So, it’s been a winter that we haven’t seen for a long time. Above average temperatures, low snow levels and the signs of an early spring. Furthermore, the 2012 Home Expressions show is fast approaching. This years show will be different from the last seven that I was involved with. This year, it is my turn to take over the show responsibilities for barkman which also includes helping with the garden court area. I am succeeding a very talented person, who for many years made it look easy (August I look forward to learning all of your tricks for a successful show). While we are still in the planning stages, we have selected the products for the barkman booth and the garden court, confirmed colors and will get a detailed drawing on February 23rd. From that point, we figure out the quantities of each product that are needed. Weight is very important and we update the engineer at the Winnipeg Convention Centre with the weight of the heavier items. We also meet with all of our customer who are running a booth at the home expressions show to get their designs and to make sure everybody has different products to show.
The stresses of taking over the controls for the booth at the Home Expressions Show haven’t been too bad. I am very fortunate to have a talented team working with me to help with all of the details. I get constant reminders to make sure that details are taken care of. This helps out a lot. We will keep planning and making any necessary adjustments to our display over the next month and show time will be here faster than we think. If you see Nick, wish him a happy birthday on the second day of the show March 31st. I’m going to have to buy him a bag of those mini donuts and sing a song for him. There may be a couple less donuts, as it is a long walk back to our booth.
Thanks to all that have helped out so far. I will update the progress on the show planning shortly.