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ATA Board OKs New Preference-Points System for Trade Show

Patrick Durkin April 29, 2014

The Archery Trade Association’s Board of Directors voted during its April meeting to update the preference-point system for ATA Trade Show exhibitors starting with the 2015 Show. “The previous system for calculating exhibitors’ preference points was devised in 2001,” said Maria Lewis, ATA Trade Show coordinator. “As the Show evolved, it became clear the system needed an update.” Lewis said one reason for the update is that the Show now has exhibitor features like…

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Booth Selection for ATA Trade Show Begins in April

Patrick Durkin April 6, 2014

Exhibitors with 10 or more preference points should now have their booth-selection information packets to help plan for the 2015 ATA Trade Show in Indianapolis, Ind. The packets were mailed March 20 from the ATA’s office in New Ulm, Minn., according to Maria Lewis, ATA Trade Show manager. To help exhibitors choose their booth’s location, the ATA posted a live, interactive floor plan of the 2015 Show, which will take place in the Indiana Convention Center. Booth-selection packets for…

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Trade Show Scammers Stopped, Banned from Online Directory Business

ATA Staff March 14, 2014

Small-business owners and trade-show exhibitors can rest easier now that a federal court has banned Slovakia-based scam artists from selling entries to a phony online trade-show directory. The court issued a $9 million judgment against Wolfgang Valvoda, Susanne Anhorn, and Construct Data Publishers a.s., which also does business as Fair Guide. They are charged with bilking millions from unsuspecting business owners and nonprofit organizations. Construct Data/Fair Guide solicited some ATA Trade Show…

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Bowhunter Could Become the Next ‘American Idol’

Shannon Rikard March 10, 2014

Twenty-million “American Idol” viewers have watched Dexter Roberts perform. But before he wowed the nation with his guitar playing and country crooning, Roberts sang at the Huntin’ Is Good! booth during the 2014 ATA Show in Nashville, Tenn. “To say they were a big hit would be a gross understatement,” said Sam Klement, co-founder of Good Outdoor Technologies, which makes the “Huntin’ Is Good” branded shirts and hats Roberts has worn on “American…

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