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Show Off Your Sheds In April

by Karen Knapstein

The biggest thing that has happened here at Garage, Shed & Carport Builder magazine since our last edition is we’ve had to postpone our first show. The Garage, Shed and Carport Builder Show was originally scheduled to take place February 4-5, but due to restrictions from the State of Indiana and St. Joseph County, we’ve rescheduled the show to November 5-6. It will be held at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana. 

At some point, we’ll all be able to hit the road again and attend trade shows. (I really miss visiting with builders and manufacturers face to face!) When that time comes, you’ll no doubt want to know how to best handle trade show tax write-offs. (See the article starting on page 24.)

Since this issue should have been the show preview issue, focusing on all the exhibitors you would see at the South Bend trade show, we felt it fitting to launch a “virtual” show. Beginning on page 40, you can learn about what the exhibitors have to offer. As part of each company’s profile, you’ll see a Quick Response (QR) code. Scan the QR code with your smartphone to visit that company’s “virtual booth” online. Each booth is unique, and may include images, additional product details, videos, and more. 

In the April edition, we’ll hold a different kind of exhibition … I invite each of you to submit one of your sheds to be published in our Projects and Products issue. The Product Profiles will return and be featured with a gallery of shed projects. From Adhesives to Ventilation, we will show you products in more than a dozen different categories. 

All shed builders are welcome to submit projects for publication. What we need: Three to five clear photos, specific materials used, shed size, location, and a brief description. [If you like, you can download this form, which will prompt you for all the info we need: https://bit.ly/35yGJy9.] Feel free to contact me with questions.

If you would like to share your experiences and opinions with me — either on or off the record — feel free to call, write, or email. (My contact info is on page 5.)

Until next time, be well.

Karen Knapstein
Author: Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein has been in publishing since 1997. She is the executive editor at Shield Wall Media and acts as the managing editor of Frame Building News and Garage, Shed and Carport Builder magazines. Karen is a contributing editor to the other Shield Wall Media titles: Rural Builder, Metal Roofing Magazine, Roofing Elements, and Rollforming Magazine. Karen lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and has a grown daughter, Faye. She can be reached via email at karen@shieldwallmedia.com.

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