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usaolovesm

We want to celebrate the fourth by featuring our fantastic made in USA  bags.

Why?  Because goods made in America keep jobs in America.  Because finished goods travel less to reach you, expending fewer resources.  Because our made in the USA bags are waste-less creations!

Just in case you need one more reason, we discounted all Made in the USA OLovesM yoga mat bags and Green Guru Gear reclaimed billboard and bike tire tube creations by at least 20%.

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Baying Hound president Rachel Tayse Baillieul was featured in an article about using social media in the magazine Columbus C.E.O.

Rachel was interviewed about Baying Hound’s use of twitter, facebook, and this blog in marketing for our eco-friendly store.

From the article: “In all of our marketing, we try to think like the consumer and as consumers ourselves, it is more about listening or providing answers than just trying to sell,” she says.  Bayng Hound’s use of social media is
paying off. Sometimes blog comments or page views will increase following a particular tweet.

You can read more in the Columbus C.E.O. July 2009 issue on newsstands now.

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One of the features of the redesigned BayingHound.com is the simple customer reviews.  We know that customers love to read each other’s product ratings.

Can you share rate your gear?  Here’s how:

* Search for the product with the search bar in top left of the store.
* Click on the product you own.
* Scroll to the bottom of the description.
* Click on the green ‘add review’ text.  You will see the simple review form like this:

review* Enter your name (first name is fine).
* Add a sentence or two with your input.
* Choose from 1 – 5 stars.
* Click ‘Save Product Review’.

Thanks!  Future customers will appreciate your opinion.

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blueqbags

Blue Q takes discarded plastic water bottles and grainsacks, uses safe inks to print on sassy designs and creates funky functional bags of all sizes.  Baying Hound is now carrying the coin purses ($3.59), zipper pouches ($5.59), handy totes ($9.59) and overnighters ($17.59).

We also stocked up on the Blue Q stainless steel water bottles. Manufactured in an ethically conscious factory and printed with lead-free inks, these bottles are so cute you might have a hard time picking a favorite! $17.59 each.

waterbottle line

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Thank You!

It isn’t in our nature to self-promote much.  We don’t like to nag or beg.  But the last few weeks we have been doing everything we can to get out the votes for the Intuit Small Business Grant Competition.

THANK YOU to everyone who listened, voted, and left comments.

We are moved by the support.

The results of the competition will be announced June 4.  To us, we have already won by hearing from so many lovely customers and friends.

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