January 10, 2018
G A M B A  U
Happy Hour & Presentation
Wednesday, January 17th
Brand Advocacy with Josh Yeager
In this session, Josh will share tips for identifying who your brand advocates are, where and how to find them, and the best ways for creating superstar marketing practices for your own business in the Art Museum Area district.

Attendees will learn:
  • How to identify local influencers and existing brand advocates
  • Use scenarios for creating an influencer marketing program for your business
  • Things you need to know in terms of compliance and FTC regulations around this vetted marketing practice
Enjoy complimentary bites and as always, the �� first drink �� is on us! See you there...

Where: Bar Hygge,  1720 Fairmount Ave.
When: Wednesday, January 17th, 6-7:30pm
Now through January 31st...
Now is a great time to take advantage of our Mid-year Membership offer! Start the New Year off in commitment to your business by joining your neighborhood coalition of merchants. As a member of our community, you'll have access to event and funding opportunities, social media marketing through @artmuseumarea channels, continuing education, and monthly networking opportunities.

Read more about the benefits of GAMBA membership, and sign up today. If you register before January 31st, you'll receive a complimentary month of membership. 

We look forward to seeing new faces and hearing new ideas about enhancing our commercial corridors and small business community. Here's to a thriving and prosperous 2018!
Business Owner Spotlight!
Lather Hair Studio

This month, we caught up with Dena Epstein and Abbey Dernoga on running a creative hair studio in Brewerytown. Check out our recent posts on the  Art Museum Area blog. 

T o be featured in next month's blog, email Ashley at awagner@fairmountcdc.org.
Spring Grant Cycle 
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Financial assistance is available via The Merchant's Fund in the form of Business Stabilization Grants and Business Loan Match Grants, up to $10,000 and $20,000 respectively. Your business must be established in Philadelphia for at least three years to apply for either of the grants. More information can be found here. Should you decide to pursue one of these grants, contact Ashley at awagner@fairmountcdc.org for application assistance. 

We want to hear from you...

Photo from our Winter Social at Eastern State Penitentiary

2017 was a great year for GAMBA, with dynamic programming, fun community events, and networking opportunities that strengthened the fabric of our small business community. From all of us at Fairmount CDC, thank you for making 2017 a special year. 

Looking forward to the year ahead, we are excited to work together to dream up new, impactful events, programs, and campaigns to bolster our Art Museum area community. Would you take a moment to reflect on 2017 and complete this short survey about your experience?