Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fairmount CDC Headquarters, 2837 W Girard Ave.

    Social media marketing presentation by Gillian Robbins. Discussion will include visioning, content management, and social media networking.

    Please note this gathering will occur on a Wednesday morning, rather than our usual evening happy hour. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be available. 

    "Gillian Robbins is a Library Coordinator in the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC), a department at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library that serves as a resource for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, and job seekers providing curated information through research assistance and networking opportunities, as well as programs, classes, lectures, and special events. She has built and managed the social media and Constant Contact accounts for the business services within the BRIC for four years (@FLPbusiness on Twitter and Facebook). Before becoming a librarian, Gillian studied art history and archaeology and learned a lot about business working in restaurants. She received her M.S.L.S. from Clarion University in 2011. She is passionate about fitness, finding the best burger in Philadelphia, yelling at drivers from her bicycle, and her three fat cats."

    • Saturday, November 25, 2017
    • Various Locations

    Sign up today to be part of the Art Museum Area's 2017 Small Business Saturday celebration on Saturday, Nov. 25!

    To kickoff a season of local shopping, we will print and distribute 5,000 "Small Business Saturday Passports" to local residents and shoppers. We'll also make them available online and have "street team" volunteers distributing them throughout the neighborhood on the event day.

    Shoppers will be encouraged to visit at least three of the participating merchants to earn a stamp after making a purchase. Once they collect three stamps, they'll be entered to win some great local prizes! 

    Participating businesses can include a special offer or discount on the passport (optional) and can also volunteer to be a drop off site for completed passports (an easy way to drive traffic to your location, but requires you then get all completed passports to Fairmount CDC within 24 hours). To celebrate all things local this year, we are also asking businesses to donate a $25-$50 gift card that we can use as prizes. This will allow us to award more winners than ever before!

    All participants will receive a "Small Business Saturday" swag bag to help promote the day with items such as flyers, balloons and other giveaways. We'll also promote your participation in advance of the day through traditional and social media.

    We hope you'll help us celebrate the beginning of the holiday shopping season and sign up today!

The Greater Art Museum Business Alliance (GAMBA)
GAMBA is a Fairmount Community Development Corp. initiative.
2837 W. Girard Avenue. Philadelphia, PA 19130

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