Ever found out about an event or project in our community only after it happened? Ever wish you could have volunteered or otherwise contributed to something, if you only knew it was coming? Not to mention the dreaded discovery of another major event being planned nearby on the same date as your event.
Even in a small community we don’t always keep each other as informed as we should. Many collaborative opportunities may be missed to cross-promote, work together and share resources. Not to mention the wide variety of “community calendars” available to choose from in cyberspace. “Which is the most up to date?” “Do I need to submit my information to ALL of them?” “What if I missed one?” “I didn’t even know about THAT one…” Rather than each of us remembering who all might be interested (which we often forget to do), why not just get folks together the old-fashioned way and compare notes every now and again?
So, we’ve decided to do just that! Introducing “Coffee & Calendars” – Join Sterling Main Street, the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Rock Falls Tourism at the Welcome Center & Gallery located at 318 First Avenue, Sterling, Illinois on the 1st Friday of every other month between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Bring your event calendar, fliers, brochures, posters, and whatever else you have to share with other community organizations. Pick up fliers of other events around the community to post at your business or share with your employees, friends and family. Let’s keep each other informed on what’s happening in and around the Sauk Valley. Looking for volunteers or committee members for a new project? Let us help you get the word out. A comprehensive online community calendar is being developed. The format will be open house style and light refreshments will be provided.
Our first collaboration will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015, and we’d love to hear what you’re up to! Please join us. All are welcome.