Testimonials

I've worked for my association for several years but am new to my current role. I credit the success of my first large meeting, in part, to C-1 Trade Show Services. They are very professional, responding to questions from me and exhibitors quickly and efficiently. They go above and beyond to provide excellent service. Their services are invaluable to me and my organization.
Jay Richards, Senior Director of Operations, Member Services and Meetings
C-1 Trade Show Services is top notch. Our organization has worked with many other companies for our trade show needs and nothing compares to working with C-1. They really take the time to get to know our staff and our events, making our events go smoothly. Their open communication is greatly appreciated and there are never any surprises. We look forward to continuing to work with C-1 on our future events.
Jennifer Croak Ackerman, Conventions Director
Mike and C-1 Trade Show Services is the true definition of show partnership! I had the pleasure working with their team all around the country for several different programs and they truly never disappoint – they provided insightful pre-planning resources as well as onsite staff that deliver our vision and their promises. I would choose C1 as my tradeshow partner any day!
Kacy Lambert, Account Manager
I didn’t choose to work with C-1 but walked into a contract signed by the previous management firm of an association my staff is now managing. At first, I was skeptical to work with C-1 on a large show. I have been loyal to another tradeshow service company for almost 20 years and was very happy with their services. Almost immediately Mike made me feel comfortable and in good, capable hands. I couldn’t have asked for a more attentive team of professionals to make the planning process of our first show together seamless and as easy as possible. I can’t wait to start planning for the next show with them.
Rachel Pinkus, Managing Director
"Working with C-1 Trade Show Services is a breath of fresh air compared to working with so many General Service Contractors. They truly live up to their motto of 'the client comes first' and consistently provide excellent service - no matter how last minute requests may be! I highly recommend C-1 to any organization in need of an experienced decorator with great staff."
Jill Mendoza, CMP
C-1 Tradeshow Services is one of the best vendor decisions you can make when planning a tradeshow. They take their customer service seriously and you never feel like you are being ignored. No question is too small. C-1 always makes sure to keep your event goals and budget top of mind, they always create a true partnership with every customer. Along with their quality of customer service, their attention to detail is unmatched in the industry. You know that your event will turnout perfect and they really show how much they care about their customer’s events – no matter the size. I love working with C-1 Tradeshows and always recommend them to anyone that asks!
Casey Hiner, CMP, Events Manager > Marketing
"They are super helpful and great to work with. I’m so happy to hear they’re doing the show again. It’s clear that C-1 delivers on their motto 'where the client comes first."
Tom Calvin
"Traveling to trade shows is hard enough, so having C-1 handle our planning, equipment and logistics takes the stress off of every show. Working with Jen, Mike and the rest of the C-1 Team has helped us execute our goals each time we exhibit!"
Erin McGirr
I have known Mike and Jen for 15+ years and worked directly with them for approximately 7 of those years. The professionalism C-1 Trade Show Services shows their clients and their clients’ customers is amazing. When you work with them one time, they will be asking YOU the next time, if you need to order this or that. THEY become your second set of eyes and ears. If you are looking for a trade show company who puts their client first, contact C-1 - you won’t be disappointed!
Mary-Clare Reynolds, Conference Service and Banquet Manager
"We have been extremely pleased with C-1 Trade Show Services’ efficiency and professionalism during the planning and execution of our shows. They are willing to go the extra mile to make situations work for both our needs and our exhibitors needs. They are way more than just a vendor...they are more like an extension of our team."
Chris Schroll, CEM, Senior Sales Manager
I am writing this testimonial to let you know what a pure joy it has been working with Jennifer Rutolo. I call her Jen! We have worked together since 2013. At first, I was a little skeptical because I was not familiar with her organization, but one phone call put me at ease. She is very hands on which I like and very pleasant to work with even when we have exhibitors that are not the most pleasant to be around. She is also very creative and has come up with ideas that I did not think of before and I really appreciate that. I can confidently recommend her. She will not let you down. Please feel free to contact me at the information below.
Christopher M. Brown, CEO
"C-1 Trade Show Services offers better and more flexible services when compared to the Freeman and GES size decorating companies.   They provide the meeting planner the individual attention needed for first class and unique events.   We have partnered with C-1 for over 12 years (on up to 4 events per year) and our exhibitors have benefited from their personalized service and pricing flexibility.  They work in conjunction with our exhibit manager to provide the best and most creative options so the exhibitor gets the greatest exposure for their tradeshow dollars.  I would highly recommend C-1 Trade Show Services for all of your decorator and trade show needs."
Virginia Meier, Conferences/Events Director
"C-1 Trade Show Service is always easy to work with. Mike, Jen and their support staff are always ready to take care of any problems that come up. They have done two of our annual shows that have over 500 dealers, and they are already contracted to do four more! We look forward to a long working relationship."
Sam Joseph, Exposition Manager
I have had the great honor of partnering with C-1 Trade Show Services throughout the years. It is a family run business that treats you the client like one of the family. Professional from the start, Mike and Jen are the for any question, challenge or just a glass of wine at the end of the day. The team takes their role in my events seriously. Prior to our first “show” together Mike and Jen met with me numerous times including traveling to an event they not contracted for to see the layout prior to their final bid. I would not hesitate to recommend the C-1 Trade Show family to any of my meeting planning friends when looking for a partner at their next conference or convention.
Rhonda Scurek, Director of Member Services