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Pet Boutique for Made in USA pet products!

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(New York, NY – December 2013) Long Island Pet Professionals, (LIPP) and Whitegate PR are excited to present the first ever ‘NYC Re-Tails & Sales Expo’ on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 11am – 5pm at Honda of Manhattan (627 11th Ave, at 47th Street, New York, NY 10036). This one day event will have a patriotic twist, as the vendors at the event will feature their ‘Made in America,’ (locally made and sourced), pet products on display and for sale. NYC and tri-state area retailers will be in attendance, for this exclusive event, to meet and learn about Made in the USA pet products.

“As more and more pet retailers look for that ‘Made in America’ seal, we are thrilled to bring you the first ever boutique pet expo, showcasing American crafted and sourced pet products!” stated Nancy E. Hassel, founder and President of Long Island Pet Professionals. “This is something that hasn’t been done before and I am thrilled to partner with pet industry expert Dana Humphrey of Whitegate PR to bring this event to NYC and have pet retailers and pet product makers meet face to face!”

"The amount of money people spend on their pets is expected to pass $60 billion," Craig Rexford, vice president and publisher of Pet Age magazine, said. "The industry continues to grow, creating new business opportunities for both manufacturers and retailers. This event is a great opportunity for manufacturers with unique products to connect directly with retailers."

Each retailer will have a scheduled appointment with each pet vendor on site. At this exclusive event transportation will be provided within NYC to invited retailers. Pet celebrities will be in attendance and VIP tickets will be given to retailers for a surprise event following the expo!

This is the perfect opportunity for pet retailers to meet the makers of fabulous American-made pet products.

Brought to you by Long Island Pet Professionals and Whitegate PR. NYC retailers and members of the media, to request an exclusive invite call Nancy Hassel at (631) 446-1105 or Dana Humphrey at (619) 414-9307. To become a vendor at this B2B pet expo – email Nancy@longislandpetprofessionals.com or Dana@whitegatepr.com to find out how. Limited vendor space left! Sponsorship opportunities available.

To learn more about the event or to register as a retailer to attend click here:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-re-tails-sales-expo-tickets-9438333309

About Long Island Pet Professionals:
Long Island Pet Professionals is the only business-networking group in the area dedicated to bringing pet professionals together. With over 200 members on Long Island, in Brooklyn, Queens, New York City, Staten Island and has recently grown to outside of NYS with members in Connecticut, Wisconsin and Florida. Long Island Pet Professionals has been voted the number 1 networking group on Long Island in both 2012 and 2013 and is nominated again for 2014. Founder and President, Nancy E. Hassel has been awarded a citation from the Town of Islip for the free services the organization provides to pet owners and also is a Fortune 52 Honoree from May of 2010. Founded in February 2009, LIPP offers expert speakers at networking events in different areas across Long Island and New York City, as well as live webinar’s featuring industry experts. A weekly Pet Events Newsletter is sent out with pet events happening across Long Island, New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut. The newsletter also includes information articles for pet owners and contests and LIPP works with many rescue groups and non-profit organizations in helping them promote their events and pets for adoption.

About Whitegate PR: Whitegate PR specializes in delivering multifaceted marketing and strategic public relations campaigns, effective in reaching target audiences to meet - and exceed - client's goals. Whitegate PR aims to bring each organization's market share to the next level, providing creative strategies and solutions unique to each company. For more on Whitegate PR visit www.whitegatepr.com.

Brought to you by Long Island Pet Professionals and Whitegate PR, and media sponsor Pet Age.

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