Saturday, October 17, 2009

Seasonal Sizzle at Seven in Asheville North Carolina

Asheville's Seasonal Sizzle at 7

For the second year in a row, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa has given the City of Asheville a check for $40,000.00 to create a Holiday promotion for Asheville, North Carolina. The City of Asheville will host fireworks displays on the first three Saturdays of December (Dec. 5, 12, 19) at 7:00 PM each of those nights. The Seasonal Sizzle campaign is a way to celebrate Asheville but it is also meant to stimulate business in downtown.

“This is the second year we have sponsored the Seasonal Sizzle at Seven, and we believe it is a valuable economic tool for the local business community,” said Ron Morin, Executive Director of Operations at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. “Local merchants have told us that Seasonal Sizzle at Seven was very good for business last year because it brought more people to the downtown area for shopping and dining. We believe everyone will benefit again this year.”

In this economy with cutbacks taking place all the time it seems strange that a company would take a large sum of money and just give it away. But that is exactly what The Grove Park Inn has done . . . again! Because of the generous nature of this gift the City of Asheville will not have to spend a dime in order to create the fireworks sizzle.

Taking advantage of the increased business around Asheville several business associations are encouraging their members to stay open late. The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association is very involved with the Sizzle campaign and many restaurants are offering specials and promotions for their patrons. These are not only on the Sizzle Saturdays but the first 19 days of December! The Asheville Downtown Association is encouraging downtown shops and galleries to chime in and make it a truly festive opportunity. To check out all the Holiday events during the 19 days of Sizzle check out this page on the Explore Asheville website.

For those in the Social Media world take note of the on-line chatter as well. These folks are already planning a big Sizzle Tweetup after the first fireworks display on December 5. The party is at Elaine’s Dueling Piano Bar at the Grove Park Inn beginning at 8:00 PM. You can check out the details on a Facebook page too!

So if you’re looking for some Holiday cheer, make plans to enjoy the festivities in Asheville this December.

Happy Holidays!


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