Friday, February 13, 2015

The Wolff/ Edge Pro Show is Almost Full

UPDATE: The show is now officially full! Thanks to all that signed up. We are still working on our waiting list though, so if you're interested in coming call 800-888-3832. You never know, a seat may come open.

In On The Edge and Wolff Prints you've seen that Wolff and The Edge Pro have scheduled their first combo show for the 2015 season. It will be held on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th at the Best Western Hotel in Ankeny, Iowa. The show times will be 9am - 6pm on Saturday, and 9am - 3pm on Sunday. The price to attend is just $89 if you sign up by February 20th, and then $109 thereafter. Seating will be limited to 50 and as of this writing there are only 2 seats left. After those fill we start a waiting list. The price includes access to all seminars and tours. Call 800-888-3832 to save your seat. 

At many of these shows Wolff offers a door prize. This time we have a special one, a black Twice as Sharp®. Why is it black? Wolff announce last month that they are having to re-cut their molds for the Twice as Sharp® housing. Every time we do this we change the color. (Last time was 1998) Black was one of the colors we tried along with red and yellow. Red was the winner. Who is eligible to win this prize? Anyone who signs up before the February 20th price increase deadline and in attendance at the show, so if you’ve signed up already you’re name is in the hat. If you haven’t, you now have another reason to sign up ASAP. 

There will be a number of seminars just like at past Wolff Shows. I will be doing in-depth training on the Hira-To®, the Ookami Gold®, the Twice as Sharp®, and the Corru-Gator. Throughout all of these seminars I’ll be including some shears that will be pretty beat up so I can show some repair work as well. So whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned sharpener, you should find my presentations interesting. Jason Sturm and Bob Schiessl will be teaming up to do clipper blade training, and Jason and his staff will be training on clipper repair. He will walk everyone through a wide variety of clippers so be sure to bring a notebook and any questions you may have. (Schedule will be out soon)

If you’re coming the Best Western has blocked a number of rooms for us at a special price. The room discounts are as follows: Single Queen - $70.54 + Tax, Double Queen or King - $79.04 + Tax, Double Queen Pool Side - $87.54 + Tax (Pool side rooms have been newly remodeled.) This room rate includes parking and a full hot breakfast at the hotel restaurant. The number for the hotel is 515-964-1717. Be sure to ask for the Wolff/ Edge Pro rate when you call. Also, the Fairfield Inn that is just across the street where Jason has his students stay is also discounting rooms for this event. Their room rate is $70.00 + tax and comes with free parking and a hot continental breakfast. This is a newer hotel. The hotel number is 515-965-8400, ask for the Edge Pro Rate. Both hotels are nice, you’ll just have to decide whether you want to stay at the event hotel or across the street.

Part of the show will also include a tour of The Edge Pro. Come and see Jason’s shop and meet his crew. Come see how they operate their business and perhaps take home some new ideas you can incorporate into your own business. 

I hope to see many of you there. If you are new to the industry these shows are excellent for giving you ideas on how to grow and expand your business. For those of us that have been at this a while, it’s always good to refresh ourselves and catch up with our friends and fellow sharpeners. Give me a call at 800-888-3832 if you have any questions.