We learn from a young age that sharing is to “partake of, use, experience, occupy or enjoy things and experiences with others.” You can feel a strong sense of belonging when sharing in your community. And when businesses adopt these practices, their business will grow exponentially!
From farmer’s markets to local theater performances, supporting local activities show your interest in your local community. When companies get together as a community, take pride in others’ work and increase their camaraderie, they will discover the true meaning of the holiday spirit.
Did you know…
Every time you pick up a coffee at your local café, grab lunch at the mom-and-pop shop or buy a new bag from a local store, you’re making an impact in your community. In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the US, approximately 67 cents stays in the local community.
Community Sharing Events
Events help communities to get together and form a bond. By participating in local activities, businesses can give back to their neighborhoods and create awareness about community needs. These events are also great for meeting new people and finding new customers.
There are many reasons to sponsor a community event. You can improve your neighborhood, raise funds for a local cause or charity and celebrate the local culture. Best of all, you know that everyone will come together to attend. Create your event team from your employees and businesses around you.
Holiday community events are a great place to begin, as they garner even more attention. As with anything that has a holiday theme, sharing is always a central theme.
Identification and Community Sharing
Name badges, customized ribbons and many other products will help you during community events. In addition, they will let you reach out to your neighbors and businesses to let them know who you are and that you are there to help.
Here are three products with ways they will help your community.
Use adhesive badges for quick identification at your next community event. Each person writes their name, and the adhesive holds the tags to their clothing. Consider throwing a party for your community businesses where everyone comes together and shares products and services with their neighbor businesses. We should set this up for our neighborhood and share name tags!
Community recognition can happen anywhere: school art shows or neighborhood events, so be prepared with quick identification. A low-cost option, badge holders, allow you to print inserts that slide into a plastic sleeve. You can select anything from a deluxe magnetic fastener to lanyards.
Make identification fun with blank badge ribbons as pin-on name tags, or use them for your next block party. Create unique awards and passes with custom imprinted badge ribbons attached to contestants and given to guests.
Holding community events is perfect for promoting positive change in your neighborhood. And there is ample opportunity during your gathering to provide improvement to your community and network with your neighbors. Work on strengthening your community bonds and bringing your community closer together by celebrating your differences.