Monday, April 20, 2009

Niche Top Retailer, Best Customer Newsletter, Best Website


We've just received notice that we've been nominated for the Niche Top Retailer, Best Customer Newsletter, and Best Website in the nation!!

Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the Top Retailer Awards annually recognize American and Canadian fine craft galleries and retailers, arts nonprofits, museum stores and guilds for growing and strengthening the North American craft community. Each year, the program begins with nominations cast by craft artists.Nominations open February 13 and close March 31, 2009. Nominations are based on the criteria outlined in NICHE magazine’s Retailers’ Guide to Best Practices . The guide details the characteristics of craft retailers who are committed to fair business practices.

Award categories are:

  • Top Retailer (24 winners, plus one Retailer of the Year)

  • Best Arts Nonprofit

  • Best Visual Merchandising

  • Best Customer Newsletter (print or web-based)

  • Best Advertising/Direct Mail Campaign

  • Best New Store (less than five years old)

  • Best Museum Store

  • Best Guild Store

  • Best Website

  • Best Community Outreach

  • Best In-Store Event (exhibition, trunk show, demonstration, etc.)
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held during the summer Buyers Market of American Craft, August 1-3, 2009, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

With all the great galleries there are across the country we are always thrilled when we receive a nomination.

In the past we have won Top 25 in 2006 and Top 100 in 2005.

What an honor.

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