The Western Slopes Business Association & the Town of Richmond will be hosting the tenth annual Richmond Holiday Market on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
Richmond Free Library
Richmond Congregational Church
Richmond Town Hall
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Over 55 merchants offering crafts & food specialties
Horse & wagon rides from 10 AM – noon
Santa arrives by horse & wagon at 10 AM for visits with families in the library until noon.
All Day – homemade food served at the Congregational Church
All Day – Silent Auction in the Town Hall benefits the Western Slopes MMU Scholarship Fund
10AM-Noon, 1 PM-3 PM – music featuring “Friends of Richmond” lead by Jonathan Leonard
Wreaths will be sold in front of the library by the Boy Scouts
Bolton Valley’s booth will be in the Town Hall. Pick up your season passes & have your photos taken.
New This Year!
Richmond Farmer’s Holiday Market – Local produce & locally prepared foods will be offered at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Young entrepreneurs will offer their products at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Parking at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with a shuttle service to the Town Center
Karyl Kent / New Leaf Catering and young chefs will serve food in a tent outside the library.
Ultimate WSBA Members Now Get Free Website Advertising
Want to be a WSBA member AND get your business exposed to 100s of Western Slopes website visitors?In addition to getting a FREE display ad the same size as the one to the right, Ultimate members get the following:
space for up to five images – show off your products, employees, facilities…
search engine optimization of your online directory listing to improve the likelihood that searchers will find you
embedded video in your online listing
Your display ad will rotate throughout the pages of the Western Slopes website. Don’t have a display ad? We can help.
To begin your Ultimate membership, just click the [Sign-Up] button under the Ultimate Listing column.
Already a member and want to upgrade to the Ultimate level? We’ll add twelve months to your existing membership.
Want more information or have questions? Email Larry Bohen.
Did You Pinterest Today?
Checkout the following Western Slopes Pinterest boards for some great photos contributed by local photographers. Click on the [Pin it] button to pin any of the photos to your Pinterest board or click on the [Love] button to show that you like any or all of the photos. Click on the [Follow] button to be notified when additional photos are added.
Pinterest is a pinboard-style website that allows individuals, organizations and businesses to create and manage theme-based photo collections for all to see AND it’s FREE!
Hubspot.com, a major inbound marketing company says “Any business that relies on driving a high volume of website traffic to increase sales should consider joining Pinterest. In fact, according to comScore, Pinterest buyers spend more money, more often, and on more items than users from any of the other top five social media sites. With statistics like that, it’s no wonder businesses are flocking to Pinterest.”
Is photography your thing? Create a Pinterest board to show off your favorite photos.Are you a wedding cake baker? Create a Pinterest board to show off your best cakes….Whatever your product, if you can take a photo of it, you can create a collection of your products in your Pinterest for Business account, FREE!
Want to gain brand recognition and drive traffic to your website? By sharing your photos on Pinterest, your photos AND links to your website can be re-pinned on anyone’s Pinterest boards. Also, others can [Follow] your board and will be notified when you add more photos. Add the [Pin it] button to all your website products and pages allowing visitors to add links to them on their pinboards. Pinterest helps populate your photos and links to your website around the world.
Pinterest board visitors are twice as likely to interact with brands than folks on Facebook. Just write engaging descriptions for each of your photos and add it to your Pinterest board.
Snippets of goings on in Bolton, Huntington & Richmond
MMU wants to connect students and local employers by building a job listing resource that’s accessible from our website. Employers need simply to provide a job description and details to have it announced on our site. Email David Alofsin for more information.
Richmond Free Library Can Turn Your Electronic Waste into Cash for Books – Do you have used inkjet cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics. Through our greening partner Funding Factory, we can turn your recyclables into cash for books. It’s easy and 100% free. We earn through the value of your used recyclables. Look for the convenient recycling boxes just inside the Library lobby. Email Rebecca Mueller for more information.
“I’ve been working on the Railroad” – November 20th, 1-3 PM, Richmond Free Library: Mark Smith, owner of Windekind Farm in Huntington and past publisher of “Locomotive & Railway Preservation” will present railroad art and culture.
Post Irene: Understanding Vermont’s Rivers & Streams
The dynamics of Vermont’s rivers and streams and how communities can avert wide-scale disasters such as those triggered by Tropical Storm Irene will be the topic of a free public presentation on Monday, December 2, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Richmond Free Library. More information
Maximizing Your WSBA Membership
Want some help marketing your business? Let’s talk. Are you taking advantage of these benefits?
Is your WSBA online directory listing correct? Complete? Does it present what you want visitors to know? Your online WSBA directory listing should contain your logo, a 50 word description, links to your Website and/or Facebook page, your member-to-member discount if you offer one and a map to your address.
Have you been featured in a WSBA newsletter? Would you like to be? Our newsletter goes out to hundreds of area citizens. We love to publish news about your business or organization.
Have you used a member-to-member discount? Do you have a member-to-member discount to offer? Check member-to-member benefits here.
Do you have a job opening or commercial space for rent or looking for space? Email Larry Bohen with details and we will help get the word out.
Members get a special lower rate for networking / educational events such as our breakfast meetings. Our breakfast / educational events have be very well attended. One attendee said “I never fail to meet someone new or make an important connection at these breakfasts.”
Got a special promotion planned? Email Larry Bohen with details and we will help get the word out.
The Times Ink offers members a 10% discount on advertising. Email Meg Howard for details.
Have you listed your events on the WSBA calendar? Complete this form to let us know the details of your event.
Are there other benefits you would like us to consider? Email Sherry Daniels.