Has anyone ever invited any of our vendors to a NASSIR event? Maybe it's just not big enough for them to bother with.
this is a really good idea!Just a quick consideration. What about setting up an early morning bike show/viewing at a local Honda dealer. Maybe they can get a local donut shop to setup coffee and donuts etc.They can invite customers and people on the fence about making a Goldwing purchase. They can setup a silent auction for the charity and then the second half of the day is a ride starting at the dealer and ending at base? You could probably get local well knows to come on the ride, you could also probably get a local radio station to broadcast from the dealer and news outlet to cover it. Just a thought.
(In-cert thumbs up emoji here)this is a really good idea!
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I would start with a call to the local chamber of commerce where the next event will be and then also see if they have a tourism office. They will have a ton of information and contacts. This event has a history which will give it credibility.
You would be surprised at what you can get if you ask. The answer to every question you don't ask is no. It is more cost effective for a vendor to donate product and ship it to the organizer for a charitable auction in this case than it is to bring a whole setup. The number (making it worthwhile) of people attending will vary from vendor to vendor and distance to the event but each has a number they use to make it worth while.
If they send a product you are interested in you will go to the website and share.The flip side of that is one you start adding vendors onsite etc. the dynamics of the event changes. Neither is bad, you just have to decide what the event is going to be.
Is that right? "hat in hand"?...
I suppose if they're interested in what they signed-up for then their heads will pop up on this.http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/41-goldwingfacts-site-sponsors/Our forum Sponsors are who?..