This Week at WREN 4/26/21

Hi Friends,

It’s here!! Piece by piece, “COLOR!” is starting to grace the gallery walls this week, and our eyes are feeling super saturated with patterns and hues that defy definition. Put simply, we cannot wait to show off this exhibit come opening day on Friday.

Until then, we have one last online class to run (with spots still open!), lots of tips to dole out for last-minute Mother’s Day shoppers, and big dreams for this busy month ahead. 

We’re closing out our spring schedule of online classes with a timely, valuable topic: “Managing Your Social Media Channels”. Extend your need for spring cleaning to your social media schedule, and sign up for this class stat! 
“Managing Your Social Media Channels”


(ONLINE CLASS HOSTED VIA ZOOM)


Instructor: Julia White
Date: 5/4/21
Time: 6-7:30pm
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)


Every year, it seems like the world of social media expands a bit more. What platforms are right for your business, and how do you even start with coordinating schedules? Join instructor Julia White as she breaks down the basics of utilizing social media management tools like Hootsuite and Facebook Creator Studio to streamline all of your social media channels. How do you set up a posting schedule? What about the best strategies for interacting with a growing number of fans and followers? In this 1.5-hour online class, you will start uncovering the answers to social media success. 


*Schedule a 1:1 technical assistance session with Julia! CDBG grant recipients may access these services free of charge. Please contact [email protected] for additional information.


Did you know we also offer recordings for previous classes? 
Visit the “Classes On Demand” tab on our website to catch up on content 
that you might have missed out on the first time around! 

Pictured: “Greenhouse Series / Kew” by Ann Saunderson
As with the past few Gallery shows, we’re keeping the official opening for “COLOR!” all online. Take a virtual tour of the show, scroll through our lookbook, and hear from Ann Saunderson and Pam Tarbell, our two show-stopping painters this month. 


The festivities kick off at 6pm sharp, so be sure to sign onto Zoom a few minutes early! 



Pssst…Community – Super WREN members, we didn’t forget about you. We’re working on pulling together an exclusive Gallery event for all of our Super WRENs in the near future. Stay tuned…
Pictured: “Marsh Lights” by Pam Tarbell
TOPIC: “COLOR!” Virtual Gallery Opening & Artists’ DiscussionTIME: May 7, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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“Cotton Silk Bandhani Scarf” by Preeti Mehta (Premaasi Textiles) 
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Is you mom in love with all things local? You’re in luck! Local Works Marketplace features the work of over 95 local artists and makers, and each piece is as unique as the woman who raised you. Shop us in- store, or shop a selection online if you’re short on time. We can even have your online purchase wrapped for a quick pick up! 


Even better, bring mom into the Gallery at WREN on Sunday to show off your mom and see our latest exhibit, “COLOR!”.

Local Works Marketplace & The Gallery at WREN Hours
11am – 5pm, Open Every Day Except Wednesday 

One of our favorite things is sharing success stories from our CDBG grant recipients…

Take Kim Hudson, owner of The Little Herb Shoppe in Littleton, NH. Thanks to WREN’s online classes and 1:1 technical assistance sessions, Kim is now poised to expand her business. She’s boosting her marketing, manufacturing, and more, and she’s looking for new employees to assist! 

Please visit the “Hiring & Internships” page on Kim’s website to see if you might be a good fit for one of The Little Herb Shoppe’s available positions. 

For the past few weeks, you’ve seen us highlighting WREN’s different membership tiers. 

Have you read about some of our standout members this year? 

Visit the “Become a Member” page on our website and scroll to the bottom to read some inspiring stories, with another one soon to be added later this week!
 
Community…….$50
(Benefits available for 1 individual)

Show your support for a North Country nonprofit making a big impact in the region. Stay in the know with free e-newsletters. Attend exciting WREN events (in-person and online). 

Community – Couple…….$75
(Benefits available for to 2 individuals)

Sometimes, two is better than one. Get all the benefits of a Community membership x 2.

Community – Super WREN…….$100
(Benefits available for up to 2 individuals)

Do you REALLY love WREN? This is the membership for you! Gain early access to special events, receive members discounts to classes and workshops, and network with WREN’s growing community. 

Business…….$75
(Benefits available for 1 individual)

Connect with other business owners. Take part in special networking events. Get your business listed on WREN’s growing member directory.

Retail Vendor…….$75
(Benefits available for 1 individual)


Sell in Local Works Marketplace and our online store, and enjoy regional market access. Be a part of the Local Works Marketplace store directory. Receive free marketing across multiple platforms. 

CDBG…….$0
(Benefits available for 1 individual)

Access all of WREN’s benefits free of charge, and grow your small business with the help of this powerful, FREE membership. Available to CDBG grant recipients only. Scroll down to the last section of this newsletter to read more about the CDBG Microenterprise Grant Program.
BECOME A WREN MEMBER
REGIONAL FYI 
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!


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

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

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