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INDEPENDENTRETAILER.com MARCH MAR 2-4, Great American Gem Show


“InterGem” Denver, CO - Denver Merchandise Mart Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@ intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.


MAR 3-4, Great American Gem Show


“InterGem” Southfi eld, MI - Southfi eld Municipal


Complex Pavilion Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@ intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.


MAR 3-5, Gatlinburg Apparel &


Jewelry Market Gatlinburg, TN - Gatlinburg Convention Center This show features Ladies’, Men’s and Children’s Ap- parel, Fashion Jewelry and Accessories, Fine Jewelry and Gifts from all over the world. Wholesale Only, Writing Orders, Immediate Delivery and Cash-and- Carry. Business License Required. For further informa- tion: Linda Norton, The Norton Shows, P.O. Box 265, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Telephone: 865-436-6151; Fax: 865-436-6152; Email: nortonshow@gmail.com; Website: www.nortonshows.com.


MAR 3-5, Norton’s Gatlinburg Gift


& Variety Show Gatlinburg, TN - Gatlinburg Convention Center This show features Ladies’, Men’s and Children’s Ap- parel, Fashion Jewelry and Accessories, Fine Jewelry and Gifts from all over the world. Wholesale Only, Writing Orders, Immediate Delivery and Cash-and- Carry. Business License Required. For further informa- tion: Linda Norton, The Norton Shows, P.O. Box 265, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Telephone: 865-436-6151; Fax: 865-436-6152; Email: nortonshow@gmail.com; Website: www.nortonshows.com.


MAR 3-5, Portland Gift & Accessories Show


Portland, OR - Oregon Convention Center The Portland Gift & Accessories Show is open to the retail buying trade only. It features a variety of giftware, decorative accessories, personal and fashion accessories, home decor, garden & outdoor product, one-of-a-kind, handmade merchandise, antiques and collectibles, table- ware and fi ne jewelry. For further information: Western Exhibitors, LLC, 2818 Greenwich St., San Francisco, CA 94123. Telephone: 415-346-6666; Fax: 415-346- 4965; Email: showinfo@weshows.com; Website: www. weshows.com, www.portlandgift.com.


MAR 4-6, Camex - Campus Market Expo Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Palace


Convention Center Campus Market Expo, Collegiate Retailing’s Main Event. For further information: Mary Adler-Kozak, National Association of College Stores, 500 E. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074. Telephone: 800-622-7498, 440- 775-7777; Fax: 440-775-4769; Email: madler-kozak@ nacs.org; Website: www.camex.org.


MAR 4-7, Montreal Spring Gift Show Montreal, Canada, PQ - Place Bonaventure Exhibition Hall


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Distributors, importers, manufacturers and agents of giftware from all over the country will be displaying at this trade show. For further information: Bianca Ken- nedy, Show Manager, dmg World Media-Producer, 180 Duncan Mill Rd., 4th Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada M3B 1Z6. Telephone: 416-385-1870, 888-823-7469; Fax: 416- 385-1851; Website: www.montrealgiftshow.com.


MAR 8-11, TransWorld’s Annual Halloween,


Costume & Party & Attractions Show St. Louis, MO - America’s Center The Halloween, Costume & Party Show is the black cat’s meow when it comes to introducing new products. With more than 10,000 highly motivated buyers within your reach, it is without a doubt your best opportunity to network and develop long-term business relation- ships for your marketing dollars. Plus, we offer promotional opportunities to really mesmerize the buyers throughout the show. You can showcase your latest products and conduct or participate in Seminars & Demonstrations. Ask your TWE associate for your Promotional Opportunity Kit. For further information: Don Olstinske, Show Manager, TransWorld Exhibits, Inc., 1850 Oak St., Northfi eld, IL 60093. Telephone: 847-446-8434, 800-323-5462, Direct: 847-784-2407; Fax: 847-446-3523; Email: don@tweshows.com; Website: www.tweshows.com, www.hcpshow.com.


MAR 9-11, ACC Craft Fair - Atlanta


Atlanta, GA - Cobb Galleria The largest juried indoor craft show in the nation will feature many of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home decor artists. Now in its 36th year, this American Craft Council show is a must-attend event. For further information: Kristen Powell, American Craft Council, 1224 Marshall St. NE #200, Mineapolis, MN 55413-1089. Telephone: 612-206-3100; Fax: 612-355-2330; Email: Kpowell@ craftcouncil.org; Website: www.craftcouncil.org.


MAR 9-11, Great American Gem Show


“InterGem” Seattle, WA - Seattle Center Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@ intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.


MAR 9-11, Great American Gem Show


“InterGem” Columbus, OH - Veterans Memorial Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@ intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.


MAR 10-11, Contemporary Crafts Market


San Fransisco, CA - Fort Mason Fine American Crafts in all media. For further informa- tion: Roy Helms, Roy Helms & Associates, 575 Cooke St. #A2820, Honolulu, HI 96813. Telephone: 808-422- 7362; Fax: 808-23-1688; Email: ccm@CraftSource.org; Website: www.CraftSource.org.


MAR 10-13, International


Housewares Show Chicago, IL - McCormick Place Complex This annual show features exhibits from manufactur- ers and representatives of housewares and consumer products from the United States and thirty-seven other countries, and attracts over 50,000 attendees. For further information: Sharon Fulton, International Housewares Association, 6400 Shafer Court, Ste. 650, Rosemont, IL 60018. Telephone: 847-292-4200; Fax:


847-292-4211; Email: preyonlds@housewares.org; Website: www.housewares.org.


MAR 12-15, L.A. Market Week Young Men’s


Urban & Suburban Apparel Markets Los Angeles, CA - California Market Center Five seasons a year, retailers from around the globe converge at the CMC for Los Angeles Fashion Market, featuring thousands of the industry’s best established brands and emerging designers for apparel, footwear, accessories, gift & lifestyle product. Located in hun- dreds of showrooms and several specialty tradeshows on various fl oors of the CMC. For further informa- tion: Audrey Okulick, California Mart, 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079. Telephone: 800-cal-mart (225-6278), 213-630-3737; Fax: 213-630-3708; Email: aokulick@californiamarketcenter.com; Website: www. californiamarketcenter.com.


MAR 12-15, Los Angeles Gift & Home Ac-


cessories Market Los Angeles, CA - California Market Center The showroom facilities’ top fi ve fl oors featured gifts, home décor, decorative accessories, furniture, rugs, garden accessories, fl oral, tabletop, toys, books, frames, candles, aromatherapy, cards, games, holiday, specialty and seasonal items. For further information: Audrey Okulick, California Mart, 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079. Telephone: 800-cal-mart (225-6278), 213-630-3737; Fax: 213-630-3708; Email: aokulick@ californiamarketcenter.com; Website: www.california- marketcenter.com.


MAR 12-15, Los Angeles Shoe Show


Los Angeles, CA - California Market Center Showcases hundreds of premier footwear collections from burgeoning labels and established brands. For further information: Audrey Okulick, California Mart, 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079. Telephone: 800-cal-mart (225-6278), 213-630-3737; Fax: 213-630- 3708; Email: aokulick@californiamarketcenter.com; Website: www.californiamarketcenter.com.


MAR 16-16, The Heritage Cash & Carry


Wholesale Market Columbus, OH - The Aladdin Shrine Complex Traditional and new ideas for the home & garden from America’s Finest Craftsman. For further information: Heritage Markets, P.O. Box 389, Carlisle, PA 17013. Telephone: 717-249-9404; Fax: 717-258-0265; Email: hertmarket@aol.com; Website: www.heritagemarkets.com.


MAR 16-18, Great American Gem Show


“InterGem” Wilmington, DE - The Chase Center on the


Riverfront Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@ intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.


MAR 16-18, Great American Gem


Show “InterGem” Saramento, CA - Sacramento Convention Center Many beautiful and exotic gems, beads and jewelry, can be found among the rows and rows of exhibitors at each show. Engagement rings, anniversary gifts, birthstones, healing gemstones, heirlooms, possessions of movie stars and international celebrities, multiplies in value as gifts for friends, family or oneself. For further information: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc., 120 Derwood Circle, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-294-1640; Fax: 301-294-0034; Email: info@ intergem.net; Website: www.intergem.net.


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