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3 Articles to Help You Put More “Grand” in Your Next Grand Opening

Now Open! Informative Articles for Businesses Planning Grand Opening Celebrations

Whether you’re opening a new business or a new franchise location, it’s vital to plan ahead to make your grand opening event a success.

We’ve found 3 new articles that offer budget-friendly, effective grand opening ideas to help you welcome new customers and generate buzz about your business in the community.

How to Plan a Grand Opening

Need some public relations guidance for your restaurants’ grand opening? Take a look at this article written by restaurant consultant Jeffrey Summers. He illustrates how one successful restaurant uses low-budget public relations tactics to generate press and increase customers during grand opening events.

Making the Most of a Grand Opening

Want to plan and host a grand opening event that will generate buzz for your business? In this article Al Lautenslager, a marketing and PR consultant, gives business owners advice about press releases, sampling, building relationships and much more!

Opening-Day Lessons from a Wendy’s Restaurant

Want some insightful rules to follow for a glitch-free grand opening? Check out this article written by Carol Tice with opening-day rules for a successful restaurant grand opening.

Want to learn more about adding custom inflatables to your grand opening events? Browse our online gallery of opening-day inflatables!

3 Sites to Help You Design, Create & Organize Your Next Parade Event

Let’s Have a Parade! Helpful Resources for Parade Participants & Committee Members

We’ve rounded up a few resources to help businesses, charities and associations with their upcoming parade plans. Whether you’re creating and designing your first parade float or you’re a new parade committee member, you’ll find helpful tips and tricks in the write-ups below.

Parade Float Design: A 7-Step Guide

Want some basic & easy to apply parade float design tips? Take a look at eHow contributor Jennifer Hudock’s helpful 7 step guide to designing parade floats for businesses and charity organizations.

From Theme to Build: Parade Float Design Ideas

Looking to create an inspired parade float? Stephanie Kelley (another columnist for eHow) outlines the process; including information for choosing a theme, building a structure, and decorating the parade float.

How to Organize a Parade: Tips from Planning to Parade Day

Need a comprehensive rundown of parade planning from beginning to end? LuAnn Schindler offers a guide on Life123 with helpful parade tips from the planning stage to execution.

We hope you’ve found some helpful tips for your next parade event. Interested in adding custom inflatables to the parade marketing mix? Be sure to take a look in our online gallery of inflatable parade balloons!