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Greetings to readers everywhere

I’ll keep my introduction short, as my space is limited this month due to some of the obituaries whose names and/or photos grace the same page.


With over 30 years in the industry, it is not surprising that I know most of the industry people of whom we report of their passing.

Join in and give thanks to them. Without each of them and their contributions to our industry, there would be no baton to hand off to us.

Where will face-to-face marketing be in 10 years? 20? 50?

As we gaze into their faces on this page and read the too-short synopsis of their contributions and careers, now is a time for reflection on how we are handling the baton. As much of our ranks continue to age, what will we pass on to the next generation? What will our legacy be?  What happened on our watch?

As we go to press, we received the sad news that Norman Glicksberg has passed. Memorial services were held in Wilmette, Ill., on August 26.

Norman
was the founder and owner of Chicagoland-based Exhibitors Carpet Service since 1973. He was 83 years old. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and five children, especially Bruce and Scott, and the numerous grandchildren.

As Todd and Bonnie Iverson of Las Vegas wrote on the Chicago Tribunes’ website, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Glicksberg family… We are so sorry about the loss of your beloved Norman. Norman was a highly respected industry professional and his contributions to the exposition industry will never be forgotten.”

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