Creativation Recap with Jason Baum

We are back from Creativation and talk about a week full of fun, friends and hugs!  Having been to the CHA Mega Show last year and attending the new Creativation this year, I can honestly say THIS was the BEST of the two shows.  Find out about the changes from last year to this year along with the new direction the Craft and Hobby Association is going with the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) in today’s podcast with Jason Baum and Jeffrey Malaney.


  1. CHA has a new name!   Welcome to the new AFCI, Association for Creative Industries.
  2. New Membership Features
    1. Start Up Memberships for new companies
      1. Buyer
      2. Supplier
      3. Maker/DIY’er
  3. Creativation is not just for Manufacturers and Shop Owners
    1. Digital Content Creator (Bloggers, YouTubers, etc.)
    2. Educators
    3. Professional Makers/DIY’er
    4. Designers
    5. Suppliers
    6. Buyers
    7. Manufacturers
  4. Creativation
    1. Embrace entrepreneurs
    2. Build community
    3. Will be back in Phoenix, AZ for the next two years
  5. Member Benefits
    1. Cost Savings
      1. Travel
      2. Payment Processing
      3. Shipping
    2. Marketing/Advertising
      1. HootSuite
      2. Constant Contact
    3. Education
    4. Medical Benefits
    5. Industry Research
    6. Events

Do you want to go to Creativation next year?  Well, guess what?  Now is the time to bring your dream to reality!  I want to hear YOUR start up story.  Did you just start a new stamp company?  Are you on your way to being an YouTube Rock Star?  Have you created a Facebook Group that has thousands of active members?  Are you influencing the masses on Instagram?

Let us know your story and why you NEED to go to Creativation next year and one lucky person will receive 30% off their 1st year Start Up Members to AFCI!
Come play with us in Phoenix, AZ next January and join in on the fun!!!
Big thanks to Jason, Jeffrey and the whole staff at AFCI for allowing So Suzy Podcast to record live at Creativation this year!  You have all gone above and beyond helping out our industry to grow and succeed!
About sosuzystamps

Suzanne Moore is the owner of So Suzy Stamps in Northern New Mexico. Specializing in snarky stamps, she brings a brings a sassy and fun flavor to the crafting industry as well as her podcasts.

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