Small Business Saturday

Have you heard about Small Business Saturday? It was first “celebrated” in 2010 as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and ecommerce stores. Read up more about the history here. The point of Small Business Saturday is to encourage people to support their local economy by shopping at…

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Shop Local!

I’m sure you’ve seen the bumper stickers and heard the phrase “shop local.” It’s a whole movement centered on a single idea: shop local to support your local economy. There’s a whole list of cause and effect reasons why it’s beneficial to shop this way, but here are some of the most compelling ones: For…

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Portland, Oregon – Why We Live Here

Note from Propel’s Chief Editor: I have had the undeniable pleasure of being born and raised in Portland, Oregon!  As a loyal, webbed-foot participant of the Pacific Northwest, I am proud of and steeped in my city and it’s surrounding metro area.  We have so many reasons to marvel in the beauty that surrounds us…

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