April 21, 2022


Member News

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Eden Autism in New Jersey has many services available with one being an employment program that provides opportunities for individuals with autism, and to businesses.

Last year, Silver Brush Limited found themselves in need of employees to assemble brush sets. It’s a vital part of their production process that requires repetition and efficiency. Thankfully for them, two individuals who are supported by Eden had the right skills for the work.

Now, two individuals from Eden spend time every week assembling a variety of brush sets for the Windsor-based business....

Read the whole article on edenautism.org.


Lifetime Achievement Awards

Two years later..... two of the industry's very special people received their 2020 Namta Lifetime Achievement Awards in person at The Welcome Reception in Orlando.

Congratulations to Deirdra Silver (top left) from Silver Brush Company.

Congratulations to David Thompson (middle left), from DLT2.

Read more... about the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Recipients.

2020 Hall of Fame

We had hoped to be able to congratulate  Steve Aufhauser - Continental Art Supply, in person for his 2020 Hall of Fame award.

Steve (pictured bottom left) was not able to make it to Orlando, but we hope to see him in Columbus, Ohio in 2023.

Read more about Steve.


They Did It Again!

Congratulations to Golden's Seth Golden and Bill Hartman took home the 2022 Namta Cornhole Tournament Trophies - making this their 3rd win! See the 4 year winner history right here.


Bringing the Art Bling

On the last day of Namta Creativation, Retail Member Stacey Park from Scrapbooking Made Simple wanted to add some pizzazz to the Namta Lounge on the tradeshow floor, so she got her crew together and with supplies provided by exhibitors, and with the help of Fern Exhibitor Services, Stacey then purchased one of the plain white chairs  and gave it a makeover - Thank You Stacey, it looks great!

Exhibitors who donated supplies to Stacey included: TCW, Sakura, Royal Talens, Inspiration Direct, Wise Elk, Maker Forte, Royal & Langnickel, Aladine, Zuri, and Spellbinders.


See more detail in this larger picture of the chair here!


2022 Namta Creativation Post-Show Surveys
Post-Show Surveys are being sent by email this week.
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Survey For Attendees
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In Orlando, a long time Namta member and successful Art Materials retailer wandered by the Namta Booth and said he had made a Greeting Card at the booth of a New Crafts Exhibitor that day. He was rather amazed and smiling about his new experience. We hope that you also enjoyed and experienced the diversity of the fine art and creative/craft products at Namta Creativation 2022 in Orlando.

A Thank You Letter to our Show Attendees and Exhibitors

2022 Orlando Pictures
(a work in progress - more pictures will be added)
If you have a great picture that you want to share with us from Orlando - send it to [email protected]



Thank you Manufacturers HealthCare, for coming to Orlando.

If you didn't get a chance to chat with them, you can schedule a call today.

Manufacturers Healthcare


"As a small business owner, with time constraints always a problem getting a handle on health insurance coverage for your company can not only be a hassle, but it can also take up an extreme amount of valuable time. For years we used a local broker, whom always did our quotes and even came in the store to sign everyone up. He was a nice enough guy, and it was simple.  However, rates went through the roof and simple doesn’t pay the bills.  
I started to look around at other options. On a whim, I checked in to see what NAMTA had to offer through Manufacturers Healthcare (UMH). To my surprise, the rates were far more competitive than I had imagined, and I was able to save the company a few dollars. They provide easy dashboard use for both employer and for employee. I found that this last year’s open enrollment process to be extremely easy and streamlined.  
I recommend that you check it out if you have the time."
Howard Krinsky, President - Binders Art Supplies & Frames

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