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Written by Author & Historian, Jim Hinckley

A Bit of Reflection to Glimpse The Future

In the month of May, grassroots community partnerships put nearly 200 heads in beds. During the months of April and May, community partnerships ensured that Kingman was a subject of discussions in dozens of countries. Now, looking to the future, community partnerships...

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Are You Ready To See Kingman Become A Destination?

Are you ready for Kingman to become a major destination? ready for this delightful city to become a place people want to visit, a town where people want to live, to raise a family, to open a business, and to retire? If so, this is going to be a very exciting year. A...

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Tourism & You

As noted previously, tourism and economic development have a hand in glove relationship. In communities such as Kingman where we are fortunate enough to have a twelve month tourism season and an array of diverse attractions that ensure we can market the city as a...

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Are You Getting Excited?

If a person wants to complain reasons can always be found. Here in Kingman, however, increasingly it is becoming more difficult with each passing day to find reason for complaint. Young progressive entrepreneurs with ambition and vision are staking their futures on...

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Opportunity Is Knocking In Kingman!

At least once or twice each year I travel Route 66 from end to end and on each trip there are formal and informal meetings with city managers, community organizers, chamber of commerce directors, tourism directors, economic development directors, and small business...

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NEW PARTNER: Herbs & More Discount Health Foods

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, Herbs and More Discount Health Foods. Our purpose is to offer the highest quality products available at the lowest possible cost possible in order to insure you and your families health. We will have specials,...

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Experience The Renaissance

If you attended the First Friday festivities this month, and took place in the scavenger hunt, evidence was abundant that the historic business district is experiencing a rather dynamic renaissance. The people behind the Kingman Center for the Arts and the owners of...

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Another year is about to become an historic footnote, and a new year filled with promise is about to unfold. It is a time for reflection, for meditation, and for the planning that prevents making the same mistake twice. In the last post we touched on some of the...

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A Most Amazing Year & A Year Filled With Promise

The end of the year lends itself well to reflection, and to looking toward a new year filled with promise. To say the very least, 2017, from the perspective of tourism and related marketing, has been the best of times and the worst of times in Kingman. Of course, that...

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A Community Transformed With A Network Of Partners

The cornerstone of the Promote Kingman initiative developed by MyMarketing Designs was the establishment of a strong network of partners that would fuel the transformation of Kingman into the crossroads of the past and future, an historic transportation hub with an...

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One Partnership At A Time

The cornerstone for the Promote Kingman initiative is, as the name implies, the promotion of Kingman utilizing social media networks, the development of promotional projects such as the Jim Hinckley's America video series, blog postings, presentations, tools and...

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Selling Kingman As A Destination

The recent Route 66 Miles of Possibilities Conference in Joliet, Illinois proved to be a great opportunity for selling Kingman as a destination as well as an extended stop on the way to somewhere else. Participation in the historic event, as well as the trip that...

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Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

Advertisement and promotional materials from the dawning of the American auto industry seem antiquated and dated. It is more than just references to a vehicles ability to climb hills or ford streams. The advertisements themselves filled with lengthy, wordy prose are...

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Brass Tacks & Hard Facts

Harsh realities and hard truths are never easy to talk about. Folks have a tendency to take constructive criticism personally, and people get offended. Self Serving factions will strive to present themselves as the one with the solution even though they haven't...

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Opportunity At Every Turn

Unless you have been living off the grid with no access to the internet, the local papers, the radio, or a cell phone it is impossible to not be aware of the ongoing debate about the airport and industrial park. My opinions about the facility and its management are...

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NEW PARTNER- Desert Lawn Funeral Home

  Welcome Desert Lawn Funeral Home and services to the PK family. Desert Lawn Funeral Home, Crematory, and Memorial Park is located on a hillside overlooking the picturesque Mohave Valley. Opened in 1966 we remain Mohave County’s only full service, family owned...

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Route 66 Community Transformed by Innovative Marketing Concept Tapping into Route 66 Renaissance for Community Revitalization Route 66 Renaissance Provides International Marketing Opportunity Route 66 Renaissance Transforms Community Stephen LeSueur of MyMarketing...

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Opportunity Is Knocking!

Let's get excited! Opportunity is knocking! New businesses are opening, murals and public art are adding color and vibrancy, organizations and groups are working together with the City of Kingman to bring projects to fruition, events are filling the streets and parks,...

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Change For Change

A common theme of conversations in cafes, bars, and on social media is the various problems and challenges this city faces. This morning I would like to change the tenor of those conversations. Let's start with a few updates on the Route 66 Association of Kingman,...

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Your One Stop Shop For A Kingman Area Adventure

The Promote Kingman initiative is about to become your one stop shop for a Kingman area adventure. Promote Kingman is taking the next step in the transformation of Kingman into a destination through development of a program that would allow an individual or tour...

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Moto World Trials coming to Kingman

Did you know that the World Trials will be in Kingman this July? Mike Carlton, chairman of Central Arizona Trials said Central Arizona Trials held national events at the county park in 2013 and 2015, and that progressed into bringing the TrialGP USA event to the park....

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NEW PARTNER -Kingman Chamber of Commerce

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, The Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce. The Mission of the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote business through Education, Partnerships, and Networking. The Chamber Office is located in the heart of Kingman on...

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NEW PARTNER -The Sundowner Saloon

Welcome our newest member to Promote Kingman, The Sundowner Saloon. The newly renovated Saloon style bar is the happening place in Kingman.  They're bringing live entertainement, great food and drink specials, and boot stopping great time to our community. CONTACT...

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Neon Nights, Good Times, and A Community Of Partners

Spring is here and it is going to be a season of neon nights, good times, and a growing network of partners fostering development of a sense of community as well as community purpose. Chillin' on Beale, that delightful monthly event that transforms the historic...

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