Bridget Bayer

About Bridget Bayer

Bridget Bayer is an author and community organizer working to create vibrant main street business districts that support local economies. Bridget believes shared activities are a catalyst for positive change. Her professional work fosters community involvement by creating shared events that enhance communication, develop shared interests and support existing and start-up non-profit organizations. At home, Bridget focuses on innovative ecological practices, hates waste and dependably finds ways to eliminate it. After 25 years in the restaurant industry, she still loves to cook especially with locally sourced veggies including those homegrown from her garden. Bridget, the first mate on Ama Natura, lives on a floating home on the Columbia River in Portland with Peter Wilcox, instigator of the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project, and the lovely Luna, her favorite cat.

Apply for SBA payroll support and keep employees
Portland neighborhood coffee shops and retail businesses can apply for this grant now! It’s essentially free rent money, TODAY! Prosper Portland, the city’s economic development arm, on Monday started accepting applications for relief funds:…/prosper-portland-small-busine… Grant recipients will be selected by April 7. Funds are scheduled to go out right […]

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Experience Marketing Presentation Oregon Main Street Conference • October 2019 Part I Experience Marketing Introduction to Experience Marketing Target Market Sensory Input Look & Feel - Decorations, Lights, Theme, Signs Touch - Greetings, Giveaways Sound - Entertainment, Effects Taste - Food, Drinks, Service Aroma - Mood, Beauty   PART II […]

Oregon Main Street Conference • Experience Marketing presentation

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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 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 […]

Holiday Tree Lighting Promo: Pup Parade Draws People

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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 […]

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