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For Members Only (FMO) provides features and news of PPFA and the art and framing industry, profiles of PPFA retailer members, framing tips, marketing ideas, and much more! 

 
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From custom kitchens to custom frames

Award-winning Ohio framer draws on years of cabinet making experience  John Barlowe spent three decades as a contractor specializing in custom kitchens, before turning to another passion – custom picture framing. 

The owner of Frame Shop Art Gallery & Gifts in Holland, Ohio, John’s cabinet making skills are showcased in the quality workmanship he brings to frame making. “The things I enjoy most are family pieces and memory boxes that have a personal story behind them,” he says.

John also offers photo restoration services, something that almost always results in a custom framing order. A Kodak professional bulk photo scanner that he purchased several years ago has paid off over and over again. 

A wiz at marketing and promotions, John tries to look at everything as an opportunity to market his frame shop. 

 

Also in this issue:   
  • News and photos from the New England and Pacific Southwest Chapters, as well as tri-Chapter event held by Indiana, Kentucky-Tennessee, and Mid America that drew framers from eight states

  •  Robin Gentry shares her motto, favorite movie and music, proudest moment and more in this fun profile

  • Learn the best way to mount sports and political pins, and brooches

  • Could you use a retail makeover? Check out this new promotion from Tru Vue

  •  Enjoy special offers and rewards in FedEx Fridays

  •  Horse sense – Remember to order your PRINT piece of the kissing horses and enter this year’s Competition

  • And much more!
All this and more in your July/August issue of FMO!
 
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