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The Polish American Community of Toledo Festival was last weekend. Always a crap shoot when they're held this early in the year. It's one of the smaller ones but they have treated us well for joining them in trying to re-establish the big party that was discontinued a few years ago. And they're some pretty good folks.

Friday nite and Saturday were totally awesome, but Sunday afternoon saw the skies open up hard and often ending things about 2:30 pm.

Anyway we sold 99 items off the racks and got 14 custom orders. Came home to 3 Etsy orders and had 4 more items sell off the Made in Michigan display. So I've been designing and starting to cut the custom orders while trying to sort and reorganize the inventory and dry everything out. Didn't make a whole lot of $$ but came out ahead after expenses. I kinda like being the big fish in a small pond.

They really liked the 38" sign I made for them. It got hung on the stage behind the bands. Then it goes to their HQ.

Got a couple months til the second biggest Polish Party in the Detroit area. Gotta do a bunch of cutting and hopefully get a few orders from the other venues in the mean time. A little here and a little there.
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Sounds like you kicked some butt . Good going John
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Wow, you really are doing a great job of building a business. Congratulations on building the relationship in your communities.
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Congratulations, John...especially for coming out ahead...

...keep 'em wantin'...
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Great job, John. I think you have that market niche pretty well locked up.

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Great job, John. I think you have that market niche pretty well locked up.
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You came out ahead, you’re having fun. Lotta people like to be in that position. I love seeing your work, keep em coming!
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Well done John. Keep on truckin.
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HJ seems quite bizzie, which obv is a good thing and makes dollars.


Any thoughts of an Eagle Inlay? That background has some character
and possibly a lighter/diff color wood wood make that eagle stand out.
Dont forget about the eagle coasters.


That plaque looks really good.... thanks for the inspiration!
What lil time I get in the mornings on Carveco, im getting there.
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HJ seems quite bizzie, which obv is a good thing and makes dollars.


Any thoughts of an Eagle Inlay? That background has some character
and possibly a lighter/diff color wood wood make that eagle stand out.
Dont forget about the eagle coasters.


That plaque looks really good.... thanks for the inspiration!
What lil time I get in the mornings on Carveco, im getting there.

The inlay thing is an idea to seriously consider. I'm just wondering if people will pay the added dollars to justify making it.

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