Photo by Emily Fitzgerald – Chris Hoel of The Power Shop poses for a photo in the business’ display at the 57th Annual Home Show in Chehalis on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
The Blue Pavilion of the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds was a bustle of activity April 14-15 as vendors gathered for the 57th Annual Home Show.
While the show has previously been called the Home and Garden Show, this year’s vendors specialized in home improvements and remodeling as opposed to gardening.
After a brief hiatus last year, vendors welcomed the opportunity to connect one-on-one with customers.
“We work directly with the community through events like this,” said Mandi of Olympic Health and Safety, adding that the word-of-mouth the business gets from events like the Home Show helps the company connect with more of the community.
The opportunity for word-of-mouth advertising and the chance to communicate directly with customers were also reasons Bekins Northwest decided to be a vendor at this year’s home Show, said representative Brian Carreon. “A lot of folks come here to try and sell. I just want to be as informative as I can,” he said.
The Power Shop was the featured vendor at this year’s Home Show.
“Being a part of the Home and Garden Show is a great way for us to get out in front of our community to showcase the full breadth of what we do,” Oliver previously said.
The Home Show was primarily a grown-up-oriented event, but there was fun for the kids — namely, a LEGO contest where winning participants won prizes for their creations.
Home Show organizers at the Chamber hope to bring the LEGO contest back for future shows.