Last week I gave just a little hint about where we would be the weekend before Thanksgiving. Did you figure it out? Thursday (today) we are heading to St. Louis for Beat Me Halfway. This is a Roller Derby event offering classes and scrimmages for all ages. I hope we get to see some of our JRDA (Junior Roller Derby Association) players and JRDA alumni. We have had the privilege of working with the leadership of JRDA this year on several projects. Meeting the juniors and their families is a pure joy.
Did you know, by the way, that Gold Medal Ideas hosts web stores for many organizations including the stores for JRDA and the Chicago Red Hots? We love being around people who are passionate about what they are doing, whether that is talking to people all over the world by radio, singing a cappela harmony, or in this case, Roller Derby. We have not been to this event before, so we don’t really know exactly what to expect, but we can’t wait.
Speaking of web stores, Gold Medal Ideas offers two types of stores for the convenience of customers. In the first type, the organization is interested in convenient ordering for their members, supporters, etc. These customers take advantage of a no-cost option for putting logowear and accessories on a page on our site. This allows our customer to control their logo usage and to stay out of the complicated and time-consuming process of collecting sizes and money, ordering, receiving and distributing to the members. In this scenario, it is a shared group store, on our site. We call this Your Group Store.
There is a second option for a Web store. With thIs option the store can be made to look like it is your own. Your logo is used in the banners and no other logoed merchandise is visible. In this scenario the purchases can be easily identified and a rebate can be sent to the organization whose logo is on the products. This is an ideal way to raise funds for your organization. There is typically a small fee for this option.
And back on track, we will be in St. Louis tonight setting up for the event. This is the last event on the “Where to find Gold Medal Ideas” calendar for 2016.
We’ll find something else to talk about until the new year begins. Have a wonderful weekend.
P.S. You can get your very own Roller Derby Christmas shirt here.