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Military Tradeshows in Triplicate!

Posted by Victoria McDermott on

This time of the year is CRAZY.  Almost every state and territory has a Conference...and then some of the "big ones" are thrown into the mix, like the Army Aviation Association of America's National Conference.   This year, Quad-A is being held at the Opryland Hotel, which is SUPER AWESOME on several levels... 1. I love the hotel, 2. Everything is right on site, 3. Fort Campbell is nearby and 4.  I LOVE this show. 

Unfortunately not everyone can bow to the Quad-A calendar when they are scheduling shows...so remember the MS NG I mentioned in an earlier post?  How they go out of their way to make vendors feel wanted and welcomed?  Well, the have a show at the SAME time as Quad-A.  

And then there is a little local Parachute show....almost at the same time...wow!

So we will ALL be on the road next week:  Me and Lilly and Sue.  So if you are in Mississippi stop by and tell Lilly hello.  If you are at AAAA, give Sue a shout out...and I hope to catch you locally and then at Quad-A because you can't keep me off of the road when there are Soldiers to visit!

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TGIF, The Guard is Family...Spending time with my National Guard Family.

As we are in the full swing of State National Guard Association Conferences, we continue to be humbled by the Citizen Soldiers that serve this Nation. A few weeks ago I attended a conference hosted by the Louisiana National Guard. It was held on Jackson Barracks in the Lower Ninth [...]

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Thowback Thursday, Phantom Style.

Today is Thursday...and I'm thinking about a throwback... It's very unusual for companies these days to build things that last.  It seems that planned obsolescence, or the procedure of building something that will only last for so long before it dies and needs to be replaced, is the new "little black dress" that goes with [...]

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State Guard Conference Time

The New Year is no longer new and the calendar is starting to fill up.  Yes--it THAT time of year...it is time for the State Guard Association Conferences!  From February through July most states and territories will have their annual conference where they get together to do the State's business.  Often they will have small(ish) [...]

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Lots of Work Goes into Covert Lighting--Even When it Comes to Labeling

So we make lights--cool, cutting-edge, "no one else is doing THIS kind of stuff" lighting.  I can easily make that claim because in the early 1980's when we started with the covert lighting we were the only company using (Light Emitting Diodes) LEDs like we were... I mean you had some LED indicators here and [...]

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Did it really take a year to launch--YES!

I have kids...and when you get pregnant, you expect 9-10 months of chaos and pain to get those adorable, squirmy bundles of joy...but when you build a new website...ummm... Well, even though I have been (personally) building our web sites since the late 90's...I still stupidly think I can tell someone:  "It needs to do [...]

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NGAUS CAP...What is a Corporate Advisory Panel?

So last year around September of 2014 I became aware of the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Corporate Advisory Panel because the were looking for people to run for these elected positions.  I mulled the idea over for a year...wondered why, as an avid NGAUS fan, and show exhibitor, corporate partner and [...]

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Mississippi Sets the Bar High–Proud to Be Part of the Mississippi Guard Family

We just got back from the National Guard Association of the United States #NGAUS15 show in Nashville, and I wanted to share the huge impression made by the members of the Mississippi National Guard. We get requests quite frequently from various entities asking for support via money or products. As a small company our [...]

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Florida Guard show and the First Muster

So we have just returned from St. Augustine and the show for the National Guard Association of Florida. It was a good show. From a business perspective, it was great to have the Command Team highlighted at the Ring of Honor event because it gave us faces to go with the names. [...]

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Government %$# Contracting

So last week was our annual plant vacation/close down which left me and my brother in here pretty much alone. We had two shipments of lights to go out to the Government and with no one else in sight, the labeling and e-filing and shipping fell to me…wow! What a nightmare! What [...]

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