds of the year in the bio! #vinyl #vinylfinds #vinylcommunity #vinylcollective #vinylcollection #vinyligclub #instavinyl #recordcollection #recordstore #smalltowncool #thegoldpan #davidaxelrod #breaks
This one didn't come through the store unfortunately, but Matt was happy to track this copy down online for a nice price. Check out the link in the bio for the full post! #vinyl #vinylfinds #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #vinylcollective #vinyligclub #instavinyl #recordcollection #recordstore #smalltowncool #thegoldpan #nico #chelseagirl
Brian had never seen Matt's collection so they spent a couple of hours digging in it and geeking out. Check out the full post (link in bio) to see more! #vinyl #vinylcollection #vinylcollective #vinylcommunity #vinyligclub #instavinyl #vinylfinds #recordstore #smalltowncool #thegoldpan #recordcollection
We were gifted an incredible collection early in the year by the Cobetto family, and this original psychedelic funk masterpiece was one of a few choice cuts that we kept for ourselves. Check out the link in the bio for the full post on our best finds of the year! #vinyl #vinylfinds #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #vinylcollective #vinyligclub #instavinyl #recordstore #smalltowncool #thegoldpan #funkadelic #maggotbrain #funkpsych #psychedelic
Have you ever wondered what records a record store owner keeps for their personal collection? It's a question we've always wanted to know the answer to, so we decided to show off some of our favorite finds from this year along with a peek at our collections as a whole. We'll post some sneak peeks here but check out the link in the bio for the full post! #vinyl #vinylfinds #vinylcommunity #vinylcollection #vinylcollective #vinyligclub #instavinyl #recordcollection #recordstore #smalltowncool #thegoldpan
We have a nice budget Numark turntable available! Cleaned, tested, and with a new needle! Hashtag last minute gift idea... 😉 #thegoldpan #smalltowncool #turntable #recordplayer #recordstore
I love the grille on the #1963 #fordfairlane500 It’s got a cool #MCM vibe, kinda reminiscent of the breeze blocks that were popular in the era. This car is full of wonderful design elements, from that lovely grille on back to the subtle fins in the rear. 1963 would be the last year that the Fairlane had fins, and they went out gracefully with this model. What’s your favorite classic car? Do you own one, or dream of it?
Built and added another full 1,000 record bin today to the store! Woo Hoo! We had to lose the couch 🙁, but now we're at over 5,000 records on display! We'll be filling up the new bins this weekend and we'll get another shipment by Saturday of more new vinyl. Me and Matt were amped today! Don't forget we're open till 8 for Friday Night Lights! #vinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollective #vinyligclub #instavinyl #smalltowncool #thegoldpan #recordstore
NEW records alert! We got in a hefty shipment of new records this weekend, and we're already working on another order! If there's a new album - or reissue - that you want that we don't have, let us know and we'll make sure to get one for you. The Gold Pan is here to help you in all of your vinyl pursuits. #vinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollective #vinyligclub #instavinyl #recordstore #smalltowncool #newvinyl #newarrivals #thegoldpan
Tis the season to stuff those stockings, and Gold Pan gift certificates make excellent stocking stuffers! Available in any amount! Stop by Fridays from 12:30-8:00 (in December) and Saturdays 12:30-5:00 and pick one up. #smalltowncool #thegoldpan #vinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollective #instavinyl #vinyligclub #records #recordstore
We all look forward to the spirit of the season shared by this neighbour in Hastings ☃️🎄❄️👊Repost from @hastings_ontario_canada using @RepostRegramApp - The house on Queen St. is is full swing! #hastingsvillage #ontario #rurallife #smalltowncool #hastingsrocks #lightshow #christmasmusic #celebrate #season #giveback #fundraiser #volunteersrock @trent_hills_tribune @trenthillstourism @perfectwknds
One of McDuffie County’s beautiful wedding venues! #Visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool #exploregeorgia Repost from @ashtoncoleplace
Let's GEEK OUT! Matt and I are doing a blog post at the end of the year showing you guys our favorite vinyl finds of the year. We thought... "It would be sweet to see some of our people's favorite finds also." So, if you want to play the game with us, bring your favorite find of the year, (doesn't have to be from us) and get your picture taken with it for us to share here. You can also take the picture yourself and post it on Instagram and tag us in it. Let’s see those records! #thegoldpan #recordstore #smalltowncool #vinyl #vinylcommunity #vinylcollective #vinyligclub #instavinyl
Spend the holidays with us! Link in bio to book. #vintageholidays #tinyreindeer #madeinjapan
Wishing you all a Thanksgiving full of love! #Visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool
Another beautiful #hometownview #raysvillemarina #visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool #exploregeorgia Repost from @cherej61 Sunset was gorgeous tonight. And the bass were biting... #girlswhofish #nobaddaysfishing
When your dog decides he’d rather kiss a #pinupgirl than behave himself.
Excited to be working with @thegoldinggroup and @thekylegolding to expand how many small towns @debrainiowa and I can serve #smalltowncool #saveyourtown #ideafriendly #smalltown #rurallife
Gorgeous capture of the Rock Dam in McDuffie County! Repost from 📸: @mandrewperkins #rock #dam #waterfall #visitthomsonga #thomsonga #mcduffiecounty #smalltowncool #exploregeorgia
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