There is no “we” in econo-me!

May 14

Caution: Monday Morning Soapbox I admit it, I’m an eavesdropper. I’m horrible about it and it makes Sunday brunch a little awkward for my poor wife, who has gotten used to that blank look in my eyes when I’m really listening to the people behind her, not her… Yesterday was no exception as I got to listen-in on the conversations of two couples...

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Death To Capitalism or New Life To Thugs? (A Response to Seattle Anarchists)

May 03

Death To Capitalism or New Life To Thugs? (A Response to Seattle Anarchists)

It was disheartening to find out that as we were traveling through Washington to spread hope and cheer, just a few miles to the north, a group of feckless thugs were intent on creating chaos and fear.

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An Hour And A Half For A Latte??? (Happily)

May 02

An Hour And A Half For A Latte??? (Happily)

There’s one big reason that I love my job. People. People from all walks of life, all socio-economic backgrounds, business owners, minimum wage workers – you name it! It is all of these people that weave the fabric of our communities, determining what the “culture” of a town might look like. Imagine you are Bryan and Gail of Fly-In’ Bean...

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If A Hamster Can Do It…

Feb 22

If A Hamster Can Do It…

We are all getting a little spring fever around the office this week, so we let Hammy, the RelyLocal hamster, out of his cage today and found that he had a little message that he wanted to share. Note: We don’t really have a hamster, and doubt his/her name is Hammy. Share or Bookmark Hide...

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Eat A Carrot, Save The World

Feb 21

Eat A Carrot, Save The World

One of the most intriguing studies I found when preparing to launch RelyLocal was a research paper out of the Leopold Center at Iowa State, titled “Checking the Food Odometer: Comparing Food Miles for Local Versus Conventional Produce Sales“. In short – the average carrot travels 1,838 miles before it reaches your table. Think about that for a...

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We Want You! (to help us support your community)

Feb 20

We Want You! (to help us support your community)

In RelyLocal’s first year, we saw explosive growth – from Olympia, WA to Frederick, MD – even recently partnering to launch two new “buy local” campaigns in Hawaii.  We are proud to have helped to create over 500 new jobs in 150 communities across America. The success of RelyLocal is directly due to the amazing partners we have...

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Keep Your Money Where Your Home Is

Feb 07

One of the biggest reasons that we love our collaborative “open source” business model is because we get to be constantly amazed by the talent, creativity, and passion of our partners all across the country. This latest inspiration comes from our partner Judy McKnight in Hendersonville, NC. Great work, Judy! Keep it up! Share or...

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