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Point #71: Josh Prentice Award – Ryan Ouellette & Gus Diamond

Ryan Ouellette I remember Josh Prentice being a busy bee at Conference. He always seemed to be helping someone with something. He was kind and never gave anyone the brush off. He really wanted to be part of a team. […]

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Point #71: Al D. Sowers-The Man Behind the Scholarship – Shorty

Shorty Member, Ink & Pistons Editor’s Note: In order to write this article Shorty spoke to Al’s colleagues and friends. This article was possible in part to the verbal contributions

Point #71: Thank You, Bethrah! – Elayne Angel

Elayne Angel Author of The Piercing Bible Bethrah Szumski has been one of the most active, involved, and productive APP Members in the organization’s twenty-year history. The Association of Professional

Point #71: Service – Caitlin McDiarmid

Caitlin McDiarmid APP Administrator "I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." — Rabindranath

Jack Yount Memorial Certificate of Recognition

Point #71: President’s Corner – Brian Skellie

Brian Skellie APP President In an organization comprised of exceptional participants who have gladly offered countless hours of work and traveled across the planet to share their


Point #70: The APP wants to thank North Bay Bioscience

The APP wants to thank North Bay Bioscience, LLC

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Point #70: Thank you to Kim Zapata

Thank you Kim Zapata!

On behalf of the Board, the readership, and the new editorial team we would like to sincerely thank Kimberly Zapata. From 2009-2012 she acted as

Point #68: Best Individual Booth Winner – Blessings to You

Interview of Prince Cyrus, conducted by Kimberly Zapata Q. What is Blessings to You? A: Blessings to You is the title of my current creative metalsmithing venture

Point #68: Best Multiple Booth Display – Tawapa

Phoebe Minona I am being given the opportunity to write about my company, Tawapa, for this issue of The Point, as we won the award for

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Point #68: Dual Innovator Award-Winner – Jimmy Buddha and Diablo Organics

Jimmy Buddha To win both innovator’s awards this APP was both a wonderful surprise and an honor. In an industry where so much is changing and

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