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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.
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Accepting applications for our Grandparents Day Market Nov. 5 602 N Orchard St Tacoma WA *indoors & outdoors* Hours 10-5p All types of vendors are welcome! (this event is held at a church property, so items cannot be risqué) Cost: 6 x 6 space is $65 or two 6 X 6 spaces for $120. Electricity is not available for these spaces.
10 x 10 booths inside or outside $100.00. Electricity is available for $10 a day Must bring own table and chairs. There is a limited number of tables for rent at $10 for the day.
To sign up for this or any other B & G Sponsored Events market, please contact Gail Rocheleau at email@example.com (this is not a typo) Tell her your name, the name of your business, what you sell and that you're interested in getting an application. The September and November shows are both on the same application.
SPECIAL: Sign up for both shows, return ALL your paperwork (application and fees) and save $5 per show, by August 31.
TRIsh'a Unique & Sports Handmade Jewelry by Trisha Rpaier
The vendor must bring their own tables.
One canopy for rent $15
The vendor must bring their own tables.
6 x 6 is $65 per space or two spaces for $120. The 2 for deal is per vendor. Electricity is not available for these spaces.
RENTAL TABLES AVAILABLE FOR $10 EACH!
PLEASE ADD PER SPACE. Limited outdoor power outlets provided...
PLEASE READ EACH STATEMENT AND INITIAL THE LINE ON THE LEFT.
PLEASE READ EACH STATEMENT AND INITIAL THE LINE ON THE LEFT:
_____ I understand that I must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of COVID-
19 immunization OR provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours prior to attending.
Proper identification is required alongside proof, this can be a driver’s license or ID of some sort.
_____ I agree to follow the COVID-19 safety measures put in place by B & G sponsored Events
and First Christian Church of Tacoma without complaint. Masks are currently still required for
vendors per church mandate.
_____ I agree to follow the Code of Conduct. See website for code of conduct in its entirety.
_____ I agree not to hold B &G Sponsored Events and First Christian Church of Tacoma
responsible for any loss, injury, or damage that may occur.
_____ B &G Sponsored Events reserves the right to restrict or remove exhibits, without refund,
that may be falsely entered or deemed unsuitable or objectionable.
_____ No children at the event. Well behaved young adults (13-17) permitted.
_____ There is a NO SMOKING on campus. I understand I will need to go to the sidewalk if I
must smoke or vape.
_____ I understand that table fees are non-refundable. If I cannot attend, I need to transfer or
forfeit my space.
____ If I arrive after 9:30 a.m. my spot will be forfeited, and table fees are non-refundable.
_____ I understand that there is a $30 transfer fee if I give or sell my space. Transfer will not be
confirmed until an application and transfer fee has been received by B & G Sponsored
Events. Transfer must be completed five business days prior to event.
_____ I understand that if I wish to acquire a space within fourteen days of the event that a $10
fee will be added to my total. $15 if it’s within seven days of the event.
_____ B & G Sponsored Events offers a raffle at all their events. All proceeds from raffle are split
between Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and B & G Sponsored Events Annual Toy Giveaway for
low-income families. Donations are not required but are appreciated.
____ Payment: Our preferred method of payment is PayPal Friends and Family. All PayPal
payments should be made to Bokworm234@aol.com Please include business name, your name,
and the date of the show. If you choose to pay via “Goods and Services” please add an
additional $5.00 per space to cover PayPal fees. Checks are also accepted. There is a $40 fee
*This Terms and Agreement is in effect thru Dec 31, 2023. A new one will be signed at the
beginning of next year or until a change or addition must be made
for any bounced checks and you lose the benefit of using checks in the future. Your space is
not confirmed until both the application and fees are received no matter which way you return
your information. Cash also accepted.
____ If an act of God or some other incident should happen forcing B & G Sponsored Events
to be unable to hold the event the following protocol will be followed:
1. If the problem affects only the current venue every effort will be made to find a new
venue or reschedule the event at the same venue.
2. If rescheduling is successful vendors shall be notified of the new date and be given
the option of attending on the rescheduled date or a refund.
3. Once a vendor has decided to reschedule, they may not reschedule a reschedule.
If they find themselves unable to attend the rescheduled date their fee is forfeited.
4. If options one or two fail, then a refund of 75% per occurrence can be issued.
__ I understand that by signing this document that I agree to the terms and agreements. I
have waved all rights and claims against B & G Sponsored Events and First Christian Church of
Tacoma as well as any of their employees or volunteers.
*I have fully read and initialed the above statements and will abide by all
rules and regulations set forth.
Print Name: __________________________________________
Signature: ____________________________________________ Date:________
Company Name: _______________________________________
To be considered for a space and to keep up with future events please join our
Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BandGSponsoredEvents/
Our new website is located at: http://bngsponsoredevents.com
Vendor parking area provided.
The Doors will be open for Vendor set up on Event day starting 8 am to 10:00 am
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.) Since September 1, 2018 B & G Sponsored events have their own podcast show. It will run at 8:30 on Saturday mornings starting May 11, 2019. They are looking for vendors who would like to guest on their show. Please contact Bill or Gail if you are interested in being a guest. 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 & other Pierce County newspapers.
4.) Flyers are made readily available to all vendors when their space has been confirmed in the confirmation email. 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 their bright pink signs in the neighborhood Thursday before each the event. If we were 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 flags will be purchased as funds allow.
7.) B & G has 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 platforms. 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.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during Market business hours!
PO Box 8652 Tacoma Washington 98419
B&G Office Direct Line 253-831-7894 Business hours 10 AM to 9 PM Closed Sundays...
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Site Managed By the Keeba Agency
Vendors wanted a Fall Bazaar on Nov 5, 2022
The event will be held at First Christian Church of Tacoma, 602 North Orchard Street, Tacoma WA 98406.
Set up for the Bazaar will start at 8 AM, the event will run from 10 AM until 5 PM.