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Meet Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge right here in Seattle.

Grace Bonney, the woman behind the massively successful blog Design*Sponge emailed me to tell me about a great event she's hosting in Seattle on Feb 28th at Design Within Reach.

Grace runs a national series of meet-ups designed to connect women running their own design-based businesses. Her series aims to provide womens with free advice on public relations, marketing, legal and business issues, wholesaling advice and tips on the day-to-day aspects of running their own businesses.

At the Seattle event this month, she will showcase local experts John Tusher of Velocity Art & Design and Fumi Watanabe of Alkemie Design as well as a local business and legal adviser who will speak about those aspects of running your own company. Grace will speak about PR and marketing.

If you're in Seattle and you've even *thought* about breaking out on your own, this sounds like a great event to attend and rub elbows with other like minded design-y and entrepreneurial sorts. Your pal Decorno will most definitely be there.

Here are the deets:

Biz Lady Meet Up
Seattle, WA
February 28, 2008 — 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Design*Sponge will be hosting a Biz Lady Meet Up at DWR

Date: Thursday, February 28th
Time: 7-9pm
Location: DWR First Avenue

Please RSVP to:

Grace will be discussing small business concerns, marketing/PR, real life designer success stories and retailing/wholesaling.

Please bring a snack or drink with you if you can.


coco+kelley said...

uh oh... i was thinking of coming to seattle for a visit in march, but i may have to come earlier just to go to this! thanks for the info :)

Maison Luxe said...

This will be a great evening, I'm really looking forward to it. See you there!

decorno said...

Coco - you should come! And didn't I read on your blog that you are pals with Kelley L Moore? Bring her! I would love to meet both of you. We might need to organize a coctail event right after for all the bloggerheads...

decorno said...

Kelie - glad you're coming, too. I sent a link to Grace about you and your store. You're a perfect person for people to connect with at this event since you have had such a successful start with your store.

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Paola said...

I will be there. We could just bring cocktails ...:)

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