SCAM ALERT FOR VENDORS

As per our privacy policy, Marketplace Events is a permission-based email sender. We do not share, rent, or sell any email lists. 

VENDOR KIT INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED CLOSER TO EVENT

The Omaha Holiday Boutique does not print or mail the Vendor Kit.  All information can be found in the Vendor Kit and the links below.

 


 

Helpful Tips & Links

Vendor Checklist - Click Here 

Importnant Vendor Do's & Don'tsClick Here 

Booth FAQ Sheet - Click Here

CHI Health Center Facility Rules & Regulations - Click Here

CHI Health Center Vendor Rules & Regulations - Click Here

Please note that this page is always being updated as new information becomes available. 

Additional Questions?
Contact Kelsey Jackson, Show Coordinator

816.601.2701 | KelseyJ@mpeshows.com

----- NEW Political Merchandise Policy for 2024 -----
As we enter a highly volatile political environment in advance of the 2024 General Election, Marketplace Events (MPE) wants to make clear its position on what content will not be permitted on its exhibit floors in all its US consumer home and holiday shows effective January 1, 2024. MPE shows are welcoming environments built solely to encourage face-to-face commerce. Creating respectful, safe marketplaces where our attendees and exhibitors can come together to learn, shop, compare pricing and do business together is our highest priority.

MPE’s acceptability standards do not permit political candidates, parties or other groups promoting issues or ballot initiatives to participate as exhibitors. In addition, the display or sale of any products or services that are political/partisan in nature or that can be interpreted to promote, incite, or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance are prohibited. MPE’s judgment in applying these standards will be final.

MPE maintains these policies to ensure a welcoming environment for all attendees and exhibitors.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

SHOW MANAGEMENT 
The Holiday Boutique is produced and managed by: 
Marketplace Events LLC
2000 Auburn Dr., Ste 200 
Beachwood, OH 44122 
484.854.9084
www.marketplaceevents.com | omahaholidayboutique.com

SHOW OFFICE
During move-in, show hours and move-out, Show Management will maintain a show office. The office is located near the main entrance doors between Hall B & C.

SHOW HOURS
Friday, November 8th, 2024 10:00am – 9:00pm 
Saturday, November 9th, 2024 9:00am – 7:00pm 
Sunday, November 10th, 2024 10:00am – 5:00pm

SECURITY 
Security is provided during the show. The guards will be on duty 24 hours each day during the show. Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect Vendors’ property, but Show Management assumes no responsibility for any losses due to fire, theft, robbery, damage, accident, or other causes.   
Please take the following suggestions under advisement: 
➢ Do not leave your booth unattended during set-up, show, or move-out

➢ Do not leave small items, electronics, one-of-a-kind special samples, prototypes, generated leads, or extremely valuable merchandise in your booth overnight.

FINAL PAYMENTS 
Full and final payment for exhibit space must be made by Tuesday, October 15th, 2024 . Show Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any Vendor whose account has not been settled and paid in full. 

If you have signed and authorized Marketplace Events to automatically charge your card on your original contract, please make sure funds are available in the proper time frame. If you have any questions regarding payment processes, please contact Kelsey Jackson at kelseyj@mpeshows.com or 816.601.2701. Any contracts that are outstanding after the show cycle is completed will automatically be sent to collections and the Vendor will still be responsible to pay off the booth space and will not be allowed to exhibit in any future shows with Marketplace Events. 

 

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VENDOR WEBINAR 

Watch the webinar here: COMING SOON

Your show team takes you through important show information to help you have the best show possible.

 

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HOLIDAY DECOR

It is required for all vendors to incorporate holiday decor in your booth.

 

 

Click here to view examples of holiday decor

 

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INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR NAME OUT THERE? DONATE ITEMS FOR GIRLS NIGHT OUT.

On November 8th from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Holiday Boutique turns a unique shopping experience into a party with a special Girls Night Out on Friday - complete with music, entertainment and fabulous door prizes!

You can reach shoppers and gain more exposure at the show by providing a gift certificate from your business. 

Further information will be posted closer to the show dates.

Deadline Coming Soon.

 

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Want additional exposure as an Artisan? 

Our Artisan designation only cost $60, and you get the following benefits.

  • 12”x12” floor decal on the aisle in front of your booth
  • Listed as an Artisan on our feature page of the website under “Artisan Vendors” with your logo and booth number.
  • Potential for onsite PR (no guaranteed) if requested by media. 

Ask your Exhibit Sales Consultant about this designation.

Artisan Vendor application deadline coming Soon.

 

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2024 SHOW HOURS

FridayNovember 8th10:00 am - 9:00 pm
SaturdayNovember 9th9:00 am - 7:00 pm
SundayNovember 10th10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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SCAM ALERT FOR VENDORS

As per our privacy policy, Marketplace Events is a permission-based email sender. We do not share, rent, or sell any email lists. 

 

There have been a number of spam emails offering our attendee lists. These are scams and the senders are unauthorized to use the Marketplace Events’ name. These scammers are attempting to receive monies from exhibiting companies without providing anything in return. These emails are not approved by Marketplace Events, and Marketplace Events would never ask for bank information or other sensitive information over email.  

CLICK HERE for more information.

 

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Move-In Schedule

Each vendor will be assigned a specific date and time to set up their booth. These assignments will be communicated via color-coded map posted below 30 days prior to move-in.  Driving into the building, if feasible, is only allowed during your assigned date and time. Hand carry or pushcart move-in is allowed any time during and/or after assigned time.

If a vendor will be using a vehicle as part of their booth space, vehicles Keys MUST be given to Show Management once parked in booth. 

 

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Move-Out

Dismantling of displays is not permitted until 5:01 pm on Sunday, November 10th.

General Move-Out Hours:

Sunday, November 10th: 5:01 pm - 10:00 pm

 

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Parking

Click Here - to view the CHI Health Center Parking Map.

 

CHI Health Center Omaha is located at 455 N. 10th Street, within walking distance of the Old Market 
Entertainment and Shopping district and approximately 3.5 miles from the airport. For complete driving 
directions, view on Google Maps. Surface parking is $10. Garage parking (when available) is $15. Cash 
payment and the following credit cards are now accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. 

Bus parking, RV Parking, Trailers (when applicable) is $25. In/Out Parking is not allowed

 

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VENDOR BADGES

Vendor badges are NOT mailed out prior to the show. Badges can be picked up at Vendor Registration (located behind
the box office) during move-in and during show hours. Complimentary plastic badge holders are provided. Vendor
badges are required to identify you as an authorized Vendor. Vendors will not be allowed access to the show floor

during show days without a badge.

Each company will be provided an allotment of 5 badges.

Badges can be picked up at the show office during move-in or at Will Call during show days.

 

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Show Decorator | Gilbert Exposition Management Services

Vendors are responsible for flooring (required for all booths.) You may supply your own tables and chairs or rent from the show decorator. An advanced purchase discount is offered & will ensure availability of all needed items.

As an vendor, you will automatically receive an introduction email from GEMS with a Username and Temporary Password.

After you’ve logged on you will be able to order services.  Should you have any questions or need to have the introduction e-mail resent, please contact GEMS by phone at 214.388.5722 Ext 1 or e-mail orders@gemsevents.com.

ORDER ONLINE

Discount Deadline is Thursday, October 17th, 2024.

Click here to view flooring FAQ sheet 

 

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BOOTH GUIDELINES

Show Management reserves the right to refuse entry or to have removed at the vendor’s expense, any display that is not in accordance with these rules and regulations. If any doubt exists, the vendor must provide details and have such exhibits approved by show management. Management may require vendors to make such alterations to their displays as it deems 

necessary to the proper conduct of the exhibition and, or failure to comply, may order the immediate removal of the entire exhibit without compensation and at the vendor’s expense. 

Exhibits must be designed and constructed so they do not obstruct the general view of the show or detractfrom other exhibits. Allsides and surfaces, front and back of exhibits which are exposed to view must be properly finished and decorated by exhibitor at their own expense and to the satisfaction of neighboring vendors and Show Management. No advertising is allowed on the reverse of an exhibit without prior approval by show management.

Certain areas within the facility have ceiling height restrictions. Absolutely no tents of any kind are allowed without show management prior consent. No exhibits will be permitted which interfere with the use of other exhibits orimpede access to the free use of the aisle.

No spraying of scented fluids is allowed during the show. All inventory and personal items must be stored COMPLETELY OUT OF SIGHT. Your booth should look professional and inviting to the attendee. Holiday décor is welcome and makes your booth 
more appealing to consumers! Vendors must make arrangementsto dispose of any shipping crates or other rubbish created 

through the building or dismantling of their individual display.

 

FLOORING

ALL FLOORS WITHIN EXHIBIT SPACESON UNCARPETED AREASOF THE FACILITY 
MUST BE 100% COVERED WITH CARPETING, ASTROTURF, VINYL FLOORING, ETC. – NO
EXCEPTIONS. Flooring is NOT included in the cost of your booth. Any carpet extending into the 

common aisle is subject to being cut and removed.

Click here to view floor covering FAQ sheet 

 

TABLE SKIRTING

IT IS MANDATORY THAT ALL TABLES ARE PROPERLY SKIRTED. Skirting must go
from the edge ofthe table to the floor on all foursides. Allskirting must be pressed and neat. Use 
of plastic tablecloths, sheets, shower curtains or any type of makeshift tablecloths is NOT 
permitted. We strictly enforce this and will skirt all incorrectly skirted tables at the exhibitor’s 

expense.

 

IT IS REQUIRED THAT VENDORS ALWAYS HAVE A STAFF MEMBER INTHEIR EXHIBIT DURING 
SHOW HOURS. SHOW MANAGEMENT DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPOSIBILITY FOR LOSSES. 
BOOTH PERSONNEL, INCLUDING DEMONSTRATORS, RECEPTIONISTS AND MODELS ARE 

REQUIRED TO CONFINE THEIR SALES ACTIVITIES WITHIN THEIR OWN BOOTH SPACE.

 

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Rules & Regulations

  • CHI Health Center Omaha is a smoke-free facility, including but not limited to, electronic cigarettes. Any person who refusesto comply with the policy shall be subjectto ejection from the Facility. Designated outdoor smoking areas are available.
  • Except for service animals and animals used as part of a MECA approved exhibit or activity, no animals or pets are permitted in the Facility. Approved animals in the Facility must be on a leash, within a pen, or under similar control.
  • Under no circumstances are helium balloons or adhesive-backed decalsto be given away or permitted to be used in the Facility.
  • Tabletop Décor – All candlesmust be enclosed in a non-combustible, leak-proof containerthat does not transfer heat. The container must be 3” above the flame.
  • Hay bales or othersimilar combustible décor must be sprayed with fire retardant and inspected by the Fire Marshall prior to the building opening to the public.
  • The use of glitteris prohibited in the Facility. The use of confetti orstreamers must be approved in advance by MECA.
  • Cotton candy machine use is prohibited in the CHI Health Center Omaha Convention Center. Snow cone makers and the use of dry ice shall require a protective floor covering in the working area of these machines and/or products.
  • Banners or signage may not be attached, adhered or displayed by other methods to the exterior of the Facility or anywhere on MECA grounds (including parking lot fencing, light poles, etc.) without prior approval from MECA Management.
  • All special decorations or signs left in the Facility at the conclusion of an event will be considered refuse. Allspecial decorations orsignsthat a vendor wantsto save must be removed at the conclusion of the event.
  • Tape and adhesive-backed materials are not allowed on the Facility’s carpeted surfaces without prior approval by MECA.
  • Use of tape on any wallsurface, glass, carpet, or equipment is prohibited (including but it not limited to podiums, staging, tables, and chairs).
  • HELIUM FILLED BALLOONS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING
  •  Cars and trucks are not allowed to remain inside the building unless they are deemed as part of an exhibit. Vehicles used as an exhibit must have lessthan ¼ tank or five (5) gallons of fuel in the gas tank. All fuel tanks shall be locked or effectively sealed in accordance with the Omaha Fire Marshal, and at least one battery cable shall be disconnected from the ignition system. Ignition keys for vehicles on display shall be kept by a responsible person atthe display location forremoval ofsuch vehiclesfrom the building in the event of an emergency. Carpeting or Visqueen must be placed underneath the vehicle for any possible leakage.
  • No vendor will be permitted on the roof ofthe building forthe purpose of installing aerials or for any other reason.
YOUR COMPANY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL DAMAGES TOTHE FACILTY.

 

Click Here to view Fire Rules & Regulations 

 

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Electric | Utilities | Internet 

To purchase any of these services please visit the CHI Health Center website.

Click here to order electric, utilities & internet

Utility Rules & Regulations - Click Here

Electrical Do's & Don'tsClick Here

Discount Deadline is Friday, October 25th, 2024

 

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Food Sampling

 Click here to view the CHI Health Center Sampling Guidelines

Click here to view the CHI Health Center Sampling Authorization Form

Click here to view the Douglas County Temporary Food Permit Application

Click here to view the Douglas County Cottage Food Permit Application

Please contact the Douglas County Health Department at (402) 444-7480 with any questions you may have regarding sampling or the application. 

The deadline to submit the application is Friday, October 4th, 2024.

 

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Insurance Needs

Our shows have all been set up so vendors can apply using this link: Vendor Insurance Application

A few things to be aware of:

  • Vendors will have to pick the show from a drop-down list that includes shows other than just those run by MPE. 
  • Marketplace Events is not selling this insurance and doesn’t profit from it in any way.  This is simply a resource for those vendors who don’t already have the required insurance coverage per their contracts.  They do not have to purchase this.

The Insurance clause is #5 on the Terms and Conditions page of all booth space contracts.  For easy reference, vendors are required to have:

  • Comprehensive General Liability and All Risk Property insurance
  • Coverage must be from the start of move in to the end of move out
  • Coverage of at least $1,000,000 for each separate occurrence
  • Name Marketplace Events LLC and the venue as additional insured
  • Provide a copy of certificate of insurance to MPE

Contact Kendra Reilly Monahan, Buttine Underwriters Purchasing Group, LLC
212.867.3642 | kar@buttine.com

 

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Nebraska Sales Tax Information

All vendors must have a Nebraska sales tax permit or obtain one by filing a Nebraska Tax
Application, Form 20The filing frequency depends on the seller’s sales volume and will be 
assigned by the Department based on the information provided on the Form 20. The Nebraska 
sales tax permit may take two weeks to receive and will be mailed to the mailing address 
provided on the Form 20. This permit, or a copy of it, must be in the seller’s possession at the 

special event

Nonresident vendors should have an active Nebraska sales tax permit, or obtain one, by filing a 
Form 20. In certain situations, a one-time special event reporting form may be obtained from 
the Department. For information on the type of situations when this is allowed, contact the 
Department rev.events@nebraska.gov. For additional information regarding sales taxes prior to 
Every vendor at a special event must collect the state, and any applicable local, sales tax on all 

retail sales, unless the seller receives a properly completed Nebraska Resale or Exempt Sale Certificate, Form 13from the purchaser. Sellers must remit the tax collected on a Nebraska and Local Sales and Use Tax Return, Form 10.

 

Hotel Information

We have negotiated discounted rates during the show at the following hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn - Downtown Omaha
1005 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
402.341.4400
Click here reserve your room for $124/night. 
Discount Deadline is 5pm CST, Wednesday, October 23rd, 2024

 

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Holiday Vendor List Thumbnails

HOW-TO ENHANCE YOUR COMPANY’S ONLINE VENDOR LISTING

Your basic listing will be uploaded to the website when you book your booth. Within 24 hours you will receive an automated email to enhance your listing. This link can be used multiple times and you can make updates and changes to your listing until ONE day after the show commences. If you have any questions regarding the online vendor listing or do not receive the link, please email JenK@mpeshows.com.

 

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Social Media Tips

Click to read up on our Social Media Tips and find out lots of great ways to use Social Media to promote your presence at the Omaha Holiday Boutique!

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA
#LETSGETSOCIAL

Share your show pics or your holiday décor and celebrations with us.

Facebook icon   Instagram icon

Hashtags: #OmahaHolidayBoutique #HolidayBoutique


In efforts to protect potential joint customers from fraudulent events and scammers, we request that you do not create your own Facebook Event. This helps us manage ticket sales for the event, and ensures that our team are available to support both exhibitors and potential attendees with any questions, comments, or concerns that they have. Please feel free to reach out to your show manager or show marketing manager with your companies’ Facebook page and we can add you as a co-host to the official event.

Click Here to go to our Facebook Event for 2024.

Click Here for the Social Media Marketing Kit

 

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Contact us today!

Marc H Gary, Show Manager
MarcG@MPEshows.com     816.601.2707

Sherri Huffman, Exhibit Sales Consultant
SherriH@MPEshows.com    816.601.2704

Stephanie Davisson, Exhibit Sales Consultant
StephanieD@MPEshows.com   704-969-6817

Kelsey Jackson, Operations Manager
KelseyJ@MPEshows.com   816.601.2701

 

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