EP 151: BRIDGING THE GAP FOR BRANDS, DESIGNERS, AND CREATIVES WITH MICHELE DOTY
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by Michelle Sherrier
1w ago
Send us a Text Message. MC Design Academy is designed to be a space where I get to share my expertise with you, where you'll get to learn all about visual merchandising, design, display, retail, and everything in between. Come along as I practice my craft and be sure to like, subscribe, and follow our socials to keep updated. See you in the merchandising land of MC Design Academy! Michele Doty has been in sales for 30+ years, spending the first half learning and mastering her sales, presentation, and people skills within the recruiting space. She was then presented with an opportunity she cou ..read more
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EP 150: BRANDING IN A NEW GENERATION WITH ALEC SAMMANN
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by Michelle Sherrier
2w ago
Send us a Text Message. This episode is sponsored by Patrick & Company, a wholesale sales agency proudly representing nationally and internationally branded companies. Located in the Dallas Market Center, for over 30 years they have been the go-to source for retailers helping to discover those unique, sought-after, and stylish brands. Alec Samman is the President and CEO of Peepers, a 4th generation family run eyewear company. Alec and his sister Lindsay joined the business as owners a little over ten years ago, and they have continued to uphold the high standards of design, innovation an ..read more
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EP 149: A BIG HEART FOR RETAIL WITH PATRICK KEISER
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by Michelle Sherrier
3w ago
This week’s episode is sponsored by Fine Lines, a west coast wholesale rep agency with showrooms in Las Vegas and Seattle representing over 50 fabulous gifts, fashion + home lines. Patrick Keiser is the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Heart on Main Street. Following a career as a high school educator, Patrick entered the wholesale industry in 2016 with a passion for making a difference in communities. After several years of learning within the wholesale industry, Patrick believed he could be doing more to help independent retailers. In 2021, he conceptualized the idea of brin ..read more
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EP 148: ONE POWERFUL PLATTER WITH NORA FLEMING
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by Michelle Sherrier
1M ago
This episode is sponsored by Patrick & Company, a wholesale sales agency proudly representing nationally and internationally branded companies. Located in the Dallas Market Center, for over 30 years they have been the go-to source for retailers helping to discover those unique, sought-after, and stylish brands. Nora’s story began with a pivotal "a-ha moment" in 2004 at her pottery shop just outside of Chicago, Illinois, where she noticed women returning month after month to create platters for various occasions. Curious about where they were storing all these platters, she envisioned a si ..read more
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EP 147: A UNIQUE TAKE ON ANTIQUES WITH NATHAN RAPOSO AND SPENCER HOWARD
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by Michelle Sherrier
1M ago
This week’s episode is sponsored by Fine Lines, a West Coast wholesale rep agency with showrooms in Las Vegas and Seattle representing over 50 fabulous gifts, fashion + home lines. In 2023, Nathan Raposo and Spencer Howard of Nathan Spencer Home acquired the Agoura Antique Mart in Agoura Hills, California, after operating locations in San Diego, La Jolla, and Venice. Spencer began selling antiques in the 1990s and operated a design and construction firm in Houston, Texas, that specialized in historic preservation and architectural antiques. After that, he commissioned as an officer in the U.S ..read more
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EP 146: DON’T SHUT THE FCK UP WITH JASON MAUSSER
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by Michelle Sherrier
1M ago
This week’s episode is sponsored by @salesproducersinc, a progressive business to business company representing Gift, Lifestyle, Fashion, Personal Care, & Kids lines selling to retail stores with a mission to create long lasting, profitable relationships by adding significant value to our Customer, Vendor, and Team partners. For more information, check out their social media or website, www.salesproducersinc.com. Jason Mauser is the CEO and Founder of Mausser Consulting Inc., a Product Development Think Tank and International and Domestic Sourcing Company founded in 2006. With over 35 year ..read more
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EP 144: ALL ABOUT THE NOTED+GIFTED EXPO WITH KATE MURRAY
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by Michelle Sherrier
2M ago
Kate Murray is the owner of Quick Brown Fox Letterpress, based in the Hudson Valley of New York. Quick Brown Fox makes quirky cards with perfect puns the old-fashioned way: one color at a time, one card at a time, on turn of the century letterpress machines. To pay her dues, Kate worked in two amazing NYC letterpress studios for more than 10 years. When the opportunity came up to salvage and restore two presses, both in pretty bad shape, Quick Brown Fox Letterpress was born. Most of the cards that you see on Kate’s website are printed on the press that was in the worst shape, Goldie the Goldin ..read more
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EP 143: KEEPING RETAIL IN THE FAMILY WITH CLIONA AND LARAGH STANDÚN
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by Michelle Sherrier
2M ago
This week’s episode is sponsored by @salesproducersinc, a progressive business to business company representing Gift, Lifestyle, Fashion, Personal Care, & Kids lines selling to retail stores with a mission to create long lasting, profitable relationships by adding significant value to our Customer, Vendor, and Team partners. For more information, check out their social media or website www.salesproducersinc.com. Sisters Cliona and Laragh Standún run a boutique destination store in Galway, in the West of Ireland. The family business was established by their grandparents in 1946 and has unde ..read more
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EP 142: WINDOWS MATTER WITH AMY MEADOWS
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by Michelle Sherrier
2M ago
This episode is sponsored by Patrick & Company, a wholesale sales agency proudly representing nationally and internationally branded companies. Located in the Dallas Market Center, for over 30 years they have been the go-to source for retailers helping to discover those unique, sought-after, and stylish brands. For all of us who are merchandisers, Amy Meadows has the dream career. She has over 25 years of experience in window display, visual merchandising, and event planning. Recognized nationally in her field, Amy has reinvented traditions and reinvigorated business for both major retai ..read more
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EP 141: eCommerce Badassery with Jessica Totillo Coster
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by Michelle Sherrier
2M ago
This week’s episode is sponsored by Fine Lines, a west coast wholesale rep agency with showrooms in Las Vegas and Seattle representing over 50 fabulous gifts, fashion + home lines. Jessica Totillo Coster is an eCommerce and email marketing strategist for boutique owners and product entrepreneurs. She uses data and experience to help her clients figure out the next best step in their business. Jessica’s a native New Yorker living in LA. She holds a degree in fashion merchandising, has over 20 years of retail experience, and made $600K in her first year as the owner of a brick-and-mortar boutiq ..read more
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