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  1. I was at a trade show in Chicago a while back, and as I was setting up the booth, I plugged in the electric cord to power my lap top. the union worker came flying out of nowhere and told me that I wasn’t allowed to do that. Only authorized union workers could plug it in. He took the cord, unplugged it from the floor outlet and replugged it back in. He then handed me a bill for $150.00 for electricity i the booth. I spit on the bill, crumbled it up and tossed it on the ground.
    Needless to say I went without power that show.

  2. I found out that in Chicago, New York, Atlantic City and Philadelphia, the unions are very strict. It’s like they are looking to pick a fight and that’s bad business. Vendors pay big money for a booth at these shows, roughly $1800-2500 per 10X10 booth. That doesn’t include carpeting, chairs, tables, etc. You would think the show management would bend over backwards for the exhiboters, but they do not.

    However, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Columbus, Orlando, and Gatlinburg, are very vendor friendly.
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