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Dear Valued Exhibitors:

 

I would like to take this opportunity invite you to exhibit with us at Creative Shows 42nd Annual Gift, Gourmet and Souvenir Show, Monday, April 3 through Wednesday, April 5, 2023. This wholesale event has moved again, from the Ellison Place to spectacular Treetops Resort. View our handy Treetops Property Map for use while at the Treetops Resort.

 

Gaylord is a growing upscale community that features the finest in accommodations, dining and recreational facilities located in the heart of Northern Michigan's tourist area, less than 58 miles from the Mackinac Bridge.

 

We've Been Listening!

 

In 2008 we expanded to attract new exhibitors and buyers alike. We have listened to feedback from both buyers and exhibitors and have decided to give you what you've been asking for! A complete and comprehensive trade show exhibitor offering, that caters to all levels of retailers. So, get out your order pads and be prepared to write orders!

 

Cash & Carry

 

Maintaining our loyal exhibitor base, which primarily is order writing, will continue to be the anchor of our show. The Gaylord Gift Gourmet & Souvenir Show will be opening our doors to other exhibitors who desire an "on the spot" delivery of product. To protect our exhibitor base, while pursuing this new program, we intend to keep the show "For Trade Only".

 

Reasons to Exhibit:

 

• Generate orders in a hard to travel territory.

• A marketplace to meet clients face to face.

• Reach a year’s worth of qualified buyers in three days.

• Reinforce your image with current and future customers.

• Generate leads, introduce new products.

• Educate and reconnect with buyers.

• Customers can see, touch and smell your products.

• Meet competition head on,

• Sell your company’s service & quality.

• Demonstrate the superiority of your products.

• An opportunity to receive feedback and do market research.

 

Creative Shows will mail out over 5,000 invitations to qualified retailers. We will also notify all the major trade publications and e-blasting to our mailing list. In addition we will be placing two half-page advertisements in the Michigan Retailers Newspaper, with a circulation of over 4000 stores.

 

If you are interested in increasing your Michigan customer base, this is the place to be. In the face of rising travel costs this is the most economical way to reach out to prospective clients. Your customers will love the convenience of shopping under one roof. This is a non-union, wholesale show with prices starting at just $495 for a 9x10 booth.

 

We want to be an affordable, convenient and dependable option for you. We are here to help you succeed! Early response will ensure booth availability.

 

Thank you,

Dennis Connors

Show Manager

 

EXHIBIT SET-UP TIMES

 

Sunday, 9AM - 9PM

 

TRADE SHOW HOURS

 

Monday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

 

BOOTH FURNISHINGS

 

Each 9’ x 10’ (or 5') booth will be provided with an 8’ skirted black & tan table & 2 chairs, name badges and a listing in the show directory. If you paid for power, please bring extension cords.

 

SHIPPING INFORMATION

 

If you want to send UPS, FED EX or U.S. Postal Service to the show, address the parcels to:

Exhibitors Name, Gaylord Gift Show

Treetops Resort-Convention Center

3962 Wilkinson Rd.

Gaylord, MI 49735

 

Parcels should not be sent to arrive before March 29, 2023.

 

MOTOR FREIGHT

 

If you must send motor freight, address the shipment to:

Holland Trucking Company

1830 Calkins Dr.

Gaylord, MI 49735

Exhibitors Name, Gaylord Gift Show.

Treetops Resort-Convention Center

3962 Wilkinson Rd.

Gaylord, MI 49735

 

Lift Gate Service required

To contact the freight company call: (866) 465-5263.

Shipments should not be sent to arrive before March 29, 2023.

No freight may be shipped directly to Creative shows.

For Buyers:

For Exhibitors:

Gaylord Gift Show is brought to you by:

Connors Creative Shows
21735 Lakeland
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081

Phone 586-775-3326