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PHOTOS: Salmon Arm pop-up market a sure sign of spring

Founders wanted to give vendors a chance to rent a table at a lower price

Vendors and guests both get special treatment at the first Artisan Spring Break Pop-up.

Small business owners Jordin Trueman and Susy Chung-Smith worked together to put on the event after deciding vendor prices to have a table at many crafters’ markets were too high. They wanted to create an opportunity for smaller vendors to have a cheaper table and to feel like they are a valued part of the community.

“It’s been awesome,” said Trueman. “We have giveaway bags which local businesses donated to for the vendors and for guests. We did special things like a lunch and prize draws too. The customers feel loved and so do the vendors.”

The pop-up is at the Salmon Arm Seniors Actviity Centre until 5 p.m. today, Saturday March 18.

Trueman is hosting another market May 27 and 28 in Armstrong, and is looking for more vendors to get involved. Follow Trueman’s business on social media under the name soleilj for contact information and to find out more.

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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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