HI FRIENDS,Happy snow day! It might not be quite the big blizzard we were expecting, but it’s still putting us very much in wintry worship mode. Perhaps that has something to do with hanging our latest Gallery show, “Winter in the Whites”, which opens Friday! 
This week, registrations for our online class are pouring in. Don’t worry; we’ve still got plenty of open spots and we’re hoping for plentiful sign ups! Visit the “Classes & Events” page on our website for full class descriptions, and take advantage of your WREN member benefits today. 
We are also working on pulling together a new page on our website for WREN members with service-based businesses, and are getting over the moon excited for the Outstanding Women in Business Awards next week. Keep scrolling to find out all of the details!

Do you love all things visual? Are Pins your way to wind down from the day or get excited for what’s just ahead? The lure of Pinterest is practically irresistible. 
Our first online class in February (scheduled for 2/9 @ 6pm) will show small business owners how to harness the power and playfulness of Pinterest for one heck of a social media success story. 
REGISTER NOW for “Pinterest for Your Small Business”
2/11: “Introduction to Photoshop”2/16: Online Shopping Series Part I: “Pick Your Online Shopping Portal”2/17: “iPhone Photography”2/18: “Putting Your Professional Face Forward: An Artist’s Take”2/23: Online Shopping Series Part II: “Shipping Options for Your Online Store”2/24: “Looking at Your Google Analytics”
Would you like to take our online classes free of charge, and gain access to a whole host of opportunities for your small business? See if you qualify for our CDBG Microenterprise Grant Program!* We have spots available and can’t wait to connect with you! 
Email caitlinf@wrenworks.org for more information, or visit the “Grants” page on our website to get started. 

*Partial funding for WREN’s courses and programs is made possible by the NH CDFA (Community Development Finance Authority) CDBG Program.

Is an online class not quite what you’re looking for right now? 
WREN also offers 1:1 technical assistance with industry experts! 
CDBG grant recipients can access these offerings free of charge, but anyone is welcome to sign up to work with our experts at a reasonable rate. Please contact caitlinf@wrenworks.org for more information

NH Business Review’s Outstanding Women in Business Awards ceremony is coming up soon, and you’re invited! 
WREN has won the “Advocate for Women’s Empowerment Award (AWE Award)”, and we would love to celebrate with all of our community members by our (virtual) side! Without you all, we would never be standing where we are today. 
The online ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, 2/11 at 5:30pm, so be sure to….

Join artists Rebecca M. Fullerton, Daryl Hawk, Michele Johnsen, and Chris Whiton for the virtual opening of the Gallery at WREN‘s latest exhibit, “Winter in the Whites”!
This exciting online event will include a walkthrough of the Gallery exhibit, a brief review of our virtual look book, and an artists’ discussion centered around selected works from the show. Whether you love painting, photography, or the winter landscape of northern NH, be sure to hop on to Zoom. 
The virtual opening kicks off at 6pm on Friday, 2/12. We’ll see you there, local art enthusiasts!
TOPIC: Gallery at WREN: “Winter the Whites” Virtual Opening & ReceptionTIME: Feb 12, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/94433299370?pwd=SWxyWEFpRENUTnJIZWhjc2FRMWJVdz09
Meeting ID: 944 3329 9370Passcode: 430149
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Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abzjThVDU9

If you are in the area this weekend to take in the arts scene, don’t forget to swing on down to the

 Adair Country Inn and Restaurant, where select pieces from the “Winter in the Whites” show will also be on display starting Friday, 2/5. 
Tour the property, or make a reservation for dinner. Visit other galleries in the area, and make a darn good day of it! 
For more information on the Adair, please visit https://www.adairinn.com/ or call 603-444-2600.

Would you like to be part of WREN’s member directory?
 Let us know!
If you have an active WREN membership and own a business that provides any kind of service to the community, please reach out to caitlinf@wrenworks.orgfor inclusion in the soon-to-be-published Member Directory page on our website. This page will serve as another way for local businesses to connect with their customers, and we’re so excited to launch it ASAP. 
All we will need from you is your business name, a brief description of the services you offer, a high-resolution photo pertinent to your business, and links to your website and social media—WREN will do the rest!
Want to access this member benefit? BECOME A WREN MEMBER TODAY!

“Wool Heart Mat”, hand embroidered by Marjorie Carlisle


You might have seen it in our newsletter last week Gretchen Woodmanwill be appearing on “NH Chronicle”! 
We are so excited to see one of our WREN members showing off her work, but it looks like we will have to wait just a little bit longer. Instead of this Thursday, Gretchen’s segment will now be appearing on “NH Chronicle” on Monday, 2/8 at 7pm. 
We hope you’ll take some time on Monday to tune in and show your love for Gretchen and her work!


Did you know that NH Grand is a program of WREN?
Whether you’re a local looking to learn more about your favorite region of the state, or you’re a traveler coming to New Hampshire’s North Country for the first time, don’t forget to visit the NH Grand website (and the town of Bethlehem’s website!) for all of your area information. 
Love newsletters? NH Grand has one too! Sign up for the latest on all things tourism related by visiting https://www.nhgrand.com/and scrolling to the bottom of the page. 
Do you have a special spot in your heart for the scenic town that WREN calls home? Sign up for Bethlehem, NH’s newsletter too while you’re at it! Visit: https://bethlehemnh.org/tourism-e-news/.

Thank you for supporting WREN and your community! WREN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit accepting donations year round. If you would like to show your care for the work we do, visit the “Donations” page on our website. Many thanks!

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