Nancy Hoffman, Estacada Main Street Manager, accepts the 2016 award for Best Special Event 1
Last week, a street fair friend and I attended the Oregon Main Street Evening of Excellence Celebration in Astoria, OR. We wanted to catch up with new and old friends to see what the Oregon Main Street communities were up to this year. It was a clear day and a beautiful drive drive […]

Main Street Best Special Event winner uses Street Fair guidebook

Main Street event marketing in a nutshell
I know why writing is hard. Tim Urban talks about his difficulty in writing, in his blog post about procrastinators, Wait But Why. You can find a myriad of other reasons that writers don’t write all over the internet, also providing another reason not to write, like how to break the writer’s block, […]

Why Writing is Hard

PDX Adult SoapBox Derby sponsors 2016
You know the old saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well the new one goes something like this, “when lemonade is served, join in the attraction.” Serve up some complimentary fun and gain attention while supporting events in your area. On the third weekend in August, intrepid neighbors, host […]

Life’s Lemonade Opportunities: Gain Attention While Supporting Events

Hood River shop local, win prizes
Got a small business with little to no marketing budget? Here’s the simplest way to generate ideas for shared promotions: Most promotional ideas are based on the holidays and seasons. They are some of the easiest to start because the date is expected by a general target market. Everyone knows when Christmas, July […]

Small Business Promotions Idea Generation

Street Fair Guide
Check out some amazing writers – BAM Street Fair Guidebook will be there – at the 8th Annual NW Book Festival, hosted by 9 Bridges. The festival is FREE and runs from 11-5 in Pioneer Courthouse Square, Downtown Portland. We will be doing face painting and offering samples of Clearly […]

NW Book Festival

Draw people to street vendor booths with activity
Street Fairs are a valuable summertime promotion by many businesses that are situated within or adjacent to an event. Owners can experience record sales on event day and use it to build their customer bases. All businesses can increase awareness for their products and services as a result of the […]

Main Street Businesses Take Advantage of Summertime Events