Thursday, February 21, 2008

We've Moved!

For information current information about the Eugene Etsy Streat Team please visit our new blog! We will have interviews, specials, announcements about where you can meet us in person, and so much more!

If you are interested in joining our street team please stop by the blog and check us out, you can join our google group for behind the scenes information like meeting times and upcoming promotion events!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Meeting Reminder!

We will be having a meeting on Wednesday the 13th. Please attend if you plan on being an active member of the team and if you cannot make the meeting please join our google group to let us know you are still an active member of the team.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Meeting Reminder!

Hi All,
We will be having a meeting this Wednesday Jan. 16th. Please bring business cards if you have them as we will be making new business card packs to pass out with our sales.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Eugene Street Team craft show was a hit!

Hey Everyone,
I just dropped the portion that we raised for OCCU and First Place off to Kristi at OCCU. Kristi missed the show because she was sick, but employees have been approaching her all morning and remarking how nice the show was. There's a buzz around OCCU and it's all about the ETSY artists. Kristi was very impressed and is already thinking of next year. I mentioned the huge grassy area in front of the corporate offices - how it would be perfect for a spring/summer show and Kristi just loved the idea.

The Eugene Etsy Street Team was a huge hit!
Susan (sehwhat)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

One day till the craft show!

Hey Everyone,
Last night's meeting was a blast! We had some new faces and all went around the table sharing a little about ourselves and our ETSY crafts. We talked about tomorrow's craft show and finalized quite a few things.

The tables that are provided are 6 feet long and approx. 2 or 2 1/2 feet wide. Don't forget your table covering as part of your display.

The big news is that OCCU has opened the craft show to the piblic. The corporate employees have been telling their friends and family, and the branch employees have been sharing information with credit union members. I think that we're in for a fantastically big show. Please invite your family, friends, and coworkers as well.

We'll have a designated area of tables for the artists who won't be able to stay for the show - with signs to direct the shoppers to a checkout table to pay for those items. Most artists will be conducting sales at their table. All artists are welcome to send purchases through the checkout table if the shopper needs to pay for several different items, but with one check or credit card. We'll get plenty of practice with this show, that's for sure.

On a side note ..... Does anyone have time (or supplies) to make the signs (mentioned above) this evening? If not, I'll try to come up with something before I leave work today.
Well, that was longwinded, but hopefully full of useful stuff. Thankfully, my messages are getting shorter (I think).

Susan (sehwhat)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Promo Packs!

Hi Everyone,
Please don't forget to bring your business cards or whatever you would
like to stick in our little promo packs we will be making at the
meeting tomorrow. The bags are 3x4 polybags with a zipper closure,
so feel free to bring anything that will fit, I'll print some labels
that say Eugene Etsy Street Team.
See everyone tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

More OCCU Craft Show details

Good Day Everyone,
We had a meeting last Wednesday, but I decided to post the details on the OCCU craft show till today for all of our members who traveled for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Mark your calendars for December 7th!

The spaces are filling up fast. With twenty tables available, we already have 10 confirmations for the show. Email me soon if you are interested in a table space. The room is large enough to accommodate more, but OCCU only has 20 tables available..... after that, we'll have to scour our garages for folding tables and such. In addition, we can expand if needed by opening a partition and using the adjoining room.

The headquarters of Oregon Community Credit Union are located at 2880 Chad Drive just off Coburg Road, North of Beltline. I'll have maps at the next meeting (Dec 5th) for everyone. Set up will be from 8am till 10am. The show will begin at 10am and run until 3pm (possibly later). Sometimes, you get those last minute shoppers who'll keep you hopping until 3:30 or 4pm. We hope to have everything packed up and ready to go by 5pm (the building closes around 5:30).

In lieu of a table fee, a donation of 10% of each artist's total sale was suggested. This 10% goes back to OCCU for their holiday charities.OCCU has asked that each artist provide a table covering (to protect the tables) and for building safety, no open flames.

You'd like to participate, but can't take the time off from work or school? We'll have enough members to set up a checkout area where customers can shop and pay for everything at one time. Please make sure that you have string tags or removable stickers with your shop name and the dollar amount. We plan to accept cash, checks, and credit cards at the checkout table. I'll have to get a feel from others on the idea of using recycled grocery bags and newspaper (for wrapping) for the customer's purchases. I have one-sized clothing bag that I use in my booth at the market but I'm down to 100 bags or so. Not sure if that's enough for the craft show.

I'm sure that I'm missing pits and piece here and there, but will add more as it pops into my head.I'll post this on the Google group sight as well.

Please share with other members who may not visit the blog on a regular basis. Don't want to miss anyone.