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2022-2023 Industry Partnership Opportunities

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Exhibiting, Advertising, Sponsorship and Membership


Exhibit Hours:
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Roland E. Powell
Ocean City, Maryland



Dear Food Service Partner, 
 
The Maryland School Nutrition Association invites you to discover the benefits of partnering with us for our 2022-2023 membership year. We are excited to offer many partnership opportunities including membership, advertising, exhibiting and sponsorships for our annual convention.
 
This year’s 2022 annual convention will be held at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on October 21-22, 2022. The theme is “Charting the New Course of Child Nutrition”.  Please join us for this opportunity to inspire more than 350 school food service professionals across the state of Maryland, including county supervisors, directors and buyers, at one of the lowest state show booth prices across the country.  
 
Show hours will be Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Set up times are Friday, October 21st from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM and Saturday, October 22nd, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.
 
We have an exciting new format this year! A full day packed with an energizing keynote speaker, great education sessions and of course a great venue to showcase the latest and greatest food and equipment for our members. The convention culminates in a cocktail and hors d'oeuvre networking reception at a favorite Ocean City location, Seacrets!   Each Sustaining Industry Member will receive one complimentary ticket; additional tickets will be available for purchase. You will be able to make the required RSVP on our website.  A link for discounted hotel rooms will be found on our website too. We hope you will join us while we continue Charting the NEW Course of Child Nutrition!


A full packet of information can be downloaded below. 


WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
Whether you are planning on attending both the MdSNA association training and House of Delegates activities on Friday as well as the full convention schedule on Saturday, or just coming to the convention events on Saturday, consider getting a hotel room and extending your stay and building in some extra-curricular time at the beach. Ocean City has so much to offer. Enjoy these hotel discounts when making your reservation. RSVP by September 5th.

Atlantic Oceanfront Inn
www.ocatlantic.com
4501 Atlantic Avenue
800-641-0011
OCEANSIDE
Call to RSVP and reference discount code: MARYLAND SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION
Room rates from $89.10 on up


Castle in the Sand Hotel
www.castleinthesand.com
3701 Atlantic Avenue        
800-552-SAND        
OCEANSIDE
Call to RSVP and reference discount code: MARYLAND SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION
Room rates from $64 on up

Hampton Inn & Suites Bayfront
www.hilton.com
4301 Coastal Highway        
410-524-6263        
BAYSIDE
Call to RSVP and reference discount code: MARYLAND SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION
Room rates from $79 on up


ADVERTISING DEADLINES?
Are you purchasing an ad for the 2022-2023 advertising year? 
Deadlines and Specs:
Fall Issue: August 15, 2022 deadline / September 15 distribution
Convention Digital Program: September 1, 2022 deadline for ads and content
Winter Issue: November 1, 2022 deadline / December 1, 2022 distribution 
Spring Issue: February 1, 2023 deadline / March 1 distribution 
Summer Issue: May 1, 2023 deadline / June 1 distribution 

  • Ads can be sent in pdf, jpg or png file format

  • Full color ads accepted

  • Serving Spoon Ad Size: Diamond, Platinum & Gold members - 8.5" x 11" plus .25" bleeds all around; Silver members - 8" x 5" - bleeds not recommended

  • Digital convention program booklet size: Diamond, Platinum & Gold members - 5.15" x 6.75", no bleeds / Silver Members - 5.15" x 3.25", no bleeds. CLICKABLE LINKS NOT YET SUPPORTED but we are looking into adding this as well.



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