1. Where should I park & enter the building? How much is parking?
A: The closest place to park in order to minimize the distance carrying bulky expo items (such as banners, samples, etc) is the 3rd floor of the parking structure. There will be a direct entrance into the ballroom and someone from the expo staff should be there to greet you and direct you to your table. The door to the ballroom will close at 11:55 AM. If you arrive later than that, you’ll need to use the main entrance.
Parking is $5 with validation. Make sure you bring your ticket with you inside.
2. What time should I arrive?
A: Setup starts at 11 AM. We highly recommend arriving at this time so you don’t have to scramble for setting up your display. It will be more stressful if you arrive after 11:55 AM due to the direct entrance being closed. At that point, the distance will be pretty far to haul your items though the hotel.
3. How many guests can I bring?
A: Exhibitors can bring up to 10 guests free of charge. They must register online here and use the exhibitor VIP guest option. All non-FACCOC members who show up unregistered will be required to pay the entrance fee.
4. Do I need to complete any additional paperwork?
A: If you haven’t signed and completed the 1. Great Wolf Lodge waiver and 2. FACCOC sign up packet, please complete both forms here and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, August 22nd at noon. Forms will not be accepted the day of the event.
5. Can I pass out edible samples?
A: Yes. If your samples are unpackaged and you’ll be directly handling food, we require you to abide by local health standards.The waiver in #4 above will release FACCOC and Great Wolf from any liability.
6. I paid $150 toward a non-member exhibitor table. Can I still purchase a membership and credit the difference toward a membership purchase?
A: Yes! Our basic membership is normally $150. You can purchase a discounted membership for only $100 more.
7. I’d like to be more involved in future expo planning and/or FACCOC. How can I help?
A: At FACCOC, we always welcome fresh ideas to help us improve. The best way to help is to join our expo planning committee or become an FACCOC Board Member or Ambassador. For our 2019 expo, we have a BIG change in store and we’ll need your help. See one of our expo staff members on the day of the event for more details.
8. My product/company being exhibited is very popular. Will you exclude other possible duplicate exhibitors after I sign up?
A: Although our Chamber and Expo is non-exclusive per business category and brand, we make an effort to ensure our exhibitor purchases are a good return on investment. In most cases, we will attempt to screen businesses and make exhibitors aware of any prior registration with a similar business name or product. However, screening becomes very difficult on our end as most exhibitors will register under a unique DBA where we can’t distinguish the product that will eventually be displayed at the expo.