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Archive | July 7, 2009

Big Picture Scrapbooking on “100 Best Companies To Work For” List

Big Picture Scrapbooking, the online scrapbook education company co-founded by former Simple Scrapbooks Editor Stacy Julian, has made Seattle Business Magazine’s list of  100 Best Companies To Work For in 2009.

The list is compiled by surveying 10,000 Seattle-area employees about their employers. The finalists are then vetted by a panel of judges to set the final ranking.

Big Picture Scrapbooking was ranked #51 in the survey’s “small company” category for its workplace and company benefits it offers to its 5 Washington state employees.

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Don’t Miss Paperclipping Newsbreak #8

Episode #8 of Paperclipping Newsbreak with Noell Hyman and I discussing the big scrapbook news story of the week – the sale of CK Media – is now available for listening or download on the Paperclipping website or through the links below. Don’t miss it!

(Show notes for the episode are available on the Paperclipping website at the link above.)

Download Episode 8 of Paperclipping Newsbreak (Right click and select “save as…”, then you can listen on your computer)

Subscribe to the Paperclipping Newsbreak feed (via iTunes or a feedreader)

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CHA News & Notes

With CHA-Summer coming, there is lots of news related to CHA and the summer show to talk about:

Follow CHA on Twitter

CHA is on Twitter. In fact, they have two separate accounts. They just started an account for their tradeshow PR. Follow them at @CHA_Tradeshows for updates on the tradeshow events.

There is also a CHA Twitter account for the Craft Supershow. Tara Smith will keep you updated on announcements about the first-ever CHA consumer show with the @CraftSupershow account.

CHA Updates Consumer Website

In addition to their website for members, CHA maintains a consumer website called CraftPlace. The site has just undergone an overhaul that brought it a much more “web 2.0″ look to it, along with some more social media type features. Most notable among those features are the “Discussion Groups” – essentially a message board feature.

In addition to the new message board, the site contains a treasure trove of links to all sorts of resources for crafters of all types. The features include blogs, projects to make, and a store directory searchable by zip code.

Who won’t be at the summer show?

Some companies are opting to skip CHA-Summer 2009 for various reasons. Perhaps the biggest name on the list so far is Fiskars. Although the company will be hosting an event at Epcot on the 27th for its Fiskateers and will be sponsoring make-n-takes at the consumer show, it is opting not to exhibit at the tradeshow.

Another notable who is skipping the show is Daisy Bucket Designs. Despite skipping the show, the company is not only introducing new product but actually adding an entire new brand, called Shabby Green Door, to the company.

CHA Sneak Peeks

Lots of CHA sneak peeks are starting to come out. Some peeks that are getting lots of buzz include the hints from ProvoCraft about a mysterious new electronic Cricut accessory to be unveiled on the 27th, a new Sassafras line called “Me Likey”, and six new lines from KaiserCraft. For links to all of those and more, visit the Scrapbook Update CHA Sneak Peek page.

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