Monday Oct 17 in Portsmouth, NH

NEPPFA Chapter Meeting
The New England Professional Picture Framers Association will hold it’s third and final chapter event of 2016. This event is will offer educational seminars, a panel discussion, a vendor table top showcase, door prizes, PRINT Competition judging and awards presentation, the awarding of the Warshawer CPF Scholarship, annual elections for the Board of Directors and networking, idea sharing, and friendship.

Date & Time:
Monday October 17, 2016
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Location:
Red Hook Brewery,
Alemaker’s Hall
1 Red Hook Way
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Educational Seminars:

Meg Glasgow

Meg Glasgow, owner of Finer Frames, is a nationally recognized consultant in the art and framing field, and winner of Larson Juhl’s first Design Star competition. She travels widely in the U.S., presenting sales and marketing seminars for small businesses, and has published a book entitled “Meg on Marketing, A Self-Help Guide for Small Business Success.” At home, Meg serves on the Eagle Arts Commission. She was named Meridian’s 2005 Woman of the Year, a finalist in the Idaho Woman Entrepreneur of the Year program for 2004, and her business was chosen as the Meridian Small Business of the Year in 2002. Finer Frames received the top distinction with the Top 100 Art & Framing Retailers Award in 2003. The company which she founded in 1999, has earned national exposure framing for NBC’s reality show “The Neighbors” and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”.

Meg will teach two separate seminars and host a panel discussion during the evening portion of the program. The seminars will be:

10 STEP FRAMESHOP MAKEOVER

The not-so-obvious secrets to transforming your business

Is your business in need of a makeover? This seminar is for new start-ups or existing shops looking for practical ideas for strengthening your business image. Whether you want to attract specific customers or simply be more competitive you’ll learn tips for transforming your brand, communicating with customers, merchandising and much more.

PICTURE PERFECT DESIGNS TO INCREASE SALES

Retail is a highly competitive business, especially for framers. Learn ideas for increasing sales by improving your customer experience at the design counter. Get inspired with Meg’s award-winning frame designs and learn tips for using these creative framing ideas to “wow” your customers. From hand painted details, stunning shadowboxes and artistic mat details you’ll get ideas and advice to grow your custom framing sales.

She will also lead a panel discussion about SIMPLE MARKETING STRATEGIES – What Works and what doesn’t and WHY.

Meeting Day Itinerary:
10:00 am – Check in (30 mins)
10:30 am – 90 min Seminar – 10 Step Frameshop Makeover  with Meg Glasgow
12:00 pm – Lunch (2 hr, on your own)
2:00 pm – 90 min Seminar – Picture Perfect Designs to Increase Sales with Meg Glasgow
3:30 pm – Vendors arrive and set up (30 mins)
4:00 pm – Vendor Showcase –table top – (90 mins)
Collect and organize door prizes
Pop Choice voting for Print Competition
5:30 pm – Chapter Business Meeting  (30 mins)
Committee Updates
Scholarship Award
Elections
Other Business
6:00 pm – Panel discussion – “Simple Marketing Strategies” Meg Glasgow and panel TBD  – (30 mins)
6:30 pm – PRINT Competition Awards – Discussion and review (about 30 mins)

Registration Fees:
$50 for current PPFA Members
$70 for Non-Members

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A special thanks to our generous sponsors:

AMCI Regence, Craft Inc, Crescent, Decor,  DonMar, Elmers, Evonik Acrylite, Fall Woodcrafts, Fletcher-Terry, Fotiou, Frametastic, Larson-Juhl, Lineco, Logan, Nielsen-Bainbridge, Omega, Presto, Smallcorp, Studio, Tru-Vue, Vermont Hardwoods, and more!

Framing event on June 6, 2016.

Get your feet in early
Get involved and Get your knowledge on!

NEPPFA will be hosting a framing event for all picture framers  across New England and Upstate New York.

Monday June 6, 2016 – 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
The Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street – Sturbridge, MA  01566

 

Tickets are no longer available, as this event has passed.

Jump in with both feet!

 

NEPPFA invites you to join us for a get together with other professional picture framers on June 6th for a day of education, competition, a vendor showcase, and networking. This all day event will include 3 different interactive and educational discussions and seminars.

Education Agenda:

“Weird Mounting Solutions”
Seminar and Demonstration
Cliff Wilson – Framed In Tatnuck
Tips and techniques for mounting unusual and unique objects and works on paper.
10:00 am – 11:45

“Focus on Facebook”
Discussion and Hands On
Ed Pioli – Walden Framer
Learn how to use Facebook to build relationships, your brand and your business by creating engaging content and effective Posts.
11:45 – 12:45

Lunch Break 12:45 – 2:00   

“Boutique vs. Big Box”
Panel Discussion
Larry Pearl – Newburyport Framers
A practical guide to real life strategies for competing and surviving with the big box picture framers.
2:00 – 3:00

Vendor Table Top Showcase

Our generous sponsors will be showing their wares. Come see whats new and what specials they may be offering.
3:30 – 5:00
Light snacks will be served during the Vendor Showcase.

Evening Program

 

OPEN COMPETITION WINNERS
We will be awarding ribbons for the 2017 OPEN framing competition. Talk with the winners and learn what goes into a winning entry and how they did it.

  General Business Meeting
We will need a few minutes of your time for a brief business meeting. Learn what is new with the PPFA and your local chapter.

   Answers & Ideas   
Ask any question you want to the room. Get answers from your fellow experts or perhaps it is you that has an answer for someone else.
5:00 – 7:00

Register Today!   
Free before May 23rd – After May 23rd $25.
(Registration closes June 4th)

We invite you to bring a friend and join us for a relaxing and fun day of conversation with fellow framers and business owners.

 

A special thanks to our generous sponsors:

AMCI Regence, Craft Inc, Crescent, Decor,  DonMar, Elmers, Evonik Acrylite, Fall Woodcrafts, Fletcher-Terry, Fotiou, Frametastic, Larson-Juhl, Lineco, Logan, Nielsen-Bainbridge, Omega, Presto, Smallcorp, Studio, Tru-Vue, Vermont Hardwoods, and more!

2016-17 Print and Open Competitions

This year the NEPPFA will hold the OPEN comp at our general meeting on June 6th. Your entry must be received at D Pratt Framer 50 State Rd  Kittery, ME 03904 by the end of the business day on May 23rd. 

Shipping options are UPS, FEDEX, USPS, DonMar or delivered in person.

OPEN Entry Fee $50 6/6/16 Sturbridge, MA

Fall Print Competition deadline to be announced soon.

PRINT Entry Fee $50 10/17/16 Portsmouth, NH

PPFA Buttons Print Competition 2016. Click for larger image