Partnering with local businesses

This Thanksgiving, we’re partnering with the WindowMaple City Market, and other local organizations to make nutritious food even more accessible.  November 18 to 24 will mark the first ‘Share the Bounty’ Week and include a great lineup of events. 

(http://www.goshenfarmersmarket.org/share-the-bounty/)

Share the Bounty Week is a collaboration of local organizations exploring the need and opportunity to make healthy, local food more accessible in Goshen.

Some of the events and the businesses/organizations involved with them were:

 Lexicon of Sustainability pop-up show, hosted by Goshen College EcoPAX at Goshen College;  illuminating the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture

 Seed to Feed: a program of Church Community Services, hosted by the Maple City Market Board of Directors at Goshen Chamber of Commerce;  a discussion of nutritious food procurement, economic sustainability, and empowerment opportunities for food pantries

 “A Place at the Table,” sponsored by Maple City Market, presented by Seed to Feed, a program of Church Community Services at New Life Community Church;  raising awareness about hunger and food insecurity in America – benefiting CCS

 Open Space community event, hosted by Transition Goshen at Goshen City Church of the Brethren;  turning the week’s ideas into action

(http://www.goshenfarmersmarket.org/bounty/)

Partnering with complimentary businesses allows you to offer more to your customers and prospects, gain more awareness in the marketplace, and builds relationships between your business and your partners’, which may lead to different opportunities in the future. Depending on the type of partnership and the campaign that you decide to run, most of the time partnering with local businesses comes with very little increased costs. Local partnerships are a great way to bring increased value to your customers. 

(http://montco.happeningmag.com/local-business-partnership/)