You are invited to join us on Monday June 11, 2012 in Sturbridge, MA. The theme is:
FILL YOUR SHOP WITH CUSTOMERS!
Afternoon Programs: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Note: Pre-registration required for afternoon sessions. Cost is $30 per SHOP. (your co workers are invited, too!)
50 WAYS TO BRING CUSTOMERS IN
Cliff Safane, president of Frametastic! LLC, has worked with many framers over the years. He will share his observations acquired from visiting many shops and will discuss practical ideas to bring new and existing customers into your shop. These are tips that you can put to use immediately.
TALK YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS
Cliff Wilson, MCPF® This is the kind of marketing everyone can afford to do--becoming a local expert and speaking to local groups. Art societies, historical societies, garden clubs, and other organizations will pay you to talk and bring you business and referrals. Learn how to be comfortable talking to groups, how to gear the topic to the group, and how and where to acquire props and displays.
Evening Programs: 6:00pm - ~9:00pm
Note: Pre-registration is not required, if only attending the evening events. Cost: Free
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Vendor tabletop show. Meet with your reps from local vendors and NEPPFA sponsors, in this mini trade show. This is also a great time to meet and greet with your peers, register for the door prizes, vote for your favorite "popular choice" winner, and enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres.
7:00pm - Evening Meeting and Presentation:
BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE PACKAGE PRICING PROGRAM
John "Harry" Gaston, CPF® will share tips and personal success with members, about the benefits of offering such a program. If bought and priced properly, package pricing programs can drive new customers to your shop.
PPFA Open Framing Competition Judging/Winners Announced - Would you like to participate? There is still time! Please register in advance. ($25 entree fee) Cash prizes awarded. For details, please contact Harry Gaston. http://www.ppfacorner.com/members/12-Harry-Gaston-CPF
The NEPPFA Open Competition is a chapter level framing competition. The OPEN Framing Competition includes framing of any item, image, object, or collection of the framer’s choice. It is at the discretion of the individual frame designer whether or not they wish to uphold total conservation procedures during their framing. Preservation materials and practices for custom framing are encouraged.
Reminder: The Chapter Print Competition piece will be available for purchase at this meeting for $40. This piece will be judged at our upcoming October meeting. For this category, preservation standards shall be a priority, treating the piece of art as priceless. PRINT competition items shall be selected with specific challenges behind them to test the entrant’s knowledge and abilities. The PRINT chosen for the 2012-2013 competition year is the “Petroglyph / Rock Art” by artist Ron York. Ron is part Creek Indian (also known as Muscogee), and although these Native American people are traditionally from the southeastern United States, Petroglyphs (also called rock engravings) are images created by carving, engraving, incising or abrading the surface of a rock.
Door prizes will be provided by some of our sponsors.
PLEASE RSVP BY JUNE 4, 2012. Further details and CONTACT US feedback form is located at www.neppfa.com
Please make check payable to: NEPPFA
Mail to our chapter treasurer:
174 Wallens Street C-3
Winsted, CT 06098
REGISTRATION FOR AFTERNOON SESSIONS:
SHOP NAME: _________________________________________
SHOP ADDRESS: ______________________________________
SHOP PHONE: __________________________
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(please include $30 per shop. Your entire staff is welcome.)
Make a day of it and spend some time in beautiful Sturbridge, MA!
Driving Directions from the Mass Pike and Rte I-84:
Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to exit 9. Immediately after the toll booth you are on I-84.
Follow I-84 to exit 3B, (Rt 20 W) Hotel entrance is approx. 1 mile on the right on Rt 20 West.
For GPS users: Sturbridge Host Hotel 366 Main St. Sturbridge, MA
NEPPFA SPONSORS: Bienfang Products, Bella Moulding, Craft, Inc, Crescent, Decor Moulding, Designer Moulding, Don Mar Frame & Moulding, Fotiou frames, Frametastic, Gryphon, Larson Juhl, Legion Paper, Lineco, Inc, Logan Graphic Products, Max Moulding , Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Nielsen Bainbridge, Presto, Omega Moulding, Studio Moulding, Tru Vue, Universal Arquati Moulding, Vermont Hardwoods