NEBA would like to thank our friends and neighbors for making Nokomis East Crazy Days such a wonderful even Aug. 6-8, 2021. We are so grateful to have an amazing community of people who have continued to support their local businesses even in the midst of a global pandemic.
When we first heard about the history of Crazy Days from the folks over at Nokomis Shoe Shop, we knew this would be the perfect opportunity to gather together to celebrate each other and say thank you for helping us make it through the last year and a half.
NEBA’s mission is to provide service, encourage partnerships and build a strong business community. The idea for the event was first floated at our monthly meeting in February, and text messages between our many business owners quickly began flowing. Mike Welch at Nokomis Tattoo was coordinating with Amy Greeley from Bull’s Horn, Nick Daugherty from McDonald’s Liquor, and Mehtab Taylor from Town Hall Lanes. By the end of March, an official planning committee had been formed.
As the summer progressed, more and more businesses got involved – from storefronts like Nokomis Hardware, The Workshop, PaddleSculpt, and Grande Sunrise to home-based members, like Fit to Live and Tapp Action Coach. The committee began meeting every other week at Bull’s Horn to coordinate the events and organize the necessary promotion. Thankfully, our neighborhood is home to a plethora of excellent marketing and media companies, including Web Volta, hvh Engage!, and, of course, the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger.
All of these great businesses and more came together to coordinate a 3-day celebration that spanned across all four quadrants of Nokomis East. From old staples such as Oxendale’s Market to some of our newest businesses like Tipsy Steer and Agrarian Seed & Garden, Crazy Days required a lot of planning and communication that is only possible in a supportive neighborhood like Nokomis East.
Once again, we’d like to thank all of our amazing businesses as well as all of the Nokomis East residents for helping us bring back Crazy Days and add value to our community in support of our mission. We’re excited to make it even bigger and better next year!
If you or someone you know would like to get involved with NEBA or find out how you can help with our next project, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also attend one of our monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. at Berry Sweet Kitchen.