BEST Team Meet and Greet

Our Kentucky etsy team held their first Meet and Greet on April 25 at Tina Mackin's Smackin Art Studio in Louisville. Team members traveled from all parts of the state to attend. There is something to be said for placing a face with a name and meeting the people you've been chatting with online! Libby Goldsmith was introduced as our new team leader, taking over for Corinne Sullivan, who recently moved to Chicago. Libby has big shoes to fill, but we know she will do a great job.

Our team went around a circle and introduced ourselves and explained our history with the team, the items we create and how long we've been with etsy. Of particular interest was hearing how our team was originally formed, which was explained to us by Carolyn Campbell, one of our founding members. We took a break for lunch and walked to the very popular & funky Lynn's Paradise Cafe and stopped at some of the shops along Barret Avenue.

Returning to Tina's studio later that afternoon, we had an informal discussion about some of the challenges we face and new ways to market our shops. We discussed the etsy forums, twitter and plurk, shipping questions, special sales and contests, development of a team shop, tags in our listings and promo items. Team members brought samples and business cards to exchange at the close of the meeting. Tina Mackin and Kim Ries donated items for a door prize and Tammie Fosbart's mom was our winner.

Everyone had a wonderful time and we were already planning a fall meeting before this meeting ended!

If you were unable to attend the spring meeting, stay tuned for the details of our fall Meet & Greet. We hope to have it in central Kentucky in September.

See you then!


chela said...

Wow! Looks like fun!I hope to attend the September meet-and-greet. (Don't have it on the 26th 'cause I have a family reunion I have to attend!) :)

Jenni said...

can i get my shop added to the list of shops? Jenni Phillips Originals and Prints www.lucajenn.etsy.com.

3 Magpies said...

Great post about a wonderful TEAM! Can't wait to attend and meet everyone!

Dawn said...

man i got goosebumps. i don't know why? i guess because i HOPE that I can be a part of this team and that we can all pull for each other. i wish i had been there!!

Dawn said...

well i meant that i can be a useful part of this team you know? i am a part already of course!

Jackie said...

It looks like everyone had a blast. I really wanted to go but I couldn't get off from work:(. Maybe next time when you're all in my neck of the woods!


Glory Be Herbals

Unknown said...

it looks like so much fun! I'm so sorry I missed it!!!

KimberlyRies said...

It was a great day and a lot of excitement was generated! We hope to see some new faces at our next meeting!