Saturday, March 30, 2013

Open House Update #7

I have to say, I just keep getting more excited about this event! Updates include;

  • We got the fliers out, all of our participating businesses should have received them, if not let me know and I'll get some out to you. 
  • Being our first year, we decided the number of participating businesses needed to be held at no more than 30. We regret that we've had to limit some from participating, but please bear with us as we learn more about hosting an event like this, and use the knowledge to create more opportunities to include more local businesses in the future.
  • We're preparing for rain should the need arise. Occasionally Yours has graciously offered their large canopy tent, as well as Jay Couron who has a couple of large canopy tents from his days with Crown Canopy.  
  • A reminder, the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting our "Ribbon Cutting Ceremony" at 10am. I hope many of you will join us at that time in celebrating the new facilities, and our 10 years in business.
  • The intended momentum of the event as a "We" opportunity seems to be working. Our goal remains to inspire the people in the community to lead ourselves out of the economic recession rather than waiting for others to help us out. Its going to take a team effort, and we're finding there are plenty of capable folks ready to participate.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Open house update #6

Spent some time this week sanding the light posts, putting in fresh bark mulch around the planters, and a bit of painting on the planter island nearest the shop. Things are starting to look a lot better around the outside of the facilities.
Had some printer problems so flyers are going to be delayed for a couple more days.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Update #5
The radio ads should be live today. Two 30 sec. generic event descriptions and 5, 15sec. "update" spots featuring the names of those who will be participating. These 15 sec. ads will roll through one at a time so they all get equal air time. Here is the event flyer!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Update #4

Momentum continues to build! We are now up to more than 25 expert participants that are going to join together to help folks with their home and facilities improvement projects! I'll try to go through today to make sure we have everyone listed here, the most recent additions coming to mind are American Home Lending (Sandy is great!) and Harrison Hardware from the Winston area. I'll put a link up soon to our flier also.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Update #3

Well we're certainly going to have an event! We're up to well over 20 different experts confirmed for our open house. New today;
Long's Building Supply
Superior Drywall
Wintergreen Nursery
Black Pearl Seal Coating
Prestige Pest Control

Ever wonder what it looks like in the recording booth with Rob at Sam FM? Here's a short video of some work we were doing this week. In the recording booth.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Open house update #2

The momentum is building fast! I recorded 3 ads at the radio station today, they should be on air starting perhaps as soon as Monday. Commitments so far include;
Colorcraft Paint & Wallpaper
Umpqua Sand & Gravel
A Banker (details to follow)
Realtor (again, details to follow)
Carson Plumbing
Great Norther Trailers
Certified Home inspector
Umpqua Valley Home Builders
Absolutely Clean Carpet Cleaning
Clint Hatfield with his CAD truck (specialty landscape delivery, he can place the material strategically)
Hotsy - Industrial Pressure Washers and Steam Cleaners
Gravely and Areins mowers and turf equipment

We're working on more, and anticipate that there will be many more coming on board. I'll keep you posted here!