This weekend on Saturday, March 19th between 10 am and 4 pm, the Hop Into Spring Craft Fair sponsored by Ikonik Satellite will take place at Hillcrest High School (2800 Owen Street) in Idaho Falls. This is a family friendly event and an opportunity to come and support local business, vendors, crafters, and locally made items in one central location. There will be hundreds of dollars in free prizes and giveaways ranging from diamond jewelry, hotel stays, gift cards to various restaurants, clothing, flowers, cupcakes, photography sessions, frozen yogurt, and more. All of these items have been generously donated by businesses in the Idaho Falls area to help promote small and local businesses on their way to success.
The event organizer, Cassidy Gundersen, is a native of Idaho Falls. In 2012, she represented the area as Miss Idaho! During her year, she grew to love and appreciate the local businesses and local business owners who helped her prepare her way to the Miss America stage. She worked with hundreds of local businesses and organizations during her reign. After obtaining her degree and moving to Washington D.C., Cassidy wanted to find a way to give back to the community that had served her so much. Cassidy and her husband set out to create an event to help local businesses, stay at home mom’s, and Idaho Falls crafters to have a venue and clientele to help grow their businesses. Cassidy said, “Part of the American Dream for many people is to start and own a business. I want to do something that helps give back and gives these people an opportunity to expand their businesses and that also encourages and promotes local businesses.”
To give a little perspective about small and local businesses, approximately 52% of all small businesses are home-based. Additionally, over 50% of the working population works for a small business.* Many small businesses are direct sellers or part of multi-level marketing firms. Nearly 72% of sales in this industry are from person to person.** These businesses are an important part of the national economy and even more important to Idaho Falls. We hope that you will join us for the Hop Into Spring Craft Fair sponsored by Ikonik Satellite this weekend!