Okay, so the move to Georgia is going well. I have already created a buzz about my business, networked my butt off, and have already hooked up with the local Chamber of Commerce and started planning my first party, and now I feel like I am ready to hit the Georgia coast like a hurricane!

Problem is, dare I say, I’m doubting my awesomeness. It’s a totally new area, new market, and the event is kinda riding on ticket sales….which I already have half sold….so not too bad. (Plus, who wouldn’t want to come to a swanky Twilight themed party with full of cheap party supplies and go to a special viewing at the Theatre) I did events like these as an intern with professional guidance, but now, I’m on my own…

I *officially* become a Chamber member on October 1st, so this is kinda my “grand opening” even though it’ll happen a month and a half after I join the chamber, the event is 11/19 (I’m doing it this way so a reporter from the local paper will cover two things in one visit – and it’s free publicity). Also, I have a good group of vendors on board who are doing a lot to help this event out. My problem is, how, oh how, do I create more buzz for the event and get other local media outlets interested? My budget is very limited, so I’m kinda stuck with word of mouth advertising, but there’s gotta be a trick to get someone from a local magazine or something to come…..I mean, it’s Twilight, and there’ll probably be people dressed in costume and the movie will probably do really, really well that weekend. (If I was in Cali – you’d see them showing the lines of costumed people on the local news – and yes, I was probably one of those people for the Harry Potter movie a couple months ago) Also, press releases, do I do one up? And if so, who do I send it to?