What Does Your Store Have to Order?


NEBC encourages each store to give our approved vendors the first opportunity in terms of your purchases, but there is no minimum that you are required to purchase in order to maintain your membership status. However, NEBC has been successful because most stores do use the catalog as a guide for purchases, and continue to support our vendor partners.


Is There a Trade Show to Attend in Order to Get the Best Deals?


NEBC does combine a trade show with our annual meeting and combined with vendor presentations which highlight the benefits offered to NEBC stores.  We also encourage vendors displaying at this meeting to offer additional show specials if possible.
All NEBC store members are encouraged to attend, and NEBC does offer some scholarship funds to encourage attendance.


Are There Any Meeting Requirements?


NEBC has one major meeting usually held in mid-February which serves as both the annual meeting and also as a vendor proposal review.  In addition, starting with the 2016 meeting, NEBC also hosts a table top buying show with many vendors offering additional show specials for stores in attendance.  The 2017 meeting is scheduled for Feb 10-12 at the DoubleTree Bradley Hotel in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.  NEBC continues to welcome full store participation at this important meeting, and underwrites hotel accommodations and meals during the meeting for up to 50-60 store members.


More Questions?


Please feel free to contact NEBC president, Dianne Holmes from the University of Maine at dianne.holmes@umit.maine.edu or 207-581-1132.