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CHA is coming soon!

Reported by Ashley Harris

Well hello!  It's been about a year since I posted about CHA.  Well it's that time again and it is fast approaching.

This year it will be held at the Phoenix Convention in Phoenix, AZ just as it was last year.  The show floor will open on January 20 and close at the end of day on January 22.

Are you thinking of going?  Well let me give you a few tips before you go.

1.  Make sure you have all your credentials, badge and all needed information with you at all times.  They will check your badge at the door and if you don't have what you need, you don't get to go in.

2.  Wear good, comfortable shoes.  You will be on your feet all day.  Wear a pair of shoes that will give you the support and comfort you need.  These have been my go to for past CHA shows.

3.  Wear light clothing.  It is January, but it is also in Arizona.  It is a comfortable temperature inside but with all that walking you might get a little warm.  So dress with that in mind.

4.  This one has more to do with etiquette.  If you want to take photos, ASK.   I cannot stress this enough.   This is a business convention where companies are selling their products to the retailer.  They have amazing examples on display and it is super tempting to snap a quick photo for inspiration later.  Please, be sure to have permission before doing so.

5.  Have fun!  Truly.  This is the place where I have met many life long friends.  I have taken two babies, on two separate occasions, strapped to my person for the entire duration of the show.  I have not one regret.   This is a place for me to see old acquaintances and make new ones.  Enjoy yourself!

Hope that helped you just a little bit.  Have a great day!