ABOUT VENDOR MEMBERS GROUP
Just an idea in 2018
Vendors Members Group (VMG) was just an idea in 2018.
Over the years, event vendors who crafted their brand expressed concern about diminishing returns.
Popular vendor markets would overbook and sell out space to resellers, independent sales representatives, and multi-level marketers; None of whom manufactured their brand.
By late 2019, the idea of forming a crafts-only group generated vendor interest. Business cards were exchanged. Marketing essentials were customized and purchased, but then COVID halted the economy.
Working from home encouraged people to discover their creative voice.
Artists began using different skills and techniques. Risks were being taken to hand make brands.
In 2021, with support from Timonium United Methodist Church, Vendors Members Group evolved.
CRAFTS GALORE! Events became a signature event series.
By the end of 2021, 41 talented artisans and crafters had influenced the direction of CRAFTS GALORE! Events.