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Insightful conversations with leaders in the Arts & Crafts Retail industry

Sep 6, 2022

When employees and leaders choose to share their talent with your company, give them opportunities on their journey. Melissa Wood shares the 12 character commitments of Etech culture and the 5 Pillars of Education to produce the next generation of leaders.


  • Etech has 12 character commitments for...

Aug 2, 2022

A comment on the Tonight Show leads to a 30-year partnership with Vanna White. The mindset of giving back and making a difference has led to #HATNOTHATE, donations to charities like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a wider spectrum of skin tones (Skein Tones), and sustainability.


  • Lion Brand has...

Jul 5, 2022

Melissa Wood turns the table and interviews Clint about his WHY and his passion for servant leadership.


  • Melissa Wood flips the interview on Clint and interviews him for a few minutes
    • Clint talks about the influence his Dad had on teaching him about Servant Leadership starting with listening to cassette...

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...