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About The Local Market

The Local Market offers the tools, time and resources of a marketing department, without the expense.

Small businesses enrich our communities and are the backbone of our economy. In an increasingly challenging, competitive and cluttered marketplace, entrepreneurs are forced to wear many hats while being the face of their brand.  Marketing is a key component in generating awareness and sales, but often falls to the wayside on to-do lists. That is where The Local Market can help!
With many avenues and opportunities within the ever-changing marketing world, there is no "one size fits all" approach that will work for your business. Whether you're looking to start from scratch, execute a particular project or review your current marketing initiatives to maximize impact and awareness, we would be happy to help! Click HERE to tell us more about what you're looking to accomplish.


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strategic marketing review

Unsure where to start? Looking for brand direction or an influx of creativity? Don't worry, this is what we love to do!



We can help you reach new audiences or promote to your existing following by creating, executing and analyzing digital advertising opportunities at any budget.

website  content

Whether you're looking to build an online home for your brand or refresh with an update, we can assess what's right for your business, industry and customer experience online.

collaterals + branding materials

Consistent branding is important for your business and company personality. Let us streamline it across all mediums and points of contact for your clients.

email marketing + newsletters

Direct contact with your customers is important - especially when you have something interesting to say. Get in touch to drive results using e-mail campaigns and newsletters.

Kristen Banning, Founder

I have always been inspired by the courage it takes to own and operate a small business. Entrepreneurs invest not only their financial resources, but also their heart and soul into building their dream.  Demands on their time are constant and the sacrifices are many.
After years in corporate marketing, sales and public relations, I understand the fundamental practices that make a marketing plan thrive. However, many small business owners struggle to find the time, creativity and budget to stay engaged and impactful to their audience. Filling that void in an affordable and accessible way for entrepreneurs is what I love to do.
I find my job motivating, exciting and very rewarding. I'm so proud to work with owners in a way that makes them feel comfortable, empowered and educated on how marketing can seamlessly accomplish their goals.

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Alison Sheerin

Professional, creative, organized, and timely are just a few of the ways to describe Kristen. She was a joy to work with during our business website build, and we have received the most wonderful remarks from our customers.  She has the ability to elevate your brand to another level and will truly exceed all of your expectations. 

Liz Giacomozzi

As a new business owner I was overwhelmed with so much to do, when a client referred me to Kristen. I needed a website, and my social media up and running quickly. Kristen sat with me and asked me what I wanted, made suggestions as well, and then put my webpage up in a timely manner. She was very knowledgeable, and affordable for a new business startup.

Deirdre Prescott

Founder & President, Sandy Cove Advisors

In an industry where clients' personal goals and legacy are directly linked to our day to day operations, it's important for us to maintain an approachable brand personality. Kristen helps us connect to our clients in a consistent way at every touchpoint from presentations and newsletters to the online experience and company-branded materials. 


Courtney Durkin

The Neagle/Caffrey Team

The Local Market has been such a valuable resource for our team. Often in our industry, marketing your brand can become stale and redundant. Kristen provides a fresh and creative outlook on how to market with a purpose.

What Our Clients Are Saying...

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