Member Opportunities July 2020

Member Opportunities July 2020

Here are the latest opportunities and updates for GABA members: 1. July 9 & 10 Blood Drive 2. Paws on Grand September 12 3. Grand Old Day 2021 4. Guest Blog Posts 5. Group Buy for Villager Ad    Read on for the particulars...July 9 & 10 Blood Drive If you...

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7 Key Takeaways from Social Media Audits

7 Key Takeaways from Social Media Audits

This week's blog article was written by Carolyn Dyrdahl, Founder & Marketing Consultant at Marketing Connection. She consults for some of the most social media savvy businesses on Grand Avenue here in St. Paul, MN.The technical term is social media audits, but...

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Member Update – June 2020

Member Update – June 2020

We have several updates and opportunities for our members this June/July: 1. Update from Scott Fares, Acting President of GABA 2. Guest Blog Posts 3. Group discount ad buying in the Villager 4. July 9 & 10 Blood Drive 5. Paws on Grand September 12  Read on for the...

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What’s All the Fuss with Sun Safety Anyway?

What’s All the Fuss with Sun Safety Anyway?

Our guest blog writer for this post is Beverly Brending. She has over 32 years of experience as an electrologist, advanced practice esthetician, and permanent make-up professional. She's also the owner of Brending Electrolysis on Grand Avenue here in St. Paul,...

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Update from Bob Lawrence, GABA President

Update from Bob Lawrence, GABA President

Dear Members,   My thoughts and prayers have been with all of you over the past three months, and even more so the past week. Although we share many of the same challenges, each of us has unique difficulties that we are facing. Patience and understanding of those...

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Member Update – May 2020

Member Update – May 2020

Ramsey County Small Business Relief Fund Ramsey County is providing emergency assistance to small local businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Business Relief Fund will provide grants of $7500 to small businesses most in need of support....

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Online Lessons for Stringed Instruments

Online Lessons for Stringed Instruments

We're all stuck at home, searching for ways to relieve stress and make the most of our time. Some of us (guilty) have resorted to working a little too hard on crafting cocktails, but in our better moments we wonder if we could put this time to use developing our...

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Member Opportunities – June 2020

Member Opportunities – June 2020

We have a LOT of opportunities for our members this June: 1. Social Media & Website Posts updating the community on your business status. 2. Guest Blog Posting 3. Welcome Back Signage 4. Financing options for paint to spruce up your business 5. Group discount ad...

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How to Document Your PPP Forgiveness Application

How to Document Your PPP Forgiveness Application

NOTE: This was written on May 14, 2020. The laws around PPP have been extraordinarily fluid, and there may have been updates that render part of this post no longer accurate. That being said, we encourage you to reach out to the author of this post, Steve Johnson of...

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