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Greenfield Business AssociationAugust 2011
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Free Parking this Saturday!
GBA at the Fair
Get the Word Out
Welcome to our Newest Member
Main Street's Brick Wall Burger opened this spring and just joined the GBA. Welcome! The crew is working on obtaining a seasonal license to sell beer and wine, and on perfecting their own hotdog recipe. Sounds delicious. Stop by and say hi!  
GBA Social September 15
Save the date: details to come. Fun fun.
News to Share?
Contact Kate and we can pass it along.
Quick Links
Catch up with the GBA on Facebook.
Going out to dinner? Want to catch a movie? Check out what Greenfield has to offer.
Kate's heading on vacation. She'll return
 e-mails when she returns August 23.

free parkingFree Parking
This Saturday

After hearing from business owners and the GBA, Mayor William Martin has announced that it will be free to park in Greenfield this Saturday, August 13, for the state-wide sales-tax holiday. If you've been postponing making a big purchase, now's the time to take advantage of the 6.25% reduction, and you'll save a few quarters to park in town, as well!

Franklin County Fair LogoGBA at the Franklin County Fair

Come volunteer in the GBA booth at the fair September 10 and 11. You get a front row seat for meeting and greeting county residents and talking up Greenfield as a place to shop, dine, visit and conduct business. If you can't be there, drop off any business "SWAG" at the Chamber office and we will put it on our table. We'll also be taking coupons to fill our green eggs. Bring them in ASAP. These coupons reach hundreds of potential customers. They're a great, inexpensive way to get your business' name out there. 

 

To volunteer at the booth, click this link to reach a "doodle" scheduling website. It's really easy, we promise. 

 

 

 
GBA web bannerSpeaking of Getting
the Word Out...
Here are a couple of marketing options that may work for your business or nonprofit. The Franklin Regional Transit Authority is selling ads for the exterior and interior of their vehicles. Outside ads are 17"x48" (cost: $110 per month). Inside ads are 11"x28" (cost: $20 per month). Contact Tina Cote.
Print coupons and bring them to the GBA for stuffing into our magically compelling green eggs (cost: free). Buy a featured membership on the GBA website (cost: $100 per month). The feature article (we can help you write it) and photo will follow the user as he or she navigates the site. We have openings for November and December (think holidays).
Bells are Jingling...Almost
It's hard to believe but the winter holidays are right around the corner. The GBA is beginning planning for its yearly commemorative ornament, Home for the Holidays retail event, and holiday lights (prepare to be wowed by our new display!). If you want to join us as we plan, or have ideas to share, please let Kate know

Thank you for reading this.

Greenfield Business Association

P.O. Box 898
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01302

413.774.2791

www.greenfieldbusiness.org