The 2017 version of The Gentlemen’s Expo is in the books. We sampled drinks. We tasted food. We learned something from The Culinary Stage and we were entertained by the Main Stage. Friday Night Fights To End Cancer presented by Tweed Inc was a huge success. Oh and Congrats to Ashley F. for winning the Fight To End Cancer 50/50 draw. That’s $1500+ in his pocket! Not bad at all. Overall, there was lots to learn about this year’s event. We switched locations to the North Building and some feedback was that we need to go bigger. We heard you. We’re looking. We heard some great feedback about the selection of food and drink. Thanks for that. We really put effort in to curating the list of offerings at TGE.  We also heard the frustration from Baseball fans that the Carter & Alomar signing was cut a bit short. We wish we had control over our guests to squeeze in those last autographs, but we don’t we respect their time and the fact that they have to shuffle off to the next event. Cheers to all those fans that stuck it out.

Finally, we heard some super positive feedback about The Culinary Stage and the live Boxing. First, The Culinary Stage: Live demos that entertain and inform was the goal, and based on the buzz around the room and the audiences we met that goal. Next, the Boxing. Adding Friday Night Fights was an incredible experience. Jen, Virgil and the crew really know how to ‘throw down’. (We hope we’re using that in the right context) Lots of good energy in the room, with fighters that left everything in the ring. Hope to bring Boxing back next time and do it every night of our event. Cheers to Rebecca Freeman Photography for the boxing photos!

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The Gentlemen’s Expo Team.