January 2021 Newsletter #38


January 2021 Newsletter Issue #38

Congratulations, Scott Barnhill, on your amazing fountains!

Inspired by a Trip to England, Inventors Network Member, Scott Barnhill, created the Planter Fountain: an iconic way to meld the aesthetics of plants with the functionality and therapeutic value of a water feature.
“My fountains are something I make myself because they’re part of who I am. I make them for the same reason a bird flies and a fish swims.” – Scott
Learn about the Inventors Network in Kentucky!

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Are you ready for the new and improved Inventors Online meetings? Welcome to 2021 Inventors! Join one of our Fireside Chats to get up close and personal with our speaker, come to a Presentation and get the insider scoop on an important topic, or be a part of one of our online workshops – don’t forget a pencil and notepad, and maybe some other materials too!

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LA New Product Development Team

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Have you ever tried licensing and venturing at the same time? Not sure if you should license or venture your product idea? This event is for you!

At our first Inventors Online meeting, we will have the outstanding Dimitry Boss talk about both sides of the coin. Should you venture or should you license? Are some products better for venturing? Can you do both at the same time? Come to our very first Fireside Chat, learn about Dimitry’s journey, and get your questions answered in this very important meeting.

Dimitry is here to tell you the pros and cons of both, and his own personal experiences with the two. Don’t forget your pencil and notepad, because this one is sure to kick off the year!



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Ward Law Office Video Series

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Have you been wondering what all the hype of TikTok is about and whether you should get started on this viral platform? Join us for the “Tiktok for Marketers” webinar hosted by Alexa Westerfield of Swell Creative Media. Alexa will share what all the TikTok hype is about, how it is transforming consumer behavior, and the opportunities toy brands have for discovery and community building. Toy industry professionals who are looking to level up their video efforts and connect with their consumers in an authentic way will find this webinar helpful in planning their 2021 marketing strategy.

Key Takeaways:

  • An understanding of the nature of the app and why it’s gaining attention
  • Benchmark toy brands/examples to keep an eye out for
  • The basics to getting started on TikTok
  • How to create a simple strategy that’s the right fit for your business

DATE: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST
MEMBERS:  This Webinar is free for WIT members. Click Members Register Here below.

NON-MEMBERS:  The non-member fee for this Webinar is $29. Click Non-Members Register Here below, or click here to join WIT and enjoy this webinar free of charge.

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Concept Illustration and Sell Sheets by Kenny Kiernan


Grab their attention with a dynamic, stylized sell sheet and fun, packaging-style concept illustrations!

Kenny has over 20 years of experience illustrating for advertising, consumer packaging, and toy & game companies such as Hasbro, Mattel, Spin Master and Lego. He uses his expertise in the attention-getting visual language of toys, consumer product packaging and advertising to design lively, eye-catching sell sheets and fun concept illustrations of your idea – make a big impression!

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The Inventors Network of the Capitol Area has an event just for you!


INCA welcomes Ms. Anne Brewer, inventor, entrepreneur and military spouse from Virginia Beach, VA. Anne will take us through her “inventing journey” – from idea, to prototypes, to production, to promotion & marketing, through the PATENT, and trademarks – to Amazon and other retailers.

Anne’s “Made in America” product, the Wallabox, is a simple yet clever wall mountable cell phone holder. During this informal presentation, Ms Brewer will review how she started – with an idea in a porta-potty at a concert in 2014, and then pursued a patent, several trademarks and USA production, and Wallabox is now available from retailers, such as Amazon.

This free event is limited to only 50 spots!
When: Monday, January 25 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm EST
Where: Online!

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Tiffin Metal Products

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Have an idea but don’t know where to start and have a lot of questions? Visit our Inventing FAQs to help you get started with some education!

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