Merchant Coffee Talk

Merchants–join The Port Townsend Main Street Program for informative quarterly Merchant Coffee Talks at the Cotton Building, 607 Water Street. Meetings start at 8:30 am and end at 9:45 am. Come mingle with fellow merchants and hear about a topic of interest to your business in the historic districts. $5 for Main Street Members / $7 Non-members. Please RSVP to or call 385-7911 — Thank you!

Photo by Deja View Photography

Photo by Deja View Photography


  • May 10 – 2018 Water Street Enhancement Project (**this coffee talk will begin at 8 am)
  • July 19 – Preparing for 4th Quarter Success (Girls’ Night Out, Holiday Promotion)
  • Sept. 13 – Topic TBD



Feb. 8, 2017 – “TOP 5 MERCHANDISING TRICKS TO MAXIMIZE SALES!” presented by Rebekah Fessenden of Seed Design

Whether you are just breaking into the world of retail or an established merchant, this talk will offer useful information on the top five principles of visual merchandising for immediately boosting sales. Clear, simple strategies with visuals and handouts will be presented, that when applied can revitalize any retail space. Come join Seed Design and learn how to perform a visual design check-up on your space for maximum sales potential. Enter the drawing to win a FREE HOUR RETAIL CONSULTATION!

Seed Design is the merging of Rebekah Fessenden’s design love with her hands-on experience of 15 years in the worlds of design, marketing and retail. As the design director for Rockridge Home, an independently owned home, kitchen and gift store in Oakland, CA, she helped the store to earn over 25% of their annual profit during the month of December. She mastered fast, functional design; planning and execution of floor layout and window displays for a 2,000sft retail space. Also responsible for branding, marketing and buying she developed a practical sales-based approach to design. Her award-winning marketing and visual merchandising has been nationally recognized at the Retail Excellence Awards. Check out for more info and consultation rates.

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