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2nd Annual Deep River Heartfelt Market
Saturday, February 12, 2022

Small Business Registration Form
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Hello Deep River Businesses!

Response needed by Tuesday, February 1st please.

We hope this finds you well – in terms of both your health and your business! It has been exactly a year since Jane and I sent out our letter inviting you to participate in our first annual Heartfelt Market! Given the challenges we still face with the ongoing pandemic, we thought it would be great to have a 2nd event and once again show our local first responders our appreciation. As one caring community, we are stronger together.

Last year’s Heartfelt Market was a huge success – we raised $1350 for our local Ambulance and Fire Departments and it brought our small town together at a time when folks were looking for a little optimism and kindness. It also brought a fun pop of revenue and awareness to our local businesses in the quieter days of winter! This year we are growing and invite all small businesses in Deep River to participate in the 2nd Annual Heartfelt Market on Saturday, February 12th from 10am-4pm. We realize the Deep River Merchant and Business Association is in a state of transition and welcome collaboration with all members.

Hosting Heartfelt Market the weekend before Valentine’s Day allows us to capture the spirit of the HEART and support those who bravely serve our town in the ambulance and fire departments. Folks joining in will pick up a large heart with a list of participating small businesses on the back. Each business they visit will give them a colorful paper heart to add to their larger heart – ultimately forming a heart shaped wreath. No purchase is necessary but they will know that by supporting their local businesses with a purchase, they are also helping to support their volunteer first responders. (Last year it was a busy day for many business owners and a day full of smiles and mutual appreciation.)

When participants are done collecting their hearts, they can return them to The Nest for display and a chance to win a cash prize! We will go LIVE on Facebook at the end of the day to announce the winner and give our collective Heartfelt Thanks to all the businesses, customers, and volunteer first responders who participated in the Market.

How do you get your business involved? It’s easy! Simply complete the attached registration form and hand it in to Jane or myself by Feb. 1st – we will do the rest! The registration fee of $20 will cover:

• Marketing and Posters for publicity of the event
• Heart shaped balloons for display outside your business the day of the event
• Colorful hearts with your business name to be collected by customers
• Social media awareness to publicize both your business and the event
• Thank you gift to Murray, our heart mascot strolling town!
• Cash prize(s) to the winners

* Want to participate but don’t have a storefront or are located a bit outside of town? Contact us for ideas and suggestions!
* Want to be listed as a participant but can’t distribute hearts? Let us know and we will help!

Sage Novak (Anchor & Compass / Compass Rose)
Jane Moen (The Nest / A Little Compassion)