Our team has enjoyed attending many consumer goods trade shows over the years. We were able to participate in and have a booth as exhibitors at Expo West earlier this year. That being said, we love attending the other shows that are smaller and more personable yet equally as exciting. With that, a few of our recruiters participated at the Northwest Food Show in April in Portland, OR. Northwest Food Show is the largest B2B foodservice show in the Pacific Northwest and has been running for over 60 years! 

Our team dove headfirst, meeting as many people as possible and demonstrating our enthusiasm for Normine Lombard and our mission. It was a great event, and our team met new potential clients and tasted their delicious samples. Some of their displays were gorgeous, and their presentation was spot on! We were able to make connections while visiting the vendors and chatting about what we do at Normine Lombard. Like many companies attending the show, we are a growing company passionate about establishing connections to help them succeed in their growth plans later. 

By the end of the day, our team had full bellies from the samples and full hearts for the connections they could make with other businesses in the PNW. We are looking forward to potentially working with the suppliers and distributors of the Northwest! Some vendors had traveled across the country to exhibit in Portland, and their unique products drew our attention. I’m sure it’s no secret that we look forward to future conversations with them. Of course, visiting every booth is always a challenge, as MANY people attended, but it was worth it! Our favorite part of the show was the samples, as they were ALL delicious, and we could also spend quality time with the vendors and their associates.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the NW Food Show April 13-14 in 2025!