Business Tip Friday

Niche down first There is no harm in mastering one product extremely well. Before you branch out to several products with a variety of audience members, build up your best product with the greatest value! Once you build trust in that product and your brand, then you can enable your growth into other products!
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Southern Illinois Weekend Happenings

April 16th– 17th

Junk ‘N’ Disorderly JUNKFest and Artisan Market

Enjoy Oasis

https://www.facebook.com/Junk-N-Disorderly-JUNKFest-and-Artisan-Market-115589730569546

 

Friday, April 16th

Tucker Kuhnert Duo

Pyramid Acres Marina

https://www.facebook.com/events/214286290385133

 

April 17th

River-to-River Relay

Shawnee National Forest

http://rrr.olm.net/index.html

 

Ben & Noel Haggard- Tribute to Merle Haggard

Marion Cultural & Civic Center

www.marionccc.com

 

Acoustic Sunday with T-Lex

Pyramid Acres Marina

https://www.facebook.com/events/411783339931046

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Wacky Wednesday

International Moment of Laughter Day This special day has the sole purpose of putting a smile on your face and the faces of others! Make your goal for the day to make as many people laugh as possible! After all, laughter is the best medicine!

Tell a joke, make a funny face! Anything to make someone smile and your day will be a success!

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Southern Illinois Weekend Happenings

Friday, April 9th

Try Scuba Diving

The Hub Recreation Center

https://www.facebook.com/events/427950711575811/

 

Dale Myers

Pyramid Acres Marina

https://www.facebook.com/events/239319821119745

 

Saturday, April 10th

An Evening with We Are Messengers

Marion Cultural & Civic Center

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-we-are-messengers-tickets-84032622837

 

Craig Gerdes Band

Just One More Bar & Grill

https://www.facebook.com/events/414593412954040

 

Saturday, April 10th & Sunday, April 11th

BDC Spring Slam

Black Diamond Pickleball Complex

https://www.pickleballtournaments.com/tournamentinfo.pl?tid=4607

 

Southern Estate Spring Fest

Southern Estate Antiques

https://www.facebook.com/events/496276888006362

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Wacky Wednesday

It’s International Beaver Day

Show some appreciation for those cute and loveable dam builders!

The best way to enjoy this day is to hike to an active beaver pond and watch them work busily work on an existing dam or building a new one. With all the waterways that pass through Southern Illinois, you are sure to stumble across a beaver dam here and there!

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#ShopLocal

Diverse businesses can draw tourists and neighboring communities

Unique businesses provide a benefit to their community. Offering products that are not common can draw people into your town. Offering a product that consumers cannot get anywhere else will always give you a leg up on the competition.

Once visitors leave, they will remember your products and more than likely return when they come back to your town. These people may not have a store that is similar in their region, as they are willing to take the drive out to get the products and services at great prices.

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Business Tip Friday

Get clear on your life goals When you are a small business owner, it is so easy to prioritize your business over everything else. However, for the longevity of your business success, you must put YOURSELF first.

Make sure you are clear with your life goals, now, 5 years, 10 years down the line. You can burn yourself out if you do not take to focus on yourself and decide the lifestyle you want!

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Southern Illinois Weekend Happenings

Friday, April 2nd

Lori Taber & Dennis Wilson

Pyramid Acres Marina

facebook.com/events/2851355288417848

 

Saturday, April 3rd

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Walker’s Bluff

https://www.facebook.com/events/246927207107879/

 

Fern Day & Market

The Patch

https://www.facebook.com/events/823049241640023

 

Sunday, April 4th

Kasey Lee Rogers / Jake & Lucy Live

Honker Hill Winery

https://www.facebook.com/events/1110846262721045

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It’s True! HerrinFesta is Returning!

The News is True!
HerrinFesta Italiana Will Return To Celebrate 30-Years.
HerrinFesta Italiana, a Southern Illinois non-profit and one of Illinois’ best festivals, proudly announces its festival’s commencement for 2021. The HerrinFesta Italiana Committee, City of Herrin officials, Herrin Civic Center Authority, and committee chairs have been working diligently to arrange this iconic event for our town, region, and visitors.
HerrinFesta Italiana will celebrate its 30th Anniversary (May 24 – May 31) with a selection of its popular events while prioritizing attendees’ health and safety amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Designed to incorporate both virtual and personal experiences, HerrinFesta will present a series of entertaining activities that adhere to city and CDC guidelines put in place to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
For 2021, HerrinFesta Italiana plans to use their traditionally-used concert venue area, known as The Piazza, to deliver an expanded Carnival Midway and Food Court. It will feature rides and games from North American Midway Entertainment, the World’s Largest Traveling Outdoor Amusement Park company. The Piazza will additionally house a new Beverage Garden for adults.
This year’s Festa will also include Annual Bocce Tournaments, The Grand Parade, HerrinFesta Road Races, plus more locally curated community and family-friendly experiences. HerrinFesta Italiana will continue to celebrate its annual honorees with the 2020-2021 Grand Parade Marshals, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Corporate Honoree at special events starting in April through Memorial Day.
As we look forward to May, the planning committee is working with the City of Herrin, the Herrin Civic Center, other state officials, partners, and loyal sponsors to plan a variety of safe, enjoyable, and fun programming. The 2021 Festa will unite communities, help support economic recovery, and embrace the festival’s Italian heritage.
“HerrinFesta has a long history of supporting its community and region,” said Cris Trapani, President of HerrinFesta Italiana. “The impact of HerrinFesta is far-reaching, and we are eager to give individuals and families a place to go to enjoy themselves while remaining steadfast in our commitment to ensure that residents and visitors feel safe, secure, and comfortable.”
“Nothing is more symbolic of Spring and the gateway to Summer in our region than HerrinFesta Italiana. After a challenging 2020, it is more important than ever to maintain a tradition that brings joy to the community and boosts the local economy. We look forward to celebrating our 30th year and can’t wait for what we will create together in the years to come,” said Trapani.
HerrinFesta Italiana, founded in 1991 and voted Best Festival in Illinois in 2014, is a tremendous crowd-pleaser. A celebration of the rich Italian heritage in Herrin, IL, welcomes thousands of visitors during Memorial Day Weekend. The Festa is run by volunteers. They work under the umbrella of The Herrin Chamber of Commerce and in tandem with the City of Herrin and The Herrin Civic Center.
For more details, visit https://buff.ly/31wYHie or follow HerrinFesta Italiana (@herrinfesta) social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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#ShopLocal

Buying from a locally owned business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging. You can reduce your carbon footprint just by shopping locally.

#herrinchamberofcommerce #herrinillinos #shoplocal #shopsi #keepitlocal #bringitbackhome

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