New hobby shop mapping project in the works
We have begun a project that will hopefully become a useful tool for our members. We are compiling a list of hobby shops to incorporate into an online, graphic database (much like the one we now have for upcoming contests and shows) containing all the pertinent data for local hobby shops recommended by our MEMBERS. Ideally, this list will consist of more than just the locations of local Michaels or Hobby Town franchises and will provide members with info about what makes the store of interest to our hobby, hours of operation and a description of what the store carries. The goal is to create a new, updated database for members that can be accessed via any Internet device.
For this to work, we need you to "nominate" any hobby store in your area that you feel other IPMS/USA members should check out. Tell WHY you feel the shop should be of interest to our membership, not just that they carry plastic kits. If you're excited about your local shop, tell us why. Also, be sure to add any discounts you receive for being an IPMS/USA member. Go to the web page link below and fill out an online form to get your store included in our nationwide map.