Archive for August, 2011

Live Streaming Updates from Locally-Owned Stores in New England

Friday, August 5th, 2011

We are in the process of building a Twitter list of locally-owned stores in New England. Here, you’ll see live, streaming updates from independently-owned New England stores that sell books, specialty foods, furniture, clothing, farm fresh produce and more. While some “tweets” are merely conversational about subjects unrelated to that given store, most announcements offer excellent information on sales, new merchandise, events and contests. It’s really an up-to-the-minute, one-stop shopping resource for local business owners to tell people about their great stores! ¬†We, in fact, encourage all New England business owners to start their own Twitter page, as this form of micro blogging is a terrific way to let people know about your stores.

Some stores on the list are nationally-known like the Vermont Country Store in Weston, Vt., while others like the Corner Store of Cape Cod are best known in the neighborhood, or to vacationers in the area. We feel it’s a really nice mix, and with some very nice, down-to-earth messages.

Our Twitter list is a work in progress with a goal to “get the word out” on shopping local in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. If you know of any locally-owned stores with a Twitter presence, please let us know and we’ll consider it for our list.

As always, we encourage you to shop local, buy local New England!

Here is a widget of the live, streaming updates from some locally-owned stores in New England…