As this month winds down, more than anything, we are filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude.

Historically, the winter weeks at WREN have been a time for getting all of our office work done while crossing our fingers for customers to come in. This February, we were absolutely blown away by the number of people shopping in store, online, and down at the Adair Inn. Thank you, everyone, for showing your support for all things local and sharing the love!! Our hands may be tired from wrapping up so many orders and typing in brand new bundles inventory, but our hearts are full and our smiles huge.

We hope you all will continue to engage with WREN, not just by shopping but also by taking our online classes, attending our Roundtable Wednesdays @ WREN, and sharing the story of our organization with loved ones near and far.

Read on to see how you can do just that!

Online Shopping Series Part II: “Shipping Options for Your Online Store” ONLINE COURSE
· Instructor: Tom Lane
· Date: 2/23
· Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
· Fee: $35 for nonmembers/$25 for WREN members/$0 for CDBG grant recipients
· Pre-recorded (non-interactive) version of class also available on request ($25 for nonmembers/$15 for WREN members/$0 for CDBG grant recipients)

You have your online store. What’s next? Shipping! Instead of getting intimidated by all of the options out there, sign up for Part II of our online shopping series. During this 1.5-hour course, web development expert Tom Lane will break down the different shipping methods for online sales, and explore ways to reduce the costs on shipping to consumers. Take notes on the essential gear you

“Looking at Your Google Analytics” ONLINE COURSE·       

 Instructor: Pam Sullivan·       
 Date: 2/24·        
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm·       
 Fee: $35 for nonmembers/$25 for WREN members/$0 for CDBG grant recipients·        
Pre-recorded (non-interactive) version of class also available on request ($25 for nonmembers/$15 for WREN members/$0 for CDBG grant recipients)
In the online world, understanding Google Analytics is everything. With the guidance of marketing professional (and WREN Executive Director!) Pam Sullivan, course participants will learn the basic of what Google Analytics is, why it’s important, and how to interpret reports that are vital to your business’ success. Learn how to build a dashboard. Analyze compiled data. Track what online customer behavior led to which engagement. When you break all of these components down, you will be able to better understand your audience and their specific needs, refine your messaging, and ultimately, boost your business! *Schedule a 1:1 technical assistance session with Pam! CDBG grant recipients may access these services free of charge. Please contact caitlinf@wrenworks.orgfor additional information.

Do you have a small business? Have you been looking for ways to hone your skills, or connect with other professionals who could provide some guidance? Join WREN’s CDBG Microenterprise Grant Program! We still have seats available, and so many helpful online classes coming up just around the corner. 

“Cross Country Ski Mug” by Joan Hannah

Let’s launch into March with another Roundtable Wednesday @ WREN!

Our latest online discussion will feature Miguel A. Moralez, Economic Development Specialist for the Small Business Administration (SBA). Join us on March 3rd at 12pm via Zoom to learn more about the timely news and initiatives that affect your small business, and let’s make this (almost) spring all about connecting with our community.

TOPIC: Roundtable Wednesdays @ WREN: 3.3.21
TIME: Mar 3, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tom Lane will also be joining us in the latter half of class for a quick “How to Zoom” instructional for those community members looking to perfect their Zoom skills beyond “Start Meeting”.

Surprise!! We added a few more pieces to the Adair Inn late last week, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how it all turned out. Have you stopped by the Inn yet to see the show? Whether you’re planning a weekend retreat to the Adair or just have time for dinner and a quick spin through the sitting room, wonderful wintry art is everywhere in WREN and the Adair this February and March. 

“Winter in the Whites” is showing concurrently in the Gallery at WREN and the Adair through 3/28/21, and features the work of Rebecca M. Fullerton, Daryl Hawk, Michele Johnsen, and Chris Whiton.

View almost all of the pieces from the show in our virtual look book, and shop the show in store or online!  

WRENDid 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!

The Adair Country Inn & Restaurant is the official sponsor of the Gallery at WREN.

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