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The Complete Idiot's Guides to Starting and Running a Thrift Store by Ravel Buckley, Carol Costa

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Chapter 17
Your Place in the Community
In This Chapter
◆ Getting involved with community affairs
◆ Joining clubs and the Chamber of Commerce
◆ Utilizing tourist information centers
◆ Working with schools, churches, and other charitable groups
As you’ve learned, taking part in community affairs and hosting community events is a smart way to project a positive public image for yourself and your thrift store. At this point you may be thinking that there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that has been suggested in this book. Managers of nonprofit thrift stores will have staff members to help them run the store, giving them the extra time needed to do other work in the community. However, you also know it is even more important for the ...

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