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Live Local Inland Northwest is launching an online marketplace for Spokane-area businesses and organizations to showcase their products for free while providing them with an opportunity to reach a wider customer base.
The marketplace acts as a one-stop shop for businesses and organizations, which can showcase up to 10 items on the platform. Businesses are able to sell directly to customers on the marketplace or link to their own e-commerce website.
“We are calling it Spokane’s virtual Main Street,” said Janice Miller, communications director for Live Local INW, adding the marketplace gives each business a chance to have prime online storefront space while lifting each other up in the process.
More than 400 locally owned and operated businesses have signed up to participate in the online marketplace, which goes live Tuesday.
The Grain Shed co-owner and brewer Teddy Benson said he’s excited about the online marketplace.
The Perry District brewery,
After overhauling NBCUniversal’s news and entertainment divisions, new CEO Jeff Shell has turned his attention to the business side, expanding Linda Yaccarino’s role at the company.
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Yaccarino has been promoted to chairman of global advertising and partnerships for NBCUuniversal. In addition to overseeing national advertising sales, ad sales marketing and global partnerships, Yaccarino will now add the local advertising sales and strategic initiatives teams to her purview, and will also head up a new companywide data strategy unit.
This is an extension of NBCUniversal’s One Platform offering, rolled out earlier this year, which enables the selling of ad inventory across all screens. Today’s moves will align NBCU’s local ad sales operation with its global sales efforts.
“Linda has done a fantastic job moving the advertising business forward, not just for NBCUniversal but the industry at large,” said Shell in a statement. “I’m excited for her to continue architecting the future
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EO Charleston, the area’s local chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global business network for entrepreneurs, is offering a virtual presentation to all local business owners on Wed., October 14 at noon. The in-depth and interactive workshop will be presented by Colleen McKenna, a national LinkedIn consulting, coaching and training expert who has been engaged by more than 600 companies to increase their presence, revenue and hiring opportunities.
This session will challenge business owners to think differently about their personal brand, network and engagement on LinkedIn. Entrepreneurs will gain clarity, insight, and actionable next steps including how to elevate their presence, generate referrals and new business opportunities.
“Colleen and her team will provide attendees with concrete results right out of the gate,” said Matt Sullivan, EO Charleston’s learning chair. “Based on feedback from other EO chapters, this webinar will open our eyes to how much traction a
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After months of pandemic-related financial strain and years of uncertainty over its future, Bartell Drugs, one of the oldest companies in Washington state and one of the most familiar names in the Seattle business community, is being sold.
The 67-store regional drugstore chain, which has been owned by the same family since its founding in Seattle’s Central District in 1890, will be acquired by Rite Aid for $95 million, the companies announced Wednesday.
“We felt that this was the only answer,” said George D. Bartell, co-owner and chairman of the company his grandfather, George H. Bartell Sr., founded 130 years ago. “It was getting more difficult for regional operators to compete in the market.”
Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid, which has about 2,500 stores in 19 states, including 69 in and around Seattle, will keep the Bartell name on the stores. It disclosed no plans to close stores or cut any of