On Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Cuyahoga Falls High School marketing education students will present the One Stop Prom Shop at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St. This one day, free prom expo will showcase the best local prom vendors have to offer prom-goers for deeply discounted prices.
Attendees will have the opportunity to win more than $3,000 in giveaways from local prom vendors including: free limo rides, salon packages, tuxedo rentals, jewelry, flowers, restaurant gift cards and more. The expo will feature entertainment, great food, and a fashion show of the latest 2012 prom styles presented by the title sponsor of the event, Henri’s Cloud Nine.
This event is free and open to all due to the 55 strategic business partnerships the students have created with prom businesses throughout the Cuyahoga Falls, Akron, Fairlawn, Kent, Hudson, Stow, and Tallmadge areas.
The idea for this business expo was developed when Marketing Education students began discussing prom in 2011. Then juniors, they were attending prom for the first time that spring. The students were looking for reputable prom vendors said Rebecca Barnes, CFHS Marketing Education student.
“So many students didn’t know the best places to go for limos, dinner, flowers, and dresses that would be reasonably priced, we only had the opinions of our friends to rely on,” said Barnes. “Prom is a big event, but we didn’t know where to get started.” From this need the One Stop Prom Shop was born. “We wanted to create one place where anyone attending prom could go to see local, reputable vendors and get even greater prices for our big day,” said Barnes.
As seniors, this same group of marketing students began to strategically plan for the event, created a business sales campaign to book vendors, and have recently launched a multi-media marketing campaign to attract attendees.
“This project has shown us how to run a successful business from beginning to end,” said Erin Wilson, Senior CFHS Marketing Education student. “We’ve had to think and act as business professionals, work with business professionals, balance our budget, sell our product to our peers, and figure out creative ways to market our event. Anyone that attends this event will see how much we’ve learned from this project. It’s been a great real-life learning experience for our class.”
For more information on this inaugural event, visit www.1stoppromshop.com or for more updates text Onestop to 65374, follow us on Facebook OneStopPromShop or on Twitter @1stoppromshop.
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