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Welcome to B&G Sponsored Events

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Co Founder Bill Rocheleau of B&G Sponsored Events

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Co founder Gail Rocheleau of B&G Sponsored Events

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William Lee Podcaster of Keeba Live on the Disrupters Pod-Cast Network...

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About Us

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.

Our Special Guests...Authors Corner...with Kris M. Smith & Christopher Bailey

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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! 
https://amzn.to/2VO2NOp


 Christopher Bailey / Author 

 Christopher Bailey is a young adult fiction author from Seattle, WA, known for his relatable characters and hidden subtexts. Deeply involved in his imaginary worlds, he brings a life to the fantastic that draws the young readers further and further into their own imaginations. His aim in all his work is to help bring new young readers into a lifelong love of reading, and the unique pleasure of losing oneself in a good book. Beyond that, his work heavily features themes of anti-bullying and inclusion, with major characters of a variety of races, genders, abilities, and orientations. Please check out his facebook page at www.facebook.com/StarjumperLegacy, or his Amazon author page atwww.amazon.com/author/christopherbailey


Learn More

  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!    

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Additional Information

    

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 bokworm234@aol.com 

and tell us what it is that you are selling. 

We have room for 52 vendors. 


 There are six 10 x 10 spaces outside in the courtyard for $75. 


Please note: B&G Sponsored Events are not church events.


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Booth Rental Rates

Coming Soon B&G Sponsored Events

New Event May... MOTHERS DAY BAZAAR

First Christian Church of Tacoma 

602 N Orchard St, Tacoma WA

Sat May 18, 10 am to 5 pm 


New Event June...HALF WAY TO CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

 First Christian Church of Tacoma

602 N Orchard St, Tacoma WA.

Sat June 15, 10 am to 5 pm

New Event... July CELEBRATING OUR FREEDOM BAZAAR

 First Christian Church of Tacoma 

602 N Orchard St, Tacoma WA

Sat July 20 , 10 am to 5 pm

Vendors Information

DETAILS FOR VENDORS

Place: FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF TACOMA, 602 NORTH  ORCHARD ST. 98406

Vendor parking area provide. 

Vendors Set Up Time

The Doors will be open for Vendor set up on Friday nights starting  5 pm to 8pm

Vendors Breakdown Time

Vendors Please do not  break down before  5:01 pm

Promote current Events

 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.) Sents 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.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 bright pink signs in the neighborhood Thursday before each 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 flags 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. 


Share the big news about our Events!

 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.   

Bazaar Event Location

Our New Event Location

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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B&G Sponsored Events

PO Box 8652 Tacoma Washington

B&G Office Direct Line 253-831-7894