Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall Business Women Online Expo - Booth #1

Welcome to the Fall Business Women Online Expo!

I'm so excited to have you stop by my booth today and extra certain that you'll find plenty more other great vendors this weekend as you explore the Expo online. At the end of this post, please leave a message and let me know you stopped by and at the end of the expo, I'll be doing a door prize drawing for all my guests.

I'm posting a little early tonight because I'm preparing for my first big show of the season. Lots to do and the elves haven't shown up yet, guess they're busy with Santa! The Expo officially starts later tonight, most shops should definitely be up by the morning, so make sure you come back and visit the others.

Take your time while you're here and look around, there's lots of interesting things to learn about me and Runako Designs here, including a door prize later.

My name is Dee and I am the owner and creator of Runako Designs. The Vision of Runako Designs is to offer unique, quality, handcrafted jewelry to every woman, at affordable prices, by means of first-rate customer service and satisfaction.

I decided to sponsor this Business Women Expo this weekend to help promote female business owners around the world. It's the first of many more to come...why should all the big retailers get the recognition?

At Runako Designs our Mission is to create jewelry that inspires every woman who wears it to unveil a renewed feeling about herself; a renewed feeling that empowers her to move one step closer to finding her purpose and inner beauty.

Runako, pronounced "Roo-Nah-Koh"- means beauty in the Shona Language of Zimbabwe. The flower used in the logo represents the National flower of Zimbabwe, the Flame Iris. I was looking for something special to express what I think of my jewelry, and Runako and a unique, beautiful flower, tied it all together for me.

In addition to offering jewelry, I'm also an avid supporter of a few wonderful non for profit organizations that I'm proud to give a shout out for. Through my business, I'm able to give donations to these groups, through my purchases and Percentages of proceeds. They include, Kiva, Beads for Life and Relay for Life. I also enjoy teaching jewelry classes and spending quality time with my son.

I love meeting new people and sharing what I do. You can also find me at these following venues when I'm not blogging or making jewelry:




Girls Night out:

This weekend in my shops, I'm offering 10% off to everyone who makes a purchase. Just enter BWOE in message to seller at check and your discount will be refunded at either shops.

Just for stopping by this weekend, and leaving a message, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Gift Certificate to one of my shops. All entries must be in my Wednesday, September 30th. Winner will be announced on Thursday. For extra entries, follow Girls Night Out, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook. For each extra follow, you'll get an extra entry. Just let me know what you've done in your comment.

Thanks again for stopping by and don't rush off,and most importantly don't forget to let me know you were here! When you're done, click the badge below and go back to GNO and visit more vendors!




Kelly Jackson said...

Let me be the first to say thank you for starting this fun event. Your jewlery is beautiful and I love the name too.

Kelly Jackson

Carlynne Hershberger said...

Thanks Dee for getting this going. It's nice getting to know you and your creations.
Carlynne Hershberger

Denise said...

Great post - beautiful jewelry. Thank you for hosting this event. much success!

DawnCorrespondence said...

Thanks for doing this Dee! I am excited to be a vendor!

Paper Squid said...

Dee the expo is a great idea! Thanks. Also I love that you make wonderful handcrafted jewelry at affordable prices. Looking around and so nice to see more of your creations. :)


Michelle Buettner said...

I big thank you for taking the ball and running w/this! It's fantastic. I'm getting to know fellow women business owners, seeing lots of fabulous items and feel like I'm becoming part of a bigger community!

Your jewelry is amazing and I admire you for finding the time and energy to do all you do!!

Thanks again and here's to a great weekend w/more of these events to come!


Tip-Tops said...

Good Morning, Dee! I look forward to reading everyone's blogs this morning.


Earthbound Creations said...

I love that you are able to support your favorite charities. I would love to be able to do that someday with my business as well! You are an inspiration!

Your jewelry is also very beautiful!

ennadoolf said...

I love that you chose a flower to tie into your shop ~ I use the trillium for my ennadoolf shop; I've always loved trilliums!

Broken China Treasures said...

Happy GNO!! Thanks so much, Dee, for sponsoring this event. I hope you had a successful show today and the little elves didn't wait too late to show up!
~ Tanya

Kelli said...

Hello Dee,

I am enjoying the Expo. Love your shop and the things you make. Thanks for starting the Expo.

Becky said...


Thank you so much for such an awesome opportunity to get my name out there. I just opened shop up in July and I have had nothing but a wonderful time meeting all the other crafters. I love the inspiration for your shop name and logo. Your jewelry is so pretty! Thank you again and best of luck.

God bless,

my etsy shop:

TheEccentricLady said...

Thanks so much Dee for starting what we hope will be an event we can continue frequently! I'm off to look before going to bed. My husband is doing much better and should be home Monday! Thanks for the email and I will definately be in the next one.

Reenie said...

This is such a great idea! Your work is just beautiful!

CatchAStar Creations said...

Thank you so much for organizing this! I am twittering, following on twitter and on facebook!! :D Good luck to you and all GNO'ers!!! :D

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

This has been so much fun!
Thank you!
Michelle @ Evie's Tool Emporium
Booth #17

Momma Goddess Treasures said...

Dee, I've gone through all the shops and blogs. I cannot tell you how much fun I had and I must thank you for organizing this expo. I met many new people and found new resources. Thank you thank you thank you! Trudy aka Momma Goddess Booth #3

Maria Paray said...

Hi Dee, wonderful turnout! I tried to comment on GNO, but had problems posting. I was away and didn't have time to participate, but I've been having fun browsing some of the Expo vendors tonight - really nice stuff!

Nicely done, Dee :-)

Dee said...

Hi Everyone, thank you so much for all the wonderful compliments and for participating in the event this weekend. I think I've visited all vendors and visitors and boy what a diverse group there was...great stuff and I made a check list for christmas!!

Azure Islands Designs said...

What a great idea you've had with this online expo!!!

Your work is beautiful...

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