Friday, September 4, 2009

Trade Shows

So I am venturing out and will be participating in trade shows. My first one is in a couple of weeks, and I am nervous and excited. A couple of friends and I decided to go into the trade show business : ) I will be selling my jewelry. My friend Staci will be selling decorative frames and centerpieces, and Jennifer will be selling crosses. Our first trade show is on September 19-20 here in downtown Midland.

Tomorrow morning we will get up bright and early and hit garage sales. We are hoping to find items to help us display our products. We are far from traditional, so no telling what we'll find or come up with. Starbucks will most definitely need to be in I would appreciate any tips and advice on trade shows. Have ya'll participated in any? How did it go? Any trade show stories I would love to hear : )

This weekend is the closing weekend for Summer Mummers. I have not participated as much this year as in the past due to having a weekend business, but I still love it. I always get teary eyed when we sing the last song on the last night. Then begins the count down for auditions and wondering who is going to direct next year's show? Who will be cast? Who will audition? Who won't audition? What will the new Olio acts be? What will the theme be? It's very exciting. We get so sad at the end of the summer. We can't stand to be away from each other, so we then have football days/nights where we get together and eat/watch the games. Then we have game nights where we play board games. This holds us over until May when kick off starts for the next show which will be my 10th year involved with the! It seems like yesterday when I first auditioned.

That's all for now friends : )


Carol Anne said...

good luck on your trade show!

Gwen Paja said...

I find that the best display items are the most unconventional ones.Best of luck on your trade shows!