by Carla Ruschival
St. Louis was the gateway to success for the Mini Mall at the 2018 ACB conference and convention. Lots of customers and over $15,000 in sales combined to make this another banner year for the Mini Mall.
To all who shopped at the Mini Mall, thank you, thank you, thank you! And thanks to the Mini Mall committee and volunteers who gave hours and hours of time to make it all happen. You were awesome! 2018 workers in St. Louis included Keri Bishop, Patti and David Cox, George Holliday, Samantha Hubbard, Cindy LaBon, DJ McIntyre, Debbie Persons, Adam and Carla Ruschival, Amanda Selm, Fran and Lyle Sine, and Vicki Vogt. DeAnna Noriega and Linda Yacks also played major roles on the Mini Mall committee and in the planning process throughout the year. Thanks to Michael Smitherman, ACB’s exhibits coordinator, for his tremendous help and support both before and during convention week; to Janet Dickelman, ACB convention coordinator, for her selection of a great location for our sidewalk sale the last day of convention; to Keri Bishop for her donation of a pricing gun that saved us hours and hours of prep time; and to the ACB Minneapolis office staff for their outstanding support throughout the entire year. The Mini Mall could not happen without you!
Now it’s time for affiliate conventions and to start planning for those holiday fundraisers. And it’s always time to think about ways to tell others about your affiliate or chapter. The Mini Mall can help. We have several popular ACB items available at special discounts; use them as thank-you gifts, special recognitions, or chapter and affiliate fundraisers.
Are you looking for items with your affiliate or chapter logo on them? Affiliates and chapters are also invited to participate in our Mall Partners program. Find out more by calling the Mini Mall at 1-877-630-7190.
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 gift cards, available in amounts of $10 and up, are perfect for every occasion. Order online at https://acbminimall.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, audio and electronic format around mid-September. Featured products include ACB fleece jackets, ACB Silk Touch polo shirts, ACB 4-port wall chargers for tablets and mobile devices, 6- and 10-foot charging cables for Apple and Android devices, beautiful 24-oz. mugs with an etched “ACB” in print and braille, graphite and aluminum folding canes, and ACB zippered totes and computer backpacks. Check out our wide assortment of SD cards and flash drives, and keep them all organized in our cases and pouches. Shipping is free when you order $35 or more of eligible items.
For more information, visit the Mini Mall online, or join our email list by sending a blank message to [email protected]. You may also email the Mini Mall at [email protected], or call us at 1-877-630-7190.