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Sunday, February 08, 2015

SCORE Small Business Championship!

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts is honored to be entered in the SCORE Small Business Championship, in which two small businesses from each state have an opportunity to win $1000 from Sam's Club, an all-paid trip to a SCORE celebratory symposium/training, and a full-year of additional SCORE mentoring. Since SCORE Wilmington was involved from the start of Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts eight years ago, we have grown and flourished under their guidance, workshops, and more.  We are on the "Top-Rated" list's first page right now in this championship and could use your vote!  Please watch our video and vote here.

You can vote now through February 12 when the voting ends and the judging begins. 

 Let me tell you the story of creating our video!  Pat Holleman, President of Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, and I determined to make this video, restricted to 30-60 SECONDS!  We prepared the script, she delivered it, and I served as videographer…..I with absolutely NO video experience (except what I produced for a brief demo for a SCORE workshop many months ago, thank you Toya Wilson-Smith.)

So we met last Sunday at our gallery, ready to do it with script, iPad, and tripod in hand, and we determined to do it BEFORE the gallery was to open at noon.  Since neither of us have video-editing experience, it had to be one take!  But of course, there must have been 20+ takes in a 2+ hour span of time.  But first there were issues with my iPad brightness and then sound, her Galaxy and my tripod, barking dogs in the hallway and at our favorite coffee shop 2 doors down (Java Dog), people walking in before we opened, getting the tripod NOT to creak as I turned it to view most of the gallery, and on and on.  There was a lot of laughing and groaning together (we can be silly at times!), and this is the final result!

So now we need your help to keep us in the running.  SCORE Wilmington has been instrumental in our success, and we are very grateful to Sara Raleigh, our lead mentor, for the support and encouragement shown in our short but successful 8-year enterprise.


We will certainly let you know the results!

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