A Tale of Two Shows

As Kevin wrote about yesterday, we flew back home from Chicago late Sunday night after attending the Chicagoland Pipe and Tobacciana Show. You might think by the title of this little tome that I’m going to compare that show to another one, but that’s not where I’m going. In fact, it would be impossible to […]

The T.A.P.S. Show

taps

I go to a fair number of pipe shows, and each one has its own personality. This weekend I’ll be going to Raleigh, NC for the T.A.P.S. Expo which is held at the state fairgrounds. I really enjoy this show for a few reasons. The friendly, laid-back atmosphere – The venue isn’t very large, but […]

A Great Team

We’re at the end of Customer Appreciation Week for PipesandCigars.com. In 2013, we decided to thank our loyal customers by having a special sale on August 20th, which is six months from International Pipe Smoking Day. The response to that day was phenomenal.So, a couple of months ago, we had a meeting to discuss the […]

It’s the Big One!

The title doesn’t refer to Fred Sanford having another heart attack, rather, it’s about the Chicagoland International Pipe and Tobacciana Show; my favorite place to be the first weekend of May. This year was special for a number of reasons. First, we had a number of first-time attendees with us from the offices, who were […]

Winging My Way Home

Here's Palace Station, home to the 2012 West Coast Pipe Show

I’m sitting in McCarron International Airport waiting for our flight to board and I’m still buzzing from this weekend. The show went really well and we caught up with lots of friends, and made a bunch of new ones. Slice O’ Gold, our newest blend (a Virginia/dark-fired cake with a deep fruit essence) was really […]

Welcome to Las Vegas

The West Coast Pipe Show began today, and we had a great day. Jim Murray and I handed out so many samples that we went through 1+ boxes of sample bags, plus the ones where people just loaded up and smoked. Slice O’ Gold, the 2012 WCPS blend has been enthusiastically received, and Fusilier’s Ration, […]

Richmond CORPS Wrap-Up & Las Vegas Dreams

Russ enjoys a smoke

Our crack (that’s crack, not cracked) marketing director, Travis, suggested that I write something about the Richmond (CORPS) show, and with the West Coast (Las Vegas) show only a couple of days away, I thought that I would write the wrap-up and give my impression of the contrasts of the two shows. When I arrived […]

Richmond Wrapup

Well, the CORPS show for 2012 is over, and although I’m sorry that it’s over so quickly, I’m looking forward to getting home. The initial reaction to our new Fusilier’s Ration has been better than I could have hoped for. We sold out of our first run before the release date, but another batch is […]

Riches in Richmond

The first day of the CORPS Exposition has wrapped up here in Richmond, Virginia. This has been my first show since my illness and surgery, and the outpouring of concern by my friends in the community and their surprise and pleasure at my weight loss has been heartwarming. I’ve had a great time reestablishing relationships […]

Lunch Break!

Busy floor

Seems like things have slowed down a little, either everyone is outside enjoying Cerberus and our other samples, or are partaking from the tasty buffet (which I did myself just a little while ago). I’m taking the opportunity to give you an update, people seem to be enjoying the P&C booth quite a bit, and […]