There are many ways to become involved in Downtown and the Pocatello & Chubbuck community. Getting your business' name out and becoming involved doesn't have to cost a fortune. It just takes time and effort. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Get to know your neighbors - walk along the blocks surrounding your business and introduce yourself and your business. Hand out business cards, brochures, menus, and if you'd like offer an "Downtown Neighbor Special" to get your neighbors in to visit your store.
Join the Chamber of Commerce and start networking - the Chamber of Commerce is located in Downtown and they understand the needs of small businesses. Becoming a member has many advantages including the opportunity to network at monthly events including the General Membership Lunch on the first Friday of each month, Business After Hours on most Thursdays, and there's more. Give John Azzola, Membership Director, a call at 208-233-1525, and he will stop by and introduce you to all of the benefits of becoming a member of the Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce.
Become a First Friday Art Walk stop - this monthly event draws hundreds through your door with very little cost.
Join a Downtown Pocatello Committee - there are three Downtown committees welcoming new members who are excited about sharing their expertise and committing time to work in a hands on way to create and work on the direction of Downtown Pocatello.
The Design Committee (landscaping, building appearance, streetscape, public spaces. public art) meets on the third Tuesday of each month at Noon at the Historic Downtown Pocatello office, 420 N. Main St. Ben Ledford is the Chair of this committee.
The Promotions Committee (events, marketing, PR, advertising) meets on the first Monday of every month at Noon at the Historic Downtown Pocatello office, 420 N. Main St. Jane Warnock, First Friday Art Walk Coordinator, is the Chair of this committee.
Relight the Night Committee (saving our historic neon signs) meets every other month throughout the year. Randy Dixon is the Chair of this committee. Randy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this committee.
If you have an interest in joining one of our committees, please attend a meeting or email email@example.com and indicate which committee you'd like to join. We'll get you added to the email list for that committee and you'll be invited to upcoming meetings.
Come to the Downtown events and meet the community - bring your friends and family, too. Wear a name tag or a shirt with your comany name on it, and be sure to have business cards handy.
Historic Downtown Pocatello
420 N Main St
Pocatello, ID 83204
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Food Truck Roundup
The Food Truck Roundup is now coming to the Downtown Pavilion on Mondays from 4-8pm. Hosted by Grandma’s Pantry, a variety of local food trucks will be on site on Mondays. Come out for fun food, snow cones, donuts, lemonade and more. A selection that will make everyone in your family happy while supporting local businesses!
Haunted History Walking Tours
October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24!
Our friends from Spiro Paranormal are back to entertain you during this year's 12th Annual Haunted History Walking Tours! Smaller group sizes and safety precautions in place. Tickets go on sale now. Click here for details and to purchase tickets. Don't wait, because these tours sell out every year!
First Friday Art Walk
The October First Friday Art Walk will be held in locations throughout Historic Downtown Pocatello on Friday, October 2. The festivities will begin at 5pm and will include local and regional art, live music, food, fashion and more. Plan now to come stroll through Downtown and enjoy the charm of our monthly Art Walk!
Great Pumpkin Festival
The Great Pumpkin Festival and Farmers Market Fall Festival will return to Historic Downtown Pocatello on Saturday, October 3. From 9am to 2pm enjoy everything Fall! Decor, pumpkins, harvest produce, vendors with all types of items for the holiday season and more! Click here for vendor registration.
Portneuf Valley Farmers Market Now Open!
The Farmers Market will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm through the end of October at the Downtown Pavilion. Plan to come purchase local, fresh produce and food items.
Relight the Night Historic Neon Sign Project
Relight the Night is in the process of completing the fundraising necessary to relight the Buster Brown Neon Sign. Donations are currently being accepted. To help make this next sign relighting possible click on the Donate Now button below. Thank you!
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