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Gift + Stationery Week
The multiday industry event is interactive and designed to provide the latest insight and trends, best practices and guidelines needed for a successful business.

Monday, August 16: Meet and Greet with the 40 Under 40 Class of 2021
The week will kick off on Monday, Aug. 16 with a Meet and Greet with the 40 Under 40 Class of 2021. This live session will be a great way to meet and celebrate this year’s class of honorees.

Tuesday, August 17: Trend Forecasting
Sarah Schwartz has assembled a panel of top influencers in the gift and stationery field. She will be sitting down — virtually — with some of the top makers, retailers and product developers to talk about industry and consumer trends. Special guests include: Catherine Hildner, Kitty Meow Boutique; Janie Velencia, The Card Bureau; Alyssa Reiman, Totalee Gift; Stephanie Clarke, Dahlia Press; Alex Gagné, Chez Gagne; Pei Sim, Paper + Craft Pantry and Chandra Greer, Greer Chicago.

Wednesday, August 18: Cause Marketing
This session will focus on the impact and importance of cause marketing, as well as how the gift and stationery industry can come together to support causes like Gift for Life, the gift and home industry’s sole charitable organization, as well as helping to meet local and world needs.

Thursday, August 19: Makers Gonna Make + Main Street Retail
How can makers connect with retailers to be more successful? In this lively panel discussion, Editor Julie McCallum will talk about connecting with customers, social media, challenges in retail and most importantly, finding solutions. A few of the panelists joining in: Ashley Carey of Mud Pie; Ashley Miller of Gib Carson; Chelsea Peabody Bohannon from IMC; Andrea Padilla of Transpac; Emily Teters, store manager for Dayton History Museum; and Jean Cate, owner of Martha Mae: Art Supplies and Beautiful Things.
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