As I’m contemplating this editorial in mid-August, my kids are making the most of the final days of summer. While neither is champing at the bit to go back to school, they started asking about school shopping weeks ago. There’s just something about all those new pens, backpacks and notebooks that signals a fresh start with new possibilities.
By the time this issue is published, school will be in session, and many InTents readers in the U.S. and Canada will be seeing their busy season winding down. It’s time to take stock in the past season, think about the possibilities that next year will bring, and refresh your inventory with products that save time, promote safety and set your company apart. InTents can help with that!
This issue includes Part 1 of InTents magazine’s Premier Product Showcase. “Part 1?” you ask. Well, for the first time, our contributors submitted so many great products that we had to split the annual showcase into two parts. This issue includes all of the tents and structures, fabric and hardware, and decor and accessories for extraordinary tented events. Part 2, in the December 2019−January 2020 issue, will highlight equipment and tools, from the manufacturing floor to the installation site.
It’s also almost time for you to tell us about the suppliers and products you depend on. Voting in the third annual InTents Reader’s Choice Awards is open Nov. 4−22 at www.InTentsMag.com. Be sure to leave a comment at the voting site. How did one of your suppliers come through for you at the last minute? What equipment saves you the most time and labor? What inventory provides the best ROI? If we use your comment in the magazine, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize! Winners will be featured in the April−May 2020 issue.