I got this letter from my fellow Made In Ojai artisan... This is very exciting for our shop!
Hi, friends and family. I need a small favor.
The shop where I sell my artwork, Made in Ojai, and its founder, Roberta Raye, have been nominated for a prestigious local Chamber of Commerceaward, which I truly believe we, and Roberta, deserve.
Voting is taking place online and is open to anyone. All you have to do to vote for us is go here: https://www. surveymonkey. com/s/DLG9T2R . Voting closes .
Vote for Roberta and Made in Ojai for the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. If you'd like more info, the awards are explained here: http://www.ojaicham ber.org/index. php?option= com_content& task=view& id=118&Itemid= 2
I believe we are deserving of this award because we are the most creative enterprise in the valley. In this art town, it's amazing that we are the first art co-op. Roberta's vision of an artisans' co-op has become a reality due to her commitment and dedication and the hard work of our 36 artisan members.
Not only do we provide a unique gift shop for locals and a place for visitors to find exclusively Ojai-made items, but we also contribute to the local arts community with events such as our book arts show, make your own Valentine, and Santa Sundays each December. We are quickly becoming a hub of creative activity for the community.
Roberta has been an active member of the merchant community in Ojai since before the store opened and is singularly dedicated to cross-marketing efforts for the downtown business area.
Thanks for your help!