The Olio

two years, two days, two minutes

Posted by Rebeccah Byer on

This September 8th marks our second birthday open as a business. I remember the day two years ago vividly, we had been waiting for months for all the final construction, paperwork, and inspections to pass. It felt like forever, but then all of a sudden we had our C.O. (Certificate of Occupancy) and we were legit. Just like that. I had conceived of this idea almost 20 years prior, and now it was real, and more terrifying than I really expected. Fast forward two years later, to today, and still sometimes it can be terrifying, but so much less so...

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pros and minions

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I had a meeting with some of my favorite people at Flywheel last week, my professional rock band if you will. Peter and Nathan scolded me a little for not blogging enough, which they should. Marketing, which involves blogging, is the hardest part of my job. It's not necessarily about knowing what to do, that much we have generally figured out. It's finding the time to learn, and then do, and then also delegate efficiently....and all while operating lean of course. It's a huge job, never-ending, and all encompassing of several different platforms that we need to know and understand. Blogs,...

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Glass is a magical tool for all ages!

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Luscinda came into the shop with her mother, who was working on a project with one of our Salem College interns; a flurry of people around, and she sat at the table, riveted. She was transfixed on Sarah and, honestly, I have no idea what happened that day, who made what. But I remember this little girl, just a bit younger than my own two boys, and I could tell she saw the magic. My Trip to The Olio, by Luscinda, age 7 I went on a really cool field trip in January: my trip was to The Olio art gallery. This...

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