This post contains links to the articles and information referenced in our latest FAB BIZ BLAST communication; you can subscribe to future Biz Blasts here.
MEET AND MINGLE AT SISTERS BKLYN!
The next FAB FULTON Merchant Mixer is set for Monday, June 17, at SISTERS Bklyn (900 Fulton, at Washington). It's a happy hour affair, from 4:30p - 6:30p, so come ready to sip and socialize amongst your fellow FAB FULTON-area business owners! Click here to RSVP in advance for this private, invitation-only soireé!
PAINT THE TOWN PROUD FOR WORLD PRIDE 2019!
This June, New York City will welcome as many as 4 million visitors for WorldPride NYC 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. New York City's Project Rainbow is a unique initiative empowering member businesses to unify their branding in celebration of the event and in solidarity with all that it represents. Click here to find all the resources and information you need to ready your business for WorldPride in New York City! #JuneIsPrideMonth
START PREPPING FOR THE PLASTIC BAG BAN
In May, we visited several FAB FULTON-area businesses with New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) rep Pedro Suarez, who provided information and resources regarding the upcoming Foam Ban. (Again, it's July 1 that violations begin!) While out in the district, Suarez had conversations with many of you about the upcoming Plastic Bag Ban. Starting March 1, 2020, New York State will prohibit the distribution of single-use plastic carryout bags, with limited exceptions. To support these efforts to reduce wasteful single-use bags, NYC has enacted a local law which authorizes a five-cent fee on paper carryout bags, also taking effect on March 1, 2020.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For access to free DSNY resources, click here.
WANNA BE INSTAGRAM FAMOUS?
HERE'S 10 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR BIZ INSTA-FRIENDLY
When people post photos of your space on Instagram, you benefit from the free advertising and positive word of mouth. Plus, having an Instagrammable space is an asset when it comes to attracting customers, especially those seeking the perfect photo backdrop.
What can you do to up your IG factor? Here are a few tried-and-true ideas from some of the platform’s most-tagged spaces, compiled by Hootsuite:
- Go green with plants and flowers! Something live will brighten up your space and add cheerful, colorful accents.
- Provide an accent wall! Often, Instagrammers look for an ideal backdrop for selfies; give them visual excitement with a mural or bright wallpaper.
- Add a patterned floor! Instagram is really into floors. For proof, just check out the 800,000+ posts tagged #IHaveThisThingWithFloors.
Want more? Click here and check out more suggestions from Hootsuite and see cool examples of photo-friendly small businesses.
(June 30 is global Social Media Day! Try some of these tips to show your stuff and connect with customers; use the hashtag #SocialMediaDay!)
FAB FULTON ANNUAL MEETING RECAP
FAB FULTON held its public Annual Meeting on May 16, 2019, at 33 Lafayette Wine Bar in Fort Greene. The business of the BID was on the agenda, as attendees heard reports on the BID's finances and elections of Directors were held. There was also a Q&A session, followed by a networking event. Check out the recap here.
ABOUT FAB FULTON
The Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB FULTON) is a non-profit organization that advocates for and collaborates with small businesses and property owners along Fulton Street in Brooklyn’s neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill to maintain a safe, clean, and welcoming community while securing resources and partnerships for initiatives that enhance and promote the district.
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