New! E3: Exhibiting Effectiveness Evaluation Program for CHA Exhibitors


Have you ever wondered how effective your CHA booth, product presentation and staff performance really are or how these factors measure up to your competition?

CHA’s NEW E3 Exhibiting Effectiveness Evaluation Program gives you the answers!

E3 is easy, inexpensive and your satisfaction is guaranteed.  Jefferson Davis, trade show industry’s most accomplished expert, will personally visit and evaluate your exhibit in action during the CHA 2012 Winter Conference & Trade Show.  This is a low-cost opportunity to get expert observation, evaluation, feedback, scoring and direction on how to improve your exhibit!

More information and the Sign-Up form can be found at www.craftandhobby.org/E3.  Don’t delay this opportunity is only available to the first 100 exhibitors that sign-up!

Crafty Mother’s Day Gifts


Keepsake gifts are truly meaningful and are treasured for generations

Keepsake gifts are truly meaningful and are treasured for generations

Show your mother how much you really care by planning ahead to honor her. With Mother’s Day coming up on May 8, there is still plenty of time to create a keepsake gift for your mother or those special women in your life.  Click here for some great craft ideas from CHA.  You can also post your own Mother’s Day craft projects on www.craftplace.org by submitting your project ideas, photos and videos to kcunningham@craftandhobby.org.

NEW HORIZONS AWARD sponsored by Plaid Enterprises


Attention CHA Designer Members!

All current members of the Craft & Hobby Association’s Designer Section are invited to apply for the 2011 New Horizons Award sponsored by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Plaid created the program in 2000 to recognize outstanding designers and to enhance their careers and professional development.  Beginning and advanced artists are encouraged to apply for a $1,500 award that will be presented to two artists based on their achievements to date and professional goals.  The first award category includes applicants with 1-5 years as a professional artist/crafter.  The second award category includes applicants with over 6 years as a professional artist/crafter.  Applications are being accepted now through December 5, 2010 at www.PlaidOnline.com/articleDetail.asp?articleID=488.

The awards will be presented at the CHA Designer Section Meeting to be held during the CHA 2011 Winter Conference and Trade Show in Los Angeles.