That's a Wrap! The 2022 Trade Show Has Left the Building!

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On Wednesday April 27, 2022, the Triangle Apartment Association held their annual trade show with the theme, REGROUP: Get the Band Back Together! in the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds. This four-hour trade show from 4-8 pm, welcomed over 900 pre-registered attendees and 125 exhibitors! 

The energy in the room was palpable after the long winter and two-year COVID pandemic, with exhibitors and attendees, both buzzing with excitement, so happy to once again join together for this much-needed reunion tour. We saw exhibitors dressed as the Blues Brothers, several long-lost members of Journey, Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderalla, Elvis, a few hippies, the Spice Girls, and even a Madonna complete with cones. One exhibitor had their products set up on a drum kit, a couple had wind machines containing money hurricanes, we saw a ski-ball game, spin-to-win games and even a virtual reality simulator.

This year we were pleased to offer members a TAA Photo Booth, where attendees could take and share selfies with fun music-themed props, as well as a 'chill out' lounge, with couches and chairs to rest their tired legs in-between visits.

We were joined by the following food vendors:

  • Chelsea Café
  • Hibachi Xpress
  • JuiceKeys
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • NY Hot Dogs Catering and
  • The Mac House

For the suppliers who entered our Best Booth Contest, we presented awards to the following booths:

  • Best Costume: Career Strategies
  • Best Use of Theme: Full House Marketing
  • Overall/Best in Show: Tidal Electrical Services
  • We'd be remiss to not also recognize the two honorable mentions: Chadwell Supply and A&M Paper & Printing, who were in the top 5 with a tied score

At the end of the night, winners were chosen for the Battle of the Baskets raffle, where proceeds are donated to the Triangle Apartment Association Education Foundation. The following baskets were awarded trophies and bragging rights!

  • Basket winners coming soon!

The evening concluded with the GRAND PRIZE Giveaway of eight $500 prizes, sponsored by our Strategic Business Partners and randomly drawn, to the following lucky winners!

  • Nana Bentsi-Enchill, Hawthorne Residential Partners, Inc

  • Frank Crannell, Expanco, Inc

  • Howard Smith, The Aster Apartments (Kettler Management)

  • Calvin Meadows, Mariners Crossing Apartments (Related Management)

  • Coreen Lukacs, The Parke at Trinity (Highmark Residential)

  • Jordi Myles, Mariners Crossing Apartments (Related Management)

  • Karen Myles, Hamilton Ridge Apartments (Related Management)

  • Brittany Love, South Square Townhomes (PRG Real Estate Management, Inc)

Overall, we are so happy with the show and the excitement from attendees and exhibitors alike!

Did you attend? What were your thoughts?  

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for event photos, coming soon!