March 2014 Member Newsletter Digest

Welcome to the new Member-to-Member newsletter!This is your vehicle for getting the word out to your fellow PDBA members … share information about what’s happening in your business, share resources, and even ask questions to the group. Submit your information to “CC” by the 20th of each month for inclusion in the next newsletter. Here’s a recent request: a member is looking for a commercial cleaner. Have a recommendation? Send it in, and we’ll share with the group.

Thanks to everyone in the Pearl District who has helped make me feel so welcome in my new position! I’m looking forward to meeting you all in person at the next PDBA event or at your business.

Carolyn “CC” Ciolkosz, Executive Director

The Hippity Hop Bunny Hop in the Pearl

Store-to-Store Easter Egg Hunt
Bring the whole family, collect treats, do art projects, and search for this year’s “signature” Easter Egg cut-out that is creatively hidden in participating merchants’ windows or shops. Collect stamps to complete your map, vote for the best window displays, get “bounce back” offers for special deals in the future, and be entered to win raffle prizes.

Live Music, Activities and Raffle Winners
Hop to Jamison Square to learn raffle winners and listen to live music by Jenna Ellefson and Amanda Breese – original Americana string music starting at 2:30pm.

This Month’s Featured Member

Introducing RajaniMD
Dr. Anil Rajani is a Board-Certified Medical Doctor and founder of RajaniMD. He specializes in minimally Invasive Aesthetic Medicine. He is a sought after lecturer and trainer as well as an early adopter of the MicroCannula injection technique. Having performed thousands of liquid facelift procedures, he has helped countless patients avoid or delay surgical procedures. RajaniMD also provides permanent non-surgical fat removal eliminating the need for liposuction.



Portland Dining Month – Three Course Meals for just $29

Your key to the city is a fork. Explore Downtown Portland and beyond this March, when more than 90 restaurants serve up three tasty courses for just $29. Tastes to excite. Savings to savor. In addition to being the best time to eat your way around the city, a donation is made to the Oregon Food Bank with each OpenTable reservation.

Choose your next culinary adventure from these Pearl District restaurants.

Member-to-Member Discounts

The Pearl District Business Association is creating a new section of the Explore the Pearl website just for members! Member-to-Member Discounts is an opportunity to share your goods and services with your neighbor businesses through exclusive discounts and offers only available to PDBA members. To add your Member-to-Member Discount, please email the full offer to Carolyn Ciolkosz, PDBA Executive Director. The offer should include specific details and an expiration date if applicable, though the goal is to present extended offers versus limited-time specials.

Marketing Tips

Get More Traffic!
Drive more traffic to your Member Listing by linking back to the Explore the Pearl website. The more incoming links we have to our site, the higher Google and other search engines rank our site for searches. It’s easy to add a PDBA logo and back-link to your website — click here for simple instructions.

You can reach more customers by updating your Explore the Pearl member profile, and sharing events, sales and exhibits. Login today and make sure all of your information is up to date!

Get More Social!
Invite your friends and contacts to like our Facebook page by clicking the Invite button at the upper right of the page.

And, please share our Twitter page with your followers by tweeting @PearlPortland