Local businesses impacted by Tucson rodeo
Reporter: Liz Kotalik
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - It's Mary Wilkinson's second year painting faces at the Tucson Rodeo.
It not only makes her happy, but it also makes her business, Happy Faces Face Painting, lots of money.
"Business has had its ups and downs with the economy," Mary says, "but it seems to be on the rise right now. The more that I do, the more exposure I have."
And that exposure comes from her work at the rodeo.
She paints faces, gives out cards, and in turn, she gains clients.
"I'm seeing people the same as from last year telling me, you painted my face last year, and that maybe we won't have to wait another year. We'll see you at a birthday party!"
It's a recipe for success that many local vendors can relate to.