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Northern & Central California Hospital Gift Shop Buyers Meeting – June 12, 2015
“Increasing Your Sales”

Over the past few years Henry Kaku, hospital Gift Shop Manager at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, has organized a meeting for Northern and Central California gift shop managers and buyers.  The meetings are full of great information and networking opportunities.  The next meeting, being held at NorthBay Healthcare, is June 12, 2015.  Details and registration information are below. 

Topic & Discussion

“Increasing Your Sales”
Please join us for a day of sharing ideas and tools to increase gift shop sales.
Lunch provided

Date & Time

Friday, June 12, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


NorthBay Healthcare
4500 Business Center Drive
Fairfield, CA  94534

Thank you to our Meeting Sponsors

Pacific Coast Imports
Carol Young Silver
Ken Baker
Gift Craft
Don Ormsbee


  1. Introductions
  2. Top Sellers from Meeting Sponsors Sales Representatives
    1. Dan Holper, Pacific Coast Imports
    2. Carol Young, Carol Young Silver
    3. Ken Baker, Independent
    4. Dana Leeman & Jennifer Morford, Gild Craft
    5. Don Ormsbee, Independent
    6. Stella Martin, Stella’s
  3. Group Discussion – Best Sellers
    1. Share list and samples; discuss bad sellers and merchandise exchange
  4. Lunch
  5. “Increasing Your Sales” presentation
  6. Presentation and Group Discussion
    1. New ideas to increase sales
    2. Best practices for gift shops
      1. Set front table – Easter, Valentine’s Day, etc.
      2. Vendor display table up front/with sample
      3. Raffle with left over merchandise/gift basket
      4. Fun give away special, popcorn, small candy
      5. Vendor becoming a volunteer


Henry Kaku
(707) 525-5300 ext 6410

Hospital Retail Shop Profile Questionnaire

Please click here and tell us about your hospital gift shop.  Copies will be made available to everyone in attendance.

What to Bring

  • Any “BAD” merchandise sellers to exchange or sell
  • Free goodie bag


Please reply with your participation by completing the form below. 

(707) 525-5300 ext. 6410
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