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Sharp Fest Event Announced: April 20-21, 2017

admin : June 15, 2016 8:17 pm : Educational Events

SAVE THE DATE!  April 19 – 22, 2017 for the Sharp Fest sharpening trade show and educational event!  We have reserved a room block at the Best Western Plus for the Sharp Fest April 19 -22 $99 w/ breakfast! Shoreview MN, 30 min for airport. Reservations 877-233-3194 A Hilton Garden Inn in walking distance is also an option with the same tel.

Meetings will begin Thursday and conclude Friday. Wednesday night Meet n Greet as vendors set up. There may be a Sat. am meeting for private instruction with equipment suppliers Typically 80 to 90 entrepreneurs gather and meet with 20 vendors. We always choose a great space where the flow of energy excites the crowd, a wonderful show making great connections and generating ideas to innovate and inspire. So get ready to visit the Twin Cities next April. Every other year, Sharpeners’ Report sponsors and hosts a trade show for professional sharpening businesses. Owners and pro sharpeners network, hold Round Table discussions, hear presentations, and visit with industry suppliers during a 2.5 day event. Seasoned instructors offer free presentations and several fee-based small group instruction workshops will be offered. A newer tradition is a knife sharpness testing activity, and certification opportunities. We hope you’ll save the date and check our Blog monthly for details. Sign up on our mailing list by requesting a free sample of the Sharpeners’ Report newsletter, which is issued every other month to sharpening businesses in all sectors, from industrial saw, tool and knife grinder re-sharpening shops to mobile sharpening outfits servicing and repairing clipper blades, shears, lawn and garden tools, and cutlery.  more »

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Industry Events

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August 24-27 IWF, Atlanta The International National Woodworking Fair at Georgia World Congress Center
September 24-27 Kansas City, MO, National Beauty Tools Sharpeners Guild (NBTSG) Shear Certification Training
Nov.13-14 Las Vegas, International Beauty Sharpening Association (IBSA) Shear Certification and Training.
2017 April 20-21 Minneapolis, Sharp Fest! Sharpeners’ Report trade show for all sectors of sharpening. Tel. 952-406-8870 Registration begins in Sept. SAVE THE DATE!