The Beginning of B&G Sponsored Events
We were just simply signing up for craft sales and selling crocheted afghans made by Gail. There was a sale scheduled at our church that we were signed up for when the persons hosting backed out. There were nearly thirty vendors already signed up. The Church staff asked if we would take over the event.
We agreed and set about deciding where vendors would set up, where to put out signs and what advertising to do. It was stressful to say the least to be put into it this way, but we found we liked it. We learned real quick to investigate when a vendor put
“And accessories” on their applications. Our very first show we had mostly jewelry vendors.
Some time later, we tried an outside show combining a rummage sale with a bazaar. It was worse than we expected because the customers expected the regular vendors to sell their product at give away prices. It was a learning experience that we took to heart and didn't back away from hosting.
We have had a venue canceled on us only to find a rescue elsewhere. We didn't quit. We kept going on.
We started out hosting one show a year eventually our church decided to fold so we were allowed to give a farewell bazaar that year. We felt two a year was kinda neat. At one of our events we met up with a lady who convinced us that we could do more than two a year. She pushed us to do one a month but we held our ground and only did 7.
We took on the business name of B & G Sponsored Events about four years ago. I can't say if that's exactly when we were first known as “B&G Sponsored Events”, but the name did stick and we count our beginning as of the Christmas Bazaar Season of 2008.
B&G Sponsored Events is very excited to announce that we are going to have a very special guest vendor at our May 18, July 20, August 17, Oct 12, Nov 16 and Dec 14, 2019 Bazaars.
If the words Star Trek, Bones, and "He's dead, Jim" ring a bell for you and make you want more information now, you are among those of us who grew up during the original Star Trek series. Many of us are still watching reruns for at least the 100th time. We are a group known as "Trekkies" and "Trekkers."
Bill and Gail had the privilege of meeting Kristine M Smith this past weekend. She has agreed to come to all of our events for the rest of this year, except for June when she has a speaking engagement at Raincon in Forks, WA.
PLEASE BE AWARE: Kris will have JUST 25 copies of her most sought after book. "DeForest Kelley, Up Close and Personal: A Harvest of Memories From The Fan "Who Knew Him Best", at the May 18th Mother's Day Bazaar. If you want to be sure to have a copy of it (or any other of her titles) for Kris to sign to you or a loved one, please order it online in advance and bring it with you to the bazaar!
To learn more about Kris and see an interview with her on King 5 New Day Northwest: YellowBalloonPublications.com
BIO OF Kris M. Smith, Author
A Pacific Northwest native, Kris M. Smith’s writing career was launched by actor DeForest Kelley fifty years ago. It was Kelley and his wife Carolyn who encouraged Kris to try Hollywood on for size, which she did from 1989 to 2003.
Kris served as Mr. Kelley’s personal assistant and caregiver during the final months of his life and presented heartfelt sentiments about her mentor at Paramount Studios' memorial service for him in 1999.
She has written two books about him: DeForest Kelley Up Close and Personal, A Harvest of Memories from the Fan Who Knew Him Best (2016) and The Enduring Legacy of DeForest Kelley: Actor, Healer, Friend.
She has just published an updated version of Enduring Legacy and will have a series of six books containing more than a thousand phone conversations she shared with the Kelley's. The title of that series will be "Kelley Phone Tag: The Rest of the Story.
" She will have a few copies of one or two volumes of it and ENDURING LEGACY available at her table.
In Hollywood, Kris served as an administrative assistant and secretarial floater to writers, producers and—later—information technology professionals at various studios. Most of her Hollywood career was spent at Warner Bros. Studios.
The author of eleven books, Kris’s sixth title, Serval Son: Spots and Stripes Forever—a cautionary true story about what it’s like to own, and be owned by, a wild cat for seventeen years—reached the #2 and #4 spots at Amazon in two niche categories when it debuted in September 2011.
Kris’s 2012 title, Settle for Best: Satisfy the Winner You Were Born to Be contains encouragement and instructions to entrepreneurs and anyone else who wants to leave a business, personal, or family legacy that will resonate for generations to come. Settle for Best stood at #1 in the Motivational Self-Help category at Amazon for three days when it debuted.
Kris loves dancing with words and interacting with people.
You can reach Kris at email@example.com.
Please visit her website for descriptions, excerpts and reviews of her books at YellowBalloonPublications.com
Come on out and meet Kris on May 18th at 602 N Orchard Street in Tacoma, WA from 10 AM until 5 PM. Bring your family and friends. If you are a vendor and would like to secure space, contact Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her what it is you want to sell.
Find more information about B & G Sponsored Events at: bngsponsoredevents.com
If you want to be sure to have a copy of it or any other book for Kris to sign to you or a loved one, please order it online in advance and bring it with you to the bazaar!
You are invited to join B & G Sponsored Events for a
Mothers Days Bazaar May 18, 2019
Our event will run from 10 AM to 5 PM at
602 North Orchard Street, in Tacoma WA.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this event,
Please E-MAIL Gail at email@example.com
and tell us what it is that you are selling.
We have room for 52 vendors.
We have forty-six 6 x 6 spaces for $55 dollars available.
We also have four 10 x 10 spaces and one approx. 8 X 9 in the Chapel. For $65.
There are six 10 x 10 spaces outside in the courtyard for $75.
PLEASE ADD PER SPACE . Limited outdoor power outlets provided...
Vendor must bring their own tables.
Rental Tables available for $20 each...
Indoor 10' x 10 $65
Indoor Space limited to chapel area 1 spaces only!
First Christian Church of Tacoma, 602 Orchard St, Tacoma WA
Sat June 15, 10 am to 5 pm
First Christian Church of Tacoma, 602 N Orchard St, Tacoma WA.
Sat May 18, 10 am to 5 pm
First Christian Church of Tacoma, 602 Orchard St, Tacoma WA
Sat July 20 , 10 am to 5 pm
The Wape Game 2018
Place: FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF TACOMA 602 NORTH ORCHARD ST. 98406
Vendor parking area provide.
The Doors will be open for Vendor set up on Friday nights starting 5 pm to 8pm
Vendors Please do not break down before 5:01 pm
B & G Sponsored Event owners, Bill and Gail Rocheleau, are vendors as well as coordinators. As such, they know the importance of advertising. Advertising is very high on their list of priorities when planning an event. They feel it is very important for their vendors to know what is being done to promote each event.
1.) Keeba Agency has been hired to do online advertising, podcasting, exposure on Social media, etc.
They feel that Keeba Agency has done that and much more. They have done far more than what the contract agreement covers....thanks to Mr. William Lee
2.) Beginning September 1, 2018 B & G Sponsored events have their own podcast show. It runs at 8:30 on Saturday mornings. They are looking for vendors who would like to guest on their show. Please contact them if you are interested. The shows are prerecorded so you don't need to be concerned about falling out of bed early to participate in the program.
3. B&G Sponsored Events advertises in the Patch.com, & several Pierce County internet newspapers: The Puyallup Herald, The Olympian and The Guardian online.
4.) Flyers are made readily available to all vendors when their space has been confirmed in the confirmation email.com. It is requested that all vendors help with advertising. B & G cannot reach each individual vendor's family, friends or customers.
5.) B & G places out between 100 bright pink signs in the neighborhood the day before the event. To put them out any earlier invites them to grow feet and walk away.
6.) A stand up flag was purchased for the last show. More will be purchased as funds allow.
7.) B & G have one person who hands out flyers for each show to all of his contacts and at work
8.) They are constantly looking for new and unique ways to advertise... The B&G podcast now on iHeart Radio!
9.) B & G, with the help of the Keeba Agency, are actively seeking more ways to publicize current happenings on Social Media.
10.) It has been expressed to B & G in the past, that a few vendors feel that it isn't their responsibility to advertise for a successful event. They are only half right. It is not the responsibility of the vendors to PAY for any advertising. Paid advertising comes from vendor fees. But it is the vendors responsibility to do free advertising to help insure success.
Vendors are encouraged to advertise on their social media with fliers which are attached to the confirmation e-mail. The link to the Facebook event page is found in the confirmation e-mail, please click on the link, say you are going and invite your contacts.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF TACOMA
Doors open for Business at 10 AM until 5 PM
602 North Orchard Tacoma, WA. 98406
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