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Deb Field, owner of Paper Jam Press, tells it like it is for a small business here in her first blog of the year, 3 Reasons to Support Small Business, and 3 Ways to Do it Better, Supporting small business through: Jobs – duh! It is work anyway, and good work if you can […]

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One of THE best ways to create successful place-making events is by looking closely at an old event and being honest with yourself about it’s success (or failure). Known as event evaluations, every planning group must look at the time and energy it takes to plan, market and produce an event. It’s time to start […]

Event Evaluation Review Makes Planning Stress-Free

Sweet Smart & Seriously Good Looking holiday pets
Hawthorne Holiday Stroll How many times have you heard, “Everyone loves a parade”? I pay attention to these things, and I can assure you that the parade is a beloved tradition by people and their pets. In a time honored tradition, the Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association and area retailers partnered to attract more people, and […]

Holiday Tree Lighting Promo: Pup Parade Draws People

Greet event attendees with smiles
The big box retailer and mail order behemoth can’t compete with small businesses owners who hosts meaningful experiences that support and promote local events. Whether events are cause-related for a nonprofit, seasonal recognition or just plain fun, hosting events that create experiences in the minds and memories of participants are what bring people together again, […]

Main Street Communities Low Cost, Big Impact with Experience Marketing©

Every organizer worth their salt learns by evaluating their work after and event. We ask ourselves what went right or wrong and what could be done better in the future. Comprehensive evaluations include interviews or questionnaires by organizers, venders, sponsors or partners but rarely does an event committee hear from attendees. Two BAM clients received […]

Community Event Evaluation Opportunity