David Williamson – Interview by Coltrane Carlson

Listen in as Coltrane Carlson interviews Jefferson alumni and poet David Williamson as he talks about Jefferson as a creative community and the collaborative poem for the Mahanay Bell Tower’s 50th Anniversary. Thanks to Raccoon Valley Radio for conducting this interview!David pic from Deb

Jefferson IA app is now available

Its liveIf you have a smartphone and want to see what is happening in Jefferson, download this FREE app.  Volunteers Deb McGinn and Angie Pedersen gathered information from every retail and service business in Jefferson and populated this new app.  It is available on both iPhone and Android through each of their app stores.

Share this with customers, visitors, friends and family members to see what is going on in Jefferson.

For additions to this app, they must go through Debra McGinn by emailing her at mandd@netins.net or Angie Pedersen at angiervp1875@gmail.com  They will do their best to keep things up-to-date with your help.  Thanks for their many hours to work with ProsperWalk to get this app up and running.

Posters will be given to businesses to display in their windows.  Fliers will be available to put in shopping bags or swag bags for visitors.  Ideas to get the word out are certainly welcomed!

Pedal Jefferson signs available

Pedal JeffersonBusinesses in Jefferson are encouraged to show their bike friendliness by posting a Pedal Jefferson sign in their window.  This sign was designed by Pedal Perry with lots of success.  Jefferson Matters: Main Street, Chamber of Commerce and Cyclists of Greene sponsored a Business After Hours featuring Jay Hartz of Hotel Pattee and Bob Wilson of the Perry Chamber of Commerce.  They shared many ideas and a poly 18″ X 12″ sign that businesses have posted.  Each sign has 4 icons with amenities they can offer to visiting cyclists.  Everyone could offer Visitor Info and perhaps some would even look into offering wifi or filling water bottles.  Pedal Perry is also working with other communities up and down the Raccoon Valley River Bike Trail so cyclists will recognize and look for this sign.  Businesses will also be located on the www.pedaliowatrails.com website that is in the works.

These are great ways to get cyclists into your store to see what you offer.  Jay & Bob spoke of cyclists shopping in stores such as the guitar shop and having a new guitar shipped home, so don’t limit shopping to what can be carried on their bikes.  This is a great opportunity for more shopping traffic into businesses.

See the ordering information for the Pedal Jefferson sign below and return it with a check to the Chamber of Commerce office at 220 N. Wilson.  Cost is $29/sign.

Pedal Sign – Form