Going to eBay Washington DC Fly In

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Wow ! I have been selected to go to Washington DC for this year’s eBay Main Street Washington DC Fly In on May 2-4!

#DCFlyIn17 is bringing together 23 local small businesses from 18 states to meet with our nation’s Congressmen and women and their staff members to lobby on behalf of small business. Let’s get our voices heard !

Make Your Voice Heard – eBay Main Street is a global grassroots action network that keeps you informed and engaged on public policy issues that affect ecommerce. Learn more at  www.ebaymainstreet.com

#protectsmallbiz #DCFlyIn17 #eBay #heyvivretro #smallbusiness #washingtondc #smallbusinessweek #ecommerce #shopsmall #ebaymainstreet

NY State Budget Sales Tax Concerns

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 six eBay sellers took a trip to Albany to speak with Senators and Assemblymembers about proposed provisions in the NY Budget.

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Meeting with NY State Assemblymember Peter Abbate

The NY State Budget now under consideration has a proposed provision regarding sales tax on internet purchases shipping into NY State. This change could set a precedent that other states may follow. This provision would require NY-based internet marketplaces to collect and remit sales tax on behalf of its sellers, regardless of whether or not the seller has a physical presence in the state of NY. (for example – eBay has NY offices so they would have to collect NY sales tax for orders coming in to NY state. ) More money for NY but headaches and higher fees for all of us who sell on online marketplaces..

Thanks to Laura Dooley and Emily Shuttleworth from the eBay Government Relations team for arranging the trip and appointments with:

Senator Simcha Felder
Assemblymember Peter Abbate
Senator Richard Funke
Assemblymember Ken Zabrowski
Assemblymember Felix Ortiz
Senator John DeFrancisco
Assemblymember Diana Richardson

eBay Businesses Represented:
George’s Toy Chest – Anastasia Andrzejewski

NYC Fitness, Family & Finds – Kathy Terrill

The Prune Danish – Mendy Lieberman

Whitney Portal LLC – Harris and Gwen Gisel

Hey Viv ! Retro Clothing – Vivian Vivian Hey Viv Vassar

See more

#NoNyNetTax  #NoNetTax

Pink Ric Rac Circle Skirt Twirl

Having twirling fun in the photo studio in a Hey Viv ! Ric Rac Circle Skirt worn with a Hey Viv ! Crinoline for extra swing.

http://bit.ly/RicRacSkirt

Photography: Kenneth Paul Media
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Model: Caitlin Arizmendy
Hair Stylist: Ivana Kashodza

Wardrobe Stylist: Rachel Jensen
Production Assistant: William Peters
Community Support Professional : Esteban Gonzalez

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#onwavestreet
#kennethpaulmedia

Nifty Gifts & Swell Stocking Stuffers

Nifty Gifts & Swell Stocking Stuffers & Hey Viv ! Gift Certificates 🙂

Looking for something special this holiday season? We’ve picked out a few of our favorite retro treasures — great for gifts, stocking stuffers, secret Santa, party wear, or just a little treat for yourself!  Most are under $10.

And now, since I finally figured out how to do it (Thank you  BC tech staff), we are offering Hey Viv ! Gift Certificates on the site.  I love learning something new !

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Happy Holidays from all of us at Hey Viv !

Halloween is Coming …

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Halloween is coming… Does that make you happy because you can let your imagination go wild and costume to your hearts content ?  Or are you a grumpy puss and think… ok give me the candy but leave me out of all this dress up stuff.

I’m on the fence myself.  I like the costuming and creativity of working with others but when it comes to getting myself dressed up, by October 31st I feel like I can’t do anything more than don last years costume and call it a day.  Sometimes it depends on what Halloween Parties I am invited to. Good Party = Good Costume.

How do you get inspired for Halloween ?  Do you look at the news and dress up like the latest trend or do you like to go for the tried and true classic costumes like Witch or Goblin?  My fall back costume is Flower Child or Mother Nature – just add flowers to a flowy dress.

Whatever your inspiration I hope you have a fun Halloween and gets lots of Candy !

#heyvivretro