In an effort to amplify the significant contributions small businesses provide to the region’s economy, the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has partnered with talented local artists Chelsea-Mari Kennedy and Brandon Gastinell to design artwork for limited edition specialty merchandise as part of a new #All4Small fundraising initiative. The new program also utilizes an innovative online marketplace by One City Market, a local company committed to connecting and developing local retail communities. The Chamber’s #All4Small effort is aimed at increasing overall awareness about the importance of supporting local while also generating funds to provide free, one-on-one technical assistance and consulting services to uplift the region’s business owners. Small businesses employee half of our workforce; for Sacramento, they are a key source of employment for our population of 2.4 million and are a critical piece to recovery for our economy.
“With more than 100,000 local jobs already lost due to the pandemic and our small business community facing a challenging winter ahead, the Metro Chamber knows we must do all we can to support our local businesses as they weather this storm,” said Amanda Blackwood, President & CEO of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. “With #All4Small, we have the opportunity to partner with local artists, a local online retailer, and the Capital Region Small Business Development Center to infuse capital in the market and give our small business community every chance to succeed. Now it’s up to you to get involved and show your support!”
The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting small businesses, as well as larger enterprises, in the Capital Region by way of policy advocacy at all levels of government, leadership for collaborative initiatives, and influence with stakeholders in most communities. The Chamber provides representation for business owners and employees in the six county region, and resources in the form of the Small Business Development Center, a program of the US Small Business Administration, and via a partnership with Sacramento Inclusive Economic Development Collaborative (IEDC).
#All4Small seeks to develop a grassroots-level awareness of the Metro Chamber’s value to the community into individual financial support of the organization’s agenda through a fundraising campaign that also leverages the intersection of the Chamber’s recent Commitment to Change regarding inclusion, diversity and a sense of belonging, and Sacramento’s vibrant artist community’s need for equitable platforms for developing their businesses.
Limited edition #All4Small specialty merchandise includes decals, t-shirts, posters, and market bags that feature designs by Chelsea-Mari Kennedy and Brandon Gastinell. For more information about the #All4Small initiative and/or to make a merchandise purchase or donation, please visit www.all4smallbiz.com.