Here is the Press Release:
American Express 5th Annual Small Business Saturday celebrates a Ticket to Breckenridge
Over 50 Main Street merchants in Breckenridge are participating in the Ticket to Breckenridge event this Saturday the 28th.
Via partnerships with local Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Boards, local and regional Media...the small businesses in the Mountain Town of Breckenridge will tell our Success Stories to our Guests and the Public in general.
Living and working in the Colorado mountain towns requires a unique work play balance...from surviving mud season to talking to clients from the chair lift or the trail...heck I've even sold baby clothes in my ski boots....Entrepreneurs in Colorado cherish the lifestyle but also know the hard work and sacrifices faced daily to make it work.
Our unique event in Breckenridge is called Ticket to Breckenridge. As a consummate entrepreneur I couldn’t help but see an opportunity to get involved. Breckenridge is a perfect town to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Running several businesses and knowing my workload I went to the Breckenridge Tourism Office and asked Jen Morgan if their office would partner with us to create this event to tell our unique story and help run the logistics. Wow was I blown away – they jumped right in with their entire office’s resources to support the planning, marketing, merchant communication etc. The Welcome Center will be the central location for the Prize Wall.
Then Jen and I approached the Breckenridge Resort to sponsor our event. We were encouraged by their willingness to show support for the event and especially supplying the Grand Prizes and the Merchant prize. They even coined a slogan “Breckenridge Resort Loves our Local Businesses!”
Please join us and participate in a fun event....the Ticket to Breckenridge event is an activity where Guests meander through the stores and collect tickets that tell the story about each business. The winner is drawn after all tickets are consolidated at the Welcome Center. Prizes include gifts from all participating merchants, Breckenridge Tourism and Breckenridge Resort. There will be 50 plus winners including the Grand Prize from Breckenridge Resort – 4 lift tickets, 2 night stay and gourmet dinner. Prize values to exceed $4,000 in total.
I have experience running events and clubs – the Philadelphia Vintage Grand Prix – my company ran the logistics and set up for the race – I had over 50 staff for 3 weeks build, tear down and operate the weekend event - While at Thunderbird - the American Graduate School of International Management - I started and was president of the most active club on campus – the Entrepreneurs club – the Entrepreneurs Forum was the keystone event on campus.
Young Colors is our company - my wife and I design children's clothing and gifts for the past 17 years to stores in 47 states. We also operate 4 Retails stores in Colorado – Breckenridge and Beaver Creek.
It is exciting to see that the national media and towns across the country coming together to celebrate the local small businesses in our communities.
For further information about the 5th Annual American Express Small Business Saturday:
We look forward to celebrating the small businesses in the Town of Breckenridge.
Thank You for Shopping Small.
Neighborhood Champion - Small Business Saturday Breckenridge
Owner Young Colors
Breckenridge Ski Instructor as my “hobby job”