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*Schedule is current as of March 10 and is subject to change.

Help TNNA kick off the Summer Trade Show with our Friday night events! Join us June 9 for an exciting array of events. Connect with old friends and meet new ones all while getting a sneak peek at some of the amazing products that our exhibitors will have at the show!

Fashion Show & TEN Award 
Friday, June 9 
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Help TNNA celebrate achievements in the market and see the  latest runway trends. Clothing from exhibitors ranging from knit and crochet wear to needlepoint and counted thread will be on display. 

Download the Fashion Show program!

Opening Reception
Friday, June 9
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while connecting with old friends and new ones at the Opening Reception. 

SAMPLE IT!
Friday, June 9 
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Line up early for the opportunity to purchase sample kits and products before the show opens. Try them out before you order more for your store! This is your opportunity to see the latest products and make informed purchase decisions on the show floor. 

Download the SAMPLE IT! Product Listing and see what to expect this Friday!

Show Events 

Business and Creative Services Saturday Night Mingle 
Saturday, June 10 
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person 
Are you a designer? Teacher? Tech Editor? Blogger? Come mix and mingle with your fellow Creative and Business Services professionals! We're taking over Brewcadia, an awesome arcade bar just across the street from the convention center! Food included (nachos, wings, veggie plate, etc), cash bar. Bring business cards for exchanging and your #1 business goal- we're going to share ideas for making it happen! Find out more information by adding the reception to your registration

Yarn Group Reception
Sunday, June 11
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person
Celebrate the annual summer trade show with your fellow yarn group members. The reception will be held at a local bar. Find out more information by adding the reception to your registration

TNNA Retailers’ Luncheon: The Power of Kindness in Retail
Everyone knows that customer service is one of the most important business practices for retaining customers, but how do you show potential customers that your store is ready to serve them, too? To help face the rising tide of retail challenges – online competition, rising expenses, and changing consumer expectations and demographics – join speaker Dawn Holley to learn about the power of developing a welcoming mindset and outreach strategy for new audiences. We’ll also leave time to network with your peers to discuss the challenges other shops are facing, and how they are supporting the needs of special audiences. You’ll leave this year’s luncheon with new friends, new ideas on how to grow your customer base, and a positive outlook for 2017 and beyond!

Speaker: Dawn Holley is the daughter of a rocket scientist and a gossip columnist. She has been sharing wisdom and interacting with all types of audiences for over twelve years, first as a comedian, then as a motivational speaker. Her career has also included Organizational Development, Information Technology Leadership, Team Building and her greatest role is as a mom to two amazingly tall and supernaturally kind sons.

 

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