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Rockford fish Swap
« on: January 30, 2018, 06:12:54 AM »
...we're accepting table registrations now.... |^|  therockfordfishswap@gmail.com     

We are signed up at 'Spingo' which will broadcast the event on all the local TV station event sites  |^|..radio stations too.... |^|

...table signup's so far have been pretty good too... |^| |^| |^| |^| |^|

Jon

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Re: Rockford fish Swap
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 09:27:43 AM »
...as I begin the very, very ,very early thought processes of starting another swap meet, I think I'll look into this SpinGo thing...!   thanks Mugs!

>..do you have someone that does this promoting for the event or do you do it yourself?...
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Re: Rockford fish Swap
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 09:57:17 AM »
...as I begin the very, very ,very early thought processes of starting another swap meet, I think I'll look into this SpinGo thing...!   thanks Mugs!

>..do you have someone that does this promoting for the event or do you do it yourself?...

We do it ourselves.....Jan found Spingo....and we have it listed Amazonas too...which is free....
Jon

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Re: Rockford fish Swap
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 10:04:38 AM »
...as I begin the very, very ,very early thought processes of starting another swap meet, I think I'll look into this SpinGo thing...!   thanks Mugs!

>..do you have someone that does this promoting for the event or do you do it yourself?...

We do it ourselves.....Jan found Spingo....and we have it listed Amazonas too...which is free....
...who else helps you with this swap and what do they help you with?...For the one I started in WA I had several people offer to help but they faded away as time went on...and from how far away do you draw table people?
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Re: Rockford fish Swap
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 10:11:19 AM »
Bob and Gale help spread the word, and we're all admins on the 'Rockford fish swap' fb group.....Gale does the front table customer/vendor check in/admissions....we all finish setting up the room layout..Jan does the vendor gmail signups....basically it's a four man team....we just jump in where needed, etc.....it works well..
Jon

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Re: Rockford fish Swap
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 10:16:07 AM »
Bob and Gale help spread the word, and we're all admins on the 'Rockford fish swap' fb group.....Gale does the front table customer/vendor check in/admissions....we all finish setting up the room layout..Jan does the vendor gmail signups....basically it's a four man team....we just jump in where needed, etc.....it works well..
...that's pretty much the way I did it...but the players kept changing on each one...that's all..

...so you ever try to do seminars or other kinds of training/education in rooms nearby...some of the people want to do that here...
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Re: Rockford fish Swap
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 10:18:30 AM »
Bob and Gale help spread the word, and we're all admins on the 'Rockford fish swap' fb group.....Gale does the front table customer/vendor check in/admissions....we all finish setting up the room layout..Jan does the vendor gmail signups....basically it's a four man team....we just jump in where needed, etc.....it works well..
...that's pretty much the way I did it...but the players kept changing on each one...that's all..

...so you ever try to do seminars or other kinds of training/education in rooms nearby...some of the people want to do that here...

..ourselves...not yet...
Jon

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Re: Rockford fish Swap
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 10:20:59 AM »
Bob and Gale help spread the word, and we're all admins on the 'Rockford fish swap' fb group.....Gale does the front table customer/vendor check in/admissions....we all finish setting up the room layout..Jan does the vendor gmail signups....basically it's a four man team....we just jump in where needed, etc.....it works well..
...that's pretty much the way I did it...but the players kept changing on each one...that's all..

...so you ever try to do seminars or other kinds of training/education in rooms nearby...some of the people want to do that here...

..ourselves...not yet...
...how about a food vendor of some sort?...
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Re: Rockford fish Swap
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 10:28:23 AM »
..yup...we have a gal from the venue that sets one up for free....she just keeps the $$$'s, of course.....hot soup/chili/dogs/sweet rolls/donuts/coffee/pop/chips/sandwiches...yada yada...
Jon

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Re: Rockford fish Swap
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2018, 07:33:11 AM »
.....half the available tables are spoken for.......we have previously had around 30+ tables....shooting for 40 this time around  |^|
Jon

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Re: Rockford fish Swap
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 09:42:37 AM »
..we have the 30 tables now and a few more will go today from folks expressing interest..... |^|...looking good  |^|
Jon

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Re: Rockford fish Swap
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 05:55:49 PM »
Yes it looks good indeed.  |^| |^| |^|
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