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Round Table Session 1

Date: Oct 25, 2019
8:45 – 9:30 AM
1: What I Learned at Fair, Help us get the word out to our
community and legislators how important Fairs are to the
community through social media and the #WaFairsMatter
Campaign. Andrea Thayer, Grounds Entertainment/
Competitive Exhibits Manager, Washington State Fair/WSFA
2: Food for Thought, Concessionaires, Penny Nelson, WSFA
Service Director and Hazel’s Diner
John Morrison, WSFA Past President (Grant)
3: Targeting Youth/Millennials through Social Media
Learn how to best connect with youth/millennials through
marketing and what are the best ways to reach them.
Erin Gurtel, Director, Spokane Interstate Fair, WSFA Vice
President (Grant)
4: Generations YPI, Millennials are old news by now – what do you need to start noticing about the next generation?
A round table discussion on Generation Z (1995-2010) and
how they may differ from past generations. Kady Porterfield,
Director, Kittitas Valley Event Center (Finch)
5: Premiums, Issues Surrounding, Do you disburse premiums
during your fair? Do you mail them out after? Who handles
them? Let’s come together and discuss the pros and cons
you have experienced, and help each other out with the
possibilities of changing your current practice. Kristi Pimentel,
Entries Superintendent, Jefferson County Fair (Finch)
6: Driving revenue from vendor booth sales, Best practices in booth sales and management. Session will discuss methods
for increasing booth sales while spending less time per sale
on closing commercial vendors as well as lower-tiered
sponsorships. Michael Bleau, CEO Event Hub (Corbin)
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