Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Steele County Free Fair-Good for Business

Lisa Havelka, tourism director

Every year almost 300,000 people attend the Steele County Free Fair with around 40% of attendees coming from out of town. And 30% of these visitors spend at least $50 or more at the SCFF. Apply the basic multiplier effect to these numbers and you can see how the SCFF has major economic benefits not only to our tourism industry but also to our retail and service industry.

The return on investment for businesses at the SCFF is priceless! A 2008 Survey of Visitors indicated that 85% of visitors visit the vendor booths at the Fair and 86% of all visitors say they will visit the Fair again next year.

Here’s what some OACCT members had to say about the 2010 SCFF:

•"The SCFF provides an excellent opportunity to show our products and services to a wide variety of customers," John Ryan, Store Manager, Karl's TV & Appliance

•"Great place to educate the public about chiropractic care and the benefits they can receive," Laura Seid, DC/Owner, Chiropractic Care of Owatonna

•"SCFF is a huge opportunity to get your product and sales team in front of a lot of people," John Heerema, Owner, Owatonna Granite and Monument.

Thanks to our Owatonna businesses that help support the Steele County Free Fair with sponsorships and vendor booths. The SCFF is a great place to do business! See you next year at the Fair!

For more information about Owatonna Tourism contact Lisa Havelka, tourism director or see Beverly Bowers, membership director for your businesses value of membership
Photo caption: Jo Huntsman, Redbird Acupuncture Clinic and Dr. Laura Seid, Chiropractic Care of Owatonna talk with fairgoers in the Four Seasons Centre, August 17-22.

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