We have some exciting news:
Brand Stratos just won the Spotlight on Business Award from the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, in the Small Business category.
We won in large part due to our Here For Good 253 campaign, aimed at struggling businesses in the early days of the pandemic. A lot of local places found themselves in danger of closing up—sometimes for good—even though there was still demand for their products and services.
The entire staff here felt it was important to do something to help these small businesses survive. We not only depend on these places for work, it’s also our community. We live here. We wanted these places to be here when the pandemic is over, but how could people support their favorite businesses if they couldn’t access them? And for businesses dependent on foot traffic, what alternative could they offer?
Our team had an idea. We designed some custom apparel featuring local landmarks, and offered them to the community to buy. Proceeds went to the local business of one’s choice. Brand Stratos managed the whole process, from production to sales to outreach, asking only that participating businesses help promote it to their customers.
It worked, too. Twelve businesses participated, and we raised more than eight thousand dollars, and reminded the business owners of their customer’s loyalty and desire for them to succeed . We’re pretty proud of the work we did. And we’re proud of this formal recognition for our effort. It’s amazing what we can do when we work together as a diverse yet interdependent business community.
We hope we can work with you all again soon.