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Category: Events

Industry-Specific Podcast & Training

As you probably know, we here at NNEP are BIG FANS of education and training. After all, we do not know what we do not know, right? Self-directed education puts you in the driver's seat! With the internet, you can learn, develop and master the skills and knowledge that will help you take your business…
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Offer More Than Apparel!

If you own a retail business and are intrigued by the possibility of offering more than apparel and athletic bags to your customers, you may want to check out the Markets beyond the trade shows like NNEP's Embroidery Marts and the other industry shows. There is an entirely different world of wholesale sources out there…
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3 Day Digitizing Workshop in Tennessee in June

We are very excited to announce that Lee Caroselli Barnes of Balboa Threadworks is hosting a three-day deep-dive digitizing workshop in Nashville right after Embroidery Mart! See below for the details and to register. The seating is limited, as she only works with small groups due to the depth of the training provided. Register now…
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NNEP launches Creative Display Contest

One of the things that has bothered us here at NNEP about our industry for a very long time is how poorly we present our products to our customers and in our business locations. It seems like embroidery and apparel decoration professionals give little to no thought or effort to making their products look appealing,…
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The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Business

Do you know what the single greatest thing you can do for your business is? Talking to your customers? Nope... Adding another employee or equipment? Nope... Mastering social media? Nope... The greatest thing you can do for your business is to infuse it, and yourself and your staff with NEWNESS. It is attending a real-life…
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One Stop Expo is March 29, 2019 in Grand Rapids, MI

Join NNEP at the One Stop EXPO 2019! This is an amazing day of learning, networking and entertainment that will leave you energized and motivated to take your business to new heights! Don't forget the free samples, give-a-ways and prizes! This is a free event for One Stop customers. One Stop is a preferred vendor…
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Top 5 Reasons to Attend an Embroidery Trade Show

You may be thinking about attending one of the embroidery trade shows in 2019, but don’t quite know if it’s worth the effort. Attending a decorated apparel industry trade show can provide opportunities for your business to grow and flourish, but attending can also cost a pretty penny and put the brakes on job production while you are…
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NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference is here!

I love industry events - it is so interesting, exciting, fun to see what everyone is doing, to see what they are wearing and to hear how they and their businesses are doing! And we get to do that again next week, at NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference, in Cleveland, Ohio on June 14 &…
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Conferences are Dead, Long Live Conferences

So many things have endured major disruptions in the past 10 years, TV, radio, print, social media, education, conferences and even Twinkies! But like Twinkies, all of these things continue on, just in new ways. Attending NNEP's Embroidery & Digitizing Conference takes time, money and effort, no question. Attending this conference for apparel decoration professionals…
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NNEP's First Embroidery Mart

We are doing some spring cleaning here at the NNEP office this week and I came across some of these show directories, from the very first Embroidery Mart, held in Nashville in 2002. I have such vivid memories of this event - arriving at Opryland and just being WOWed by this hotel (it was spectacular),…
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