Raffle Winners!

It is great to be back after a restful long holiday. We are ready to present the winners of The HBA membership raffle. The Winners are… Lastings wins the Casana Retail Gift Certificate. Twin Oak Home Inspections won The Casana Tea Gift Certificate Trudy’s Beauty Shop won the Hawthorne Valley Gift Certificate  Casana won the Jams from Sally Lang. Thank you to all of the businesses who participated in the raffle and those who paid their dues. We will be…

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Welcome New Member, Casana T

Casana T House and Designs has joined the HBA. Casana T House Offers a wonderful array of signature teas including a tea service experience to remember. They also offer coffee selections and tasty menu. Casana Designs flagship store sells hand-combed cashmere products from Himalayan mountain goats manufactured in a sustainable manner, by Nepali Artisans. A percentage of all sales benefit Nepali education, healthcare and families. Please visit them to warm up and shop this holiday season.

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Small Business Saturday Success

As Julie Kane, Treasurer and I manned the warming station on Small Business Saturday, we met so many great people. We watched all the shopping traffic and gave away coffee and donuts. A huge, “Thank you”, to Village Scoop (Dee, Ken & Kevin and Dylan too!) for the coffee and IGA for the donuts. We look forward to next year.  

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Donate to the Raffle for Small Business Saturday

Donate to a small gift certificate or item from your store or place of business for the Small Business Saturday raffle. all donations will be put together for one large prize! Call Danielle, HBA Chair, by 11/21/17 to donate and submit gift by 9 am Saturday morning the latest. Call Danielle: 518-325-3505

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Small Business Saturday

We will be on the porch of The Hillsdale House from 10-4 on Small Business Saturday. Everyone will be shopping in our wonderful stores. We will have coffee provided by Passiflora, food donated by area businesses, promotional material, information on local businesses and the HBA and our ELF will be visiting the stores. Come out and Shop Small on Saturday, November 25th, 2017.  

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Strategies for Winning the Google Wars in 2018

Things are changing in the on-line world. If you want your business to be found, you need to up your game – starting now. Google RankBrain?  Mobile-first Index?  Video content?  The 2-Second Rule? Brian Dean of BACKLINKO has provided a great starting point in his recent blog post, “The Definitive Guide to SEO in 2018.” Who is Brian Dean? Inc recently said: “Brian is a really smart SEO guy who knows what’s he’s talking about because he lives it every day.”  We…

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Contact us for Chamber of Commerce and Shopper’s Guide ads

Chamber Advertising & Marketing Opportunities Now that the HBA is a member of the Chamber we have many opportunities to advertise. The Chamber Connection: A mailer that reaches over 750 businesses. $40-$50 if enough businesses participate. A MID HUDSON CABLE ad. Price will vary. Packages with The Register Star Free Radio advertising The Columbia Paper feature Capital Region Living discount Shopper’s Guide Columbus Day Ads and more! Ads due to me by 10/1/17 for Columbus day. $35 Weekly Hillsdale page Opportunity! Price TBD depending on…

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Getting Stronger

All Hillsdale businesses are invited to an HBA event on August 30th, 2017 at Four Brother’s in Hillsdale at 6pm. Carol Patterson, Membership director of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will be giving a presentation. She will provide an overview of member benefits for HBA. Find how the HBA membership can be more valuable to your business, now that we have joined the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. Light appetizers and soda will be provided. A cash bar and…

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Exciting News for All Members!

We are proud to announce that we have joined The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce! Save the date 8/30/17 for a welcoming event. All Hillsdale businesses should attend. Time and place to follow. Carol Patterson will be in town to tell us about all of the benefits the HBA can receive from this membership.

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Play Small Business Bingo May 1 - 7, 2016, in Hillsdale, NY

Hillsdale Businesses Celebrate Small Business Week with BINGO!

The Hillsdale Business Alliance (HBA) invites shoppers to play Small Business Bingo for a chance to win $100, $50 or $25 gift certificates.  Twenty-four stores and eateries around town are participating. “The game is being held to celebrate National Small Business Week (May 1 – 7) and to show off our local businesses in Hillsdale during that week,” said Julie Kane, chair of the HBA. “Bingo cards are available at all participating stores and restaurants in Hillsdale. Each spot on the card is…

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