February Business Review
Two weeks into the month, and positive signs are being displayed all around the Carson City region. A Sunday visit to Maurice's in Carson City to pick up that last minute Valentines gift, found a store full of customers. Speaking with the clerk she told me that February had been exceptional and that the store had been busy since mid-January. The valentines promotion worked so well that they ran out of their free necklace give-a-way.
Snow is falling all over the valley today and yet at the Douglas County Chamber meeting the room was filled with local business owners. Many stories being passed of better than expected business and signs of growth. Could it be even with 15% unemployment in Douglas County that people are just ready to stop pouting and want to spend?
I want to highlight a business in Carson City this week. Monarch Direct - Mike Riggs owner - I have know Mike for about three years now, and can tell you first hand about the quality of his business and quality of his service in our community. Mike runs a very successful print and direct mail shop in Carson City. This week I had a chance to see Mike doing business is various locations. BNI in Reno, BNI in Carson City, Postal Seminar at the BRIC, Printing my brochures..etc.. The thing that stood out to me is that Mike is a master of service of others. He truly enjoys serving others in his business. Even if they do not offer him a business opportunity he is all about helping them be successful.
He does business with a smile on his face and a can do attitude all day long.
His business delivers quality printing services for local business and his expertise in the direct mail arena for local business is valuable asset to many. Great work Mike!
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Charlie Pankey is a former publisher in Nevada and current small business owner
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