The ShopTalk online community allows you to ask questions, seek advice and gain insights from your peers on best practices and lessons learned. It's a free and exclusive resource for MSA members only, helping you to connect, learn, and do business together.



The Twelve Days of Christmas song - anything that   represents the days!


Kwanzaa - useful handmade gifts to share with one's  community


Life changes anyone?  What helps get you through   transitional times?


Post your favourite holiday image or message


Get organized for a new year! How do you keep track of all  you have to do?  (note pads, software vendors, calendars, etc)


Winter Trade Shows! Specials, highlights, where will YOU  be?


Next up, Black History Month! Share your stories


Not your Garden Variety - show us your plants roots and all


Hearts and Soulmate - everything related to Love and  Valentine's Day


Are you ready for some football? Sports sports sports - any  and all today


Presenting Presidents - Introduce yourself as the leader of    your company (all titles welcome!)


Best ways to chase away the winter blahs using your      products


Gifts of the Irish - share your best Emerald Isle ware


Preparing for Passover


ShopTalk is the general discussion forum for all MSA members to ask questions and interact with each other; it is not a place to advertise or do direct buying and selling of a product or service. Please note that buyers may ask for product suggestions at any time, and that vendor members can reply to these requests if they have a product that fits, however, unsolicited product pitches from vendors are not allowed.

The Buyer Vendor Forum (BVF) is meant to facilitate conversations between buyers and vendors and is a great place for vendors to ask each other for advice about business or initiate topics that affect only vendors. A popular weekly event on the BVF is “Product Pitch Friday” where vendors can pitch products according to a weekly theme. Please note that on ShopTalk, unsolicited product pitches from vendors are not allowed.

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