Last week Marcy Timblin, Manager for the Downtown Sandpoint Business Association appeared on my radio show: North Idaho Business.
Marcy was on the show to talk about two things: What’s happening in Sandpoint for the month of December and the new movement called Genuine Sandpoint.
Marcy Timblin, Downtown Manager for the DSBA
Downtown hosts Santa Claus, special events
This holiday season, the jolly old gent otherwise known as Santa Claus will be making visits every week until Christmas at "The North Pole" on the Cedar Street Bridge. All children are invited to bring their adults and visit with Santa; there will be an opportunity for professional photos, too. Here's Santa's visitation schedule:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
- , 11 a.m.-3 p.m., until ChristmaPlus,
every day Dec. 19-24
- , 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Also of note during the holidays, is Girls' Night Out, a special shopping social for ladies with special extended hours at many stores Friday, Dec. 9 till 8 p.m. Be sure to mark it on your calendar. The fellows get their own Men's Night Out the following Friday, Dec. 16 with store staffs on hand to prvide plenty of gift-giving ideas and advice.
And of course, every day and night through the holidays, the downtown is positively aglow with beautiful downtown Christmas lights, frequent strolling carolers, holiday programs at the Panida Theater, a plethora of unique boutiques, superb dining in Sandpoint's two-dozen-plus fine restaurants, and much more.
Questions, or for more information, click to e-mail DSBA's Downtown Manager Marcy Timblin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Downtown Sandpoint Business Association at 255-1876.
We hope to see you in Downtown Sandpoint this Christmas season!
Genuine Sandpoint: Buy local, be local!
Why do your holiday shopping locally this year? Simply because it's smart, that's why! Not only do local merchants have a great selection of unique items you won't find in any big box store -- most often at competitive prices -- they offer real, personal service. And the money you spend with local businesses stays local, to lift our whole community.
In fact, those are just a few reasons. There's more to ponder before you head out on your Christmas shopping forays this year. Click to read these great stories:
- 'Genuine Sandpoint' reinforces reasons to buy local (PDF)
- Groups launch 'Genuine Sandpoint' campaign (Daily Bee, 11/20/2011)
- Genuine Sandpoint: Top 10 reasons to buy local
- What'll it be this year... China or Sandpoint? (Daily Bee, 11/15/2011)
We're calling our buy local campaign Genuine Sandpoint. We hope all shoppers will stop to consider how and where they'll spend their hard-earned dollars this year -- and what's really the best deal for the money.Want to get involved? Here are some resources:
- Use the Genuine logo in your promotions; click for PDF or JPEG
- Read this flyer for more information; click to download PDF
- Get in touch; call DSBA at 208-255-1876, or click to e-mail