On A Dime Installations Has Twins for 2010; Announces New Business
On A Dime Installations announces the creation of 2 new companies for 2010: OP Music House; a nonprofit music venue and recording studio for young adults offering 24 hour referral service for abuse victims, and ICE Cafe, an original coffee house which will reside in the same facility. The theme is geared at peace through the performing arts, with a focus on the rich, diverse people and thus, businesses that constitute Western New York.
The OP Music House will be a nonprofit music venue and recording studio for young adults; offering a full referral service for victims of abuse, overseen by Perry. It will feature a kiosk in it will promote local merchants and offer their products for a fixed amount of time. Perry want to showcase talents of the area.
ICE Cafe (stands for Instruments, Coffee and Entertainment) will be an original coffee bar situated in the OP Music House. Here, local food items will be offered on a rotating basis, that the hard-working hands of Western New Yorkers produce.
The facility will have donated trinkets and pictures from the Buffalo-Niagara region of New York. This roughly extends from Niagara Falls to the beaches on Lake Erie, to local tobogganing, ski slopes, many wine vineyards and the Finger Lakes. Year round, the greater Buffalo-Niagara region lights up with music and food festivals, cultural events, science and art museums, a wide variety of night life and also has a city zoo. There is always something to do in Western New York, and it is comprised of hard working, middle class people with good hearts.
Perry is currently looking for investors and a home for the new facility.
As a result of tireless hours on facebook and myspace, several musicians such as the Goo Goo Dolls and Bob James; creative and fine artists, speakers and IT talents alike have come forward; offering time, services, free performances and other contributions. So far, the most distant artist to offer a performance is from New Jersey.
The one snag Perry has faced is online payment methods. She reports, "I have been the rope in a tug-of-war between PayPal and Google checkout. PayPal will not allow me to sell raffle tickets, but I can accept donations and sell merchandise. Nobody can win anything."
"Google checkout says I can't accept donations until I am an approved 501.c.3 (nonprofit) status, which can take 8 months. Google checkout's bottom line is I can sell merchandise and tickets, but can't accept donations."
At the time of publication the following is in place: If you want to make a donation you can do so to the PayPal account at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A purchase can be done on the website: www.OPMusichouse.org/blank.html.
Perry was a victim of domestic violence for over twenty years. She has been free from the violence for over two years now with her 3 children; and launched a telecommunications company in 2008. In mid-2009, she decided to tell her story. The response was so overwhelming, she needed an outlet and came up with the music house concept with her daughter, a musician.
She has most recently been published in WNY Women in Business, Winter 2009. http://www.metrowny.com/wnywomenonline/articles/bioya/dime.html
Perry says, "If there is one thing I want to represent, it is hope. I want people who feel like there is no help to reach out directly to me. I know how they feel and how to help them."