When you hold events downtown, the businesses that aren’t located downtown sometimes feel left out. There’s one bank not in downtown, that figured out a great way to participate in the First Thursday fun in downtown Colfax, Washington.
They could have done what other groups are doing and set up a booth on the sidewalk and handed out their advertising items and talked to people. They were smart, though, and didn’t do a booth. They went mobile.
The bank has an insulated cooler. They filled it with ice cream bars, popsicles and frozen treats. Then they put it on a wagon and pulled it around the event, handing out cool goodness.
Was it effective advertising for their business? I can’t say, but I can tell you it was effective community building.
Here’s your assignment: figure out how you could be a part of the next downtown event by going mobile.
New to SmallBizSurvival.com? Take the Guided Tour. Like what you see? Get our updates.
- Using a building as a warehouse or storage in a small town? Put up a sign - March 13, 2023
- How to get customers in the door of small town and rural retail stores - February 19, 2023
- Check your small business website for outdated pandemic changes, missing info - January 31, 2023
- Rural Tourism Trend: electric vehicle chargers can drive visitors - January 15, 2023
- 2023 trends for rural and small town businesses - December 26, 2022
- Local reviews on Google Maps drive enduring value - December 17, 2022
- Extra agritourism revenue from camping, cabins and RVs with HipCamp - December 12, 2022
- Harvest Hosts attract vanlifers and RV tourists, Boondockers Welcome - December 2, 2022
- Holiday 2022 marketing: Tell your founding story - December 1, 2022
- Holiday 2022 Marketing: Tell your customers’ stories - November 30, 2022