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TNNA will keep Summer NeedleArts Trade Show participants connected

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 30, 2013

In addition to its longstanding tradition of having Internet kiosks available, TNNA debuts complimentary charging stations and a special smartphone trade show app.

ZANESVILLE, OH — When vendors, teachers and attendees trek to Columbus, Ohio, next month for The National NeedleArts Association’s (TNNA’s) Summer NeedleArts Trade Show, they can rest assured that the association has their electronic needs covered. Just as in shows past, the association will once again feature complimentary Internet kiosks in the TNNA Lounge, for show-goers to check an email, place an order, update their website or perform other web-related tasks. But this year, TNNA takes it a step further: unveiling the TNNA Trade Show app and featuring complimentary charging stations for smartphones, tablets and laptops displaying the dreaded "low battery” signal.

"We solicit feedback from attendees, vendors and teachers after every show, and we really do consider each of their suggestions,” says TNNA Executive Director Patty Parrish. "While we can’t implement everything due to logistics or cost, we felt that these two technology advances were important to implement because they were very much in demand by our members.”

While you’re at the show, go mobile with Guidebook, the TNNA trade show app. The app will soon be available for download for smartphones and tablets at Features include a class schedule, exhibit hall floor plan, nearby restaurants in the area and more.

The charging stations at the TNNA Lounge will feature connectors for a variety of common phone, tablet and laptop types.

"Especially for those attendees whose businesses are open while they’re at the show, their phone or laptop can be their lifeline,” says Parrish. "We want to remove the anxiety factor of being on the show floor and not being able to keep in touch with what’s going on back home.”

About TNNA
TNNA is a non-profit trade organization established in 1974 and is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of needle arts, through trade shows, educational seminars, special events, public relations and professional programs that continue to meet the needs of the industry. For more information, visit

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