Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Depot in the news...

10/12/2010 6:01:00 AM
Home Depot plans citywide celebration Kindman Daily Miner.

James Chilton
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - In appreciation of not just their customers, but customers of businesses all over the city, the local Home Depot at 3860 Stockton Hill Road is hatching plans to host a citywide customer appreciation day in its parking lot this coming Saturday.

Home Depot's lead generator, Marie Leiter, said that she has already received confirmations from nearly three dozen businesses that will set up booth space for the event, which is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Oct. 16.

"Our goal is to share all the wonderful things that Kingman has to offer," Leiter said. "So far, I have 32 people that are on the list, including Chuy's, Chili's, banks and car lots."

Leiter said her current goal is to get the word out to as many businesses as possible interested in turning out for the event. Those businesses that have already signed up are planning to show off their customer appreciation in a number of ways, from simple informational brochures to free giveaways to everything in between.

"They can do whatever they want. I have a couple of them that are handing out free samples or brochures on their businesses," Leiter said. "I've got one of the day spas that will be offering 5 percent off on a pedicure, I've got one place that wants to barbecue ribs on the parking lot."

She added that Home Depot itself will be giving out free popcorn and cotton candy throughout the day, and will also have assorted vendors doing raffles and giveaways, including one raffle for a free storage building from Tuff Shed. In addition, booth space for businesses will be free, to encourage maximum turnout for both vendors and customers.

"We're not charging businesses for the booths," Leiter said. "It's just our way of saying 'thank you' to everybody. And I'm still getting it all together, which means there's only going to be more stuff once the date rolls around."

Leiter said she was aiming to get all participating businesses signed up by Sept. 30, though she will add latecomers to the list as she can. For more information, call (928) 681-5600 ext. 331.


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