Industry News

julianneJulianne Eastman, the appreciated southern California Manufacturer’s Sales Representative passed away on August 21st after a valiant battle with cancer. She leaves 3 young children, Noah, Savannah and Charlie. Her dad and mom, Ken and Diane with brother John Mark Eastman have announced a life celebration called Remembering Julianne Eastman for Friday, September 9th at 2:00 pm (doors open 1:30 pm) at the First Christian Church of Huntington Beach 1207 Main Street Huntington Beach, California 92648 Reception Following. Read here for full details

An Invitation to Attend Julianne’s Celebration of Life

Aubin and David Van Berckel of Opus Art Supplies in Vancouver, BC have created a wonderful edible garden that surrounds their property on Bowen Island, just a 20-minute ferry ride from the mainland. Read the fascinating story from the Vancouver daily newspapers

In the Garden: Bowen Island property an organic food paradise

David and Aubin

Matt_300x300Matt Cleary has joined GOLDEN as the new Marketing Director. Matt is a brand marketing professional with 15+ years of experience including Nabisco, Pepperidge Farm, and most recently, Nestlé where he worked on bottled waters and teas. In addition to brand management, Matt has held leadership roles in product innovation, retail marketing, and customer development. Dana Rice will be moving over to the commercial division, undertaking a new marketing role with the title of PaintWorks Market Development Specialist.

8ba780b0-a48a-41ad-8c96-f83f7ee16304Neil Green, long-time owner of Carter Sexton Artist Materials until he retired at age 85 in 2008, has died at the age of 92. He was surrounded by kids and grandkids at his home in Oakland when he passed away on August 11, one month shy of 93.  Read the story here: Neil Green


Here’s the latest Johanna Basford Video. It’s a great share for Retailer Facebook pages!

Here’s the latest Montana Cans Videos. They’re a great share for Retailer Facebook pages!


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