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Review for Tamarack Foundation Inc, Charleston, WV, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Before I became a Board Member I benefitted from the Foundation on several occations. They sent me to attend and study two different national shows. One of which a year later we attended which we wouldn't have without the prior exposure. This show increased our income close to $100,000 that year alone and continues to contribute to our income years later. We also won a fellowship award that bought the tools we needed to teach our craft to students. This is a work in progress but has aided in our plans for the future and what we want to do with it as we near a retirement age.

As a Board Member I am so honored to work with such amazing people that go out of their way to help artist throughout our state. It humbles me what this foundation does for small business owners. The Artist Directory they have just launced has potential to bring many people business to their homes and communities. Looking forward to see the effects of this site.

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Review for Tamarack Foundation Inc, Charleston, WV, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This Foundation funded an exploration bus trip to Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft Wholesale show of which I went on behalf of my wood working business and as a direct result of this trip we exhibited the following year and aquired over a years work in orders. This is wonderful expecially with a work force of nine employees. Next the Foundation sent me on another fact finding trip to the New York International Gift Show and we came away with product information and a nationally known accout which has put our work infront of millions of potential customers. Most recently we won a Fellowship Award from the Tamarack Foundation that funded three complete sets of hand tools so we can begin teaching our craft to students whom are interested in making traditional hand made Treenware. Also there was money to purchase three more tools for our shop that will enable us to begin experimenting with a new line of primitive furniture.

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the opportunities it's given us to enlarge our audience and customer base and also in making it possible for us to pass on our talents to students from every walk of life.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help boost West Virginia's creative comminity allowing apprentiships, mentorships and putting people and places together so possiblities would be recognized and potentials reached by artist and artisans and their businesses.

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About every month

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Role:  Board Member & Contacted artists on behalf of the Foundation to garner support through their elected officials for the Foudnation. Met with our State's First Lady as an ambassador of the Foundation thus introducing myself and my business to an appreciative audience.