It’s Smart to Like Other Business’ Pages on Facebook

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I think it is important that we help each other, using our Facebook Pages! As you know, Facebook is one of the best places to connect with customers. So I’m reaching out to you, Oronoco Gold Rush vendors, to ask that you play along with us, if you will. As time allows, I’ll be going into our official Facebook Page, looking for YOUR Facebook Pages. Your business pages, not your personal pages.

I’ll not invade your privacy by using the Oronoco Gold Rush Page to send people to the place you post family images and stories about your life. That’s not going to work…but sending them to your business page will help you, right? Especially if one of the things you post on your business page is the locations of up-and-coming shows you will be at- we will help people find you, where-ever you might be.

In turn, we ask that you help people find us. Simple enough, right?

How to Like a Page

Follow these steps like another Page as your own business Page:

  1. Go to the Page you want to like.
  2. Click the three periods on the bottom right of their cover photo.
  3. You’ll see the option to “like as your page” from there.
  4. If you manage multiple business pages, be sure to select the right one!

You can only do this from a desktop or the Pages Manager App (not the Facebook app). If you’re on a tablet or mobile device, you could try logging in to your Facebook account via a web browser (Safari or Chrome, as opposed to the app) and then access your business Page and try and like it from there using the steps above.

Who has already Liked your Page?

On your Page, click on the Settings button at the top right. Then in that long menu on the left, find the People and Other Pages button. Click it. The drop down at the top of the list of people can be changed to ‘Pages That Like This Page’ and you can see the other businesses who have already liked your Page. Clicking on a business takes you to their Page, where you can like it as your business page. Sure, you can like it as yourself, too!

That’s where I will be starting each session. I’m going to like back all the Pages that have found and liked us. I’d appreciate it if you’d do the same. Then I’m going to continue to work on building up our Likes list by digging into Facebook for vendors to our show.

Now for the fun! Sharing each other’s posts!

When I’m on the Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days page, I click on a link to YOUR posts. If I’ve liked your page, I can then share your posts onto my page, helping you reach more people. I do this by clicking on the button “See Page Feed” on the left-hand side of the Page.

As an example, I’ve shared an article about Mayowood by the Post-Bulletin.

At the moment, I’m doing this because I want to try it. If it is successful, I’ll ask the Gold Rush Committee for some guidance and assistance in managing this work. Now please understand that I can’t post everything back over to the Gold Rush page; it would consume all my time and I’d never get anything else done! But I want to give this a try, see if we can’t expand how we can help you. Consider it a thank you for your loyalty and your business to our event.

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Comfort Inn and Suites

Comfort Inn & Suites

We have been offered a discounted rate again from the Comfort Inn & Suites, for vendors, shoppers and families staying in the area August 17th  – 22nd, 2017.

The spacious, modern rooms include a pillow-top mattress with plush bedding, refrigerator, microwave, flat-screen television, and coffee maker, hair dryer and large desk with an ergonomic chair. Mini Suites feature a small sitting area with pull-out couch. All rooms feature complimentary internet.

Type and rate of rooms:

  • Standard rooms king or 2 queen beds $87.00
  • Suites featuring a king with pull-out couch $97.00
  • Suite featuring 2 queens with pull-out couch $107.00

Please call 507-281-6850 and press option 2 to make reservations under the Gold Rush group rate prior to July 28th, 2016. After that date all unreserved rooms will be placed back in general inventory at regular rate.

Other hotel featuresComfort Inn & Suites include:

Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options that start at 6:00am till 10:00am, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn & Suites the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors!

Relax in the indoor heated pool and hot tub that is open 6am till 12pm or work out in the fitness center that is open 24 hours. Guest laundry facilities are available. Business travelers will appreciate the business center offering fax and copy services. Our meeting room can accommodate a variety of functions.

Complimentary parking and easy access to HWY 52 and HWY 14 – Right next door is Five West Kitchen and Bar and close to Roosters Barn and Grill, Crooked Pints Pub, Subway, McDonalds and Mr. Pizza. We are 11 miles 17 minutes from Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days.

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Oronoco Candidate Forum



6:30 P.M.


Candidates for Mayor

Ryland Eichhorst, Dan Ondler and John Tilford 

Candidates for Council

Carl Krause, Nancy Quimby

Moderator:  Shirley Kingsley-Berg


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Please Submit Your Donation Requests

donationrequestsDowntown Oronoco Gold Rush Days is soliciting donation requests from local organizations. The deadline for those requests is the end of business day on Friday, October 7th.

Requests can be emailed or mailed to POB 266, Oronoco, MN 55960.  Questions can be directed to Carol Olson at 507-367-2111.


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Be Sure to Put 2017 in Your Calendar!

Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush minerDowntown Oronoco Gold Rush is scheduled for August 18, 19 and 20, 2017. Plans are already underway to continue this premier show, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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