<![CDATA[Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team - Blog]]>Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:39:42 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Change is in the air for 2018!]]>Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:15:32 GMThttp://kchst.com/1/post/2017/08/change-is-in-the-air-for-2018.html
Hello!

There is change in the air! Beginning in 2018 Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team (KCHST) will no longer hold in-person meet-ups four times a year and will instead interact through the new Facebook Groupwww.facebook.com/groups/KCHST/. This group is for KCHST members only and you can join today. We also have a Facebook Page that is for both KCHST members and the public. The Page was created as a means to inform the public about shows and sale events we were hosting, but we no longer do that. The Facebook Group will give members a place to ask questions, share information and learn how to grow their handmade/vintage/creative business. I'll continue sharing relevant Etsy information there as well.

Our last in-person meet-up will be in October (check the Facebook Page, Facebook Group, KCHST website - kchst.com - and newsletter in September for date and details). Over the last five years attendance at the meet-ups has declined dramatically and rather than close the team down completely, the Facebook Group will be an alternative method for members to continue "meeting" and discussing. Members are always welcome to organize and host their own meet-ups. I'm open to any suggestions/comments about these changes. Please comment here or email me at teamcaptain@kchst.com.
I'm excited about the future of KCHST! Members often have questions, but can't make it to the meet-ups and this will be an easy way to get feedback/support/guidance/answers from any- and everyone on the team, quickly and easily.

Thank you for your continued support,

Lisa Mueller
KCHST Team Captain

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<![CDATA[Are YOU Ready for 2017? KCHST Is!]]>Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:25:42 GMThttp://kchst.com/1/post/2017/01/are-you-ready-for-2016-kchst-is.htmlHere is what you can expect in 2017:

> Meet-up & mini-workshop four times during the year (not in November or December)
> Mini-workshops will be 15-minute educational moments by KCHST members (YOU!)
> Meet-up time will be 6 PM
> Meet-ups will rotate between Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
> Meet-ups will be on different days (like, not the last Wednesday as we have been doing)
> Meet-ups will be in different locations around Knoxville
> Newsletter will be sent only in the month of the meet-up (at least two weeks before the meet-up so you can plan accordingly)

Meet-up attendance was low in 2016 so we're scaling back to four meet-ups per year, but that is subject to change based on attendance. 

If you are interested in leading a mini-workshop (your choice of topic!), please email me and reserve your month and topic.]]>
<![CDATA[Shop Critique Workshop & 2016 Updates]]>Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:01:02 GMThttp://kchst.com/1/post/2015/10/shop-critique-workshop-2016-updates.html
Hello KCHST members~

Only 64 days until Christmas, but there is still plenty of time to prepare your Etsy shop for holiday sales!

Mark your calendar for the next KCHST workshop on October 28th at 7 PM at the Panera Bread in Fountain City. If you are serious about making lots of sales this holiday season, you don't want to miss the Shop Critique Workshop. Attendees will review five shops {send me an email by clicking HERE to be one of the shops, first 5 to send an email get critiqued and you MUST be present to be critiqued!} and provide constructive feedback. The feedback can help improve the appearance and functionality of your shop which is crucial during the upcoming holiday shopping months. This workshop is being held at Panera because I am moving from my photography studio|office this month and probably won't have chairs.

At September's meet-up we discussed some changes for 2016 based on feedback I've received via email, the survey I sent out earlier this year and the input of those in attendance.

Here is what you can expect in 2016:
> Meet-up & mini-workshop in February, April, June, August and October
> Mini-workshops will be 15-minute educational moments by KCHST members (YOU!)
> Meet-up time will be 6 PM
> Meet-ups will rotate between Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
> Meet-ups will be on different days (like, not the last Wednesday as we have been doing)
> Meet-ups will be in different locations around Knoxville
> Newsletter will be sent only in the month of the meet-up

I'm excited about these changes! 

~Lisa

KCHST Team Captain
teamcaptain@kchst.com
@KCHSTknoxEtsy
865.406.3870

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<![CDATA[Planning for Holiday Shows & Sales Workshop]]>Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:54:36 GMThttp://kchst.com/1/post/2015/07/planning-for-holiday-shows-sales-workshop.html
PLEASE NOTE: Workshop has been canceled for July 22, but we'll cover the information at the August 26th meet-up! This info is too good to be missed!

Planning for Holiday Shows & Sales Workshop is July 22nd! RSVP today!

Are you ready for Christmas? 
I bet that got your attention!

The July Workshop is 'Preparing for Holiday Sales and Shows' and will be on Wednesday, July 22nd, at 7 pm. This workshop will provide ideas and tips to help you prepare for the holiday season which is typically the busiest (and most profitable) time of year for selling handcrafted items. We will also discuss upcoming events, learn what other members are doing with their creative business and you will leave ready to take on the holidays! We wrap things up by 9 p.m.
RSVP HERE

The workshop will be held at at ALM Photo located at 16 Emory Place, Suite 300, Knoxville, TN 37917.

>>Emory Place is in the area between Broadway and Central at the North end of Gay Street. The building is near St. John's Lutheran Church, across from Old Gray Cemetery. See map below for details.<<
 
Please check out the upcoming events below that you may be interested in attending.

See you next week!

Lisa Mueller
Team Captain
email: teamcaptain@kchst.com
twitter: @KCHSTknoxEtsy
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Wednesday, September 23 at 7PM - KCHST Meet-Up at Fountain City Panera Bread
  • Wednesday, October 28 at 7PM - KCHST Workshop - Shop Makeover at ALM Photo
There are no meet-ups or workshops in November and December.
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