THANK YOU CHICAGO

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We want to thank everyone who stoped at our booth at the Chicago Motorcycle Show and Parts Expo.  For us and our neighboring vendors it was a great show.  The next time you see us we hope to have more of the ring designs we were out of and some more new and unique styles.  Please visit our website at www.echolakesteel.com for a sample of the items we display at motorcycle events.

 

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CHICAGO

Next week Paragon Promotions will hold the Chicago Motorcycle Show and Parts Expo.  This event starts on Friday, January 18 and ends on Sunday.   In addition to the motorcycle show there will be entertainment on Friday and Saturday night.   For show details go to www.Chicagocycleswap.com .  Please stop by our booth to see our extensive stainless steel jewelry line.  Our display will include new designs such as bull dog rings which we expect to become customer favorites along with the live and ride free eagle design stainless steel rings we started carrying last summer.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

My new year resolution is become a more active blogger.  I hope to have more than one posting each week.   We will be starting this year at the Chicage Motorcycle Show and Parts Expo at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.  This will take place January 18, 19, and 20.   We will have an extensive line of stainless steel jewelry at this event.  Our display will include over 3,000 rings several style of bracelets, chains, and pendants.  If you can’t make it to this event visit us online to view some of our stainless steel items at www.echolakesteel.com.  This week we are offering 10 percent discount on all of our items.  As always we provide free shipping.

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Thunder on the Grand

This will be our first time working this event.  This party starts Friday,  June 29 and ends Sunday July 1.  This event includes entertainment, biker games, and camping.  Thunder on the Grand will be held at the Barry County Fairgrounds in Hastings, Michigan.  For more details go to  www.thunderonthegrand.com.

 

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Motorhome

A few days ago we invested in a used toy hauler motor home  to haul our store to motorcycle events.  This is a 31 foot Four Winds class C with 8 x 9 ft. storage space in the back which is ample room to carry our merchandise, tents, and tables.  When we can park on site we will be able to set up our vendor booth and have  a place to sleep nearby.  Our first trip to an event will be this week end at the Thunder on the River in Manistee Michigan.  The Campground is next to event site which should make it easy to set up and sleep.

We took the motor home on a 1,200 mile shake down cruise to visit relatives in Wisconsin.  Every thing worked well except the power steps refused to retract from its down position.  There was still enough clearance to drive the 1,200 milws with the steps in a down position.  In addition we had a small water leak,  an LP Gas alarm that gave strange signals, and a mount for a new back up camera that fell apart.  Fortunately we purchased a warranty which covers all of these problems.  The motor home ran well and was easy to handle on roads at speeds reaching 70 mph.  If you see a 31 ft. Four Winds Fun Mover at an event, stop by our booth and buy something.  We need all the help we can get to pay for the mileage of 10 miles per gallon.

Ride safe.

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Bike Rallies and Blessings

We just participated in Thunder on the Beach Bike Rally in Panama City Beach, Florida and the Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin Michigan.  Both events were blessed by great weather and crowds.  In Panama City Beach we were surprised to see some our Michigan, Customers.  We should not be surprised, Panama City Beach is our favorite destination and a great place to start the summer riding season.  This year celebrated the 40th annual Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin, Michigan.  This year’s summer and dry weather greeted several thousand bikers.  We hope the weather continues to cooperate through the remainder of the season.  Ride Safe.

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Swap Meets

We participated in another swap meet last Sunday.  The swap meet sales trend for the past  year held.  Sales were slow.  We are considering not participating in future swap meets.  The booth rentals cost are high when compared to total sales.  Also we need a new group of customers.  Most of the people attending the swap meets are regulars who have already purchased stainless steel jewelry from us.    We found a substantial sales increase at new venues such as auto shows and custom bike shows.  But, we do enjoy seeing our regular customers and friends from the swap meets.  We will continue going to the swap meets unless there is a better venue we can participate in.

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New Inventory at the Web Site

We are adding inventory to our website at www.echolakesteel.com.  We have just added new stainless steel bracelet and necklace sets to our website.  These sets include solid stainless steel box links with a bright finish,  two-tone sets with black and steel or gold and black,  to a solid black set.   These sets were well received at the motorcycle events we attended.  These pieces go well with the biker life style and will quickly be sold out.  Take a look at these sets on our web site www.echolakesteel..com or at the upcomming events we will be attending.  We provide free shipping and handling on all purchases from the web site.

 

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Cleveland Autorama

For the first time we participated in the Cleveland Autorama’s 64th Annual Rod & Custom show.  The autorama displayed several awesome custom cars, trucks and motorcycles.  We were well received by the car fans in attendance.  Due to the great weather and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade attendance was down.  We would like to thank all of our customers we met at the show.  If you did not get all of the stainless steel jewelry you need, please visit our web site at www.echolakesteel.com to add to your stainless steel collection.  This is a new site which we have not yet fully stocked.  We are adding inventory to site every day and will soon offer a full line of stainless steel jewelry.

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Our New Web Site

After several customer requests for the address of our web site from which they could purchase stainless steel jewelry from, we decided it is time to develop a web site to sell our stainless steel jewelry.  We opened the web site today at www.echolakesteel.com.   At this time we have a limited number of items offered for sale on this web site.  Please be patient with us,  we adding product on a daily basis and will soon offer a full line of stainless steel jewelry.  If you have any suggestions on what we should offer on the web site, please let us know through the web site’s “contact us” page.  Your suggestions will earn you a 10 percent discount off your next purchase.

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