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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Philly!

Hi!
We just got back from going to a Industry Show in Philly.  What fun we had, and of course we got time to play with all of the equipment, talk to everyone in our business, and most of all make some decisions on units we are purchasing for 2013!  That is the super exciting part!  

So I thought to give you some insight into our trip I would tell you about our Philly trip.  We arrive in Philly Thursday morning after getting our oldest on the bus, and leaving our other two guys safely in their grandparents care.  We got parked and checked in at the convention center.   

I wish I thought to take a bunch of pictures, but I did not!  Basically you are greeting by a very large convention room filled with inflatables.  (It is noisy as there is probably 50-60 inflatables present!)  

We walk around talking to vendors & looking at the different inflatables.  We even jump into a few toddler units, play with the carnival games inflatables, and try out a few slides & obstacle courses!  It is kind of like a theme park in the sense of getting on so many rides without much of a wait.  

We walk the floor all of Thursday until they close at 5pm.  At 5pm we go check into our hotel and get ready for our dinner, hosted by our manufacturers.  Dinner was wonderful with all kinds of door prizes given to a large group of companies present.  We leave without winning, and arrive back at our hotel where we get all of our catalogs out and go to work seperately narrowing down what our selections will be...then we colloborate over a appetizer the hotel bar to really narrow down the choices to what we will be ordering the next morning before we leave for home.

We picked our units.  We feel strongly they will continue to offer our customers a great selection, and continue to grow our inventory with our customers preferences in mind.  I will have some sneak peaks into the items we chose in the months ahead leading up to the official adding of them to our inventory as they arrive by March 2013.  

All I can say for now is prepare to see some new items that will continue to distinguish us from other Entertainment Companies.

Thanks for listening...until next time!  

Warm Regards,  

Pam