XTREME EXPO: Idaho State Journal outdoors event set for Friday, Saturday
Greg Kjono believes his small Pocatello wearing goods keep has crammed a 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, which 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 incomes online. Still, foot site visitors maintain 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 his wife, Joanna, his son, Chris Fierstine, and his daughter-in regulation, Fern Tungpalan. “Pretty a great deal each day we’ve anyone stroll into our savings, 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 incredibly 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. PIn addition, prizes could be given away, including a weekend RV rental and golf classes.
Vendors and Idaho Water Sports and RVs and Boats for Less will have RVs and boats displayed inside the mall parking zone. IIn addition, Idaho Central Credit Union will participate, and numerous cubicles and merchandise could be displayed inside the mall. Traci Lund, the event supervisor for the Idaho State Journal, stated the Expo gives the public a hazard to check merchandise and equipment outdoors before the beginning of the summer season.
Kjono believes an of doors expo is a superb fit in Southeast Idaho, which gives a huge variety of doors leisure opportunities. In addition, he said the place has several climbing destinations and limitless trails and is close to outstanding excursion and backpacking locations, including the Sawtooth Mountains and the Salt Lake area.