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  1. Mike Labbe

    Thank you, Veterans!

    To all veterans of all branches: Thank you for your sacrifice, your bravery, and the example you set for us all. In short, thank you for your service! To all those who have served, and those who continue to serve… Happy Veterans Day!
  2. Mike Labbe

    Black Friday?

    Is your shop planning to be open for Black Friday? We usually close on that day, and stay home. Any time we opened on BF, it was dead. We are open the day after, for Small Business Saturday. Just start a discussion. Feel free to create your own, too! :)
  3. Mike Labbe

    Welcome to the NEW Framers' Corner!

    Exciting news from the forum help team! The forum received a major upgrade this weekend, and is now using a different brand of forum software. The new product has a modern look and is much friendlier to mobile guests. We realize that many people now visit forums and social media with their...
  4. Mike Labbe

    SOLD Improvements for classifieds area

    The classifieds area will now show the first PHOTO of the item for sale, next to the post listing. In addition, you will be able to mark your item as SOLD. Just click the SOLD button on the top right of your post, to do so. (even after the edit time has expired!) This will let folks know that...
  5. Mike Labbe

    Forum Upgrade

    We're thrilled to announce that PPFA Framers Corner will be upgrading to new modern software platform, later this year. The new Xenforo 2.2 software platform will bring over all info and previous posts, and have some new features such as: -Optional PUSH NOTIFICATIONS (to let you know on phone...
  6. Mike Labbe

    Wcaf 2021 press release

    Press Release 9/14/2020 Important WCAF Expo Update The management team at the WCAF Expo has kept in close communication with our partners in the event planning industry and continues to monitor updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this publication date, there are still...
  7. Mike Labbe

    Welcome to Framer's Corner!

    A warm welcome to our newest members of Framer's Corner: Brenda Soucy, Jill Reeves, Douglas Hornick, Michael Savage, Leta Eydelberg, David Carlson, Tim Theory, Gary Walvoord, Julie Tremblay, Frederick E. Louw, Douglas Taylor, Eugenia Ballard, Ming Choi, Glenn France, Elizabeth Johnson, Jay...
  8. Mike Labbe

    Vegas Vegas Vegas!

    It'll be nice to see everyone at the show! I have to get up at 4am Friday for the flight out. For those fortunate enough to get tickets before it sold out (i did not), PPFA is sponsoring a Framers Corner and other social media breakfast event on Sunday morning. The welcome to Las Vegas event...
  9. Mike Labbe

    The National Conference Brochure Is Now Available!

    The National Conference Schedule Is Now Available! You are invited to the West Coast Art & Frame Expo and The National Conference. The trade show begins on Monday, January 27, 2020 with The National Conference beginning on the day before, January 26, 2020. You’ll...
  10. Mike Labbe

    Planned Outage 8/14/19 early hours

    There will likely be a few brief outages overnight, no more than 15 minutes each, between 11pm and 4am EST. The Handy Networks data center in Colorado is performing some emergency maintenance, to bring the redundant server back online that had a failure yesterday. This requires taking things...
  11. Mike Labbe

    Spring/Summer Edition of PPFA CONNECT Is Now Available!

    Seven Certified Picture Framers (CPFs) in one frame shop – possibly a PPFA record! In this issue of PPFA Connect, learn about Blackbird Frame & Art’s 7-strong CPF team and its canine mascot. You’ll also find photos from the PPFA Convention, including International Framing Competition winners...
  12. Mike Labbe

    Spring/Summer Edition of PPFA CONNECT Is Now Available!

    Seven Certified Picture Framers (CPFs) in one frame shop – possibly a PPFA record! In this issue of PPFA Connect, learn about Blackbird Frame & Art’s 7-strong CPF team and its canine mascot. You’ll also find photos from the PPFA Convention, including International Framing Competition winners...
  13. Mike Labbe

    Poll: How many EmailPostal marketing campaigns have you done in the past 12 months?

    How many email or postal marketing campaigns has your shop done in the past 12 months? A friendly framer survey and discussion. Votes are anonymous.
  14. Mike Labbe

    Consumer Alert: Marriott and Dunkin Donuts DATA BREACHES

    NASTY data breach at Marriott Starwood Hotels, that has been happening for 4 years. More than 500 MILLION customers info was potentially taken. They got customer names, addresses, phone#, email, credit card numbers w/exp dates, passport numbers, DOB, and gender. They then can use all that info...
  15. Mike Labbe

    Outage

    We're back! Apologies for the recent system outage. There was a major failure at the data center we rent from, in Boulder CO. Due to HUMAN error, they wiped out all server databases and backups with one command. More than 30,000 websites were down, and it will take them until Thursday to get...
  16. Mike Labbe

    Scheduled maintenance downtime

    The server will be down for about two hours for an upgrade on Sunday September 2, starting at 10pm EST. Everything should be back to normal well before morning. A new version of Cpanel is being installed, and some PHP updates. Sorry for the small inconvenience Your support team volunteers
  17. Mike Labbe

    HTTPS Security Upgrade

    To improve security, the forum switched last night from HTTP: to HTTPS: You may notice the address is slightly different in your browser, with a green padlock to indicate a secure connection. It looks like the conversion went well, but please report any problems that you may have. Best...
  18. Mike Labbe

    PPFA Connect Spring Edition 2018

    Welcome to the Spring Edition of the PPFA Connect newsletter! Published by Monarch Expositions for the Professional Picture Framers Association, it is an important resource you rely on for organization news and events, ideas, and information. In this issue, you’ll find photos of the...
  19. Mike Labbe

    PPFA CONNECT Winter Edition 2017-2018

    Dear Framer, Welcome to the Winter Edition of the PPFA Connect newsletter! Published by Monarch Expositions for the Professional Picture Framers Association, it is an important resource you rely on for organization news and events, ideas, and information. In this issue, you’ll find an...
  20. Mike Labbe

    Framer's CPR: (Conservation, Preservations, and Restoration)

    Framer’s CPR – A Day of Conservation, Preservation & Restoration NEPPFA Fall Event The New England Professional Picture Framers Association will hold it’s third and final event of 2017. This event is will offer educational seminars, a vendor table top showcase, door prizes, PRINT...
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