Thank you to Rio Grande

Hi Everybody

I just wanted to post a public thank you to everyone at Rio Grande
for making me feel like a star. I just received a very handsome
framed certificate for being a finalist in this year’s Saul Bell
Award competition (Swarovski crystal category). It’s so nice to
receive recognition! Though I wasn’t able to travel to Las Vegas for
the award ceremony, I am really thankful for the certificate. I’m
planning to display the necklace alongside the certificate at my
first show next week in Stowe, VT (Craftproducers Taste of Stowe Arts
Festival). If anyone from Orchid happens to be exhibiting in Stowe,VT
next week or is there as a shopper, please be sure to stop by and say
“Hi”. Here’s to hoping for an encouraging and profitable debut!

Kim Starbard
Unique Jewelry Designs

Hi Kimberly,

First, congratulations on being a finalist. It’s a big deal to
recognized by the industry with the Saul Bell Award. I was a Saul
Bell winner last year and I totally agree with you about Rio. They
greeted me by name when I walked into the restaurant at the
Venetian. Andrea Hill and Alan Bell personally spoke with all the
winners. They made me feel at ease with humor during the photo shoot.
They followed up afterwards and even emailed to tell me in which
magazines the ad would be seen. It was a great experience and the
publicity has been super.

Rio Grande rocks!