Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This is B I G

Ok I am totally snagging this post from another blog BUT you will see once you read it why I just had to. This sculpture is coming to Mesa March 1st through July 15th. Downtown get ready for some visitors and visitors get ready for the experience of a lifetime.
Check it out and see you in Downtown Mesa real soon!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Motorcycles on Main

Last night was not your typical evening in Downtown Mesa. People were all over Main Street- checking our motorcycles! Music could be heard from Center to Robson and beyond. People were laughing, dancing, eating, drinking and checking out bikes. It was the beginning of another reason to head to Downtown after City Hall closes. Now there is a free event every First and Second Friday of the month. First fridays are dedicated to Motorcycle enthusiasts and their friends. Each evening will bring four live bands, four beer gardens, outdoor dining and "Sturgis" style parking of Harleys, BMW's, Indians, Triumph's and others - even a Benelli or two (not the bikes though...)

Restaurants were running specials, there were food vendors on the street and Chester's Harley the Gold Sponsor of the event made a spectacular entrance. At about 6:30 PM, I don't know how many bikes came roaring into town- thought I was in ... well any other Downtown but Mesa. But there is proof we were in Mesa and I wasn't dreamin' check out the pictures and just imagine what next month will look like.

See you there.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Local Downtown Mesa Business Owners are more then business owners trying to support a family

Local Downtown Mesa Business Owners Reward Patronage: They don't need to resort to “frequent buyer” promotions or other promotions. They know their clientele and they reward it often. When was the last time you walked into a Starbucks, ordered a cup of coffee, and been told by the barista “no charge”?

Local Downtown Mesa Business Owners are more Likely to Support Your Business: Our owners are far more likely to adopt an “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine” approach. We have symbiotic relationships with one another. If you stop at our locally owned sandwich shop for lunch, the shop owner is going to be much more likely to use your services, whatever they may be.

Local Downtown Mesa Business Owners can become Your Friends: When I visit my favorite cafes, I am visiting business owners who were strangers a year ago but who are now my friends. I have tried to bring a spirit of friendship to national chains as well, but the staff never last long enough for me to get to know them.

Local Downtown Mesa Businesses Provide Access to Business Owners: When you shop or dine at a locally Downtown Mesa owned business, you get to meet and to know the owners. The owners have much more of stake in the success or failure of their businesses than even the head manager of a national chain. Local owners hear your complaints and act on them.

By the way they also love compliments and referrals. It doesn't take a huge effort to make someone's day, let's see how many smiles we can generate today. Let people wonder what we are up to!