Monday, March 13, 2017

Main Street News: March 13th

I don’t know about you, but while I was in school, I would hear my teachers say “ We have two ears and one mouth so we should listen more and talk less”.  More bluntly John Wayne said it too, “You’re short on ears and long on mouth.”  Either way we are reminded to listen to others.  This is good advice for everyone regardless of our walk in life.  Whether it be our personal or professional life, this is a lesson we can strive to learn.

Many of our local business people will be doing just that on March 25. They are the businesses at the Main Street Programs Showcase event. They are customer driven, forward thinking business that want be successful in their work and often go the extra mile to do so.  They participate in Showcase to see their customers and take time to visit with them – listening and talking to make relationships happen. 

Showcase 2017 is an opportunity for businesses to reach out to their customers – New and Old.  The businesses that come to Showcase are those that want to connect with their customers, thank them for their business, get a chance to visit face to face and explain how they can serve them in other ways.  They will listen to the customers and try to meet your needs.  Perhaps Showcase doesn’t allow enough time for you to sit down with that business manager or owner and work out specifics of your situation, but it is an opportunity for you as a customer to meet them. You can reach out to them and take that first step. 

Whether you are an ‘old’ customer or a ‘new’ perspective one, those businesses at Showcase want to connect with you and are happy to visit that day and in the future. They want you to do business with them.  They appreciate their customers and are committed to our community. Their presence at Showcase is just one more piece of evidence of that attitude of business.

Showcase 2017 will be Saturday, March 25. Stop by the high school from 9am – 1pm for a chance to visit with many businesses or check out a new business. We have a large variety of vendors that are looking forward to seeing you at their booth.  It’s free admission so you can’t beat the price!

Barnesville is fortunate to have the businesses that are willing to support Showcase, say thank you to their customers and ‘show’ to those in attendance what they have to offer.  Come out and join them in a great day of hospitality, business, entertainment and good food.

You could be surprised at who is exhibiting.  Visit with a business you’ve never been to or worked with before.  Think outside of your ‘normal’ routine and give our local business owners a shot at obtaining your business.  They have committed to our community.  We, as individuals, can give them our business and support the community at the same time.

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