by Carla Ruschival
Fireworks! Let the sparks fly! The Mini Mall at the 2017 ACB conference and convention shattered all previous records for sales during convention week. More than 325 customers purchased over $15,500 in ACB jackets, polo shirts, canes, tech items, tote bags, mugs and steins and magnets, Braille Forum and DKM first-timer tickets and so much more. To all who shopped at the Mini Mall, thank you, thank you, thank you! And to the Mini Mall committee and volunteers who gave hours and hours of time to make it all happen, you were amazing! 2017 Mini Mall workers in Reno included Patti and David Cox, Fran and Lyle Sine, DJ McIntyre, Vicki Vogt, Cindy LaBon, Keri Bishop, and DeAnna Noriega; you were awesome!
Now it’s time for affiliate conventions and to start planning for those holiday fundraisers. The Mini Mall can help. We have several popular items available at special discounts; use them as thank-you gifts, special recognitions, or chapter and affiliate fundraisers. Choose from our ACB stone coasters, available singly or in sets of 2 or 4; large print spiral-bound 2018 calendar/planner books with the ACB logo and a space for you to add affiliate or chapter contact information; low-vision-friendly ACB ink pens; our ever-popular aluminum card cases; and much more. Limited quantity clearance items also available. Affiliates and chapters are also invited to participate in the new mall partners email list. Find out more by calling or emailing the Mini Mall.
You say you have no idea what to buy for that birthday, anniversary, thank-you or holiday gift? The Mini Mall’s got you covered. Our brand-new gift cards, available in amounts of $10 and up, are perfect for every occasion. Order online at http://mall.acb.org, or call us at 1-877-630-7190.
New products may be added to the mall at any time, and a new price list will be available in braille, large print and electronic format around mid-September. Some of the new items introduced at the ACB convention are ACB fleece jackets, ACB Silk Touch polo shirts, and 6- and 10-foot lightning charging cables. Carry all your stuff in our new ACB zippered tote that says “ACB Sparks Success,” and keep hydrated throughout the day with our ACB color-trimmed steel tumbler. Check out our SD cards and flash drives (up to 256GB). Since convention we have expanded our line of storage pouches; great for cables, flash drives, and other small stuff. Shipping is free when you order $50 or more of eligible items.
For more information, visit the Mini Mall online at http://mall.acb.org, or join our email list by sending a blank message to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also email the Mini Mall at email@example.com, or call us at 1-877-630-7190.