Last month's "table top" session at the Hometown Peninsula meeting featured the Willows Market and Tom's Outdoor Furniture. Improving the flow of referrals to improve the viability of our local, independent businesses was the key goal of the session. It was one of the most engaging and high energy meetings that we have had in a while. I certainly am much more comfortable referring people to Nick at the Willows Market and Tom at Tom's Outdoor Furniture and I believe that every attendee would say the same thing.
Some of the comments that we've heard include, "We were predisposed to shopping at the Willows Market before the HTP meeting. Hearing Nick talk and getting to know him better actually got us to visit his store....and then buy something." Increasing Nick's business with happy customers who will tell more people is precisely the result that we were looking for with these "table top" events.
Join us next Monday as Patricia Doody of Peninsula Window Fashions Gallery and Kathleen Daly of Cafe Zoe will introduce themselves and present their businesses.
WHEN: Monday, May 14thth, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
WHERE: NOTE VENUE CHANGE to the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 700 B Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park (behind Ace Hardware)
WHY: To increase our members' revenue through referrals and to grow the buy-local movement by leveraging our "Hometown Advantage", i.e. our authentic relationships with our community. To better get to know other local business owners and the unique qualities of each other's businesses in order to effectively share and expand our customer-base, which can help us all increase sales and revenue.
As this forum continues we want to extend the same opportunity to all HTP members.