Please support the local businesses that support Habitat.

That’s the message Nevada County Habitat is sending to all of its supporters and to the community as a whole as it launches its Community Builders Directory.

“The local business community is integral to the Habitat mission,” says Jim Phelps, Nevada County Habitat Development Director. “We are consistently looking at ways to show our gratitude and support to the businesses that support our mission. We think this directory is a great permanent addition that we hope will point people toward supporting the businesses that contribute so much to Habitat.”

The directory, comprised of five categories (building trades, retail, services, finance-insurance-real estate, and entertainment/leisure/dining) initially features display ads and listings for 115 local businesses. Any business that provided Habitat with an event sponsorship, in-kind donation or donation to the Street of Dreams auction event during 2020/21 is included in the directory.

The directory is the centerpiece of a larger business engagement commitment moving forward, with the introduction of the entire Community Builders program slated for January. “We get asked all the time by our supporters which local businesses provide us with support,” Phelps said. “They want to patronize those businesses because of this support. We felt this directory was an important way to promote these businesses and organizations that mean so much to the building of safe, decent and affordable homes.”

Phelps went on to say that the directory will have a permanent link in Habitat’s monthly e-newsletter, with promotion of businesses that have provided significant support to Habitat. Additionally, Habitat will promote the directory and overall program through social and traditional media.

“Habitat and the individuals and families we serve derive great benefit from the relationships we have with our local business community. We share the value that affordable housing is vital in engaging our local labor force. It’s vital to the stability and well-being of our entire community. We hope the Community Builders program will heighten and grow this relationship.

“The Community Builders web page is designed to be robust and fluid. Over the next year we will publish feature stories and video of program members. We’ll announce new members of the directory on an ongoing basis. It’s the least we can do to honor our local business community that gives so much to Habitat, and to so many other great community building causes.”


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