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WEV Holiday Soiree Right Up The Write Alley: Today 3-8pm

9 Dec

Please join us today, December 9, 2010 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at the CSUCI Gallery in downtown Ventura to shop with local small business owners to shop for unique and fabulous gifts!

Enjoy holiday shopping at its best with products and services from WEV alumni while sampling fine wine.

Did you know this is “pinot moment” day? You’ve invited to participate in person or online, with friends, at a meetup, on twitter, facebook, or your favorite wine bar. Learn more about the Pinot Moment event here: Join or organize your own like I did! Join pinot lovers and share YOUR pinot moment at a Holiday Soiree and Boutique! Wine will be served with donations going to WEV. You can also bring a bottle of your favorite pinot to share. We’ll be there from 3-8pm then we’ll head over to the Wine Rack for a little after soiree soiree.

At the Soiree you’ll find fabulous gifts including hand-crafted fine jewelry, gift baskets, travel comfort products, organic cotton artistic handkerchiefs, hair products, scrumptious gift baskets, maternity cloth, locally-made products, presents for your pets, and even poetry books and broadsides by yours truly, Gwendolyn Alley, head coach at The Write Alley.

Gift certificates will also be on sale for a variety of services including housekeeping, massage therapy, closet organizing, makeovers, hair styling and more. Gift-wrapping will be available on-site. Raffle tickets put you in the running for cash prizes and other goodies!

Twenty percent (20%) of all sales will be donated to Women’s Economic Venture (WEV) to meet a $200,000 funding gap. WEV is a nonprofit organization that is building our economy by supporting small businesses through training, loans and counseling. WEV clients created 618 new jobs in 2008 and 2009 alone. The majority of vendors at the holiday sale are WEV graduates.

While downtown has plenty of free parking within a five minute walking distance of the venue, you can have one hour of FREE parking by using this code 1563297.

Check out the website  to learn more about the event: (thank you Scott for Website design and development!)

Special thanks to organizers Ana Rojas and Talia Wunder