12 GRAIN CREATIVE: Good for you, good for your business!

 

Lindsay Casey and Sharon Mulholland met a couple of years ago at the Milford Fair. Both living in Toronto at the time, they enjoyed their weekends in Prince Edward County, falling in love with the area and the rural lifestyle. Lindsay made the leap to living fulltime in the “County” in December 2012. Craving a change, and with her husband pursuing a career in the wine industry, Sharon also ended up making the move just a few months later. Since both women had backgrounds in web design and digital marketing, they decided to pool their talents, support each other and start their own business in August 2013. They’ve worked with local clients such as Taste the County, Red White & Blues, Pat Scott Gallery and Hillier Hall.

“We’re both really passionate about helping small business owners understand the web and grow their online presence”, notes Lindsay. “There are so many smart and creative small business owners who we would love to work with. We love the entrepreneurial spirit of the County, the sense of community and the natural landscape. The County rules!”

Sharon adds, “We understand the challenges facing local businesses in the county. We take a simple, targeted and strategic approach, and we don’t waste people’s time or money on things that they don’t need or won’t work. Our goal is to offer really great  service at a reasonable price and to work closely with business owners to come up with a plan that’s tailored specifically to their needs.”

Lindsay grew up captivated by communications. “From my first ‘newspaper publishing’ gig at the tender age of 7, I’ve always been fascinated with media and the way we share information. My education and work experience in journalism and public relations has helped hone my skills since those childhood days of cutting and pasting magazine articles. I’m looking forward to helping some of our incredible local businesses take their digital marketing to the next level.”

For Sharon, web design was a hobby in university that grew into a career. She spent 7 years at toronto.com, building websites for local businesses and managing the overall operations of the site. She then spent 5 years managing digital projects for CBC News, including their mobile apps. She says, “I’m excited to take everything I’ve learned through those experiences and apply it to helping local businesses here in the county. One of the reasons that I love what I do is that there is constant change and evolution in the digital space. There’s always something new to learn or to try and that keeps things really fun and fresh. Businesses are communicating with their customers in new and different ways all the time and there’s never been greater opportunity to engage with your customers and build loyalty and trust. We can help you do that.”

12 Grain Creative

Offering a full range of digital marketing services including strategy & consulting, web design & development, copywriting, photography and social media.

For more information please contact: 

Lindsay Casey & Sharon Mulholland
613-813-2953 or 613-716-3310
Email: info@12graincreative.com
Website: www.12graincreative.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/12GrainCreative
Twitter: @12GrainCreative

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THE MAKER’S HAND – Festival of Fine Craft – November 1 to 3, 2013

Featuring original works by a selection of fine artisans from Ontario and Eastern Quebec

The Maker’s Hand is a Prince Edward County Arts Council event. This annual show, hosts a colourful and bustling marketplace of internationally renowned artisans from Ontario and Quebec offering unique holiday gifts and affordable original creations in a variety of styles and mediums.

The 2013 show features a wide selection of innovative merchandise such as funky hand-made hats, fine jewellery,incredible beadwork, exotic pottery, blown and sculpted glass, intricate wearable art and mind-blowing metal works. Our artisans work in such media as clay and glass, photography, wood, metal, fibre art, and so much more.

New to the show this year are Brenda and Ray Anderson of Sunny Side Up Leathers, Cambridge Ontario. Brenda says “Ray and I have been full time craftspeople for our entire adult lives. Over the years we have dropped many shows and are very discriminating about the ones we choose to do. When I was invited to apply to The Maker’s Hand , I immediately checked out the website and was totally impressed by the quality of the artisans and the way they were presented. We are excited to be participating in the 2013 show.”

What: The Maker’s Hand Show and Sale – 40 fabulous artisans – 1,001 beautiful things
Where: Picton Fairgrounds, 375 Main Street East, Picton, Prince Edward County
When: Friday, November 1 to Sunday, November 3 – 10am to 4pm

For more information on The Maker’s Hand visit www.themakershand.com  or by telephone 613 476 7901 x 214 or email pecartscouncil@bellnet.ca

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17th Annual Prince Edward County Pumpkinfest – October 19

The Pumpkinfest Committee wishes to welcome you to “The County” and the seventheenth, annual P.E.C. Pumpkinfest 2013 in Wellington. Come and enjoy our parade, weigh-off, contests, games, food, entertainment, and the other surprises our village has to offer.

Many volunteers from local organizations, churches, business community, growers and interested individuals have planned and worked to make this event possible.

EVENTS

8:00 am: Pancake Breakfast

10:30 am: Parade of the Giant Pumpkins (everyone welcome to participate as well as watch)

Noon: Craft Tables, food booths, church meals

Noon: Contests, children’s games, and entertainment from noon till 4:30 pm

12:30 pm: Weigh-off begins at C. M. L. Snider Public School on Main Street in Wellington

INFORMATION

For more information, please contact Bob Greer, Pumpkinfest Committee Chairman, greerspropane@gmail.com

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