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Massachusetts guild seeks entries for scholarships

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

massguildThe Berkshire Woodworkers Guild is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing a career in woodworking or architecture. The guild, a group of professional woodworkers who live and work in the vicinity of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts, will be giving away two $500 scholarships. Although the amount isn’t terribly high, every little bit counts, according to guild president Will Beemer.

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Kitchen trends revealed at KBIS

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

kitchenKitchen trends favor a contemporary feel and ample storage, according to a survey of design professionals and released at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, which was held Feb. 2-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Study says artists aren’t prepared for mishaps

Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund recently released the results of a national research study called “Sustaining Careers: A Study of the Status of U.S. Craft Artists.” The study reveals artists’ attitudes about trends affecting the field, sales and income, insurance, emergency preparedness and recovery and legacy planning. It also provides updates and comparison data to a 2004 study.

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Maine shop owner receives Hall induction

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

maineTom Moser, founder of Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers in Auburn, Maine, was recently inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame in the specialty design category.

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Cabinet Makers Association seeks 2014 survey data

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 February 2014 00:00

cmaThe Cabinet Makers Association is collecting information for its 2014 Benchmark Study, which surveys custom shop owners on their earnings, wages paid to employees based on experience, machinery preferences, customer trends, and industry outlook.

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