Maple Grove Community Organization host Maple Grove Days community festival July 9 to 13. As new businesses come into the Maple Grove area and seeking opportunities to promote their business 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 a wonderful opportunity to meet the citizens of Maple Grove and surrounding communities, it is the perfect setting to share information, flyers, samples all promoting your business. The expo has a wide variety of vendors; store front, health, banking, building, home-based, church, political, community organizations and more. With over 130 booths the Business Expo draws a large crowd, last year there were 8,000 patrons visiting with vendors. The expo will be Saturday, July 12, at the Maple Grove Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each vendor is requested to provide freebies for the children. Applications may be requested at 763-494-5985 or www.mgco.org/contact.php.
MGCO would like to promote the community by adding the participation of local businesses to the festival with a city-wide Maple Grove Days Sidewalk Sales Friday, July 11. There is no fee to participate in the Maple Grove Days Sidewalk Sales, no application form to submit. However, if businesses plan to participate, a business 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 www.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 “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 a 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 Anisha at [email protected]
Auction and other events will be promoted in the Maple Grove Days guide (30,000 copies distributed), Osseo Press MGD special Edition as well as all other publications promoting the festival, encouraging patrons to visit the we site at www.maplegrovedays.org for more information.