CREST – Conference Call on September 9, 2011
Attendees: Fran, Phyllis, Chris, Mary, Linda, Karen, Elizabeth, Suzanne, Jenn
Falling for Handmade 2
· 38 booths have been selected and paid for
o Booth assignments will be available 9/15/2011
· Falling for Handmade social networking:
o Michelle Lowell, collieolliedesigns, developed and is maintaining www.fallingforhandmade.weebly.com
o Elizabeth, ebnartstudios, developed and is maintaining fallingforhandmade facebook
o Elizabeth developing Tentative facebook ad (not developed yet)
o Fran developed sponsor package and is advertising the show on On-line ads and on Craigs List
o Asking all CREST members to social network about the show. The success of this show will allow for bigger and better venues for CREST
· Show Signage :
o Michelle designed and purchased 4 signs for proximity of NOVA
o Requesting that all vendors need to make copies of flyers and distribute at work and in neighborhoods
· Volunteers needed for the following rolls:
o Need 2 volunteers to arrive early and draw out booth spaces. Need to be at gym between 6: 630am.
o Fran, Elizabeth, Linda & Chris will get to gym by 6-6:30 to mark gym (Fran to provide exact time – still working the determine time)
o Registration desk – Coordinator for the day off event; this would be a great role for someone who does not want to be a vendor but willing to lend a hand to keep things going.
o Need 2 non-vendors to register and direct vendors
o Goodie bag assembly: Jenn (craftystiches) to coordinate, collect and put together goodie bags for giveaways – Fran to send email with names of vendors
o Set up/Sign postage for the night before – post signs everywhere
o Jenn has 10 signs from 2010 Falling for Handmade (Michelle to get with Jenn before ordering more signs)
o considering a banner for Wakefield/Braddock intersection
o need volunteers to place sign on day of show
o Fran to contact Woodson High School to solicit volunteers or local PTA
o 2-3 volunteers/students to rove, provide bathroom breaks –
o High School Kids to help load/unload and runners
o Extra hands to cover your spot
· Volunteers if you have not received information about the event, contact Jennifer.email@example.com
o Volunteers need to be there NLT 9:30am
· Featured artists, please contact Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org) to coordinate details for your display
o If you are a featured artist and you have not received an email from me, please contact me at email@example.com so that I may send you an informational email.
· We need about 3-4 volunteers to feature our CREST/ETSY table and to work the table.
o Volunteers can showcase an item that they create. You will not be selling anything, but there to promote Etsy, CREST, and yourself.
o Email Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda G. at email@example.com if you are interested
· We are looking to have CREST do EtsyLabs on a regular basis. We are looking for CRESTers who are willing to do and EL.
o First EtsyLab is tentatively scheduled for Sept 24, 2011
§ Fran – topic TBD
§ Suzanne - discuss vintage are selected for a Featured session for EtsyLab.
§ If interested, contact Linda firstname.lastname@example.org.
CREST Conference Calls
We are looking to have maximum participation on the calls; this is your opportunity to voice your opinion and concerns
· Meeting on a monthly basis
o Willing to do impromptu meeting for events
· Looking for maximum participation to inform, plan, network, and catch-up.