Friday, September 3, 2010

Open Letter to Vendors & Stores!

Hello, Etsy peeps & creative souls!

As many of you may know, we are continuing with the 2nd Fridays on Fremont - Fremont Fest in August was FANTASTIC! Because of the success of Fremont Fest, we have recently decided to expand the events in October and December to 2 and 3 day events, respectively. October's 2 day event will be a harvest festival theme, and the three day December event (10th - 12th) will include another shop hop; much like the event some of you were involved in on June 18th of this year. (Store owners, please let me know if you'd like to be included in December's shop hop and I will keep you posted!). If you know of someone who might appreciate an opportunity to participate, feel free to forward this email to them!

We are currently doing a call for vendors, so if you are interested I have included the information here for your perusal. The vendor fee remains $15 per table per day - a modest cost to cover some of the advertising for these ongoing events. We have had our event featured in PDXPipeline, Portland Mercury Northside Guide, Hollywood Star, BWNA Newsletter, on PDX Events, in the PDX Neatsheet, and have advertised in Portland Picks, just to name a few. We are constantly striving to generate more buzz and provide a great value to our vendors.

Recently I met with the PDX Etsy group, and many from that meeting have expressed interest as well. If we have enough vendors for October, we can consider closing down part of the street to traffic - something that was done this August to rave reviews for our Fremont Fest.

Please email me for the application, and fill out & return to Jackie Safko at Albina Bank if you'd like to participate!

As always, I am dedicated to providing assistance, networking and general support to our Etsy & handcraft vendors, and the community of shops who support them!  Please let me know if you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions. I love to hear from you!

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