Trade Shows and Trading Places
While I wasn't able to see all the booths I would have liked, I was able to speak with a number of distributors and suppliers about the trade show and also about their expectations for 2011, and I want to thank all of them for their help and their perspectives. They gave great advice and had some interesting predictions you should check out.
Lastly, I need to thank the most important people at the trade show, those people without whom I'd never make it through all three days: the people who gave me chocolate. So, a big thank-you to Lauren Fox at Fresh Beginnings, Joelle Schillinger at Maple Ridge Farms David Miller at Chocolate Inn. Without those massive doses of sugar, I don't know how I would have survived.