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The Studio's Table at the Entrepreneur Cafe

The Studio’s Table at the Entrepreneur Cafe

WE WON!!!  Yesterday I invited you to an event called “Entrepreneur Cafe” that our Chamber of Commerce hosts that gives 5 selected businesses an opportunity to vie for a prize package that included $500 cash and $1000 newspaper advertising budget.  I am so excited that our project – to add audio-visual equipment to The Studio- was the one selected.  Now I can’t wait to get it set up so we can watch instructional DVDs while creating.  Yeah!!!

And even better than all of that, I got to tell a room full of people just what it is we do at The Studio.  Everyone knows that we have art classes (because that is what I do) but most people have no idea that we offer so much more like embroidery, collage, photography, bookbinding, quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, fabric arts, social media, kids crafts, Pinterest picks, air dry pottery, cookie decorating, cupcake decorations, gingerbread houses, and more, more, more!!!!!      Did you know that?

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We were thrilled that The Studio – A Place for Learning was chosen as one of the five small local businesses to compete tonight at the Entrepreneur Cafe from 5:30pm – 7pm at the Holiday Inn & Suites at Blue Ridge Shadows for a cash award of $500 and a marketing package valued at over $1000.

The café will provide a forum where these entrepreneurs can gain exposure while addressing funding needs.  Members of the community are invited to participate. The five selected entrepreneurs present their project – giving a 5 minute presentation & 5 minutes for questions/answers from the audience regarding their goals, experience and business plan – and when all the presentations are complete, the attendees get to vote for the winner.

We are happy to be one of the five in this group of entrepreneurs:
Kendra’s Cookies – Kendra Allanson
Chris Wines – Extra Arms
The Studio: A Place for Learning – Kelly Walker
Donna Allanson Catering – Donna Allanson
1000 Cranes 4 Peace – Arlene Butler

Refreshments will be provided.  And Dr. Miles Davis, Dean of Harry F. Byrd School of Business at Shenandoah University will be our keynote speaker.  Come join us!

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