It’s been a busy, busy week at NYIGF! I think we are kind of getting the hang of this trade show thing. This is the fourth time we’ve shown our goods at a major show, and every time we build more and more on what we learned the time before.  We’re learning how to promote ourselves, and sell our products. Although, I still have a hard time tooting my own horn. I definitely would not call myself a natural salesperson. I can only take so much time in the booth, talking it up, before I have to go find somewhere a little more quiet. Karen and Beth, on the other hand, are top notch. Way to go you two! Once again, that’s why we make a good team.

But, here’s probably the best thing we have learned in the last couple of years. It has nothing to do with selling products. We’ve learned that on the last day of the show, when everyone starts the madhouse of disassembling the booths to pack up as fast as humanly possible, that it is best to just leave the Javits Center for a few hours. Take a break. Go do something fun. Then, come back later, and hopefully the crate will have been delivered to the booth site, and we can pack up everything in a bit more peace and quiet. Really, this has made our last day SO much better.

So, that’s what we did. The show closed at two o’clock.  We did some light disassembling, and packed a few small things, then we got the heck out of there. Where did we go, you ask? Well, this crew headed on down to 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

30 Rock. The home of NBC. The Today Show. The NBC Nightly News.  Saturday Night Live. And…

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon!

We’ve been wanting to get tickets to see Jimmy EVERY time we’ve come to NYC, and finally, after a strategic phone calling plan (yeah, Karen!) we got the tickets. We are all huge fans of the show, and it didn’t disappoint! So much fun! We even got a little screen time, AND some high-fives from Jimmy at the end of the show! Mission accomplished!

Afterward we grabbed a quick dinner, then headed back to the Javits Center to pack everything up into our huge crate. It was a late night, but definitely worth it.

The perfect way to end our week in the city. I’m not quite sure how we’ll top it next time.

:: Carrie ::