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Festival Network Online

April 2010
Hi FNO member,
We hope you are busy booking shows for the upcoming festival season. This month, Barb Fitzgerald is back with some great tips for food vendors looking to fill their calendars with events. Another good way to get your business noticed is to be listed in the FNO Festival Biz Directory. Learn more below.

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Four Steps to Procuring Food Booth Space, Part 1
by Barb Fitzgerald

Establishing a schedule of good events is a time-consuming, and sometimes difficult, process. Finding and analyzing events takes time and effort, as does making contact with coordinators, submitting appropriate paperwork, and following up with confirmation. In the beginning a start-up concessionaire needs to actively pursue an entire season of events to develop his or her new business. Over time the process becomes easier. Your own experience and information gleaned from other vendors will help determine which events to attend and which ones to avoid. Read more

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Festival Biz Directory

Visit the Festival Biz DirectoryDo you know about our Festival Biz Directory? It's a great way to promote your business, network with and/or find others on the festival circuit. It's free to be listed in the directory, though we do offer other options to make your company stand out even more. Promoters with openings to fill may use Festival Biz to search for vendors in their area, so make sure your information is there and easy to find!

To get listed in the directory, log in to, and from the My Account area, select Modify my Profile. Check "Yes" beside "FNO Festival Biz Public Search Engine". You can control which information is displayed from FNO Account Details, linked from My Account.

Remember, profiles with photos are listed first in Festival Biz. Need help uploading a photo? Click here.

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