1. Shop Second Saturday (s2s) -
s2s is a statewide promotion sponsored by the Retail Association of Maine. It's easy to sign up, but you must do so as your own business. There is heavy participation in southern and central Maine with this promotion, but not so much here in the Midcoast. I encourage you to register your business and to take advantage of this opportunity to promote and drive business into downtown Rockland and into your door for 2nd Saturday specials.
Check this link, http://shopsecondsaturday.com/ scroll down the page to see what businesses around the state are involved, then go ahead and register. It's that simple. After that, you dictate what your s2s Special will be every month. The more downtown Rockland businesses that participate, the stronger the promotion will be for everyone.
The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce supports this program, as does Rockland Main Street, Inc.
2. Help Wanted Promotion
This is the time of year when your business may have a need to replace departing seasonal employees or when you're thinking about gearing up for the fast-approaching holiday season. With the stretching of the season, there is plenty of time and lots of customers planning to come to downtown Rockland to eat and shop and browse the galleries and museums.
Rockland Main Street, Inc., can assist you in getting the word out about your job opportunities within your business by posting your vacancies on our RMSI Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockland-Main-Street/128114453277 which has nearly 4,000 followers. RMSI is offering this for only a limited amount of time, so please respond with your current job openings ASAP.
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