Show support for the conference by underwriting a part of the conference, whether it’s programming or a special event. Support from our underwriters is acknowledged through signage or logos within the area of support, as well as listed in the program book, website and the event’s app. For programming, support will be additionally acknowledged in the session during the moderator’s introduction. We’ve shared several options here, but we are also happy to work with you to find a unique opportunity that is the right fit for your company. Many of the options below have limited availability, so please express your interest as early as possible!
Our commitment and materials deadline is April 13, 2018.
All underwriters may take advantage of:
Creative Makers Exhibit Cocktail Reception
This networking event kicks off the Dinner and Conference on 4/26
and will include viewing the Creative Makers Exhibit on display in Gallery Works.
With four panel sessions, plus Pajama Factory Tours planned for 4/27 we’ll work with you to select topics that fit your message.
$150 per Session
(max of 4 per company)
Keynote Luncheon – Demystifying Entrepreneurship
Executive Director Ta Enos will sit down for lunch on 4/27 with a panel of the region’s entrepreneurs to discuss failure, success, and everything in between as they demystify entrepreneurship.
Student Scholarships (4/26 & 4/27)Help underwrite scholarships for high school and college age students to attend both the Dinner and the Conference.
Coffee & Snack Stations (4/27)
Help underwrite the cost of refreshment stations that will be available during session breaks.
How do you celebrate Mom? A day filled with pampering, shopping, and food of course. The members of The Wilds Cooperative offer a wide assortment of hand crafted, one of a kind pieces that would make any mom feel appreciated. While there are many things that one could do to celebrate mom, what could be better than spending the afternoon in a relaxed, beautiful setting where artisans provide one-on-one service to customers and offer handcrafted collectibles.
We would like you to help us celebrate all of the moms in the area by participating in the A Day for Mom event. Doesn’t mom deserve something better than the same old same old this year? Each of you offers something distinctive and unique. Along with the picturesque setting of the Kinzua Bridge State Park this event provides an opportunity for families to explore the park and to experience your craft. With so many talented artisans, mom will certainly leave with a memory and a keepsake. Please join us for this special event.
Where: Kinzua Bridge State Park, Mt. Jewett , PA
When: Saturday, May 12 (rain or shine)
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fee: $20 non-refundable fee per vendor/organization: includes approximate 10x10 space (large enough for a pop-up canopy) and on-site parking
Registration closes April 14
When: Saturday, June 16 (Rain or shine)
Where: Kinzua Bridge State Park
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Set up begins at: 8 a.m. and your booth must be ready by 9 a.m.
Fee: $20 non-refundable fee per vendor/organization: includes approximate 10X10 space (large enough for a pop-up canopy) and on-site parking
Registration closes May 18
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania boasts many artisans, creative services, and host sites that provide several all-natural products, services that promote physical wellness, and offerings that connect people with nature. Connecting the community with these resources is the mission of the first PA Wilds Conservation Shop Wellness in The Wilds event we will be holding on Saturday, June 16.
There are so many destinations that are in your backyard that you may not know about, whether you’re up for an adventure or relaxation. Is there a place to rent kayaks for a day on the river? Where can you go for a weekend getaway to unwind? Some of the best places to visit are not always the easiest to find, but are worth the effort.
Living in the rural areas of the Pennsylvania Wilds, it’s not always easy to find products that are both good for you and good for the environment. Where does one begin to look? Is what you’re buying online truly what you’re looking for? Can the average person justify the higher price tags that many companies are charging for healthier products? There are people in your community who would like to try to be healthier and use more environmentally friendly products, but feel those options may be out of their reach. You have a passion and a product that you can share with others and show them a healthy lifestyle is something they can achieve.
With over 26,000 visitors to the center last June, this event is a great opportunity for the community to get an introduction to your services or products, see the process by which you create your products, and build a lasting relationship with you.
Please be a part of the first PA Wilds Conservation Shop Wellness in The Wilds event. Share your knowledge during a day filled with natural products, demonstrations, and education where you can make a difference.
You may apply to become a juried member of The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania at any time of year. However, jury decisions are made twice annually; you may choose between two membership cycles:
submission deadline: third Monday in September
jury decision: no later than the third Monday in October
If you missed the spring jury deadline you may register for the 2019 Spring Jury Review Session.
Jurying is required for Artisans (Visual, Food & Craft) and Creative Service Partners. This jury session is only for Creative Service Partners, if you are applying as an Artisan please register for your unique jury session here.
Jury panels, made up of professionals from relevant fields, will decide about acceptance into the program after reviewing your application materials, including the required images and the information you complete when registering for the jury session.
Renewing members must undergo jurying at least once every five years.
Creative Service Partners’ applications and related images are evaluated on artistic/technical merit (80 percent), marketability (20 percent).
You may read more about the Jury process here.
If you missed the spring jury deadline you may register for the 2018 Fall Jury Review Session.
Jurying is required for Artisans (Visual, Food & Craft) and Creative Service Partners. This jury session is only for Artisans, if you are applying as a Creative Service Partner please register for your unique jury session here.
Jury panels, made up of professionals from relevant fields, will decide about acceptance into the program after reviewing your application materials, including the required images and the information you complete when registering for the jury session. For a variety of reasons, tasting is unfortunately not a required part of the review of food items. Only in rare cases might juries request food samples.
Artists’ applications and related images are evaluated on artistic merit (70 percent), marketability (20 percent) and design/material sourcing (10 percent).
Juries for artisan food producers, craft artists and local eateries focus first on local aspects such as ingredient/material sourcing (40 percent), followed by aesthetics & technique (30 percent), presentation and marketability (20 percent) and value-added features (10 percent).
USING THE PA WILDS LOGO : Licensing Program Summary
The PA Wilds Licensing Program provides a way for businesses and organizations to apply to use the PA Wilds logo on saleable and non-saleable products to help them leverage their business and community development efforts.
TYPES OF USES
There are two main types of logo uses:
Non-Saleable Uses include using the logo on business or event websites,banners, rack cards, signage and other marketing materials not sold in the marketplace. There is no cost for this type of use but a one-page application is required. Approval takes about one week, the application can be found here.
Saleable Uses include using the logo on t-shirts, hats and other merchandise to be sold to customers. These types of uses require a contract and membership in The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania.
A standard royalty is collected: 9% on wholesale or 4.5% retail. Royalties go to support the work of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, a regional non-profit dedicated to growing the region’s nature and heritage tourism industry.
Businesses, organizations and individuals serving the Pennsylvania Wilds region may apply to use the logo on saleable or non-saleable items. All participants must adhere to the standards defined in the PA Wilds Brand Book.
HOW TO APPLY
The application for non-saleable logo uses can be found by visiting here.
Continue with this application to apply for saleable use of the PA Wilds logo.
The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship welcomes the opportunity to meet with companies exploring saleable uses of the PA Wilds logo. Contact us today to learn more about the logo property, to discuss ideas or talk next steps.
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for wholesale suppliers to stock the 300 sq. ft gift shop at the new Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center. To be considered applicants must meet eligibility requirements:
We will be buying inventory (no consignment) to stock the gift shop and preference will be given to vendors that can extend Net 30 terms.
Wilds Cooperative Members.Vendors must be Juried Artisans or Creative Service partners in good standing. Not a member? For info on how to join visit The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania.
Wholesale Pricing.Vendors must create work that can be reproduced and sold in quantities of 20 or more and offer wholesale pricing (we use keystone pricing to calculate our retail pricing). Selected vendors will be invited to submit this information in digital form via a buyers' pack.
You can read more about the opportunity here.
As you fill out the application please be sure to complete all of the fields with as much description as possible. We may not be familiar with your work and this is the time to let us know what and how you make your products.