After landing in San Diego and defrosting in our hotel room, It was a good lesson always pack a rain coat and when in doubt leave the shorts home.
Diane and I hit the road to visit some new customers and had the opportunity to introduce new hotel properties to our vast line of linens. The new Lily damask was well received and sampled heavily to be used in some banquet rooms for the new wedding season. It’s always a great way to test your new line by bringing it to your customers so it can be seen live and on their tables. I love the dog and pony show….favorite way to sell. 3 days on the road, one day to set up our booth….we always manage to bring everything but the kitchen sink so it’s always a challenge to set the booth up so it’s inviting and shows a little bit of everything we have to offer.
We stocked our booth with new items, and many of our long running products of solid Milliken Signature, Majestic Damask and Scuba stretch banquet cloth option for any country club setting. Our new Biltmore damask is a great addition to our line, it’s a traditional damask available in fashion forward tones as well as earth tones, blacks and burgundy. The new Othello with it’s wonderful geometric look, show cased with our Gold Quarry for a smashing color combination sure to warm up any room. We were happy with the booth and the show had a wonderful turn out….it will keep us busy for the next few months with follow up and samples.
Before I took off to Las Vegas and the ARA show, I was honored to accept an award from The Boardroom magazine for linen provider of the year. Thank you Boardroom and thank you Club Managers.
I should land in Vegas by 1am off to ARA I go.