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October Business Building Calendar

Events and ideas for the month of October
Create unique events with your advertisers that celebrate both popular and the obscure holidays this month using our Business Building Calendar!

October 2011

Business Building Calendar

Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month
Bat Appreciation Month
Children’s Magazine Month
Nat’l Breast Cancer
Awareness Month
National Chili Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Down Syndrome
Awareness Month
Squirrel Awareness Month

  1 World Card Making Day
  3 Calif. Rideshare Week
  3 Child Health Day
  3 U.N. World Habitat Day

  4 U.N. World Space Week
  5 Balloons Around the World
  6 Nat’l German-American Day

10.31 | Halloween
Client Prospects:
Car dealerships
Restaurants
Costume shops
Generate Revenue:
Gather a few vehicles from local car dealerships (of course at a price per dealership involvement) at the fairgrounds and host a “Trunk-or-Treat” for a safe place for kids to trick-or-treat!  Run ads featuring the vehicles before they’re dressed-up for the event, and then ads featuring the vehicles after the event, as well.
Create a special section or mobile section for restaurants to have midnight specials on Halloween (or the weekend before, since Oct. 31 falls on a Monday this year).

  7 Lee Nat’l Denim Day
  8 Universal Music Day
  9 Chicago Marathon
  9 Fire Prevention Week
  9 Nat’l School Lunch Week
10 American Indian Heritage Day
10 Columbus Day
13 Biketoberfest
13 Navy Birthday, 1775
14 Be Bald and Be Free Day
17 Nat’l Bosses Day
18 World Menopause Day
19 Hagfish Day
20 Get Smart About Credit Day
23 Mother-in-Law Day
24 U.N. Day
29 Nat’l Forgiveness Day
29 Nat’l Cat Day
30 Checklists Day
30 Devil’s Night
31 Halloween
31 All Hollow’s Eve