Meeting Etsy in Chicago


A few weekends ago I got the lucky pleasure of meeting with a bunch of Chicago sellers and Beth from Etsy. Beth is "Rob's (the owner) right hand woman". She's also really bright and charming and listened to our many suggestions for Etsy ever so patiently. And I was so impressed with the other sellers products and their willingness to swap tips and advice with each other.

We met at The Renaissance Hotel in Chicago in the early morning hours. The no lipstick, hair pulled back, early morning hours. So all of the sellers sort of looked a bit deer in the headlights when Beth asked if she could take a picture of all of us. But the great stick on mustaches we got from Etsy Labs made us all feel oh so lovely!

If you want to read more about the visit it's up on Etsy's magazine, The Storque. Though I must admit they were wrong in attributing the quote about kissing packages for luck to me. I think it was the super nice Buttonenvy that said that. But I'll totally make out with your package if that's what you want.

5 comments:

Erin said...

That's great that they seemed to listen to your ideas! I really like the site--and your stuff totally rocks!

Beth said...

Ahh...we'll fix that (shipping comment). Thanks for letting me know! It was a pleasure to meet you as well!

Beth

Gretchen said...

Sounds like a great time - just a little jealous here!

Lotta said...

Gretchen - I think what was so cool was that Beth was a NICE and competent woman that was in a #2 position at a company. That's like finding a needle in a haystack in my neck of the woods.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

That rocks.