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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

WJA Philly | Game Night

Date(s): July 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM  EST - 9:00 PM  EST

Ready for a hauntingly good time team building and practicing problem solving skills? Come hang out with WJA Philly at Independence Beer Garden for the role playing game Werewolf (like Mafia).  It takes a village to sniff out who the sneaky werewolves could be, and with WJA Philly providing engaging problem solving techniques you'll be howling with professionalism when you bring these new skills back to the workplace.

WJA Salt Lake City | VIRTUAL EVENT Branding and Sales Strategies

Date(s): July 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM  MST - 7:00 PM  MST

We are excited to have this Virtual Event with Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith, Executive Director of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

She will be sharing Branding and Sales Strategies for the jewelry industry.  Join us from wherever you are!
Cost is $5 for Members and $10 for Non-Members. 

About Gwynne:

Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith currently serves as the Executive Director for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), an organization dedicated to the support and advancement of contemporary jewelry and metal artists.  Before that, Gwynne was the Executive Director of HandMade in America, an economic development organization that focused on growing craft economies of small towns in Western North Carolina. From 2008 -2010, Gwynne was the first Curator of Fine Craft at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, a nonprofit organization founded to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. She is an accomplished hot glass artist as well as an arts executive. Gwynne currently serves on the board of the North Carolina Glass Center, is a member of the Craft Think Tank, a bi-annual retreat where craft executives come together to talk about issues in the field and participates regularly as a juror for various exhibitions, art festivals, and craft trade shows. Gwynne believes in helping artists expand their markets and create sustainable businesses. Gwynne lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, 3 dogs, and a cat.

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