Jul 27, 2010
Wholesalecrafts.com and Florida’s Chapter of the Museum Store Association Announce Date Alignment for January’s ACRE Orlando Show

Mooresville, NC – Wholesalecrafts.com, producers of the American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE) shows, including ACRE Orlando, to be held January 22 – 24, 2011, announces that the Florida Chapter of the Museum Store Association has recently announced new dates for their annual regional meeting. Historically scheduled to meet in October, the Chapter’s meeting will now be held January 21 – 24, 2011 in order to offer their members more reasons to attend, including premiere wholesale shopping at ACRE Orlando as well as the Orlando Gift Show. Both shows are running cooperatively and concurrently. ASI (a large advertising specialty products show) is also running in the same facility opening January 23, giving buyers yet another reason to shop in Orlando.

“Our members have very tight budgets which made aligning ACRE Orlando with our meetings an easy decision,” said Ava Maxwell, Manager of Retail Operations at the Morse Museum in Winter Park, FL. “Now many museum store buyers in the Florida region (which includes the Caribbean) will have the opportunity to attend both our MSA meetings and ACRE Orlando. This solves a problem for many, since traveling to more distant areas during our busiest season is often difficult.”

Wholesalecrafts.com has agreed to provide meeting space on the morning of January 22 for the Museum Store Association, allowing their buyers to immediately attend the show following their morning educational session. “We are excited to have yet another strong collaboration for ACRE Orlando, which is set to be an amazing success in January,” said Nancy Vince, President, Wholesalecrafts.com, Inc. “With thousands of Orlando Gift Show buyers, Museum Store Association buyers, and our thousand-plus buyers we expect to bring, this show promises to be a success like no other!”

About American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE) Orlando

Next year’s first annual ACRE Orlando is scheduled for Saturday, January 22 – Monday, January 24, 2011, with nearly 400 juried wholesale artists exhibiting in the North Hall of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. ACRE Orlando is cooperatively collocated and co-marketed with the Orlando Gift Show including Orlando Cash & Carry Show. For more information, visit www.ACREOrlando.com.

About Wholesalecrafts.com

Wholesalecrafts.com is the premier online service for sourcing close to 1300 American and Canadian wholesale artists. Wholesalecrafts.comfeatures jewelry, home decor, gifts, fashion accessories, garden accessories, and more in a wide variety of price points and styles. Enrollment is free for retailers. Artists pay a service fee. Commissions are not charged on sales. Wholesalecrafts.com is the producer of the American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE) shows, held annually in Las Vegas, NV and Orlando, FL. For more information, visit www.Wholesalecrafts.com or call 1.888.4.CRAFT.1 (1.888.427.2381).

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