Business Partner Trade Show

Maine Camp Experience held its first business partner trade show on June 6, 2012, at one of its member camps, Camp Takajo in Naples, ME. The member camps search hard and far to find the best products and services for their camps, campers and staff. Quality is key, as well as working with businesses that maintain similar high standards in products and customer service. And getting great value through our group purchases lets our member camps invest savings in more capital areas for our camp families.

Dan Isdaner (Camp Mataponi) talks with folks from Bank of America.

We had a packed dining hall and waterfront with more than 40 partners who spoke directly to each member camp director. We walked on boats, buses and vans; chopped some lumber; sampled the latest ice cream flavors; ate new foods; learned of new, safe serving ware and cleaning products; previewed new camp apparel and software; spoke with bankers and services; and learned about great new trip resources for our campers.

Plenty of purchases were made that day! Here's what a few had to share:

Great to meet you last week at MCE's Takajo Trade Show – a very impressive facility. I thought the MCE event was very professionally presented. So, congratulations on a very fine event.
— Norway Savings Bank
"I attended the Maine Camp Experience trade show today which was held at Camp Takajo in Naples. I was optimistic in how it would go because NECT already does a lot of business with existing camps. Many of these camp directors I have known and been doing business with for over 25 years.

I went into the show open-minded knowing I was supporting many existing customers and hoping to meet a few new camp directors at the same time. Either way, it was important for me to be there and support them and their businesses.

Trade shows are hard to judge. If you want to know how the show is going to turn out you need to show up!

The show was well-run and organized and I was able to network with existing customers (which does not always happen in the summer because the directors are so busy at camp), meet a few new camp directors and create some potential new opportunities. It was a busy couple of hours.

Well done "Maine Camp Experience". You are off to an amazing start.

I look forward to working with you in the future and next year's show.
— Northeast Charter Tours
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Vendors displayed some of the latest water accessories and boats.

Directors speak with partners to learn about their offerings (Mark Meyer/Wildwood; Sarah Seaward/Nashoba North).

The latest trends in camp wear.

Jem Sollinger (Camp Laurel) and AdventureBound owner talk about great trips for campers.

“I greatly enjoyed speaking with Laurie (Guide at Maine Camp Experience). Thanks to her guidance, ideas and suggestions we truly feel that our ultimate choice is the right one for us. We can trust that our seven year old daughter will have a wonderful summer!”

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