TIPs stands for "Trends, Ideas and Products," the new educational program
being offered on Friday morning, June 11th at TNNA’s NeedleArts Market. The
name, borrowed from the quilting industry, doesn’t really explain what this
program is all about, or how invaluable this information can be to a retail shop
You really need to read the entire list — over 35 as of today (May 17th), and it appears
more are being added as we get even closer to market. The great thing is, you
don’t need to decide which sessions you want to attend now. You can wait until
that day. And if you go to one session and it’s not what you anticipated, you
can move on to another.
The presenters aren’t just doing ads for their products, they’re providing
information that’s both practical and powerful — real tactics that can
be implemented in a real retail shop . . . ways to engage and excite
customers with new products and techniques, events and more.
There are presenters focusing on yarn, and there are some focusing on
products for the stitching side of our industry. There are some that apply to
any retail shop.
Another bonus . . . If you sign up for the TIPs program and for the Retailers
Luncheon, you can save yourself $10 . . . That’s $10 that you can use for the
Saturday afternoon Happy Hour, another new program this year.
It all sounds like a productive and fun time . . . and an opportunity not to