New store opens today!

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by Vhuang168, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. jestersix

    jestersix Sponsor

    I'll add a bit as a Sponsor (especially since I'm an out of town guy with no Brick & Mortar). BAR was really a big factor in jestersix getting off the ground, and we navigated my unusual position over time. Times and people have changed - when I started my involvement with BAR, Forums were the biggest vehicle for information transfer and the meetings were as much social as reef related. Times have changed. I get very little communication from any of the Clubs I sponsor - and even less from their respective Forums. BAR is about the only Forum I check on a regular basis and that communicates with me from the BOD level other than around Swap time. I hear from more people on Facebook and Instagram. As an old timer in the saltwater community (yeah, I was around way before this "reef" thingy came around) I've seen things change but still at the heart is communication and a sense of community.

    BAR still seems to have both of those going on - but as in any situation, things can always be better.
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  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    IMO, the BoD has the right, if not the responsibility, to change how the club operates in accord to what it's current membership wants, regardless of what it is they may change.

    The way I look at it Kessil/Neptune/Reef Nutrition were "sponsors" (in a way) of the club, I would hardly say they have a brick and mortar store front even though the companies are somewhat local, also the "local" aspect is relative to the member.

    But then again this topic has diverged greatly from that of a new store opening :)
  3. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Well since we're all listening, has anyone considered having a private forum for members only?

    And I would love to attend board meetings, but it's hard to make it in person (I'm sure that's the case for the BOD as well). Perhaps move it into modern times and meet virtually, conference call, chat room, or even private thread.

    I would like to know how much it costs to be a sponsor, but understand that we might not want to post that publicly.

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  4. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Lol just realized there is such a forum, called "club business." Why don't we move this there?

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  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I don't know how? Good idea tho.
  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    I like vendors at the swap.
    I don't always have anything ready to swap, so it can be fun to just show up, talk to people, and maybe buy a couple of things.
  7. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

  8. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    My thoughts exactly! As a noob, I have nothing to swap. Would be nice if the vendors will have frag packs available for swapping

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  9. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I'm sure they will. Best to contact them ahead of time.
  10. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    You can contact Jess @ Diablo Corals , Darwin @ Legendary Corals , Mike @ Fish Doc
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  11. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    I will not make a post in a thread made to announce Jimmy new store, not the place. I am more than happy to express my concerns in general with sponsorship and how clubs used to protect and support Brick n Mortars. Or even how BAR used to only allow B&M to sponsor and how i had to wait a few months after opening before i even got that chance versus nowadays

    Good Luck Jimmy and partners. Wish you nothing the but the best!!!
  12. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Well said.
    Congrats and Best wishes Infinite Aquariums!
  13. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I would definitely like to hear more in your sponsor forum if you're willing!

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