March 7th is the date to save for the Chamber’s annual Marketing and Promotions Fair. The Chamber works with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to put on a full month of workshops, presentations and planning tools. The Marketing and Promotions Fair is at the center as a sort of one-stop shop for everything you need to know about marketing and promotions.

It will be held at the Small Business Center, 190 Central Park Square, from 4 to 7 p.m. on March 7th. It is FREE to all Chamber members. Be sure to register for special deals and giveaways. Refreshments will be served.

The Fair will be useful to both traditional retail businesses and non-profit organizations. We’ll have presenters from print media, radio, copywriting, movie theater advertising, video and television, photography, embroidery and promotional items, graphic design, web design and printing businesses.

We’ll also have tables showcasing the SBDC help that’s available, the options for promoting your business through the MainStreet program, and the many ways the Chamber is able to help you get the word out.

We have traffic catcher pages, coupons (both online and in print), a comprehensive calendar of events, low-cost advertising options, CommUnityMatters participation, and publications. We’ll also be premiering our web banner ads.

Marketing is something all business people should think about, but we all know it is something that gets put off until later – sometimes too late.

Please set aside the month of March to focus on how to grow your business, and the evening of March 7th to enjoy