Our last blog post talked about how honored we are to connect with the local community by participating in nonprofit and charitable events. Of course, The Parlour a for-profit enterprise, and we’re also grateful for the relationships we’ve built with other local businesses.
It would take a lot of posts to discuss every kind of interaction with other businesses, so we’ll just talk about companies that provide a place to park. These companies support us in 2 ways: enabling us to serve to the public, or hiring us directly to cater an event.
Serving to the public
We have to begin with a hearty toast to Motorco and Fullsteam. Our regular appearances at these great Rigsbee Ave. spots have really gotten our name out there. We’ve also made occasional evening and weekend stops at Outsiders Art & Collectibles (where we’ll be this Friday!), Magpie Boutique, the Wells Fargo on Main, and Accent Hardwood.
This season: more daytime hours
In 2011 we didn’t serve much during the workweek. This season, we’ll be joining friends for lunch a few times a month, thanks to some Triangle businesses who graciously host lunch trucks. Here’s the lineup for now:
- Alternating Tuesdays (starting March 6th): We’ll be at 2510 Meridian Parkway, with Pie Pushers serving pizza and more! Thanks to Health Decisions and Insomniac Games for welcoming us to their parking lot.
- Alternating Fridays (starting March 9th): We’ll be joining Will & Pop’s every other Friday at 2701 Aerial Pkwy in Morrisville, thanks to ChannelAdvisor, where you can find a lunch truck pretty much every weekday.
- Alternating Thursdays (started March 1): We’ll be joining Pie Pushers again on alternating Thursdays at Copernicus Group IRB, One Triangle Drive in RTP.
We love bringing our handmade treats to the folks working hard in the region’s office parks, so we appreciate the companies who’ve invited us out to scoop on their property!
Triangle businesses also gave us a big boost in our first year by hiring us to come treat their employees on premises. Some of these include the aforementioned Health Decisions and Insomniac Games, as well as Epic Games, SportsMedia Technologies, Panera Bread, iContact.com, and more. Folks seemed thrilled to have us out, and we’re looking forward to making some return visits this year!
Making more connections
We plan to add some more regular daytime appearances this year, so we’d like to hear about it if your company’s a good spot to be seen. And we always welcome the opportunity to provide the treats at catered events. Could your workplace use more great handmade ice cream? Get in touch!