BY: Shelby – Social Media/Marketing Coordinator
You’re probably tired from hearing so much about trade shows this month. First with the Akron and then Cleveland bridal shows, and most recently, the Cleveland Home & Garden Show. We feel you. However, the show must go on. The Cambridge show to be exact.
A couple of weeks ago, our staff went down town to the Prichard Laughlin Civic Center for the Cambridge Home, Garden and Business Expo. There we set up our both showcasing weddings, events and general booking here at the lodge. Those who stopped out to talk with us took home some great Pine Lakes Lodge merchandise and brochures.
This Home & Garden show was a little different than ones we’ve attended in the past though, as it was much more interactive for people. Both the conference area and exhibit hall had some great booths for people to stop and see. The Cambridge History Museum, Tastefully Simple, Cambridge Performing Arts Center, Greenleaf Landscapes and Schrock’s Woodworking were just a few of the great booths we saw. Show goers voted on the booths and awards were given out after the show. The Jeffersonian snagged the Most Interactive award, leaving The Cambridge History Museum to take home the Best Overall Booth. Down the hallway the festivities continued with a room full of cake. Yes. You read that correctly. The kitchen area was full of cakes. It seems like everywhere we go, we automatically are drawn to cake… These however we not for sampling. Which made a sad day for us. However, the cakes were used in a silent auction, allowing people to bid on which cake they wanted to take home. Although we’re pretty biased when it comes to cake, we really liked them all. There were flamingos, flowers, golf courses, stilettos, and more adorable and delicious looking cakes for people to bid on. Our staff did not bid on any cakes this time. But, there’s always next year!
Overall, the Cambridge Home, Garden and Business Expo was the smallest trade show we have attended so far this year. That’s not to say it was the worst though. Our staff actually enjoyed meeting and speaking with some of the people from Cambridge. The general overall consensus seemed to be that, most of the public did not even know there was a lodge bed and breakfast so close. Some were shocked to learn where we were located, and a small few heard we had closed after owner Joe Detweiler’s passing. Well Cambridge, we are here on top of our hill. We’re just minutes away from Cambridge. Yes, we do have buffalo and other exotic animals. And finally, yes we are continuing Mr. Detweiler’s legacy on. Thank you to everyone who stopped out to talk with us and we can’t wait to see all of you soon!
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