Well, at least some of the biz district did anyway. Those business owners who attended last night's biz blogging seminar were enthusiastic about the prospects of blogging their businesses and asked all the right questions.
Best of all, everyone got to taste some Stormhoek wine - the only folks in all of PA to have had that opportunity to date. We served up some of Stormhoek's Pinot Grigio, Sauvingnon Blanc and Pinotage.
It seemed everyone enjoyed the wine, perhaps partly because it was free, but mostly because they were easily as good as many bottles of California wines we've tried in the $15-$25 range. We imagine Stormhoek will be priced more competitively - although that means little in PA where we still pay an 18% "Johnstown Flood" tax on every bottle (we'll gladly give our vote to whomever kills that tax - and we'll actively campaign for any candidate who vows to disband the LCB as a retail operation).
Thanks also to Mike Woycheck of Pittsburgh Bloggers and Erik Dahl of the Dahlpod Podcast who were on hand to ably assist with explaining the importance of local aggregators and the emergence of podcasting as a legitmate marketing tool. That both Mike and Erik, along with the other bloggers in attendance, believe in the promise of a blogging business district, tells us we're on the right track.
Now to get all the other businesses here to understand...