Greg Kjono believes his small Pocatello wearing goods keep has crammed an vital area of interest for nearby outdoorsmen who experience sports inclusive of mountain climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering and backpacking.
Nonetheless, he believes a long way too many place athletes nevertheless head to Jackson, Wyoming, or Salt Lake City to buy their specialized gadget, unaware they have a neighborhood dealer of high-quit mountaineering gear and sporting goods products in their own community.
Kjono expects to elevate the general public profile of his shop, Idaho Adventure Sports, through staffing a sales space all through the Idaho State Journal’s Xtreme Outdoor Expo, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck.
The expo could be hosted from midday to 9 p.M. Friday and from 10 a.M. To five p.M. Saturday. Bingham Health Care is the fundamental sponsor of the event, that is in its first yr and is anticipated to come to be an annual network fixture.
“We figured the expo might be a good manner to introduce ourselves to those who don’t know we’re right here but,” Kjono stated, explaining he makes many income on line, but foot site visitors maintains his commercial enterprise afloat.
Kjono opened the store, positioned at 365 Yellowstone Ave., about a year in the past. It’s a family commercial enterprise, additionally staffed with the aid of his wife, Joanna, his son, Chris Fierstine, and his daughter-in-regulation, Fern Tungpalan.
“Pretty a great deal each day we’ve anyone stroll in to our save, and they’re like, ‘We force via each day and we had no concept you have been here,’” Kjono stated. “Once they come in they’re incredible excited about what we’ve and that they hold coming back.”
Idaho Adventure Sports will provide a mountaineering demonstration in the course of the expo. The expo may also consist of a golf demonstration by golfing pro David Crozier. Prizes could be given away, including a weekend RV rental and golf classes.
Vendors along with Idaho Water Sports and RVs and Boats for Less will have RVs and boats displayed inside the mall parking zone. Idaho Central Credit Union will participate, and numerous cubicles and merchandise could be displayed inside the mall.
Traci Lund, event supervisor for the Idaho State Journal, stated the Expo gives the public a hazard to check out out of doors merchandise and equipment before the begin of the summer season.
Kjono believes an out of doors expo is a superb fit in Southeast Idaho, which gives a huge variety of out of doors leisure opportunities. He said the place has several climbing destinations, limitless trails and is in close proximity to outstanding excursion and backpacking locations, including the Sawtooth Mountains and the Salt Lake area.