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Linnea Lahlum
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • United States
  • Jewelry/metals
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Barry Shandler replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Life Insurance: keep or discontinue?
"Banks and some investment companies will manage your trust to anything you want. Funds can be held for grandchildren and does not depend on their parents {your children} being dead or alive.  You also don't  want them gambling with…"
Apr 4
Linnea Lahlum replied to Ron Mellott's discussion Wait List number - Kudos to Madison
"Yes! Transparency is appreciated. SO many times wait list status is like being dropped in a  deep black have no idea how far down you are, and if there is any hope of getting out of it.  Now I just want that number to…"
Apr 2
Fletcher Dean replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Art on the Riverfront, Grand Haven MI: mid August?
"This is NOT the Coast Guard show. If I'm right, this is a one-day show on the water. If so, I did it last year. What I can say is: Very friendly organizers, extremely helpful. Good location. Easy set-up (though with a very slight slant to the…"
Apr 2
Linnea Lahlum replied to Ron Andrews's discussion suggestions on how to prevent tarnishing on silver jewelry
"Interesting, Kathleen. I also went to Taxco, but in the 70's! I should look for  the items I  bought then. I bought a pair of earrings and a set of liqueur glasses: a glass liner inside a paper thin, pierced silver shell with a…"
Apr 1
Linnea Lahlum replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Art on the Riverfront, Grand Haven MI: mid August?
"There's no reference to the Coast Guard in any of the materials. I've also heard of "the Coast Guard show" but know nothing more than the name. Maybe there are 3 shows?"
Apr 1
Kathleen V. Smith replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Art on the Riverfront, Grand Haven MI: mid August?
"I think you are referring to the Coast Guard Show...years ago you could get in only IF you knew someone in the Coast Guard or were IN the Coast Guard, BUT that may have changed. "
Mar 31
Linnea Lahlum posted a discussion

Art on the Riverfront, Grand Haven MI: mid August?

This is not the June show, but a one dayer in mid August. Nothing comes up in a  search. I applied to the June one several time, and now I'm getting emails for this one, which is not run by the same organization. Thanks for any info! See More
Mar 31
Tony burns replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Life Insurance: keep or discontinue?
"I have a different opinion -I have 2 whole life policies - 1 paid off one and another im still paying for , both are threw the Knights of Columbus - they keep growing in value ( also started another one in my wifes name .) Great company to deal with…"
Mar 30

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At 3:19pm on January 08, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
Excellent post of the day, Linnea! Thank you. I hope everyone who feels beaten down by the jury system reads it.
At 2:19pm on March 09, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
Congratulations, Linnea. You have chosen you as an "art star" for your continuous generosity in sharing your expertise, personal experience, and friendly support to the members of this community.
At 6:15pm on February 12, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
And the trophy goes to Linnea! Once again cutting through the words and explaining so clearly what everyone needs to hear. Good job on your recent comment at "Crafter Police".
At 11:29am on March 25, 2011, Amy Furgiuele said…

Hi, Linnea!  Connie suggested I leave a comment for you... Coming from the Chicagoland area, what do you know of the Deerfield Festival of Arts in Deerfield, and the Naperville Women's Guild's Art Show?  Both of these are on the weekend of June 4-5... Have you done either of these or heard good/bad info on them?  Coming from Central Illinois, I know both areas are good areas, but I'm having a hard time finding any reviews on either show.  Any thoughts or comments would be most appreciated!  Many thanks in advance, then, for your time and efforts!


Warmest regards!

At 12:14pm on April 8, 2012, Deborah Kashdan said…

Thank you for your response. I have realized from perusing this site that there are just so many issues that I have never considered. I appreciate the advice from all of you who have been in the business.

At 2:49pm on March 17, 2015, Lisa Marie Crisman said…
Hi Linnea! I was looking for information about Artfest Midwest, and saw your post about booth recommendations. Since you did the show last year, do you have any booth location recommendations?
Lisa Crisman
At 12:53pm on January 13, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
Thanks Lin for weighing in on A-RTS. These shows pay me, of course, to have their information shared and to have this one get such reviews from you is great! I appreciate it.
At 10:27pm on May 17, 2016, Christina Ruth Smith said…
Hi Linnea...I'm exhausted tonight. I will call the hotel and see if they will accept your name instead of mine. It's a Country Inn and Suites which are nice. I'll get it done by 10:30 central time. Call me! 770 843 4604
At 12:59pm on July 4, 2016, carolyn washow said…

Hi Linnea, not sure if you got my other messages, I seem to have a hard time manuvering around this site. I'm sure you're busy with shows right now.

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