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Help TNNA kick off the 2018 Summer Show with our Special Events! Join us starting June 14th 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!


Plan Your Time at Summer Trade Show – Free On-Demand Recording

If you are planning to attend the TNNA Summer Trade Show, or on the fence about attending, this is a can't miss webinar! Join renowned teacher and former yarn shop manager Patty Lyons for this hour-long session, where she will help you: 

  • Plan your time on the Trade Show floor
  • Determine what your goals should be in attending and how to prepare to walk the floor 
  • Learn how to build partnerships and benefit from the advice of other industry members 

This recording's primary audience is for retail shop owners and managers, but all TNNA members are welcome to attend.

Sponsored by: Trendsetter Yarn Group 



Can't see the video? Watch it here


Retailers' Luncheon: The Indie Resurgence – How Independent Bookstores Are Thriving in the 

Age of Retail Giants | Thursday, June 14 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Join us for a special cross-industry retail success story. Oren Teicher, CEO of the American Booksellers Association (ABA), will discuss the resurgence of independent bookselling in the U.S. Oren will look at both the key factors at work on the Main Street level in communities and the role that a national association, such as ABA, can play in strengthening the collective identity of indie bookstores by helping its members share best practices and by facilitating connections among  bookstores, as well as other local businesses. Along with “lessons learned” by ABA members in addressing the challenges of both eCommerce booksellers and “big box” retailers, Oren will also share key actionable items TNNA members to take back to their own shops. This is an excellent opportunity to hear how other retailers are surviving, thriving and growing in the current retail climate through a plated, sponsored lunch.


Sponsored by: Universal Yarn


Fashion Show | Thursday, June 14 | 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.


The Fashion Show will be the highlight of the Thursday evening activities. Don’t miss this opportunity to show off your garments or accessories on the Fashion Show runway, giving your company pre-show recognition, as participants get excited to view the upcoming styles. A garment may be anything from a single sweater to a head-to-toe ensemble.


Discover What’s New | Thursday, June 14


The trade show features a Discover What’s New area outside the show floor where exhibiting companies have an opportunity to display their NEWEST and HOTTEST products. Walk around and be sure to vote on the BEST NEW PRODUCT and help your favorite company earn a free booth at the next Summer Trade Show!


Sample IT! | Thursday, June 14 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


This is your chance to visit different booths and get excited about the products, order and go home with product in hand so you can stitch a model or display the product in your store! View the Sample IT! listing. (As of June 12, 2018).


Opening Reception | Thursday, June 14 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


The TNNA Summer Show officially kicks off Thursday evening with the Opening Reception! Strike up a conversation with old and new friends while you enjoy drinks and snacks. 


Refreshment Break in TNNA Booth | Friday, June 15 | 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Gather together on Friday morning in the TNNA Booth for an opportunity to network and share ideas with fellow attendees while enjoying light refreshments. 


Yarn Group Reception | Saturday, June 16 | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


This year's Yarn Group Reception will be an evening of fun at the Punch Bowl Social! Located just a short walk away from the show, this annual reception will give you the opportunity to deepen your connections with your fellow industry professionals. An additional registration fee is required.


Have ideas for fun social and networking events? Let us know! Send your ideas to We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Summer Show, June 13-17, 2018 in Cleveland, OH!

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