After a lot of number crunching and hand-wringing – I still get nervous spending a coupla thousand dollars on advertising – we’ve decided to exhibit at the 2009 Ohio Funeral Directors Association Conference.

Held May 20 – 22nd in Columbus, Ohio, the event regularly draws 900+ funeral service visitors, according to Diana O’Neal, the meetings coordinator for OFDA.  This year’s conference, titled “Life is Short, Enjoy the Ride”, is the 129th annual event for Ohio funeral directors.

I’m looking forward to showing off our quilted cot covers, since we’ve sold a bunch of covers to Ohio funeral homes and we have a good chance of finding some folks who have seen the covers (on their competitor’s cot, in magazines, etc.) but still need to buy one.

I expect to leave early on Monday, May 18th, with a plan to arrive in Corbin, Kentucky or London, Kentucky by 7 pm.  We’ll stretch our legs then hopefully find a nice cozy place to eat dinner.  After a good night’s sleep, it’s off to Columbus  Tuesday morning.

I expect to roll into Columbus by 1 or 2 pm on Tuesday, May 19th.  I’ve got a good friend who lives there – Albert and I went to college together – and I hope to spend the afternoon catching up with him.

Convention setup starts Wednesday morning, with lunch being provided on the floor by the OFDA!  Show sessions are Wednesday from 4:30 – 7:00 pm, Thursday from Noon – 4 pm and Friday from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Anyone want to meet up at the show and have a fascinating breakfast Thursday AM or early dinner Thursday night?