To put it lightly, WIBC has kept busy & kept me busy these past months. In addition to supporting the shops & restaurants my products are carried in, most Thursday evenings and Saturday mid-days my company could be found at farmers markets. On special occasions WIBC had the pleasure of appearing at a convention and a few annual events.
Farmers Markets – There is a pleasant number of markets on Whidbey Island, and WIBC participated in the Oak Harbor and Coupeville markets. Similar to the product demos I’ve done at a couple of Island stores, it was great to connect with folks. I enjoyed getting to introduce my products publicly and to talk about the direction of my company and my ideas for products – and often people would give me ideas for products, which was a real gift! It was also through the farmers markets that I started giving a military discount. Through this I get to help support the military, meet a lot of great people, and I get to say “Thank you for your service.”
Special Events – Bringing WIBC to various events was a considerable amount of work and it paid off in even more enjoyment. The first experience was being both at the Coupeville Farmers Market while also being at a quilt show on the other side of town – I had a special tie-in because the show was hosted by one of my mom’s quilt groups. I spent a weekend with my fellow sci-fi fans at Galacticon IV (a Battlestar Galactica & Firefly/Serenity science-fiction convention). Soon following I was invited to bring WIBC to the Whidbey Island Highland Games – it was great to get to bring my products to one of my communities. Toward the end of the season – last minute – I got WIBC registered to be a vendor at the Oak Harbor Music Festival. Everyone came out for the great bands along with some sun & fun and more than enough rain. I got to hear Willie Nelson’s son headline with his band – look out for a new star!
Summer 2015 proved to be a lot of work, and I’m already working on my list for 2016 events.
Okay, back to work.