Testimonials

“This was the Puppy Hugger’s 2nd NYC Retails & Sales Pet Expo & it well exceeded expectations. The venue set thepuppyhugger_logo tone for a happy day all by itself & on top of that attendance seemed to be up & there was a constant flow of interested retailers & influencers. Nancy & Dana knocked this one out the park! “ Elaine Doran, Hugger Designs LLC dba The Puppy Hugger™ ~ Vendor October 2015 & April 2016

“Hello and Thank You Nancy. Your event was a great boost for us. We have made some very good contacts as a 12122532_10101995739828427_2222090692359530932_nresult of attending your event, and even more exposure. Even a few collaborations with others in attendance. Great event. Hopefully we’ll have good news to report in the future! Thanks again for inviting us to your event. Lots of love for Furrfighters in NYC!! You guys are pawsome!!” Jim Rimoshytus. Furrfighters LLC. ~ Vendor April 2016

“Hello Dana & Nancy, Tuesday was a blast! We were busy meeting people, pups and enjoying interactions with Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 1.57.02 PMcurrent and new BB fans alike. The show was a great platform for us to make inroads into our NYC market. It was a thoroughly enjoyable networking show and we look forward to participating in future events. You and Nancy were both charming and gracious hosts. Thank you, Well done!” ROXANNE PETTIPAS, Founder & CEO of Buddy Belts ~ Vendor April 2016

“Thank you, Nancy and Dana, for putting on a great show and for being so welcoming to me.  I really appreciated 12800273_10101968689891717_3008209911666050119_nyour effort to bring people to my table to introduce them to me and my product.  Thank you!”   Andrea Petrini
Whisker and Box, LLC ~ Vendor April 2016

“Hi Nancy and Dana
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Looking forward to other opportunities.
Best woof woof,
Sandra” ~ Vendor April 2016

“This was my first time participating in the NYC Re-Tails and Sales Expo and I am so grateful I did!  PrintThe quality of the contacts we made was exceptional.  I feel that the investment in the booth for your show had a huge return in low-funnel sales prospects to stores, connections to distributors and a great deal of exposure across diverse mediums.  I consider this event to be a home run and have not had this level of success at any other show.  The size is perfect for making meaningful connections, because people really had time to hear about our product, ask questions and allow us to gauge what would work best for their business.  Another thing that bears mentioning is that we did not feel like we were “on our own” when we arrived.  There was a lot of hospitality and assistance for us, and the other vendors, whereas at other shows we have been left to figure out the what/where/when of set up by ourselves.  You offer a great service to businesses and should be applauded for the professional execution!  Thank you again, Eileen Patterson  Doggables Treats, LLC” ~ October 2015 Vendor

“A heartfelt thank you to Dana Humphrey of Whitegate PR and Nancy Hassel of American Pet Professionals for inviting me
BIS-Lead-Thumb-2to be part of this years NYC Re-tails and Sales Pet Expo – featuring Made in the USA pet products! Oct. 16 – which also happens to be Feral Cat Awareness Day was the “purrfect’’ date to get everyone PIE-ticipating in my Jill Rappaport’s Pies 4 Paws challenge, which benefited the NYC Mayor’s Alliance Feral Cat Initiative!  Fifteen fun loving animal advocates were up for the sweet challenge, happily PIE-taking! While several pooches including my little rescue Rubie, watched with wagging tails hoping some of that creamy delight would land on their lips – no such luck!” ~ Jill Rappaport, NBC TV, Best in Shelter

 

 

“Being at the NYC Re-tails and Sales Pet Expo was an amazing event for pet product companies like VetIQ because we23e5b8a30a05e440a1f80d8de0808f1f_400x400
were able to showcase items such as Minties Dental Treats, Delightibles cat treats and VetGuard Plus Flea & Tick products at a central location where dozens of media, bloggers, consumers, retailers, and other businesses within the pet industry can learn about the products and get immediate feedback about our company.  Vet IQ was able to attain numerous contacts to help further spread the word about our current and new products through the NYC Re-tails and Sales Pet Expo events!” ~ Dr. Liz Hanson, DVM

 

 

299263_10152664220780321_1117690720_n“Dana Humphrey of Whitegate PR and Nancy Hassel of American Pet Professionals are always finding ways to support the community. The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals was honored to be a part of the NYC Re-tails and Sales Pet Expo and to have its New York City Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI) highlighted during the event. Our organization was able to raise awareness and funds for this critically important program.” ~ Stephanie Mattera, Spokesperson, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

 

 

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The 1st annual, New York Retails and Sales Expo was a perfect opportunity for Fresh & Fluffy All Natural Dry Dog/Cat Shampoo to be introduced the tri-state market and thanks to you ladies, Nancy and Dana, we were able to accomplish our objective. Although the weather wasn’t ideal, we were pleasantly surprised to see the number of retailers who attended. That’s a testament to aggressive marketing by Long Island Pet Professionals and WhitegatePR. Because of your efforts, we can proudly say Fresh & Fluffy is available in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It was well worth the flight from Houston to New York!” ~ Rod Thomas, Fresh and Fluffy.

 

 

“The new NYC Sales Expo was a great opportunity for companies making products in the894919_10153712304170721_42237589_o US to speak with retailers in the Tri-state area. Because the show is smaller and intimate it gives retailers a chance to get in-depth information from manufacturers. Nancy and Dana did a good job with getting the word out. It’s a good place for small and large manufacturers to speak one-on-one with retailers when they are not overwhelmed, as most are, at the larger trade shows.” ~ Wendy Shankin-Cohen, President, Dr. Harvey’s.

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 8.26.11 PM “The NYC Retails & Sales Pet Expo was the best pet expo I have ever done. Our sales numbers for a one day event were incredible.  Our product was a perfect match for the Made in the USA theme of the show, as all of our pet products are made and the ingredients sourced right here from local farms – and we are Made in the USA, Certified as well. We are excited to have Chasing our Tails be a vendor at the upcoming show in October in NYC and look forward to meeting many new retailers!” ~ Stephen Trachtenberg, Chasing Our Tails.

 

 

 

“It was a snowy, rainy day in Manhattan when the 1st annual Made in the USA expo was launched.535349_351381034917452_1617717284_n Even though most of us were skeptical about the possible turn out, I personally was not concerned. Having been a part of both Nancy and Dana’s events before I knew it was going to be good. I made many contacts with both media and retailers. That lead to opportunities I never would have had if I was not in attendance. However, the best part was the retailers that attended placed orders and decent size orders. Like always Nancy and Dana put on a great show and I welcome being a part of the 2nd annual Made in the USA.” ~ Kim Loper, Life is Grruff