Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    Being in Control of Your Finances is a Great Stress Reliever

    With Mollie White

    Tuesday October 24, 9-11am, Bethlehem

    Money is not worth stressing over, but it is necessary to run a successful business.  Business Coach, Mollie White will take you on a playful romp through that incomprehensible landscape called financial statements.  You will emerge with a new attitude and clear vision of how to grow your profits by controlling your finances. One free financial coaching consult for all who attend.  

    WREN Member $30 • Non member $48


    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    THE POWER OF THE INBOX:  EMAIL MARKETING WITH CONSTANT CONTACT

    with Veronica Frances of Notchnet

    Wednesday, October 25, 10-11:30am, Bethlehem

    Email is still the best tool to build relationships with your customers. Learn the power of email marketing using the easy-to-use popular program, Constant Contact. Veronica, a certified Constant Contact expert, will share techniques for managing an effective email marketing campaign.  

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48


    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    BE SEEN ONLINE — GET YOUR SITE LISTED ON THE TOP OF WEB SEARCH ENGINES  

    with Veronica Frances of Notchnet

    Thursday, October 26, 10-11:30am, Bethlehem

    When it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), one truth is everlasting: The landscape is continually changing. Learn how to increase traffic to your website with tips for increasing your visibility on searches. Learn how search engines work and how to optimize your website.

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48


    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    Website Simplicity: Design Your Own

    with Meg Brown of Nutmeg Media

    Thursday, October 26, 6-8pm Bethlehem

    Thursday, November 14, 10am-Noon

    A website is a full impression of your business. Make a good one with Squarespace! In this workshop, we’ll cover the elements of Squarespace including themes, blocks, pages, blog creation, and e-commerce. No design experience necessary.

    WREN Member $30 • Non member $48


    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    GALLERY OPENING :: LEAP Cohort Group Show


    Opening Reception on the First Friday in November (November 3) from 5-7pm.

    Sponsored by: Peabody and Smith

    • Monday, November 06, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP

    with Josh Simonds 

    Monday, November 6, 2017, 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    Join Josh Simonds, small business owner and manager of over 40 Facebook pages, as he guides you through the basics to start a Facebook page, keep it active, and how, what, why, and when you should post. This class will start you on the path to attracting new clients to your business, as well as keeping a current dialogue going with your current fans!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Monday, November 06, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    Online Sales for Artists

    with Katherine Ferrier

    Monday, November 6th, 6-9pm

    Want to start selling your artwork online but don’t know where to start? In this 3 hour workshop, the instructor will compare the pricing and features of several e-commerce platforms, including Shopify and Etsy. Learn the pros and cons of having your own website, selling through print-on-demand websites, using blogs and other social marketing tools, setting up shops, presentation, online marketing, and time-saving order management tips for artists. Guest artists will include several WREN member artists who are successfully selling online. Bring your own laptop, or reserve one of ours to get the most out of this workshop.
    WREN Member $45 ~ Non member $70 ~ Free for LEAP Artists



















    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP PART II

    with Josh Simonds 

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    After the basics of the last class, Josh Simonds will help participants with paying Facebook to reach out to specific age groups, genders, and people with specific interests in a specific geographic location. He'll help you cover the basics of advertising, or "boosting", your posts on Facebook, and the other half of the class will be to help you with specific questions or issues that arose for you personally after the first Facebook Boot Camp session!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    Social Media Design

    With Meg Brown of Nutmeg Media

    Wednesday, November 8, 10am-Noon, Bethlehem

    Make an impact on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with design! In this workshop, we’ll cover how to find free stock photos, add text to a photo, and how to write enticing captions. With millions of posts per day, set yours apart.

    WREN Member $30.00 • Non member $48


    • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    Publishing & Promotion Tips

    With Kyle Newton, Author

    Thursday, November 9, 5:30-7pm, Bethlehem

    This workshop will include topics such as how to organize and build your story drafts, how to make contact with traditional publishers, how to self-publish, and discover which path is best for you! With a decade of writing experience, Kyle will aim to help you not only improve your product but also your promotional abilities.  During the workshop, you will be given the names to more than 50 active publishing houses and taught how to formulate your query email to attract the ones you’re after! If traditional publishing isn’t the road for you, Kyle will share the tricks-of-the-trade to independent publishing.

    WREN Member $22 • Non member $36



    • Monday, November 13, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    Instagram

    with Josh Simonds

    Monday, November 13, 6-8pm, Bethlehem     

    Instagram Boot Camp - Understanding and Using Instagram: Instagram is an important marketing tool for every small business, but it’s one that you have to know how to use correctly. After an overview of the many ways to share photos and videos, you’ll learn how to connect directly with your customers. Join Josh Simonds, owner of Face First Solutions and manager of dozens of social media business accounts on the path to success with Instagram! (NOTE: Smartphone required!)

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    Website Simplicity: Design Your Own

    with Meg Brown of Nutmeg Media

    Thursday, November 14, 10am-Noon

    A website is a full impression of your business. Make a good one with Squarespace! In this workshop, we’ll cover the elements of Squarespace including themes, blocks, pages, blog creation, and e-commerce. No design experience necessary.

    WREN Member $30 • Non member $48


    • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    Twitter Boot Camp 

    with Josh Simonds

    Wednesday, November 15, 6-8pm, Bethlehem

    Understanding and Using Twitter: Hashtags, tweets, followers - here’s your chance to learn how to plan, create, and continuously optimize Twitter to find new customers, promote your brand, and generate leads! Josh Simonds, owner of Face First Solutions and manager of dozens of social media business accounts, will set you on the path to success!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Thursday, November 16, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    Blogging For Business

    With Meg Brown of Nutmeg Media

    Thursday, Nov. 16, 10 am - 12 pm, Bethlehem

    Blogging is not only an excellent way to communicate to and attract customers, it boosts your website’s SEO as well. Whether you offer a service, create a product, or have something to say- you need a blog. In this workshop we’ll cover the elements of a blog, how to promote your blog, and how blog posts can bring valuable leads to your website.

    WREN Member $30 • Non member $48


    • Thursday, November 16, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in BEthlehem
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    Email Marketing with MailChimp

    with Josh Simonds of Face First Solutions

    Thursday, November 16th  6-8pm, Bethlehem


    Email marketing is a powerful tool when used correctly. Join Josh Simonds of Face First Solutions for a MailChimp Boot Camp class that will introduce you to this powerful web-based email marketing service. You'll learn how to import and create lists, create engaging newsletters, and learn how to sell your products via email. You'll also be up-to-date on privacy laws, you'll learn how to use and analyze this platform on a mobile device if necessary, and learn how to create campaigns that will help convert clicks to cash! Please note: this class is for people who both have AND do not have email lists to import.

    WREN Member $30 ~ Non-member $48


    • Monday, November 20, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    One on One Business Coaching

    With Mollie White

    Monday November 20th 1-5pm, Bethlehem

    Monday December 18th 1-5pm, Bethlehem

    These will be 45 minute sessions to help guide the coachee through individual issues related to their businesses.

    Sessions are FREE to WREN Members!

    WREN Member Free • Non member $30


    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • WREN Maker Studio in Berlin
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    Call for Art :: Annual WREN Member Small Works Show

    WREN Member artists are invited to participate in the Annual Small Works Show, which runs December 1-December 31, 2017. Each artist may submit up to two framed and ready to hang or display pieces of original artwork in any medium.


    Veteran Gallery artists take note! When we say small, we mean small! We're taking off a few inches from years past, and setting the limit at Artwork must be 100 square inches or less (10" max on the longest side). This includes the frame. 3 dimensional work must be 10x10x10 or less. There is no price limit. Work should be dropped off at the Gallery on Tuesday, November 28 between 10am and 4pm. 


    ALL ARTWORK MUST BE FOR SALE, The Gallery at WREN receives a 40% commission on all work sold through the gallery. Unsold work must be picked up on Tuesday, January 2 before 5pm. For more information email katherinef@wrenworks.org

    • Friday, December 01, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    GALLERY OPENING :: Annual WREN Member Small Works Show

    Opening Reception on the First Friday in December (December 1) from 5-7pm.

    Sponsored by: Tami Nason, in memory of Kent Lage

    • Monday, December 04, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Gallery at WREN
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    The Power of Potluck: Building a Strong Community Network with Katherine Ferrier and Jason Tors


    Your overall success as an artist is directly related to the network of relationships you forge, both in your own small community and the art world at large. No artist can build a career on their own. We all benefit from a solid and supportive network we can lean on when we need help, advice, or an introduction. This last session of the LEAP series of “Business of Art” classes is equal parts hands-on workshop and potluck holiday social. We’ll start out by covering some simple steps you can take to build a strong and vibrant network, then practice some easy icebreakers to use in social situations. We’ll wrap up with a lively social hour, and an “Art Swap” (think “Yankee Swap, but with original works of art!) Participants will leave with some solid networking techniques, new contacts and a few original art goodies just in time for the holidays!

    Pre-registration required by November 6 for this workshop.



















    • Monday, December 18, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
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    One on One Business Coaching

    With Mollie White

    Monday December 18th 1-5pm, Bethlehem

    These will be 45 minute sessions to help guide the coachee through individual issues related to their businesses.

    Sessions are FREE to WREN Members!

    WREN Member Free • Non member $30


    • Monday, January 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP

    with Josh Simonds 

    Monday, February 5, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    Join Josh Simonds, small business owner and manager of over 40 Facebook pages, as he guides you through the basics to start a Facebook page, keep it active, and how, what, why, and when you should post. This class will start you on the path to attracting new clients to your business, as well as keeping a current dialogue going with your current fans!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP PART II

    with Josh Simonds 

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    After the basics of the last class, Josh Simonds will help participants with paying Facebook to reach out to specific age groups, genders, and people with specific interests in a specific geographic location. He'll help you cover the basics of advertising, or "boosting", your posts on Facebook, and the other half of the class will be to help you with specific questions or issues that arose for you personally after the first Facebook Boot Camp session!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Monday, January 15, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    Instagram

    with Josh Simonds

    Monday, January 15, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem     

    Instagram Boot Camp - Understanding and Using Instagram: Instagram is an important marketing tool for every small business, but it’s one that you have to know how to use correctly. After an overview of the many ways to share photos and videos, you’ll learn how to connect directly with your customers. Join Josh Simonds, owner of Face First Solutions and manager of dozens of social media business accounts on the path to success with Instagram! (NOTE: Smartphone required!)

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Monday, February 05, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP

    with Josh Simonds 

    Monday, February 5, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    Join Josh Simonds, small business owner and manager of over 40 Facebook pages, as he guides you through the basics to start a Facebook page, keep it active, and how, what, why, and when you should post. This class will start you on the path to attracting new clients to your business, as well as keeping a current dialogue going with your current fans!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP PART II

    with Josh Simonds 

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    After the basics of the last class, Josh Simonds will help participants with paying Facebook to reach out to specific age groups, genders, and people with specific interests in a specific geographic location. He'll help you cover the basics of advertising, or "boosting", your posts on Facebook, and the other half of the class will be to help you with specific questions or issues that arose for you personally after the first Facebook Boot Camp session!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Monday, March 05, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP

    with Josh Simonds 

    Monday, March 5, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    Join Josh Simonds, small business owner and manager of over 40 Facebook pages, as he guides you through the basics to start a Facebook page, keep it active, and how, what, why, and when you should post. This class will start you on the path to attracting new clients to your business, as well as keeping a current dialogue going with your current fans!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP PART II

    with Josh Simonds 

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    After the basics of the last class, Josh Simonds will help participants with paying Facebook to reach out to specific age groups, genders, and people with specific interests in a specific geographic location. He'll help you cover the basics of advertising, or "boosting", your posts on Facebook, and the other half of the class will be to help you with specific questions or issues that arose for you personally after the first Facebook Boot Camp session!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Monday, March 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    Instagram

    with Josh Simonds

    Monday, March 12, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem     

    Instagram Boot Camp - Understanding and Using Instagram: Instagram is an important marketing tool for every small business, but it’s one that you have to know how to use correctly. After an overview of the many ways to share photos and videos, you’ll learn how to connect directly with your customers. Join Josh Simonds, owner of Face First Solutions and manager of dozens of social media business accounts on the path to success with Instagram! (NOTE: Smartphone required!)

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Monday, April 02, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP

    with Josh Simonds 

    Monday, April 2, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    Join Josh Simonds, small business owner and manager of over 40 Facebook pages, as he guides you through the basics to start a Facebook page, keep it active, and how, what, why, and when you should post. This class will start you on the path to attracting new clients to your business, as well as keeping a current dialogue going with your current fans!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP PART II

    with Josh Simonds 

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    After the basics of the last class, Josh Simonds will help participants with paying Facebook to reach out to specific age groups, genders, and people with specific interests in a specific geographic location. He'll help you cover the basics of advertising, or "boosting", your posts on Facebook, and the other half of the class will be to help you with specific questions or issues that arose for you personally after the first Facebook Boot Camp session!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Monday, May 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP

    with Josh Simonds 

    Monday, May 7, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    Join Josh Simonds, small business owner and manager of over 40 Facebook pages, as he guides you through the basics to start a Facebook page, keep it active, and how, what, why, and when you should post. This class will start you on the path to attracting new clients to your business, as well as keeping a current dialogue going with your current fans!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    FACEBOOK BOOT CAMP PART II

    with Josh Simonds 

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem 

    After the basics of the last class, Josh Simonds will help participants with paying Facebook to reach out to specific age groups, genders, and people with specific interests in a specific geographic location. He'll help you cover the basics of advertising, or "boosting", your posts on Facebook, and the other half of the class will be to help you with specific questions or issues that arose for you personally after the first Facebook Boot Camp session!

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

    • Monday, May 14, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WREN in Bethlehem
    Register

    Instagram

    with Josh Simonds

    Monday, May 14, 2018 6-8pm, Bethlehem     

    Instagram Boot Camp - Understanding and Using Instagram: Instagram is an important marketing tool for every small business, but it’s one that you have to know how to use correctly. After an overview of the many ways to share photos and videos, you’ll learn how to connect directly with your customers. Join Josh Simonds, owner of Face First Solutions and manager of dozens of social media business accounts on the path to success with Instagram! (NOTE: Smartphone required!)

    WREN Member $30 • Non-member $48

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