WICHITA FALLS, TX – What a year. I was just a little over a year ago I was on my way back from Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas with not much thought about Covid-19. After arriving back home to Wichita Falls in the Lone Star State, business was fairly normal.
We were hearing about problems in major cities, but never thought it would affect us. Within a month, it was here and going full force. We closed our doors, did curbside pick-up and continued to make deliveries—but with much more caution.
Business slowed down and we applied for PPL and Disaster loans and that kept us going through the rough times. By July business was starting to pick back up. Here we are waiting to go to the next Medtrade, this time in Phoenix (in July – I love the heat) to learn, meet with and enjoy the stories of how others weathered the “storm”. Do yourself a favor and make the trip, I am sure it will be nice and cool inside and there are some great places to eat in Phoenix.
As you can see in today’s Medtrade Monday, registration is officially open for Medtrade West, scheduled for July 12-14, 2021 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The SmartSaver rates are indeed in effect. SmartSaver rates are the lowest rates you can get, and I recommend that you take advantage.
Unlike previous years, there will be no conflict between time on the show floor and educational sessions. It’s a positive change, as is the change of scenery from Las Vegas.
Don Dobbins is owner of Heritage Home Medical Equipment, Inc., Wichita Falls, Texas.