Sunnyside Port commissioners are gearing up for the trade show season, which begins in February and runs through October.
Port commissioners are partnered with a trade show group comprised of members from across the state and will select three trade shows to attend out of a group of five.
Among their options are manufacturing, plastics, packaging and woodworking shows. Commissioners are hoping to entice industries to locate here.
"By doing it as part of a group, the cost savings are tremendous," said Amber Hansen, port director. "We all share in the cost of registration fees for having a booth set up. The cost sharing of those shows is just tremendous for us."
Last year, Hansen traveled to California and utilized an opportunity to make "one-on-one" calls with several companies. She had traveled with a CTED team and will likely get to do so again this year.