Maple Grove Days offers business opportunities

Maple Grove Community Organization host Maple Grove Days community festival July 10-14. As Maple Grove grows so does the festival, with new businesses coming into the area seeking to promote themselves and increase public awareness Maple Grove Days offers the perfect opportunity. The festival offers three opportunities for businesses, churches and organization to join the festivities — the Business Expo, Silent Auction or sidewalk sales around Maple Grove.

The Business Expo is the perfect setting to meet the citizens of Maple Grove and surrounding communities as well as share information, flyers, samples all promoting a business. The Expo has a wide variety of vendors — store front, health, banking, building, home-based, church, political, community organizations and more. The Business Expo is set for Saturday, July 13, at the Maple Grove Community Center from 1000 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year over 8,000 patrons visited more than 130 booths. Each vendor is requested to provide freebies for the children. Music echoes through the halls as the “Medicine Show” entertains both visitors and vendors. Applications may be requested at 763-494-5985 or at mgco.org/contact.php.

MGCO would like to promote our wonderful community by adding the participation of local businesses to the festival with a Citywide Maple Grove Days Sidewalk Sales Friday, July 12. There is no fee to participate in the Maple Grove Days Sidewalk Sales, no application form to submit. However, if businesses plan to participate, they should abide by all guidelines established by any individual management companies; state and local health permits, Maple Grove City Code (Sec. 36-482 1C, available at maplegrovemn.gov click on community profile) and the American Disability Act (Chapter 1341.Minnesota Accessibility Code; 1341.0422, Subpart 3, Item B.) a minimum clear width for an exterior accessible route shall be 48 inches (four feet) walk way access on any public walkway.

The Maple Grove Days “Showcase” silent auction offers one more way to join the community festival. The auction offers an inexpensive and relatively simple way for a business to support Maple Grove Days as well as promoting the business. Donors and items will be listed on the “Showcase” page of the website as well as at the community center prior to the festival. Auction booth will be available for bids Saturday, July 13. To become a donor of the auction or for more information contact Todd at toddb@jurrens.com

Auction and other events will be promoted in the Maple Grove Days guide (30,000 copies distributed) as well as all other publications promoting the festival, encouraging patrons to visit the web site maplegrovedays.org for more information.

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