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Seacoast Mom and Baby Expo returns to Eliot, ME

The Seacoast Mom and Baby Expo returns to Eliot, ME on Saturday, October 14th from 10am-4pm.  The Expo takes place at the Regatta Banquet & Conference Center on Route 236 in Eliot, ME.  Don’t miss this one day celebration of moms and babies!  This is THE event on the Seacoast for new and expecting families.

The Regatta Center has easy access of off I-95 and plenty of free parking.

The Seacoast Mom and Baby Expo was created to provide an easy way for Seacoast area moms to learn about all the wonderful resources in this area for pregnancy, birth and baby.  It’s one thing to sit around Googling everything – it’s way better to talk to the providers and touch the products!

We have so many special things planned for this year!  In addition to the more than 60 exhibitors, we are excited to announce the Harbour Women’s Health Baby Cafe, the Book Nook by G.Willikers! Toy Shop, the Teddy Bear Dental Clinic with Belknap Dental, the Nursing Nook sponsored by Portsmouth Regional Hospital and our Conversation Corner brought to you by York Hospital.

Special thanks to Garrison Women’s Health for sponsoring our Goodie Bags this year!  The first 200 moms through the door will receive a free goodie bag stuffed with coupons, info and samples.  Doors open at 10:00am!

Make a plan to meet a friend or two for lunch at the Harbour Women’s Health Baby Cafe – plenty of healthy snack and lunch options and toddler friendly foods!

Tickets are $5 at the door, or to avoid lines you can pre-purchase tickets here.

For more details and full list of exhibitors, demo classes & lectures visit www.seacoastmomandbabyexpo.com.

Follow the Seacoast Mom and Baby Expo on Facebook and Instagram for updates on raffle prizes, giveaways and more.

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11th Annual Seacoast Mom and Baby Expo has many new features

THE SEACOAST MOM & BABY EXPO RETURNS TO ELIOT IN OCTOBER

ELIOT, ME – The 11th Annual Seacoast Mom & Baby Expo returns to The Regatta Conference Center in Eliot, Maine for one day only on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The Seacoast Mom & Baby Expo is THE event of the year for the new families in the greater Seacoast region.  

This year’s Seacoast Mom & Baby Expo will be the largest to date and provide more  diverse opportunities than ever for new or expectant moms, their families and the birth community.

In addition to the incredible array of more than 60 exhibitors, the Expo will have many special elements you won’t want to miss.  Including the “Harbour Women’s Health Baby Cafe” featuring premium food options from the award winning Regatta Banquet & Conference Center.  Make a plan to meet friends and family for lunch – plenty of toddler friendly options will be available.   Plan to spend some time in the Conversation Corner where our rotating panel of experts will be teaching and answering your questions on a multitude of topics. 

Toddlers will also enjoy the G.Willikers! Toy Shop Book Nook with plenty of children’s books available to enjoy.  Kids can also bring a favorite stuffed animal to the “Belknap Dental Teddy Bear Check Up” area which will be set up in the cafe room to provide checkups for your toddlers favorite stuffed animal or lovie (teeth or even a mouth not required for teddy bear dental checkups, we have pretty good imaginations!).  You might even see the Tooth Fairy!  

Portsmouth Regional Hospital sponsors the popular Nursing Nook – a separate room for parents and babies who need a quiet and comfortable spot for feeding and changing babies away from the excitement of the main Expo room.

Special thanks to all of the sponsors of the 2017 Seacoast Mom & Baby Expo.  

Goodie Bag Sponsor – Garrison Women’s Health 

Lobby Sponsor – Acelleron Medical Supplies

Founding Sponsors – ChildLight Yoga and Dover Doula

Media Sponsors – Parenting NH Magazine, Maine Magazine, Z107.1 FM, 95.3 The Bull and 98.7 The Bay.

 

The cost for admission is $5 for adults.  Kids and babies are free.  

Vendor applications are now being accepted at www.seacoastmomandbabyexpo.com

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jonathan Sauers

603-988-4682

jonathan@baylemountainmarketing.com

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MASSACHUSETTS MOM AND BABY EXPO COMES TO WORCESTER

WORCESTER, MA – The Massachusetts Mom and Baby Expo presented by Root & Sprout is coming to Worcester, MA on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd at the DCU Center.

The Massachusetts Mom and Baby Expo will feature exhibitors, vendors, non-profits and local businesses all dedicated to the health and wellness of local moms, babies and families. 

The Expo is a fun, educational way for moms-to-be, new moms and dads and grandparents in central Massachusetts and the Metrowest Region to to explore all the wonderful resources available to new families in the area.  

“Women in this area are so fortunate because there are so many caring and compassionate companies and services here who are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of moms, babies and families,” says Darcy Sauers, Assistant Show Director.  “We are so excited to bring all these resources together for one weekend to make it easier for expecting and new families to do their research.”

The Massachusetts Mom and Baby Expo presented by Root & Sprout will be co-located with the Worcester Fall Home Show at the DCU Center.  Having the Home Show right next to the Mom and Baby Expo is a great pairing.  So many new parents are also new homeowners doing some “nesting” or renovations.  

The cost for admission is $5 for adults.  Kids and babies are free.  Vendor applications are now being accepted at:

http://www.massachusettsmomandbabyexpo.com/contact/ 

ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS MOM & BABY EXPO:  The Expo is produced by Bayle Mountain Marketing.  Bayle Mountain Marketing specializes in producing and promoting Mom and Baby Expos in New England.  Bayle Mountain Marketing’s events are professional, high quality, well attended events.  We enjoy bringing the community together to exchange information, explore educational resources, find new products, make connections and have fun.

ABOUT ROOT & SPROUT:  Root & Sprout Family Fitness and Wellness Studio is a Boroughs-based destination for women and their children. We are passionate about educating, inspiring, and empowering ALL women—from expectant mothers to grandmothers—and building a community of strong families.​ Join our friendly, confidence-building fitness studio, featuring over 50 cutting-edge classes each week with top instructors. With our Collective of Doulas and IBCLCs, expectant and new moms will also find the education and support you need to prepare for birth and well beyond. Root & Sprout also features wellness and nutrition programs, children’s programs for ages 0-6 and childcare with Early Childhood Experts while mom attends classes.  https://www.root-sprout.com 

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jonathan Sauers

603-988-4682

jonathan@baylemountainmarketing.com

Tips for Promoting Your Business at a Consumer Baby Expo

When you own a business that targets pregnant women and new moms, a baby expo is the perfect place to find new customers. However, if you’ve never been part of a tradeshow before, it can be overwhelming.  Here are a few tips to make your event more successful.

#1. Keep it simple! It’s tempting to print hundreds of handouts on every aspect of your business. However, women will be strolling by your booth and you have about 20 seconds to catch their attention. Keep your area simple and clean, not so over-stimulating that they just keep walking. Print a simple postcard with highlights of your services and your contact info instead.

 

#2. Be Proactive and Open – If you are sitting in the back of your booth checking your phone, you are not approachable. Stand up. Smile. Be the first to speak. If you know you can’t stand all day, bring a stool. Don’t sit in a low chair since nearly everyone you will be speaking to will be standing as they walk around the show.  Stay at their eye level.

 

#3 Focus on building ongoing relationships as much as, if not more than, new business.   Again, you may only have 20 seconds – that’s not long enough to sell a big- ticket item. But it might be long enough to gain a potential customer’s coveted email address. Lead with, “Would you like to enter my raffle to win a free maternity photo shoot?” While they are filling out your entry form, you can tell them more about yourself and your experience, and what sets you apart from other similar businesses. This might give them time enough to think of a question.  Questions turn into conversations and conversations turn into customers.

#4 Acknowledge that their contact info is valuable. After they enter your raffle and/or sign up for your newsletter, hand them a 20% off coupon that they can use at your business or website in the future.

#5 Self care – Leave the high heels at home. Remember that you will be standing and talking for a long time. Wear comfortable shoes. Drink water. Pack mints and cough drops. Maintain your energy levels.  Try to schedule someone to cover your booth so you can take a proper lunch break. Bring healthy snacks with you as well.

#6 Practice your Elevator Pitch – Polish your elevator pitch. Describe your services in a succinct and exciting way.  Practice it with a friend or in front of a mirror.  Again, you only have a short time to make a good impression.

#7 It’s not you, it’s them – Yes, you are excited to promote your business, but also  acknowledge your prospective customers by congratulating them on their pregnancy (if it’s obvious!), complimenting them on their cute baby and/or asking them how they are doing. This can go along way in starting a conversation.

#8 Don’t miss this opportunity to network with the other vendors at the Expo – Another great way to build your business is by connecting with the other people who are also exhibiting at the show. Use this as a chance to build your referral network.

#9  Create an attraction.   Include something to stall moms as they walk by your booth.  It could be anything from a bowl of nice chocolates to a craft for their toddler – anything that makes them pause and give you their attention.

#10  Have fun.  Chances are that you are in the “birth business” because this is your passion.  Enjoy the day talking about this career you love, cuddle some babies, hug a new mom.  Let your passion shine!

Author:  Jonathan Sauers is the Show Director and owner of Bayle Mountain Marketing.  Bayle Mountain Marketing produces three Mom & Baby Expos in New England that have become known for their focus on education and building community.  Jonathan has more than ten years experience in tradeshow production.  He can be reached at jonathan@baylemountainmarketing.com.

Photos by:  TARA Photography

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2017 Portland Mom and Baby Expo dates announced

The 2017 Portland Mom and Baby Expo will be on Friday, May 5th from 12N-4pm and Saturday, May 6th from 10am-4pm at the Portland Expo Building at 239 Park Avenue in Portland, Maine.

Booth space is almost 50% sold, so book your booth space as soon as you can.

One thousand women from the Greater Portland area are expected to attend this two day event.

Contact Jonathan Sauers for more information at 603-988-4682.

www.portlandmomandbabyexpo.com

 

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MOM & BABY EXPO DATES FOR THE NORTHEAST ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2017

MOM & BABY EXPO DATES FOR THE NORTHEAST ANNOUNCED

DOVER, NH – Bayle Mountain Marketing, producer of three Mom and Baby Expos in the Northeastern US, announces their 2017 Mom & Baby Expo schedule. The Expos connect thousands of moms, moms-to-be, dads and their families with the companies who create products, services and information for the health and wellness of new families.

The Portland Mom and Baby Expo, Second Annual
Friday and Saturday, May 5th and 6th, 2017
Portland Expo Building, 239 Park Ave. Portland, Maine

The Seacoast Mom and Baby Expo, Eleventh Annual
Saturday, October 14th 2017
The Regatta Banquet & Conference Center, Route 236, Eliot, Maine

The Massachusetts Mom & Baby Expo, Second Annual
Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22, 2017
The DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

This year’s Massachusetts Mom & Baby Expo will be co-located with the long established Fall Home Show at the DCU Center.   The two shows will be separate, but have similar hours  on Saturday and Sunday.  Both shows will share the same entrance via the large glass atrium of the DCU Convention Center.   “We are excited about this co-location as there is considerable crossover between the two audiences.  New families will be able to enjoy both shows,” says Jonathan Sauers, Show Director.

Vendor and sponsorship applications are now being accepted. Please contact Darcy Sauers, Assistant Show Director at darcy@baylemountainmarketing.com or 603-988-5945 if you are interested.

For more information: www.baylemountainmarketing.com

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jonathan Sauers
603-988-4682
jonathan@baylemountainmarketing.com