ABCs, 123s and More Advice from Experts

Each Market, an array of seminars and AMU classes offer instruction and motivation to better your business. On Friday, the many experts on site to advise and instruct buyers included:

swift-31For those interested in the culinary realm, Chef Jay Swift of the famed Fourth & Swift restaurant (4thandswift.com) in Atlanta shared recipes for savory Corn Soup, Georgia White Shrimp with Eggplant Relish and Strawberry Shortcake with Creamy Sweet Grass Daily Chévre. Attendees learned some of the behind-the-scenes tips Jay uses every day to create scrumptious comfort foods with a contemporary flair while running a flourishing restaurant business. Plus, everyone got to enjoy samples of each dish!

 

sims-51Michael Sims of Lion Ribbon Co. (LionRibbon.com)created masterpieces of ribbon. He showed how to use ribbon as both an accent and a centerpiece for any occasion or season – even teaching attendees how to make intricate (but deceptively simple) ribbon roses. As everyone is trying to do more with less these days, Micheal showed how something as simple as ribbon can add depth and interest to any display without tremendous expense.

 

 Vicky Jones of The Jones Group, a full-service graphic design company based in Atlanta (theJonesGroup.com), taught two AMU classes. The first helped retailers understand the importance of graphic design and how it impacts vickyjones41branding your business. She explained how something as basic as a logo generates the first impression a customer has of your business and why it’s so vital to communicate the right message. She also offered advice to those who want to do some of the work themselves as well as insight into effectively communicating with a graphic design firm to achieve the results you need. Vicky’s second class helped demystify company Web sites. As the one marketing tool you completely own and control, she explained why a dynamic Web presence is crucial to success for any type of retailer in today’s social-networked, internet-based marketplace.

Multiple seminars and AMU classes are going on throughout the weekend. Check them out to see what best suits your business and learn something new!

 

swift-3For those interested in the culinary realm, Chef Jay Swift of the famed Fourth & Swift restaurant (4thandswift.com) in Atlanta shared recipes for savory Corn Soup, Georgia White Shrimp with Eggplant Relish and Strawberry Shortcake with Creamy Sweet Grass Daily Chévre. Attendees learned some of the behind-the-scenes tips Jay uses every day to create scrumptious comfort foods with a contemporary flair while running a flourishing restaurant business. Plus, everyone got to enjoy samples of each dish!

Michael Sims of Lion Ribbon Co. (LionRibbon.com)created masterpieces of ribbon. He showed how tosims-5 use ribbon as both an accent and a centerpiece for any occasion or season – even teaching attendees how to make intricate (but deceptively simple) ribbon roses. As everyone is trying to do more with less these days, Micheal showed how something as simple as ribbon can add depth and interest to any display without tremendous expense.

Vicky Jones of The Jones Group, a full-service graphic design company based in Atlanta (theJonesGroup.com), taught two AMU classes. The first helped retailers vickyjones4understand the importance of graphic design and how it impacts branding your business. She explained how something as basic as a logo generates the first impression a customer has of your business and why it’s so vital to communicate the right message. She also offered advice to those who want to do some of the work themselves as well as insight into effectively communicating with a graphic design firm to achieve the results you need. Vicky’s second class helped demystify company Web sites. As the one marketing tool you completely own and control, she explained why a dynamic Web presence is crucial to success for any type of retailer in today’s social-networked, internet-based marketplace.

Multiple seminars and AMU classes are going on throughout the weekend. Check them out to see what best suits your business and learn something new!

 

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