NICHE magazine is proud to announce the finalists in the professional division of the 2016 NICHE Awards. The awards program, begun in 1989, celebrates excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft.
For the customer service sector, the holiday season is crunch time. With more shoppers, more sales, more shipping, more advertisements and more product demand, there’s a lot of potential for something to go wrong. At the same time, shoppers’ expectations are never higher. They don’t just want to check every item off their lists; they expect their shopping experience to be fun, festive and full of good cheer.
I talk to a lot of business owners who don’t “get” social media. A year or two ago when I’d speak with them, most were quick to say they didn’t understand it and didn’t need to. Today what I hear is: “I know I’m supposed to be doing that, so I have a Facebook account.”
“Celebration,” part of the ongoing Peabody Award-winning Craft in America series, marks the upcoming holiday season with an all-new hour premiering nationwide on PBS Friday, Dec. 11. The new episode examines the role craft plays in holiday customs.
A comprehensive listing of wholesale trade shows—happening now through October 2014.
Following long and successful retail careers, two well-known members of the arts community have closed their galleries and retired.
ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition decided by both public vote and expert jury, announced the winners of $500,000 in prizes in its seventh annual edition on Oct. 9 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Two $200,000 Grand Prizes were awarded, by public vote to the husband and wife duo Loveless PhotoFiber for “Northwood Awakening,” and by a jury of art experts to Kate Gilmore for her three-dimensional performance piece, “Higher Ground.”