Southwest Washington is home to local businesses of all sizes and industries, ready to meet any consumer or business needs. From advertising firms to veterinary clinics, our member directory offers solutions from your neighbors who are invested in our community.
Did you know that studies show when we shop at a locally owned business 47.7% of every dollar stays in the local community and another 9% stays in the state. That is more than $.50 of every dollar stays in our community when we shop locally owned businesses.
Supporting local businesses radiates out to supporting jobs for our neighbors, invests economically and socially in our community, and offers opportunities for local philanthropy. Think of it like a mini economic stimulus every time you shop locally.
Customer service from a small business that lives and thrives off loyal customers is likely going to be of a higher quality than customer service from a large corporation with little to no investment in the community.
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Values-Based Brand Strategy™ Workshop for Small Businesses and Nonprofits
Join our brand strategy workshop to gain the knowledge and tools needed to build a strong brand. Define your purpose, identify values, and craft a compelling brand story. Analyze your name and architecture for differentiation. Learn market research, competitive analysis, and unique selling propositions. Cultivate your brand voice, style, and understand color and typography's impact. Master responsive branding for consistent customer touch points. Unlock your brand's full potential with us!
Grow your business 🌱 15% off for GVC members
Support Local Nonprofits
Our nonprofit members are pillars in the community, serving our neighbors who need it most. A gift to a local organization can create real, impactful change for your neighborhood, city, and beyond. You will find a wide range of worthy causes to support in our directory.
Donate to the Small Business Fund
This grant program aims to support local small businesses as they recover, grow, or re-invest in themselves. Grants are awarded year-round based on need.