Conwin Carbonics - makers of inflators, regulators and other professional balloon supplies
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 16:46:14 EST
Subject: Re: Bridal Show vendors

One additional thought to add to our previous response. When we were new in the business, we too found it extremely difficult to finance a booth at a
bridal show and even lost a deposit of $250 one year when we couldn't come up with the remainder of the booth fee when it came due.   After losing our
deposit, we decided to go and "walk" the show just to see what we missed. After seeing what an incredible opportunity we had missed out on, we decided
that no matter what, we were going to be in that bridal show the next year. We saved every penny we could throughout the year, no movies, no dinners out,
no vacation....just so we could be in the fair.  We never regretted it and have never missed a big fair like that again.  

So for those of you who are new and under-capitalized (aren't we all!), please respect those who have paid for their booths as many of them are just like you, but have somehow found a way to pay for the booth in order to promote and build their business.  We've all been there and understand and sympathize with you, but we've worked very hard to get where we are.  We're confident that you too will someday be where we are and perhaps will better understand our side of it as well.

Wynn & Lindy Bell, CBA's
The Final Touch
Portland, Oregon
(503) 579-9499