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SQE Professional
June 2016

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Industry News
New Book Tackles Employee Engagement
Shannon Fabrics Collaborates with Sweet Melody Designs
2016 Kids Summer Sewing Camp by Designer Joi
ISewCuba!
Young People Take Action on U.N. Day

Features
VDTA Dealer of the Month
Kansas City: A Hub of Our Industry in So Many Ways
Crafting Good for Mental Wellness
"Make It With Wool" Contest Winners
US Schools with Fashion Programs

Viewpoint
A Follow-Up on "Sue Effect" Selling, Hausmann
Servant Leadership: A Model For Us All, Barnhardt
The Price is..., Gitomer
Sew Steady...On Course, Miles-Fiess
Insight From the Work Bench, Himebaugh
How to Switch Off an Irate Customer, Tschohl
Be Real or Be Gone, Valas
Capitalizing on the Culture of Your Store, Brandenburg
People are Not Balloons, Okel

Product Showcase
Bluefig Launches BLUEFIG U
Bernina Adds Community Section to WeAllSew Blog
Colonial Handy Tape II Now Available
New Collections from Amazing Designs
F.S.G. Offers Business Vitality Test
Pam Turner Invents NEW SENCH™ Needle
Jelly Roll Jazz by Jean Ann Wright
Quilting on the Grid's "One Piece of Fabric"
Hoopsisters Mystery Quilt Program
Fashion Sewing Cabinets of America, Galaxy Line

Every Issue
Letter from the President
Hashtag for Health: #Suncare
Calendar Corner
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Look for these connections between articles within the current month's issue and with past issues, too. You may find yourself thinking about a topic in a new way!

• "Crafting Good for Mental Wellness" & May issue of SQE: May's issue of SQE Professional™ acknowledged Mental Health Awareness Month and featured related articles like "The Semicolon Quilt." June's issue continues with one more article about mental wellness and how crafting and sewing has emotional benefits.

• Jim Barnhardt's "Let the Spotlight Shine on You" (April) & "Servant Leadership: A Model for Us All": In both articles, Jim explains a type of leadership philosophy that is focused on serving others and how that will benefit your business in multiple ways.

Letter from the President & "How to Switch Off an Irate Customer": Judy and John Tschohl nearly read each other's minds and address the best ways to diffuse upset customers.

• "The Five P's Needed for Success, Part III" (May): &"Be Real Or Be Gone": Regular contributing authors Elly Valas and Ricky Brooks both breach the subject of Millennials and trust. Valas explains that the Millennial customer like authenticity and Ricky Brooks explains that Millennial customers trust businesses that offer quality-made products.

Sue Hausmann and Hether Miles-Fiess (March): In March, Hether described Sue Hausmann's expert technique of pitching add-on sales. This month, Sue expresses her delight in being featured and follows up on that same topic.