MainStreetChamber - A New Way To Network for Palm Springs Businesses

For the last few weeks, I have been writing about some of the programs offered by the City of Palm Springs.  These programs are designed to help both existing and new businesses improve their bottom line in Palm Springs.

As I searched for other opportunities to help business in Palm Springs, it occurred to me that there are a number of ways businesses can help themselves through networking opportunities and great customer service.

A new opportunity that has recently come to Palm Springs that affords great networking is a membership organization called MainStreetChamber.  This group, which originated in Las Vegas has come on the scene in many cities around the country and is here to promote and help small businesses.  Their third meeting in Palm Springs was held last night at the Hotel Zoso and I was pleased to see the turnout and the interest in the group.  The first half hour we enjoyed complimentary cocktails and meeting and greeting old and new friends.  Then, we moved to a more private room where we had a few introductions from the President of the group.  After that, we sat at tables of four and exchanged business cards and a 1-2 minute intro to our businesses.  At about the 5 minute mark, we were asked to go to different tables and start the process over again.  By the end of the half hour, I had given out over 40 business cards and had made quite a few new acquaintances.  The final half hour was a power point presentation giving us details on the group and awarding a few raffle prizes.

As we were leaving, we were given our free membership certificates and an invite to attend the next monthly meeting.  All in all, it was a fun group with contacts being made.  I would highly recommend it to any small business that wants to meet other small businesses in the area.

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Special announcement:  I opened my new marketing firm this week.  Vision Marketing of Palm Springs will allow me to use my experience over the last 8 years as a Chamber of Commerce Executive to help small business prosper in these hard economic times.  I am getting my website ready but I have already begun helping businesses with their marketing and PR endeavors.  If you are looking to increase your business through email marketing or need an event planned, please call or email me and learn what I can offer.

Thanks for reading.

John Pivinski
Vision Marketing of Palm Springs

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