On this week's PaperClipping Newsbreak, Nancy Nally pointed out that many major names are noticeably absent from the exhibitor directory for Summer CHA later this month. (Audio download of newsbreak available here.
Nancy confirmed that Fiskars and EK Success will both be absent. In addition, other major vendors currently NOT listed in the exhibitor directory are: Anna Griffin, KI Memories, My Sentiments Exactly, Pebbles Inc, Reminisce, Rusty Pickle, Scenic Route, and Chatterbox.
Perhaps even more astonishing is that NONE of the 3 major scrapbook publications are signed up for booth presence at the show: Northridge Media, CK Media (recently purchased by New Track Media) and Scrapbooks Etc will all likely be absent.
The summer show is always the smaller of the two yearly CHA shows, but this year will be a noticeably smaller crowd. It will be interesting to see how that affects the industry. Many of the companies who have elected not to show are still doing summer product releases. Sneak Peaks to many of those product releases are available here on Scrapbook Update.
Are any of you planning on attending CHA? What are your thoughts on the matter?