Hubway is a the bike-share system that launched in the Metro Boston area in 2011. It has been expanding rapidly, and now helps people commute throughout the city in a way that is fast, affordable, green, and most importantly, enjoyable!
An initiative to inspire shopping at local businesses, "Small Business Saturday" invites Americans to "shop small" during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. After only one year, the program has nearly 2 million "likes" on Facebook.
Love this Inspiration because it builds upon history and adds new life and energy, rather than erasing the old and creating new. The spirit of renewal and restoration will allow for life to emerge while maintaining the pride and character of the city roots. Great stuff.
Thanks for elaborating, Brandon. That's exactly the reason why I chose to call out this initiative but had not explicitly explained the reason, so I appreciate your doing so. Small businesses are the heart and soul of the people who live, eat, and breathe the city, and are essential to creating a unique personality as well as a strong community. Good team work!