Last night, I attended a Shopkeepers Winter Social in Old Town Alexandria at the Christmas Attic. It was fun to meet other shopkeepers and store representatives and learn from them. There are so many different unique businesses in Alexandria that offer a wide array of products and services. We also played a game where we had to guess something that the person's store offered that might be out of the ordinary. We found out a lot about each other!
The other shopkeepers were very helpful in providing me with suggestions on organizations that I may wish to join to help market and promote the business as well as get to know other business owners and become a greater part of the community. As soon as I got home last night, I did additional research into the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association, the Old Town Business and Professional Association and the Chamber of Commerce.
I also received my first spring shipment from Rebecca Taylor yesterday! Beautiful colors - just opening the box made me so ready for spring!
I did do a quick check on the construction yesterday prior to going to the social - to the untrained eye, I could not see any more work done but there may be some electrical things going on that I can't see. I am going to lunch today with my friend Tina and we will check out the progress after lunch.