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5 Ways to Support Local Business Without Leaving the House

In the best of times, most small, local businesses have to hustle to stay ahead. Because of the recommended safety measures, small business owners are now facing down one of the greatest challenges in modern history. Once this crisis has abated, the economic fallout from it will be long-lasting.
Few will feel the pain of this more than the local businesses that make our community great. Supporting business is the mission of our studio and, in that light, here is a list of a few things you can do to support local business without leaving the house.
  1. 1. Leave a Google and/or Facebook Review – Take a second and think about the local businesses you interact with on a daily basis. Your favorite restauant, that hotels you love, and your dry cleaner all rely on Google to generate a significant portion of their trade. Take just a minute and make a list of ten places that you frequent and write them a review on Google. It’s almost impossible to understate how much this helps and it costs you nothing.
  2. 2. Purchase a Gift Certificate – Not everyone is going to be in a position to help financially, but please consider it. What is something you are definitely going to spend money on, but might be postponing because you are staying home? A haircut? A car wash? What about a meal at the place near your office? This is what NWA Strong is all about!
  3. 3. Shop Online – Many of your local businesses have online shops that you can use to buy the things you normally would. If you have a need for something, check out the website of your local shops and see what you can order online. Many retailers are offering curbside pickup and delivery to make things safer and more convenient.
  4. 4. Order for Takeout/Delivery – Restaurants are hit incredibly hard by restrictions on social gatherings. Take out and delivery services are still operating, and thanks to technology like Door Dash, Uber Eats, and more, your local restaurants are able to get you your favorite local foods, delivered right to you. When you order out, don’t forget about local restaurants who really need your support.
  5. 5. Make a Donation to the Food Shelter – Not everyone will be in a position to make a donation, and that’s understandable. Even the very wealthy and successful are hurt by drastic shifts in the market. There are many who can’t get food for their family, children who rely on school lunches going without. Donate to a church who has a benevolent service in place to help those in need.

Our community has been blessed for many years. Times like these tend to expand our thinking and make us more aware of our place in a community and how important it is for us to work together. As we are all forced to slow down and assess what’s around us, remember to think clearly, make decisions that benefit the community as a whole, and to be kind. This will pass.

Branch Photography will continue business as usual during COVID-19 outbreak

I would like to take this opportunity to inform our clientele that we take the COVID-19 outbreak very seriously, and are taking every possible step to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone we are in contact with.
As a high-end low volume studio, our numbers of contacts are small and personalized. Thus we can ensure safety protocols are followed thoroughly to minimize any risk to ourselves or our clients.

I am committed to remaining completely transparent and honest throughout this pandemic and will take the necessary steps using the safety guidelines mentioned by the CDC to keep myself and our clients as safe and protected as possible. Likewise, we would ask each client we serve in the coming months to be as transparent with us about their recent travel and potential exposure as we will be with them.
As with any threat to our client’s safety, I take COVID-19 just as seriously. We would never ask our clients to pose on a railway line, firstly, because it is dangerous and secondly, because it is illegal. Similarly, we would not willingly expose our clients to COVID-19, or any illness, or put them in a situation where they may be exposed. We ask our clients to also approach us with the same mindset in order to minimize the spread of the virus and to help our community move through this frustrating time as quickly and safely as possible.
The personal one-on-one partnership with our clients is the foundation our business is built upon: unparalleled service, attention to detail, and professionalism to everyone who comes through our door. We look forward to helping our community work through this outbreak, and we look forward to serving you this spring.
Contact:
Keith Branch
Branch Photography 479-601-6480
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Voted Very Best Commercial Photographer #5

Branch Photography is honored to be Voted by the readers of Celebrate Arkansas magazine, Very Best Commercial Photographer. This is the 5th Year we've received this honor by the readers. I am truly blessed to be in a profession that I love so much, that I can meet so many great people, touch so many lives and blessed with a talent to create images that everyone loves. Thanks to all that voted for Branch Photography.

Branch Photography voted Very Best Commercial Photographer by readers of Celebrate Arkansas Magazine in NW Arkansas

Diplomat of the Year

Being a Diplomat for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce takes time, but is rewarding with the new friends you make, meeting new business owners and being a bigger part of the community. As a Diplomat, we are representatives of the chamber at business ribbon cuttings, Morning Coffee events, Business After Hours, driving for Meals on Wheels and other voluntary events. The more I volunteered and was out meeting new people and learning more about the new things going on in Fayetteville, the more I enjoyed it.

I became a diplomat for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, officially, January 2017, in November I shared the honor of being Diplomat of the Year with my friend George Turner, University of Arkansas. We were tied with the amount of work we had done. I was very surprised when it was announced at the annual Chamber Banquet by Patrick Harrington, Lewis Automotive. This year has flown by and I'm thankful to have gotten to know the fellow diplomats who also give so much of their time.

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Diplomat of the Year Keith Branch with George Turner

Voted Very Best Commercial Photographer

Branch Photography has been voted Very Best Commercial Photographer in Arkansas / NW Arkansas by the readers of Celebrate Arkansas magazine again for 2017!  This is the FOURTH year we have received this award just as proud to be recognized.  Thank you to all who voted and value quality photographic creations, specifically the images Branch creates, and the great staff and friends at Celebrate Arkansas Magazine!

Branch Photography voted Very Best Commercial Photographer by readers of Celebrate Arkansas Magazine in NW Arkansas

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Diplomats

I've been a member of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce for a few years now. I've been involved in more networking and going to chamber events. When Shana at the chamber asked if I would be interested in being a Diplomat, while I was honored, I was a little hesitant, not knowing what was involved. After asking around, I'm glad I did. For those who do not know what a chamber diplomat is, they're a volunteer representative of the chamber who attends chamber events (morning breakfasts, after hours, ribbon cuttings, special events and meals on wheels). Since I've been one only 7 months, I've really enjoyed getting to know my fellow diplomats and especially being a part of the community. Being able to see the new businesses and get to know about them is a blessing.

I've tried to attend as many events as possible to be a part, as a result, I've been one of four selected as Diplomat of the Month for the past 3 months. If you want to be a part of the community, join your chamber and get involved, you'll be glad you did.

Diplomats of the Month for Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, June 2017

Voted Very Best Commercial Photographer by Celebrate Magazine

Branch Photography has been voted Very Best Commercial Photographer in Arkansas and NW Arkansas by the readers of Celebrate Arkansas magazine again for 2016!  This is the third year we have received this award from the readers of Celebrate Arkansas and just as proud to be recognized.  Thank you to all who voted and value quality photographic creations, specifically the images Branch creates!

Branch Photography voted Very Best Commercial Photographer by readers of Celebrate Arkansas Magazine in NW Arkansas