Hi everyone! I know there's been an absence here, but I've been working on a huge project lately and I'm happy to finally share with you! At the end of last year, I took over as captain of a local Connecticut team on Etsy. Etsy teams are community groups with a common theme, and this one happened to be a group of CT-based sellers. The team had gone dormant, and I was really looking for help getting out in the community, so I took the captain's leaving as a sign that this was what I needed to do.
The team was called Hartbeat, which is a common Connecticut term, often referring to the capital city. We stuck with the name for awhile, but upon realizing that there were many different groups referencing Hartbeat, we decided to change the name, and on July 1 we became The Nutmeg Collective. Connecticut is the The Nutmeg State, so it seemed fitting.
Since we started, we've developed a core group of about 70 sellers who are looking to make their crafty businesses their job and are looking for more show opportunities, local selling venues, business advice, Etsy advice, and more. Members are required to be active and involved, and it's amazing the friendships that have already formed.
We've developed a team blog (where I've been spending some time and totally abandoning this one!) that introduces our members, gives business advice, tutorials, and other Connecticut information, and have our first team-developed trunk show happening this coming weekend. If you're local, we'd love to have you stop by. Our Facebook page updates where our members are going to be selling and highlights their successes. Out Twitter helps us connect with local organizations. I'm really excited about this adventure and am looking forward to seeing where it goes in the coming year. I hope you'll check us out!
The Nutmeg Collective On Etsy
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