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Judy Christian
  • Bellefonte, PA
  • United States
  • ceramics
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Need info Health Ins for self employed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wendy Merkle Jan 10. 11 Replies

The last time that I had health ins for my husband and myself was in 2008 through an insurance agent for $10,000 emergency plan.We are currently insured under my husband's plan at his work, but he…Continue

Tags: Employed, Self, Insurance, Health

Buying a second chip reader

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Nov 28, 2016. 11 Replies

Since we are talking about the square in another thread, I wondered- did everyone get a second chip reader for a backup?I plan to. Has anyone been able to get one for free?My first chip reader cost…Continue

Tags: reader, chip, square

Simple Square Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Jul 21, 2016. 34 Replies

Just got back from my first art show using the new square setup with the chip reader. Everything worked fine, and I want to thank everyone for discussing things here.Every card that we took was with…Continue

Tags: reader, chip, square

What are you doing this weekend? July 8-10, 2016?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Jul 10, 2016. 21 Replies

Feel free to move this to a proper spot.I'm always too late to reply to the "what are you doing this weekend" so I thought I'd post.This weekend I'll be at Cain Park. Next weekend is the Central PA…Continue

Tags: Cain, Park, State, College, weekend

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Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Well, if you could find the best show that you could physically get to, and research that one, that would be a start. You need to see what a larger show and their customers expect in terms of the artist's booths and work. You can also go to…"
yesterday
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Hi Cindy, it's good if you can spend a day visiting a big show, if you haven't done that. I'm in the north so I don't know what would be near you. "
yesterday
Judy Christian commented on Tammie T Everly's blog post Seeking Advice for Establishing Myself in Florida
"I would try to get some information online as well as by talking to some other artists. It may not be necessary-who knows? Best of luck with your new home."
Sunday
Judy Christian commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: 56th Columbus Arts Festival
"Joel, Having lived in Ohio, I have always heard that it is a good show and I know of artists who do it that say they are happy with it- coming from other states. There is always a good chance for a hard rain day, though."
Wednesday
Wendy Merkle replied to Judy Christian's discussion Need info Health Ins for self employed
"Frankly, a lot depends on whether you are in a Red State or a Blue State and whether they have an exchange site that is up and easy to use.  Having said that.... I own several companies and living in a Democratic site I used the exchange here…"
Jan 10
Sabine Chadborn replied to Judy Christian's discussion Need info Health Ins for self employed
"It's my 3rd year with ACA I pay much less than before and have lower deductibles as well! Coverage is very good! I'm terified of the changes that will be coming! I had a hard time finding insurance before ACA !"
Jan 9
Letitia Lee replied to Judy Christian's discussion Need info Health Ins for self employed
"Hi Judy, There is NASE. National Association for the Self Employed. www.nase.org "
Jan 6
Vera Foley replied to Judy Christian's discussion Need info Health Ins for self employed
"I retired from my day job at age 57 a year ago and was the primary insurer for DH and myself at that time through my employer.  DH is self employed.  We signed up for ACA through the Healthcare.gov marketplace onto an Anthem BCBS plan that…"
Jan 3
Marc Rochkind replied to Judy Christian's discussion Need info Health Ins for self employed
"It's not the ACA exchange that is expensive, it's the insurance policies sold there. If you bought the same policy directly, it would be pretty much the same. When you consider the cost, make sure you factor in any subsiy, which is a…"
Dec 31, 2016
Judy Christian replied to Judy Christian's discussion Need info Health Ins for self employed
"Thanks for your comments, Cindy. I realize that any coverage will be costly, and I want to get something for what I'm paying. This hospital network looks possible. It covers 3 counties of residents, and it seems that if anyone could offer some…"
Dec 30, 2016
Cindy Welch replied to Judy Christian's discussion Need info Health Ins for self employed
"We are self employed.  We have a retail store that is family owned.  We have always had to purchase our own insurance.  Like you, we would like more affordable solutions.  We have had BCBS since the early 90's and have…"
Dec 30, 2016
Judy Christian replied to Carol Knox's discussion Drive-By Versus Walk-By for Success of a Gallery
"What type of work do you plan to sell? If it is impulsive then walk by would be helpful. But if you are selling larger more expensive, then I think it would be more like a furniture store clientele, as in serious purchase, in that driving would not…"
Dec 29, 2016
Judy Christian replied to Judy Christian's discussion Need info Health Ins for self employed
"Kendra, I think that you may have pointed me in the right direction and I am so grateful.  I found a major hospital network in the area where we will be moving that has health ins. for individuals. Enough plans that there should be one that…"
Dec 29, 2016
Kendra Bennett replied to Judy Christian's discussion Need info Health Ins for self employed
"Have you tried your local Chamber of Commerce. I know the one in my town offers a group rate for small businesses. I personally have never used it because we have great insurance with my husbands employer. But it might be an option."
Dec 26, 2016
Judy Christian replied to Judy Christian's discussion Need info Health Ins for self employed
"I guess that no one can help me because there aren't any insurance options? For Everyone's info- I went to another forum where a similar question was asked tonight, and there are 41 responses so far. Without actually counting it seems that…"
Dec 26, 2016
Judy Christian replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Duck Tape Problem Solved
"We use rope- it's colorful, blues. But leather sounds better."
Dec 19, 2016

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Reston VA Show, a short report

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 9:27am 22 Comments

Two things:

1. Beautiful show, great work, great presentation, great food, great looking crowd,

in a sophisticated area (DC). Perfect. Show committee did a wonderful job here. Everything was great.

2. Sales. Not. 

The customers that I had all told me the same thing---they WALKED from their condo to the show!

This show was too good to not be visited by people from the greater DC area- where were they?

 For a $500 booth fee, $50 jury…

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Manayunk Art Show 2013

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:00am 38 Comments

Here are a few thoughts on the show, while they are fresh in my mind:

Manayunk, June 22, 23, 2013.

 

Large street show, variety of work, good quality and some ok work.

Nice area, nice atmosphere.

Interspersed in between booths- commercial booths- 5 Hour Energy, Geiceo, etc.

Also gave out tons of free yogurt near me- tons, so people were carrying entire BOXES of cold yougurt, hands full, and I would say no longer shopping as they just received some…

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At 7:44pm on August 20, 2014, Nate Feinberg said…

Thank God for you.   I thought that I was strictly alone regarding my comments.  As old as I am I am still stunned that some people (very, very few) are watching The Ed show!  I am open to all opinions within reason and listen to different discussions but I do not tolerate stupidity-and that is what we have so much of.  I am honored to be your friend and please keep in touch.

Nate

At 8:32pm on October 6, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Judy.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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