These are the Reasons Why Vendors Will Never Vend at Your Event

It’s the busiest time of year for small businesses who work the vendor circuit.  We’re often doing full weekends and even weekdays to try and make our money during the holiday season. Key phrase: We’re trying to make money.  As much as there are fantastic event organizers who recognize this fact, there are so many moreContinue reading “These are the Reasons Why Vendors Will Never Vend at Your Event”

How to Start Conversations with Customers at Vendor Events

I find it easy to talk to anyone, but this skill did not come naturally to me.  Years of watching my father, a natural salesman, use his charisma and charm to negotiate and sell a chocolate popsicle to a woman in white gloves taught me how to pay attention to details so I would knowContinue reading “How to Start Conversations with Customers at Vendor Events”

How to Cancel as a Vendor at a Show, Fair, or Expo with Grace

John Lennon reminds us that “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans,” and this adage holds true even for vendor events that you have already paid for. Whatever the reason you have for not being able to attend as a vendor, there is a decorum and grace involved in canceling. There areContinue reading “How to Cancel as a Vendor at a Show, Fair, or Expo with Grace”

Five Tips to Make it Through a Vendor Event When You’re Just Not Feeling It

The night before a major event last year I was incredibly stuffed, my head was pounding, my ears were aching, my eyes were leaking, my throat was on fire; I felt absolutely dreadful. All I wanted to do was crawl into a hole and sleep for eternity, but I already paid the expensive table feeContinue reading “Five Tips to Make it Through a Vendor Event When You’re Just Not Feeling It”

Five Tips for Success at a Vendor Event/Fair with No Traffic

Crickets. The sound of the wind blowing through your tent. Poking your head up every few minutes to see if life has come through the door. Anyone who has had a table at a vendor event, show, fair, or expo has experienced this scenario at least once.  The scene where you’ve created a beautiful display,Continue reading “Five Tips for Success at a Vendor Event/Fair with No Traffic”

Vine Vendor Network Meet & Greets

As President of the Vine Vendor Network, I set several goals for our growth for 2018, one of them being regular meet-and-greets. This past Friday was our second one of the year.  I sincerely enjoy this time that I get to spend with my members. I learn about their businesses, their dreams, their challenges; IContinue reading “Vine Vendor Network Meet & Greets”

Our Process for Choosing Vendors for Our Events

I have received several phone calls this week about becoming vendors for our Springtime Shopping in the Vine event and second annual Holiday Shopping at the Hilton event.  I am always grateful and honored that people are trying so desperately to become vendors at our events – that tells me we’re doing something right! InContinue reading “Our Process for Choosing Vendors for Our Events”

Event Feedback – Holiday Shopping at the Hilton 2017

The Vine Vendor Network hosted its first annual Holiday Shopping at the Hilton Event on November 4th, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island. While we were unable to secure a specific traffic count (something we will improve upon for the future), we had well over 600 attendees at our event. This blogContinue reading “Event Feedback – Holiday Shopping at the Hilton 2017”

Twelve Steps to Being an Effective Vendor Event Organizer

You’ve decided you’re ready to host and run a vendor event. You know it will be difficult, but having a guideline to create a smooth and effective event is key. While creating an event has far more detail than even these steps will offer, mastering this list will ensure that you are destined to createContinue reading “Twelve Steps to Being an Effective Vendor Event Organizer”