RRFDC offering marketing training Prevost coming back to town

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. is offering a marketing training program here March 1, 8, and 15.
The training will be delivered by local consultant Tannis Drysdale from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each session at the RRFDC’s office (608 Scott St.)
The goal of the seminar is to assist small businesses owners in developing their marketing and promotional skills. Those who take the course will learn everything from the theory of marketing concepts to the practical realities of small business marketing in Rainy River District.
The itinerary includes the marketing process, market research, product/service placement, promotional strategies, effective advertising, effective sales techniques, and developing and measuring a marketing plan.
Cost is $50 per person. Registration is limited to 15 people, but some spots were still available at last report.
RRFDC clients will be refunded their registration fee upon completion of all three sessions.
To register or for more info, call 274-3276.
< *c>Marketing specialist
Meanwhile, those that register for the marketing training program will get first dibs to sign up to meet with marketing specialist Gord Prevost, who will be here March 10 -11.
Prevost, who’s been to Fort Frances several times in the past couple of years, will be offering one-on-one consultations at local businesses.
Due to time constraints, Prevost only will be able to meet with six businesses per day while he’s here.
If any of those who take the marketing training course opt not to make an appointment with Prevost and there are any spaces left, other businesses are welcome to sign up for a consultation.
Prevost’s fee will be partly subsidized by RRFDC for those taking part in this marketing seminar series.
Anyone interested in meeting with Prevost should call the RRFDC (274-3276) to discuss booking his services.
Prevost, who’s presented more than 100 workshops, has more than 25 years experience in marketing, wholesale, retail, and manufacturing.
He was in Rainy River last April to lead a seminar on creating customer loyalty and to do consultations with area businesses, and was the speaker at a seminar about “Surviving and Prospering in a Big Box Retail World” at La Place Rendez-Vous here back in October, 2003.

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