On Friday we’ll be starting a giveaway here at NNY Life with gifts for the holidays from local north country retailers. There are several reasons I’m excited about this:
It Feels Like We’re a Team
We have represented in this “12 Days of NNY Christmas” giveaway fourteen local businesses, many owned and operated by women. Being a small business owner myself, this group couldn’t be closer to my heart.
By bundling everyone and everything together in one promotion, my hope is that the contest will get a lot of traction in time for a holiday boost in sales, which means a better Christmas and New Year for these business owners and their families (not to mention the folks walking away with these //15// great gifts to share – or keep for themselves).
This Contest is the Work of the New NNY Life Team
NNY Life has been around for just under two years now, but it wasn’t until I decided to ask for help late in the fall of this year that NNY Life began to feel more like something that could be a valuable tool to people in this community, and less like a half-finished project I wasn’t sure I’d ever be able to complete.
Though I love to write and am passionate about NNY, I’m not the greatest at self-promotion. With the addition of contributors Katie and Becky (and with more in the works), I feel NNY Life is finally hitting its stride. My hope is that the newbies looking for goodies will stick around to see more about events, local favorites, more fun giveaways, and hopefully a little down the line, some area events for families and kids planned and hosted by NNY Life!
It Seems Like What I’m Doing Matters
The response I’ve gotten since drilling down and consistently posting since late October tells me that local family-friendly events information, weekly local food deals with and without coupons, and information geared at families living in the NNY area is, as I’ve always known, an unmet need.
NNY is a great place to raise a family. My ultimate goal with NNY Life is to make sure everyone who comes to the area can find their place in this community quickly and get on with enjoying all northern New York has to offer.
So, I want to thank the businesses who have contributed goods and services to the 12 Days of NNY Christmas:
Nova Schenk, Pilates and Yoga Instructor at The Pilates Room and the Watertown Family YMCA
Sparkles by Maria
Hair by Amye