ALPENA – In honor of Nationwide Small Enterprise Week, the Alpena Downtown Improvement Authority is internet hosting a brand new occasion, the Small Enterprise Showcase. The Small Enterprise Showcase is a week-long occasion meant to have a good time and acknowledge small companies in downtown Alpena that begins Sunday and ends with a culminating afternoon of gross sales from midday to four p.m. on Saturday, Might 8.
“When folks consider downtown, they usually instantly consider all the lovable and welcoming storefronts and eating places the place they store and dine, and downtown is made up of so many extra small companies that don’t match into the class of conventional retail,” mentioned Kingsli Kraft, advertising and marketing and outreach coordinator on the Alpena DDA. “Downtown is dwelling to over 170 small companies of every kind — images studios, hair salons, chiropractor’s workplaces, nonprofits, lawyer’s workplaces, monetary providers, health studios and so many extra forms of small companies.
Kraft continued, “We wished to host a distinct kind of occasion that allowed non-traditional retail companies to take part in no matter means most closely fits their enterprise.”
There are a number of the way for group members to have a good time with our small companies over the course of the week. All through the week, clients can enter to win a collaborative downtown prize basket that includes prizes from greater than 10 downtown companies at any of the next collaborating places: Alpena Space Chamber of Commerce, Olivet E book & Present, Nice Lakes Divers, Alpena Salt Spa, Household Enterprise, Soaps and Such, Myers’ Fashions And so forth., Emery Enterprises, The Bluebird Boutique, Pink Brick Faucet & Barrel, The Rabbit Gap, Rusty Petunias Market, Alpena Furnishings & Flooring, Parallel 45 Books & Items, United Approach of Northeast Michigan, Traditional Designs By Doreen Thomas, and Touring Ladders.
Prospects may also study extra about most of the totally different small companies downtown through Downtown Alpena’s Fb web page the place they are going to be spotlighting just a few totally different companies every day over the course of the week.
Then from midday to four p.m. on Saturday, Might 8, companies can be open and internet hosting gross sales, specials and different promotions. Some companies and organizations that aren’t usually open on Saturdays, like United Approach of Northeast Michigan and Household Enterprise, can be open, and group members can have an opportunity to attach with downtown companies they could not usually go to.
“The objective of this occasion was to have a good time and acknowledge all of the several types of companies in our downtown, together with ones that folks might not be as accustomed to,” mentioned Anne Gentry, DDA government director. “A range of companies is a superb indicator of the well being and energy of a downtown, and we’re so fortunate to have so many various companies situated inside our district that make it a fantastic place to dwell, work, and go to.”
You could find probably the most up-to date data within the Small Enterprise Showcase Fb occasion.