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27th Annual NICHE Awards Finalists Announced

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.

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A Bigger American Made Show in Dallas!

Dallas Market Center has elected to make the American Made Show a main attraction in Dallas. 2016 is an important year and a great time for store owners to vote with their dollars! From June 23-26, and coinciding with the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the American Made Show will be located within the

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Impulse Buy

Mary Kearns made her first aromatic bath and body goods using a DIY kit she’d ordered for her daughter from a children’s catalog.

Portland, Ore., artist Dana Herbert’s scarves, jewelry and cosmetic bags were on display at the 2015 American Made Show, and will be again at the 2016 winter wholesale trade show in Washington DC.

Market Calendar

A comprehensive listing of wholesale trade shows—happening now through October 2014.

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A Bigger American Made Show in Dallas!

Dallas Market Center has elected to make the American Made Show a main attraction in Dallas. 2016 is an important year and a great time for store owners to vote with their dollars! From June 23-26, and coinciding with the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the American Made Show will be located within the

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Biz 101: This Christmas, Deck the Halls, Not Your Customers

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.

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Newsmakers in the World of Craft

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.”

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