Celebrating Small Business Week In Central Oregon 2021

Celebrating entrepreneurs and small business owners

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year is one unlike the half-century that has come before. –  U.S. Small Business Administration

2021 will focus on the resilience of America’s entrepreneurs and the renewal of the small-business economy as they build back better from the economic crisis brought on by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.


How to support small businesses in Central Oregon

Whether you own a small business, work for one, or you just love to shop small and supporting local, there are plenty of ways you can show your support for small businesses in Central Oregon:

  1. Eat, drink, and support local – whether you sit down for a meal, get something to go, hit happy hour, or bring fido along to sit outside at a pet-friendly patio, enjoy great dining and drinks at the many delicious area restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops
  2. Buy a gift card from your favorite restaurant, spa, or shop to use at a later date
  3. Buy a uniquely awesome piece of artwork from a local artist or maker
  4. Purchase an experience – think local tour companies, golf lessons, etc.
  5. Shop online or in-person for locally-made products
  6. Swag it up – grab a t-shirt or beanie from your favorite local brewery, coffee shop, store, etc.
  7. Follow local businesses on social media and share their awesome products and services with your family, friends, and the world – don’t forget to leave a great review for the business, too!



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We know local because we are local

We’ve been a part of the local business community for over a decade, and we’re proud to be a family-owned and operated company.

Fred Real Estate Group is Central Oregon’s number one independent brokerage with over 140 real estate experts and one firm belief: Every client we work with deserves an amazing real estate experience. We’ve been connecting home buyers and sellers since 2008 with a fresh approach, local expertise, and brilliant results and we’d love to work with you.


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About Keeley Mannila

As the co-founder and owner of Fred Real Estate Group, Keeley is the driving force behind company culture, branding, and creative marketing strategy.