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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©




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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



Happy hours are usually best left for after work
Small business or large take note of the tips by Stevie Buckley “‘cool’ perks are actively harming your business” “a drinking culture can be incredibly effective at excluding a large number of people” “demand for flexible working (choose your own hours, working from home, etc) and it will continue to grow” “‘grown up’ benefits like […]

Ping pong, desk beers, and employee benefits – Stevie Buckley ...