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Summer 2005 **PRINT**

PGQSummer2005

Profitable Glass Quarterly Summer 2005

Letter from the Editor
Hallmarks of Wise Decisions
Finding the answers to four simple questions can make the difference in making rash decisions or ones that will help our art glass businesses to grow and prosper.
by Maureen James

Hot Glass Studio
KOG Hot Glass Studio
Kokomo Opalescent Glass, America’s oldest sheet glass manufacturer, has given birth to an on-site hot glass studio that uses the scrap glass cut from the end of the sheets to create dale de verre, new styles of rondels, and unique handblown glass art.
by Colleen Bryan

Studio Profile
Glasmalerei Peters Studio
The company built by the family of Wilhelm Peters that has grown to preeminence in glass painting and mosaics is steeped in history while looking toward its future in an emerging global marketplace.
by Colleen Bryan

Marketing
Creation and Evolution of a Wholesale Product Line
Finding categories of products to produce that already have an established customer appeal will help artists and entrepreneurs to find that perfect niche in the world of art glass.
by Milon Townsend

Retailer Profile
Stained Glass Creations
Debra and Joan Smith, the mother-and-daughter owners of Stained Glass Creations in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, provide a comprehensive source of stained glass lamps and other quality glass items and have found location to be a recurrent challenge.
by Colleen Bryan

Personal Development
There’s No Crying in Baseball—The Truth about Emotions In Business
Keeping emotional team members on the right track by encouraging open communication and offering positive feedback helps to boost motivation, creativity, and productivity.
by Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D.

Management
The Greatest Management Challenge
In order to succeed over the long term, company leaders must have a clear vision of what they want the company to become, and that vision must be actively reflected in the mission and daily activities of the business.
by Gene Siciliano, CMC, CMA

Tech Talk
Computer Upgrades without Upsets
Greater inventory control, improved customer service, and more efficient general ledger and payroll capabilities are just a few of the benefits available when you carefully research and implement an updated computer system for your art glass business.
by Claire Sykes

Glass Talk with Dale Smeltzer
Sharon Peters, bead artist, shares insights into helping budding flameworking artists find their own beadmaking style.

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