by Joseph Branco
January 05, 2005
I am in the conceptual stages of starting a small event services business here in Ketchikan offering a full DJ service, Videography, event planning, wedding consultation, and audio/video production and editing projects.
After reading the many letters and hearing concerns from young adults in our community about the limited social activities available, I have an idea that may be of some merit. Since I have all of the professional DJ equipment and club lighting, I think it is entirely possible to set up a dance club here in Ketchikan. I have evaluated the potential for building a dance club in Ketchikan and have not found the statistical support to justify the creation and operation of a venue used exclusively for a dance club at this time. However, the market segment has never been focused on by any markting efforts in recent years. I believe the market segment, largely dismissed by local businesses and programs, has substantial disposable income levels.
My suggestion for the community of Ketchikan at this point is to find a venue willing to host a recurring dance night on Saturday nights for our 18-21 crowd or even a 14-18 crowd. I would be willing, for a reasonable nightly cost every Saturday night, to provide my DJ services, experience, and equipment to Ketchikan's Dance Club. Please contact me if you have the venue for such a project. If you charge $5 a head and set up oppotunities to sell water, soda, refreshments, glowsticks, party favors, etc. - a tremendous opportunity exists not only for potential revenue, but for the social lives of our community's youth. If you have a place...I'll bring the music.
Does anyone in Ketchikan have any suggestions or support for such a venture?
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