Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cards of heART ~ Fundraiser for First in Families

Cards of heART
Created with love by the Artists of Cape Fear
for the benefit of First in Families
Now you can hold fifty four original works of art in your hand. This charming and unique deck of playing cards features paintings by local Cape Fear artists.
Every deck of cards sold raises funds to help First in Families in their work with persons with developmental disabilities. Purchase yours at Spectrum Art & Jewelry for only $25.
Included in the deck you'll find paintings by Spectrum artists: Star Sosa, Nancy Noel May, Jane Faudree, Anne Cunningham, Kristin Gibson and many more local talents.
The Queen of Hearts cordially invites you to the
Cards of heART Tea Party and Fund Raiser
Saturday, October 24th
4pm - 7pm at the New Hanover County Arboretum
The original paintings will be auctioned off starting at 6pm.
Meet the Cards of heART Artists
while enjoying tea and refreshments with the
Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and more.
There is a suggested donation of $20
For more information call 910-763-4545 or 910-350-2737
All proceeds benefit First in Families

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spectrum Art & Jewelry is featured in CNN Money

CNN Money has recently run a feature of the 50 best places to launch a small business. It turns out that Wilmington ranks #14 in the mid-size towns considered. But I knew that already. They chose yours truly and Spectrum Art & Jewelry to talk about why Wilmington, NC is such a great place for small businesses. Check out my feature by clicking here.

From the first day I visited Wilmington, I found the people and the business climate to be very open and friendly and conducive to opening a store here. I could have gone to a large city and maybe been more successful, but I was always drawn to the small town atmosphere here. It has proven to be a wonderful place to live, work and do business.

Spectrum Art & Jewelry has been around for over 12 years now and we are still growing and evolving. We are in our third consecutive location, a bigger, brighter and better located spot than ever before. It is such a treat to earn a living doing what I love and working with delightful people and customers. I intend to keep doing this for a long, long time.

Hope to see you all soon!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

1st Annual Pink Chick Parade at The Forum

As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To draw attention to the cause and to raise money for the Pink Ribbon, The Forum shopping center will host its first annual Pink Chick Parade along Military Cutoff Road.

For $125 - the cost of a mammogram - sponsors can adopt a 5 foot tall Pink Chick to join the parade. These eye-catching ladies will stand as a symbol of your support to the cause of finding a cure for this dread disease. Your adopted Chick can be personalized with a message to honor or remember a friend or loved one.

The Pink Chick Parade will remain on display throughout the Month of October, marching down the greenway along Military Cutoff Road, in front of the Forum Shopping Center.

You can adopt your own Pink Chick at any of the retail businesses at The Forum. 100% of your donation of $125 is made directly to The Pink Ribbon, a local organization that funds mamograms for under or uninsured women in this region. What a great feeling to contribute to something that has a direct and tangible impact within your own community.
So join the parade!
Buy a Chick. Save a Life