Archive | July 16, 2009

CHA Supershow Hosting Charity Crop

The CHA Craft Supershow in Orlando is partnering with Scrapbook Royalty on July 31st to host a crop for charity that will attempt to break the record for the World’s Largest Crop.

The crop will take place at the Orange County Convention Center from 5-11pm, and benefits the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation. Tickets for the event are $20/person (available through the Supershow link above). The crop will feature celebrity appearances, goodie bags and door prizes, and a charity raffle.

To break the record for the World’s Largest Crop, the event will need to have 700 croppers.

Scrapbook Royalty is looking for designers to donate some of their time during the crop as prizes for the event’s charity raffle/auction. Designers who volunteer are asked to scrapbook a page for prizewinner right at their table using the winner’s pictures and supplies. If you are going to be at the show and would like to donate your time for the fundraiser, please email for details.


Kizer & Bender to Host Retailer Networking Event at CHA

Retail consultants Georganne Bender and Rich Kizer are hosting a networking event for retailers following their business seminar on Monday, July 27th at CHA-Summer in Orlando.

The event titled “Retailer Connect” will take place at 3:15pm in room #W303B, immediately following the seminar “4th Quarter Calendar: EVERYTHING You Need to Run In-Store Events that Build Sales!” No ticket or seminar pass is needed for the “Retailer Connect” event, and everyone – vendors, suppliers, designers, etc. – is welcome to attend as well as retailers. Bring your business card to share with new professional friends!

What: Kizer & Bender’s “Retailer Connect” event
When: Monday, July 27th from 3:15-4:30pm
Where: Room #W303B

I will be there…be sure to stop me and say “hi!”


Venture Capitalist Looking For Scrapbook Companies

Scrapbook Update received the following announcement today from a new venture capital company looking to make scrapbook acquisitions:

A private equity backed company is looking to purchase scrapbook companies that have current placement in the major accounts.  We are also interested in pursing other brands and/or very well-known, established designers and artists within the industry to launch products through this newly formed company.

The company executives have over 45 years of combined experience in the art & craft/scrapbooking market with direct experience selling to all of the mass merchants, craft chains, distributors and independents.

Interested parties should contact in confidence.

Scrapbook Update has spoken to one of the company’s principals before publishing this item, but they wish to remain anonymous at this time. Please note the company’s interest in working with designers and artists. If you have a marketable brand attached to your name, this company may be interested in working with you even if you don’t have a company to sell them.