Farwest Show Has Retailers’ Choice Awards, App
The 2016 Farwest Show, Aug. 25-27, in Portland, Oregon, will sponsor The Garden Center Group’s Retailers’ Choice Awards at this year’s show. The Retailers’ Choice Awards take place at major trade shows around the country each year. At Farwest, representatives of the Garden Center Group will search the Expo floor for the top 10 new and innovative plants, hard goods and services that can make a positive impact on operations and bottom-line performance for independent garden centers.
The Awards process takes place over two days, Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26. It will be led by Sid Raisch, Garden Center Group service provider and owner of Horticultural Advantage, horticultural consulting. All garden retailers are welcome to participate in the product search on Thursday, gathering at the Idea Center for Retailers on the Expo floor for instruction and survey forms. After searching the floor and gathering entries, the team will regroup to compare notes and choose top picks. Winners will be presented at the Idea Center for Retailers on Friday, at 3 p.m. Representatives from companies awarded will share information on their products at that time.
Farwest also has a mobile app that is ready and available for download for this year’s show. The app, for iPhone and Android, is a free download at the App Store and Google Play.
The Farwest mobile app is a planning tool for exhibitors and attendees with advance information including: exhibitor listings, speaker sessions and biographies, floor map, and more. At the show, attendees can use the app to connect with others, track connections and receive real-time notifications.
Show goers will be able to rate speakers, share photos and insights on social media and join the virtual community at #FarwestShow.
For more information, visit www.farwestshow.org.