During the election season I hosted state and local candidates. WOW! That went over well! I had a news crew in following one candidate and another actually filmed a commercial at the shop. Some of the other events I have hosted have been our local conservation board, historical society, Dept of Natural Resource, Sheriff's Dept, the police chief, and the Park District. Right now I am hosting a local artist who paints with coffee. I am also planning a "Sports Month" and having some of our teams send people in to meet with our customers. I make sure that these are on a very informal basis; that is, I introduce the person and then turn it over to my customers. These events have gone over very well. Like you however, I am constantly searching for new ideas! Good luck to you!