Amy Meadows

Amy Meadows

The University of Arkansas Cossatot, De Queen Sevier County Chamber of Commerce, and Sevier County Rural Development Authority will present Amy Meadows, owner and creator of Windows Matter, in a free dinner-time presentation about eye-catching, sales-driving visual merchandising strategies on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in the UA Cossatot Skills Trades Building at 183 College Dr. in De Queen.

The Made You Look visual merchandising strategy presentation comes as business owners prepare for the holiday shopping season and is in response to a request made by the Sevier County Economic Development Business Retention & Expansion and Beautification committees.

Meadows is a nationally recognized author, speaker, designer and instructor in the field of visual merchandising and retail design. After 25 years as the head of Window Display, Holiday and Marketing Events for Marshall Field’s/Macy’s, she now runs Windows Matter, a retail design consulting firm.

Windows Matter’s mission is to serve independent businesses, revitalization efforts and training. Her clients include Phoenix’s new Musical Instrument Museum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop-Up Art Loop as well as consulting for a variety of downtown/business district agencies on storefront improvement projects. She has made frequent local and national media appearances on HGTV, PBS, NBC, WGN, ABC, CBS, NPR and CNN as well as being featured in the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times and Newsweek.

The free meal will be provided by Ranch House Café of De Queen.

To register, go to www.cccua.edu/sevier and click on the appropriate link. Class name is “Made You Look”, and Class ID is “CED 2007 01 181Q”. For questions, or registration assistance, please contact UA Cossatot Continuing Education Coordinator Zebbie Launius at zlaunius@cccua.edu or 870-584-1178, or Lisa Taylor, Sevier County Economic Development Director, at 870-279-5937.

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