New England Grows 2017

Discussion in 'Trade Shows Forum' started by upidstay, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
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    Excellent show this year. VERY poorly attended. Used to be later in the year, end of January. But, two heavy snow storms (one year we got 3 feet, in Boston. Paralyzed the city) so they moved it to the last week in November. Unfortunately, most folks can't make it. I think most of the people walking around the trade show floor were either students or vendors.
     
  2. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    I didn't go last year either still busy this time of year
    Actually looked forward to it a little more after winter:)
     
  3. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Umm hello?
    Beginning of holiday season
    End of leaf season
    Someone has to be a special kind of stupid to put it there.
    It USED to be in late February or early March
    My guess is maybe those slots were expensive or clashing with something else due to demand

    Because if makes more sense to put the show right before spring kicks off
     
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  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    THen add in the fact that I'm in New England , been in business for 23 yrs . Have atteneded probably 15 times and I didn't even know it was last week.

    Needless to say their marketing could use a little tweeking.
     
  5. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea
    You know
    That’s true
    Don’t think I knew about it for years
    Just ran into a dude who was an Eli that I knew who happened to be on the board of the something or other (I seriously can’t remember what , ct state version of Alca i think ) and he told me about it or I wouldn’t know
     
  6. OP
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    upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,718

    It was mostly because of the two huge snow storms Boston had two years in a row. Vendors trying to get their stuff out while 3+ feet were falling in a city where traffic is horrible on a dry day
     
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