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June 2016

Get Social!
Does your business really need to be online? all the signs point to “yes”
Employee vs Employee
When staff conflicts flare up, don’t let them cause performance to suffer; here’s how to keep dysfunction from threatening your bottom line
Emergencies
A customer needs urgent care, a child goes missing, a fire starts in your store: Here’s how to prepare your staff for any contingency you might face
iHobby new products
While the focus at iHobby expo was on consumers, we found new products to interest retailers; here are a few of our favorites
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Rather Dashing Games Sponsors Origins Game Fair 2016
Today, Rather Dashing Games, publisher of quality family and hobby board games, announced its sponsorship of the 2016 Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, on June 15-19. As a regular exhibitor at Ori...
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Rather Dashing releases new dice game
Rather Dashing Games is releasing a new dice game called We Come in Peace at Gen Con in August. More details about the game can be found in the July 2016 issue of Model Retailer. Kalmbach Publishing...
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Kalmbach introduces new jewelry site Facet
FacetJewelry.com, an online resource for jewelry makers, is now active. Developed by Kalmbach Publishing, Facet provides a helpful and inspirational place for readers of Bead&Button, as well as th...
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Drone expert Eric Cheng joins Drone360 magazine
Eric Cheng, a UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) expert and an authority on drone video and photo, is joining Drone360 magazine as the Editor-at-Large. Cheng’s broad background combines a passion for...
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2016 NRHSA Table Top Expo
The National Retail Hobby Store Association show once again proved itself to be more than a simple table-top expo. Held May 1-4 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the four-day event was pac...
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The AIAA awards AMA member Dr. Gary B. Fogel
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) San Diego Section has awarded AMA member Dr. Gary B. Fogel the Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award for the San Diego Section. ...
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HobbyTown is teaming up with AMain Performance Hobbies
HobbyTown, the franchisor of the largest chain of independently owned and operated retail hobby stores in the U.S., is pairing with AMain Performance Sports & Hobbies, which specializes in radio-c...
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American Excellence offering model kits
German die-cast firm American Excellence will now be offering a selection of small scale model kits, U.S. trucks in small scale and more products in 1/24 scale. One of the new products is NEO's 1/43 ...
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Birds vs. model aircraft club
A model airplane club in North Carolina called the Flying Tigers of Jordan Lake may have to vacate the area they fly aircraft due to the presence of endangered birds. The area is a grass airstrip loca...
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SpaceShipOne R/C test model on display at National Model Aviation Museum
The National Model Aviation Museum is now exhibiting the SpaceShipOne R/C test model. In 2004, SpaceShipOne became the first privately built and operated vehicle to achieve manned supersonic spaceflig...
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