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JAN 31, 2010 DINNER MEETING

After a wild early winter and (hopefully) successful holiday season this is a chance to depressurize and find out how other framers are doing. As we enter this new year with an improving economic outlook, we must think of ways to better survive & thrive. The panel at the last meeting was well received, so it is being repeated. There really are no “dumb” questions – just questions for which we don’t have immediate answers. Bring or send your technical & marketing questions to a panel moderated by Cliff Wilson,CPF consisting of: Bob Warshawer,MCPF, John Gaston,CPF and Andy Langlois,CPF will try to provide their best “smart” answers. They may even have some questions which you can help answer.
We will also have a chance to show and tell about our favorite useful gadgets, so bring them.

January 31, 2010
The Alumni Restaurant
391 East Central Street
Franklin, MA
Dinner Meeting and Program
Networking Activities start at 6 PM, Dinner at 7:15 PM
Panel discussion:   “Ask A Dumb Question, Redux”

Directions: Take US 495 to exit 16, “King St” towards Franklin for 1.6 miles, turn right on E. Central St. (Rte 140), The Alumni Restaurant is .4 miles on the left.
In the event of snow, check the chapter website neppfa.com for information, don’t assume cancellation. Or call The restaurant at 508-528-8804 to check.

Dinner is $30 per member.
Dinner seating is limited so get your reservation in early

Make your check out to NEPPFA and mail it to:
NEPPFA
c/o Richard Riman, CPF
The Frame Man
1195 North Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

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Special Sunday Dinner Meeting 1/11/09

The Manor – West Boylston, MA

Networking Activities, start 6 PM, Dinner at 7:15 PM

Panel discussion: “Add-on Revenue Sources for a Frameshop”

After a grueling early winter and (hopefully) hectic holiday season this is a chance to depressurize and think about what can be added to your shop’s offerings to increase customer interest and further add to the bottom line. Three of our members: Pam Thomas of ArtPlaq will talk about plaqueing, Mike Labbe of Get The Picture Framing will talk about photo restoration; and Kris Thomas of Photo Quick of Waltham will talk about photo gifts to start the ball rolling. As usual, those in attendance are expected chime in with what has worked or is working for them.

As we enter this new year with its “not too hot” economic outlook we must think outside of the frame to find new sources of customer enticements. Some we can implement ourselves, others may require either assistance or cooperative ventures.

Seating is limited so get your reservation in early
Send your dinner check for $35 (member shops) or $45 (non member shops) per person to:

NEPPFA
c/o Richard Riman, CPF
The Frame Man
1195 North Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

Make sure you include your shop name.
Directions to the MANOR:

From East (Boston Area):  MA Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 11A (495 North). 290 West to Route 140 North (towards Boylston). Cross Route 70, (first set of lights), Wachusett Reservoir will be on your right. Cross railroad tracks and follow road to the second set of lights. Left onto Route 12. We are about 300 yards on the right hand side.

From West (Springfield Area):  MA Pike (Route 90) East, to Route 290 East, to Route 140 North. (towards Boylston). Cross Route 70, (first set of lights). Wachusett Reservoir will be on your right. Cross Route 70, (first set of lights), Wachusett Reservoir will be on your right. Cross railroad tracks and follow road to the second set of lights. Left onto Route 12. We are about 300 yards on the right hand side.

From South (Cape Cod Area):  Route 495 North to Route 290 West to route 140 North (towards Boylston). Cross Route 70, (first set of lights), Wachusett Reservoir will be on your right. Cross railroad tracks and follow road to the second set of lights. Left onto Route 12. We are about 300 yards on the right hand side.

From North (Leominster Area):  Route 190 South towards Worcester to Exit 4. Take a left at ramp to Route 12 North (towards West Boylston). We are about 300 yards on the left hand side upon passing Wal-Mart, which is on the right.

In the event of snow, check the chapter website neppfa.com for information don’t assume cancellation. Or call the Manor at 508-835-4722 to check.