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Christopher Alexander
  • Dunlap, IL
  • United States
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What is the best Show that you have ever attended?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Alexander Jan 12. 5 Replies

I am originally from Peoria, IL and they would have (and still do) the Peoria River Front Market in the summer months. Local produce, meats, cheeses, crafts, pottery, art and entertainment. Not too…Continue

Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Dec 11, 2017. 15 Replies

Does this group find that most fairs and events actually require some form of insurance before you can set up and sell OR is it usually just recommended?We find that while a lot of fairs and events…Continue

Art Show/Craft Show Insurance Anywhere in the Country

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry vermillion Sep 10, 2012. 10 Replies

Hello,I saw on the blog some mention of RLI Insurance Company. I am an agent for RLI and noticed that some of the memebers on this forum had some questions concering the Business Owners Policy (BOP).…Continue

Home Business/Show Insurance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aimee May 18, 2010. 9 Replies

Hello,I was told of this site by one of the current members and they thought it might be a good idea if I posted. I am an agent for RLI and noticed that some of the memebers on this forum had some…Continue

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Christopher Alexander replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion What is the best Show that you have ever attended?
"Thanks for the feedback here. I try to go to a few a year because I really do like the atmosphere these events present. I am on the East Coast now so some of those shows in PA might be doable!  Chris Alexander RLI Insurance Company 844-249-2684"
Jan 12
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion What is the best Show that you have ever attended?
"Being treated nice is important Larry.  I think most people don't go back if they are not treated nicely."
Jan 10
Larry Sohn replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion What is the best Show that you have ever attended?
"I think my favorite 3 shows would be: Mt Gretna, PA... Beautiful area, very nice customers. Relaxing environment. nice local neighbors (the ones living there). Crafts in the meadows, Richboro, PA... Although I don't do well at…"
Jan 10
Rita Seidel replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion What is the best Show that you have ever attended?
"Thank you, Larry!"
Jan 10
Larry Berman replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion What is the best Show that you have ever attended?
"Please don't use the term "vendor". Vendors buy what they sell. Artists or craftsmen make what they sell. I've done over a thousand art shows as an artist, never as a vendor. Larry Berman"
Jan 10
Christopher Alexander posted a discussion

What is the best Show that you have ever attended?

I am originally from Peoria, IL and they would have (and still do) the Peoria River Front Market in the summer months. Local produce, meats, cheeses, crafts, pottery, art and entertainment. Not too big - Not too small. Just a nice show to walk around and sample the local skill.Does anyone have a favorite show that they have attended as a either a vendor OR as a patron?Chris AlexanderRLI Insurance Company844-249-2684See More
Jan 10
Larry Sohn replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs
"As a former licensed in all fields and Broker, I concur about making sure of overages and exclusions. If it is done properly, working in the Umbrella direction is most efficient and economically feasible. I pioneered "cafeteria plans",…"
Dec 11, 2017
Christopher Alexander replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs
"Keep in mind that an Umbrella Policy is excess liability over and above what you already have on an underlying policy (like homeowners, auto, etc.). Make certain what you have covers what is needed as most Personal Umbrella Policies (PUP) may not…"
Dec 11, 2017
Larry Sohn replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs
"Another, viable option, is to put an "umbrella" rider on an existing policy. Or an umbrella policy. It would be coordinated with your other policues. However it will facilitate proper coverages as well as reduced premiums."
Dec 9, 2017
Richard L. Sherer replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs
"I have used State Farm for decades to insure in-home studio, business, home owners and auto. Business policy covers shows and no hassles or questions about who pays if I should ever need to file a claim for loss at home on road or at show. "
Dec 8, 2017
Christopher Alexander replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs
"While not every show may require it, there still is a need to protect the crafts that you have made. Think wind, fire, theft... Chris Alexander RLI Insurance Company 844-249-2684 www.insuremyhomebiz.com"
Dec 8, 2017
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs
"Chris, I only do 12-15 shows per year and only one of them requires insurance.  Most other shows don't even mention it.  I carry it because I don't want problems down the road."
Dec 8, 2017
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs
"I copied and pasted this directly from zapplication."
Dec 8, 2017
Christopher Alexander replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs
"I attempted to access the link that you provided but nothing came up - I went out and found it and both RLI and ACT are listed as great options. https://cerfplus.org/business-insurance-plans/"
Dec 8, 2017
Christopher Alexander replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs
"Assuming that the business is home based, RLI can provide insurance for the requirements that you listed above.  If you have any questions OR if you might like a quote, please let me know: Chris Alexander RLI Insurance…"
Dec 8, 2017
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs
"I have never paid for this type of insurance, but I've never done a show that required it. Seems a few more shows actually require it now. I did Park City Kimball Arts Festival in 2008 and one store front business owner by my booth expressed…"
Dec 8, 2017

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Craft Show Advice for the First-Time Seller

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

Craft Show Advice for the First-Time Seller

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Author:  Chris Alexander

Congratulations! You’re on your way to your very first craft show! Once there, you’ll be meeting people who will like and potentially help you endorse your products. However, you might be a little nervous about what to expect or what to bring with you. You…

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