Earth Day 2010

Below this video is a testimonial from a new customer from Oregon. At the Portland Earth Day Event, Blakely sold Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice and had no time to shoot any video. I decided to search YouTube and found several videos from the event where I discovered her ice cart.  You can see her Italian ice pushcart before and after the guy in the Bear costume falls over. Don’t blink- you may miss her pushcart!

We had our first event this Saturday! I unfortunately couldn’t be there because my work schedule wouldn’t allow it, but my business partner and my neighbor were able to participate. This was a 1 day event celebrating earth day this past Saturday (April 24th). We wanted to start with a 1 day event to get our feet wet and see how things would go and to see how well the ice would do. I know you guys are always getting that same old question…..will the ice melt if there isn’t a cold plate? I will be the first to say that I was one of those people. The ice did awesome! We took it out about 4 hours before the event and it scraped perfectly! I don’t know how many people across the nation are familiar with Oregon’s weather, but it rains here A lot, especially in the late winter to late spring months and Earth day wasn’t any exception. My business partner started at 10:00 in the morning for this event. (Event was 10-7) I called around 1:30pm and she said that she had only sold 7 smalls and was really worried. I told her not to worry, the guys at Little Jimmy’s says that they (people) will come. I called again at 3:30 and didn’t get an answer. I finally got a call back a little later and was told there isn’t any time to talk, that they had lines.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to get any video because there were only two of them, one scooping and one taking money. When I got to the event at 6:30 to help close up they told me that they were busy from 2:00pm until 6:00pm.
On our first event we took in $843!!! That’s about $200 an hour for the 4 hours that they were busy!!! My business partner told me that she had a ton of people walk buy saying that if it was warmer and not raining they would buy some. She told me that we will need more people to help when it get hots, because if there were lines of people in the rain waiting to buy Little Jimmy’s she can’t even imagine what it will be like when it’s summer time! We did almost a $1000 in the rain! I’m so excited!!! Our next event is on May 8th at a street fair. I’m hoping for good weather I would love to see what is going to happen on a hot day! Thanks again guys for all of your help and support.

Blakely (Portland, Oregon)

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Shaved Ice/Snow Cone Convert

Jeff and his sons visited us in New Jersey and purchased some of our Italian Ices. Jeff has a shaved ice concession trailer that he switched over exclusively to Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices. Jeff likes the ease of selling Italian Ices over that of snow cones or shaved ice. It is definitely a family affair with Jeff and his three sons who all assist their Dad at busy events. Thanks to Jeff and his family for answering some questions. Click here to get started with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices

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Our Pushcarts Talk…Really!

What makes a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice Cart Special?

Besides holding four cans of our delicious Italian Ice all day long, they also talk.

Our pushcarts tell stories of entrepreneurs selling Italian Ice and having fun.

Here’s the story of Ross and his pushcart from 4th of July last summer.

You can see more stories by clicking here.

Our carts talk….really!

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CBS Good Day Sacramento

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice gives you the ability to be creative and name the Italian Ice business yourself- just like the Bradshaw Family in California. Check out their Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice business (named Little Bee’s)

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Statue of Liberty Concessions

Our company ran the concessions by the ferry going to the Statue of Liberty from the 100th Birthday of Lady Liberty in 1986 till shortly after 9/11 in 2001. We sold various Statue of Liberty Souvenirs, and fast food items. However, our number one item we sold to tourists going to the Statue of Liberty was Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice. We would outsell Haagen-Dazs 2 to 1 at the same price in our concession stand. People from all over the world would travel to see the Statue of Liberty in New York City and enjoy a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice along the way.

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Special Olympics Airplane Pull

Continental Airlines and the Port Authority of NJ held a Special Olympics Plane Pull last month. A good day was had by all with fun for the entire family with all proceeds going to the New Jersey Special Olympics. Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice donated some Italian Ice pushcarts and Italian ice to this fun Family Day at Newark Liberty Airport. Teams of 20 competed to pull a Boeing 737 weighing over 93,000 lbs. on the Continental Airlines tarmac at Newark Airport!     NEW SLIDESHOW!!

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Little Jimmys Videos on YouTube

I was searching around YouTube the other night and found a bunch of videos that some of our customers had uploaded that I had never seen before. I thought I would put them up on our blog so you could take a look at these YouTube Videos also. Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice is a fun and easy business that nearly anyone can do.

If you have not done so yet, sign up here to get more information on our Italian ices and pushcarts. Click here to check out these videos.

Newly Discovered Little Jimmys You Tube Videos

Newly Discovered Little Jimmys You Tube Videos

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

I couldn’t resist this latest JIB JAB of the classic movie “A Christmas Story.” Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year (and happy holidays!)

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Happy Halloween

Monster Mash Video starring Little Jimmy, Dennis, Tom, Harry and Anthony

Happy Halloween!

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Virginia’s Richmond Times-Dispatch

Click here to read full story: Enjoying some last-minute fun before school starts.

Excerpt:  “At the South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park, Mark Abernathy from Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice of Carytown served the masses. It was the busiest day all season, and by noon, Abernathy had already sold more than 125 ices.

Sydnee Voigt, who is visiting her grandchildren from Brazil, was among his customers. Pina colada and watermelon ices went to the kids. “We’re just going to spend Labor Day together as a family,” Voigt said.

As for Abernathy, his plan after work: Head down to his boat on the Chesapeake Bay.”

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Enjoying some last-minute fun before school starts

EMILY C. DOOLEY TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
Published: September 6, 2009

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