|Forum topic by sikrap||posted 01-17-2011 06:03 AM||1186 views||1 time favorited||12 replies|
01-17-2011 06:03 AM
Well, the show’s over and I think it went well. Apparently, the show organizers were pleased with our participation because they’ve not only asked us back for next year, they want Lumberjocks to have a booth at ALL of their shows. They have also offered us twice as much space at next year’s show!! Not only that, we’ve been asked to have a booth at “Showcase” in Saratoga Springs, NY in March. Showcase is put on by the Northeast Woodworker’s Association. It as more geared to providing woodworkers with a venue to publicly display their projects and receive the accolades they deserve. It is focused more on showcasing woodworkers (hence the name), but what is lacking in vendors is more than made up for by having seminars by people like Garrett Hack, Frank Klaus, Christopher Schwartz and others. NWA has also offered to waive the both fee if we are willing to staff a booth. (Disclaimer: I AM a member of NWA, but I can assure everyone that my membership had no influence on Lumberjocks being invited).
I would like to thank everyone that stopped by the booth to say “Hello” and, especially thank Ellen, Lorna, Lisa, Bruce, Len, Tom, Tony, Devin, Rob, Barry, Glenn and everyone else who made our part work so well. These people gave up their weekend, drove hundreds of miles, brought in materials to display and computers to allow attendees to check out the site, gave GREAT demonstrations, and froze their butts off :))
There were some mistakes made, and I freely admit that, but I think we learned a great deal from those mistakes and also learned a few other things that we would like consider if/when we have a role in other shows. I would like to ask anyone who was there to send me your email address so we can exchange some ideas and critiques. I only ask to do it via email because its easier for me :)
-- Dave, Colonie, NY