If you are a morning person then Business AMs are for you. This is an opportunity to gain valuable leads for your business. Join us for Business AMs to connect with other members and enjoy a light breakfast to get your day off to a great start. Business AMs are held as scheduled.
If you are more of a night person then you can connect with potential customers or critical business contacts at our Business PMs. This opportunity is held monthly on Thursdays from 5 to 7 pm. PMs are another great way to network and build new business relationships.
All Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce member employees and prospective member employees are invited to attend both Business AMs and PMs.
Hosting a Business AM or PM is an exclusive benefit for members in good standing and provides you with an opportunity to showcase your business in an informal “open house” atmosphere at your location.
Business PMs are held monthly on Thursdays from 5 to 7 pm.
2014 PM Dates
01/30/14 - Wausau Curling Club
02/20/14 - Jalapenos
03/13/14 - Aspirus
04/24/14 – EXPO Business PM
05/08/14 – Floorology
05/29/14 – Wisconsin Woodchucks
06/12/14 - Village of Kronenwetter
07/17/14 - Eye Clinic of Wisconsin
08/21/14 - The Dirks Group
09/18/14 – Center for Visual Arts
I love The Knot, the website is very helpful.. and there's discussion boards on there as well.
I like to flip through bridal magazines, I've got a lot from those, especially a local Michigan Brides magazine, so I don't know if your state has one of those.
Any bridal shows around where you live? That's something worth checking into :)
6k budget club!
My FH and I have a 6k budget as well. We are keeping it less costly by deciding what i want and then finding it cheaper online. We found a reception hall that basically does it all for under $3,000! I have gone to millions of bridal shows for ideas and deals. Our professional photographer is only costing us $650 and they are all over so check them out! they are in Indiana, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin, and Ohio.
I am getting a great deal on linens at this site
In Detroit area - locaton, location, location!!
Your plan sounds like a winner.
I personally would position my location to be easy to reach from 696, 96, 94, 75, 275, etc. You will potentially get clients from all of S.E. Michigan.
Flint, Lansing, Toledo, Port Huron, etc. should be able to get on the highway and reach you within an hour. You have a very populated area to draw from.
If I were looking at this type of business, I wouldn't be concerned about prime, "Main $teet" retail space, as much as a large space with plenty of on-site parking. Think: close to the freeway, warehouse/studio (paint it white and add lots of tulle & mirrors) space that you can grow into and is cheaper - AND you can host bridal fashion shows regularly! With an on-line presence, and good word of mouth, your clients WILL find you