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

Food vendors are in demand at Street Fairs
Street fairs feature colorful, generally local vendors, as well as entertaining activities that provide a tantalizing glimpse of experiences yet to be discovered in the area. Attendees expect to see street vendors at Street Fairs. The trick is making their presence an added benefit because the fees that vendors pay […]

Curating Street Fair Vendors

Businesses plan their own community economic development
Businesses that have in common a geographic location can work collectively to create a place that is recognizable, marketable and attractive to new customers. Many business associations and groups that organize around a neighborhood focus on branding and creative marketing. They work to establish a distinct “place” known by a specific […]

Case For Business Community Economic Development