Hello Friends at Dane Buy Local,
"There is no other organization in Dane County that provides education, collaboration, and promotion for their members as well as Dane Buy Local. My membership with Dane Buy Local began in 2009 when I first launched Yola’s Cafe.
Being a member has helped me with my business since in various capacities. By attending the monthly breakfasts and evening socials I’ve met other successful and knowledgeable local business owners and have been able to employ many of their services. These supporting services include contractors, accountants, insurance brokers, computer consultants, attorneys, sign makers, graphic designers, and many others.
Anyone focused on growing their business has to give serious thought as to why they don’t belong. Meet great people, establish strong connections and introductions while serving our community – show me where else that can happen as effectively as it has here. The message of keeping our money local makes so much sense and it is a privilege to be a part of one of the Largest Buy Local Organizations in the US on a City/County-wide scale." - Lance Ratze, Owner, Yola’s Cafe
"I think my successes are actually the relationships I have with so many members of DBL, for instance I mentioned Steve and Nicole Broyles, who I called on behalf of my client who needed an accounting firm; on a personal level, I used Bethke Heating for a problem with our furnace. They were great to work with. I wouldn't have known about them if not for DBL.
I also sent a photo a couple months ago to the TV program, MSNBC Open Forum Your Business with J.J. Ramberg. It's a weekly show for small business owners that focuses on tips and strategies to run our businesses. MSNBC replied back and ran my photo and may be interested in featuring Madison in a future show about the importance of shopping local. I forwarded information to Colin who was going to follow up. They do a great job of interviewing business owners in the communities to share what works and what are some of the challenges." - Barbara Boustead, Owner, Mary's Daughter, LLC