by Carla Ruschival
The Mini Mall was bigger than ever at the ACB conference and convention in Rochester. Lots of customers and over $21,000 in sales combined to make this another banner year for the Mini Mall.
To all who shopped at the Mini Mall, thank you, thank you, thank you! And thanks to the Mini Mall committee and volunteers who gave hours and hours of time to make it all happen; you were awesome! 2019 Mini Mall workers in Rochester included Keri Bishop (WA), Patti and David Cox (KY), Mary Ellen Frost (ME), Samantha Hubbard (KY), Cindy LaBon (MD), DJ McIntyre (GA), Debbie Persons (KY), Adam and Carla Ruschival (KY), Amanda Selm (KY), Nancy Schadegg (MN), Shirley Stivers (KY), and Vicki Vogt (MA). Fran Sine (PA), George Holliday (PA), and Linda Yacks (AR) played major roles on the Mini Mall committee in the planning process throughout the year. Thanks to Michael Smitherman, ACB exhibit coordinator, for his tremendous help and support; to Sharon Lovering for including our Mini Mall announcements in the newspaper; to Janet Dickelman, ACB convention coordinator, for her usual amazing support; and to the ACB Minneapolis office staff for their support throughout the entire year.
Tip for Chapters: Several popular ACB logo items are available at special chapter discounts; use them as quick fundraisers at your state convention or around the holidays. Call us at (877) 630-7190 for more info.
New Products: New items introduced at convention include water-resistant jackets for men and women, caps, Bluetooth speakers that charge your phone, wireless earbuds, cord and cable tamers, 30-oz. steel tumblers, phone wallets, plaid tote bags, padded tablet bags, and duffel bags — all with the ACB logo.
Shipping Reminders: Shipping is free on orders of $50 or more of eligible items. Canes ship via free matter for the blind; shipping is charged on all “Gateway to Success” and “Picture the Future” items from our ACB Treasures shop at www.cafepress.com/acbtreasures.
Updated braille and large print price lists are in the mail to those who have previously requested catalogs in those formats. A new catalog will be published with the October E-Forum and included on the November cartridge; braille and large print formats will be available.
For more information, visit the Mini Mall online at https://mall.acb.org, or join our email list by sending a blank message to email@example.com. You may also email the Mini Mall at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (877) 630-7190.