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 email@example.com for more information about this committee.
If you have an interest in joining one of our committees, please attend a meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Small Business Month
Shop Small and Support Local. Whether you choose to shop and dine in person, order a gift card on-line, pick up take out or curbside, the locally owned and operated businesses in our community would love your support. Keep your dollars local and help your neighbors have a bright holiday season.
First Friday Art Walk - Stroll & Shop
On Friday, December 4, many of our merchants will be open extended hours, until 8pm, for your shopping convenience. Stroll through the Downtown area and find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Shop Small! Shop Local! Share the love this Holiday Season!
Pictures With Santa!
Santa will be back Downtown on Friday, December 4 during First Friday Art Walk, from 5-8pm! He will be located inside the beautiful picture window at Kanda’s & Company, 159 S. Main. Stroll by for a photo. The mail box will be out for kids to drop in their letters to Santa.
In addition to Friday, Santa’s visits Downtown will include Saturday, December 12, Noon to 3pm, Saturday, December 19, 3-5pm and Wednesday, December 23, 2-5pm. On the 12th, Santa will be joined by several of his friends, also in windows. The Grinch will be located at Station Square. Ruddy The Reindeer will be at Poky Dot Boutique. And, Frosty will be at The Elwen Cottage.
Relight the Night Historic Neon Sign Project
Relight the Night is in the process of raising funds for our next neon sign restoration. To help make this next sign relighting possible click on the Donate Now button below. Thank you!
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