Jazz and coffee make for good times on the College Park Main Street

College Park JazzFest around the corner

Andrea Kudlacz

Photos by Andrea Kudlacz

It seems like only yesterday when Jazz rang through the streets of College Park from three stages on the first cool night of the season last year. Everyone had a blast, and it’s time now to plan for College Park JazzFest 2017. Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 4, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Once again, there will be 10 bands on three stages spanning from Smith Street to Clayton Street. Many of the same bands that residents and visitors to College Park already love will be playing along with some new bands that came to us highly recommended.

The ticket price is $10 cash per person. You can bring your own lawn furniture (or in some cases living room furniture), or you can reserve a VIP table for $200 to be in front of one of the three stages. To reserve a table, simply go to collegeparkmainstreet.com/Events2017.

Sponsors are still needed for College Park JazzFest, and if your company would like to receive lots of exposure through advertising and social media as well as on-site at the event, please check out the levels of sponsorship available at collegeparkmainstreet.com/Events2017.

Coffee Connection: A time to learn new business tips

College Park Main Street hosted morning marketing workshops recently at Infusion Tea. Great tips on how to get the most out of your marketing dollars were shared by Kerri Colangelo, owner of Dechoes Resale; Dean Caravelis, owner of Blezoo Promotional Products; and CJ Higginbotham, president of Leap Creative Services.

Colangelo said Dechoes has almost 18,000 followers on Instagram. They post high-end and popular merchandise as it comes in every day. Their followers want to know when these items arrive, and since there is only one of each in the store, it gets snapped up fast.

Caravelis talked about finding the right marketing program for the needs of clients, and he offered suggestions not only for promotional products but for getting the most out of the program.

Higginbotham gave tips on how important it is in your marketing efforts to deliver on your brand promise by reflecting who are and what you represent.

Representatives from Roar Internet Marketing came to sign business members up for Google My Business to help customers find them easily.

If you have not been attending these morning Coffee Connection workshops, please try to attend one in the future. You’ll be glad you did.

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