Vendors Members Group was not just an idea in 2018.
Popular "craft" markets rarely had vendor space. Resellers, independent sales representatives, and multi-level marketers monopolized marketplace opportunities; None of which manufactured their brand.
By 2019, the concept of a juried, crafts group for a signature event series generated interest among craft-makers. Business cards were exchanged. Marketing essentials were customized and purchased. CRAFTS GALORE! organized and prepared for introduction - until COVID halted the economy.
The pandemic vacated the streets, the workforce, and daily routines. Surviving businesses grasped the concept of teleworking. Extreme unemployment rates and home confinement led to an evolution of manufactured brands and homemade goods. Globally, creative voices rejoiced. Learned skills were resourced. New techniques were produced.
Meanwhile in 2021, Vendors Members Group debuted their signature series, CRAFTS GALORE! Events. Five monthly craft shows spotlighted the artistic talent of 41 local brands.
Vendors Members Group launched this official website in 2022, and became accredited through the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland. Eight monthly craft shows promoted the handmade brands of 48 small business artisans.
In 2023, join Vendor Members Group.
As a volunteer. As a vendor. As a customer. As a supportive friend.