With the economy beginning a comeback, the Valley is experiencing a very busy season. Every weekend is booked to capacity and no end is in sight. Even during the week, many hotels are booked and restaurants are having great seasons.
The demolition of buildings in the old Fashion Plaza has begun and the excitement that is [...]
Over the past couple of years, many companies have sprung up that offer daily deals to customers who subscribe for the on line service. These deals range from restaurants, spas, hotels, salons and just about anything you can [...]
Recently, there has been a wave of “Deals” that consumers can take advantage of for discounts at local restaurants and businesses. Some are national and some are local but all of the programs are designed to give the consumer a great deal if you purchase the coupon within 24 hours.
In the Desert we have “The [...]
Opening a new business in the Valley has never been better. Recently, nearly 100 business owners attended a meeting to get a firsthand glimpse at developer John Wessman’s vision for the Desert Fashion Plaza. If you don’t know the history, the Desert Fashion Plaza is an empty enclosed mall that has been sitting unoccupied for the [...]
With the way the economy has been over the last two years, it seems like the message has always been bleak. However, there have been some real boons because of the economy.
If you have every considered opening a business in the Coachella Valley, the time could not be better. Affordable leasing arrangements are at an [...]
As a small business, I know the importance of marketing and public relations. I am very adept at putting together email blasts to targeted audiences and press releases that get the media involved. I am always looking for ways to help my clients reach the broadest group of consumers so that they can get their [...]
Since I left the Chamber in June, I have been looking for opportunities to use my marketing skills to help myself as well as local businesses. I talked about the American Saver Klub program and what a boost it would be for the businesses that sign up. As of this blog, I am pleased to [...]
Recently, I came across a novel way to help local business while also giving local consumers a break. The American Saver Klub or A.S.K. is a great way to get discounts at merchants all over the Coachella Valley. The premise is simple and easily affordable by both businesses and residents.
Here is how it works. The [...]
Recently, the Desert Sun published the Best of the Valley for 2010. Of the more than 222 winners, many were Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce members and I would like to devote this week’s blog to them.
All in all, 1,132 entries were organized under 78 categories. Over 229,500 votes were cast and we congratulate the [...]
As I sit here and write my inaugural blog, I can’t help but think that I live and work in an extraordinary place. Not only does Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley have the best weather in the country right now, we have the best views, best attractions and the best businesses.
As you walk along [...]