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Insightful conversations with leaders in the Arts & Crafts Retail industry

Jun 7, 2022

If you make a living in the fiber arts, whether it's a side gig, full-time gig, small store, mega store or multinational store, h+h americas 2022 is the place to be.

h+h americas will become the U.S. based sister event of the German h+h cologne, the world’s leading trade fair for the handicrafts industry.  Starting...

May 3, 2022

Stories covering 144 years and five generations of an iconic yarn brand in the creative industry. From how it got its name to what keeps it strong and growing.



  • Lion Brand has been around for 144 years

  • Lion Brand was the sole supplier of yarn to Target for many years up until Target discontinued the...

Apr 5, 2022

Mentoring isn’t just talk at Etech Global Services. With a formal program that promoted over 300 people last year, Jim Iyoob and other company leaders mentor the next generation of leaders.  Which fits perfectly with Jim’s belief that you need to ‘get out of the stand and onto the field’ with your people.

Mar 1, 2022

When your company has a Dean of Leadership Development and twelve Character Commitments, you know they take servant leadership seriously. Jim Iyoob, Chief Customer Officer of Etech Global Services, shares the culture that began with a vision “to make a remarkable difference for each other” — clients, team members,...

Feb 1, 2022

Jim Scatena, a legend in the creative industry, discusses what it's like to work with two of the most creative companies  — Crayola and FloraCraft — and the life and leadership lessons he learned.


  • Keep an eye on your goals. They'll help you make the moves to grow your experience and expand your skills...