Duo creates association for independents

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Ryp Walters and Mary Liz Curtin have teamed up to create an association for independent retailers -- “It's Another” – as in “If it's not one thing, it's another ...”

The organization will provide independent retailers with "a forum for education, networking and sharing knowledge and experience," according to its mission statement.

Curtin is a writer, speaker and consultant who specializes in the gift and home industries. Walters is the founder of OverCoffee Productions, a Web developer for the gift industry.

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