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Go Local Houston Card and #SLGT Working Together

J.R. Cohen @JRCohen
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WeSLGT will be working with Go Local Houston to help bring more attention to local businesses, farmers markets, and more. The good people behind the Houston Go Local Card have a special offer for locally owned businesses, to sign up and join at a rate of $150 for the year! When a business signs up, they must mention "#SLGT" to recieve the $150 rate. These are huge savings and we know many…

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Project “Employment” Update

#SLGT @weslgt
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We received this update from the coorporate frontlines, our hearts go out to everyone who has been struggling through this.


Happy(!?) Holidays

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post.  I meant to be more diligent in this, but to be honest the last several months have sort of gone by in a daze.  I feel caught up in a current that I can’t quite get out of, but which won’t go ahead and…

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WHAM! Spacetaker Winter Holiday Art Market & Vendor Breakfast

#SLGT @weslgt
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Our friends at Spacetaker put some #SLGT love in the Winter Holiday Art Market & Vendor Breakfast. Here is some information they wanted us to share with you!

At Spacetaker, we’re always trying to connect artists with opportunities to further their artistic growth through economic development, professional development, and by offering a network in which they can thrive.

Our Winter Holiday…

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Project “Employment”

#SLGT @weslgt
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Big Corporate layoffs. Seems these are most noticeable when we are near the Holiday season. What happens to our Local Economy when a big company housed within our community goes through this? How do we keep these people with experience in our city? What are great resources for those individuals that have been with a company for so long, to help them find work? These are some of the questions we…

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Houston Habitat for Humanity and SLGT Partner for Home Build

#SLGT @weslgt
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We are proud to announce that the SLGT team is set to embark on one of its largest community projects to date. SLGT has partnered with Houston Habitat for Humanity to raise walls, hammer nails and lay roofing over six days in an effort to support affordable housing. From September 13-19, SLGT members, friends and businesses will team up to build a home in Houston Habitat’s newest neighborhood,…

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White Linen Night in the Heights #SLGT

J.R. Cohen @JRCohen
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White Linen Night in the Heights has been doing SLGT since before it had a name. On the first Saturday in August, local businesses in the Heights throw open their doors, stay open late, and host open houses and parties for the crowds of people walking through the Heights. Great minds really do think alike.

This year, SLGT is throwing a party of its own! Many thanks to our host - we'll be at…

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How #SLGT began.

J.R. Cohen @JRCohen
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#SLGT started with 2 different hashtags on twitter,(#supportlocal and #growtogether) just before I won the Texas Social Media Award from the Statesman at SxSW in 2009. I started it because that was the beginnning of the recession, and when Houston started to feel the effects of it. Other coffee shops and businesses were suffering and going out of business; other people working for corporations…

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What Does #SLGT Mean to YOU?

Christopher Kennedy @onebrightlight
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So far you've heard from @culturepilot, @divamover, and myself, @onebrightlight about what #SLGT means to us. We're going to be slowly but surely adding more content from our other founders, like @btruax, @marie_elg and the big guy, himself, @JRCohen. However there's one thing that I think is missing…

You.

Let's face it, without you guys, there is no point to @WeSLGT. Our entire existence…

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In Support of the Community

Christopher Kennedy @onebrightlight
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A wise man once slapped a bumper sticker on his truck and it read:

I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could!

I'm a bit of the same way. I was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but my parents moved here to Houston 25 years ago and I've been as close to a native Houstonian as possible. Ever since we made that move, I've always noticed that Texans - and Houstonians…

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Why I #SLGT

MaryBeth Smith @divamover

When I first looked at my Twitter feed and saw “#Support Local” and “#Grow Together,” I thought, “THAT is something I can support!”

As I have immersed myself in conversations about #SLGT and @WeSLGT, several changes have occurred in me, and in the people I see every day. It seems that a fundamental shift has occurred. I am now aware of local businesses, specifically and generally, in a way…

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Culture Pilot invites you to Support Local so we can Grow Together.

Culture Pilot @culturepilot
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For us, SLGT means several things, but above all it's about showing and sharing our support for the outstanding local talent that's brewing in our amazing city. Day in and day out we're blessed with the opportunity to collaborate with talented designers, savvy publicists, inspiring artists, entrepreneurs and curators of culture. When we're ready for a break, we can walk down the block to see a…

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