In the world of industry tradeshows, Nan Wellman’s mission is to help clients stand out.

Outstanding Tradeshow Exhibit Services puts together exhibits for clients all across the nation and world that are seeking to attract new business at shows in the U.S.

“People are not familiar with how much work there is into creating displays and how every major city has venues where industry trade shows are occurring all week and all year long,” Nan says. “It’s our job to make the booth complement their offerings and be functional for what they are selling. It needs to make an impact on the show floor and attract buyers through movement, lights or colors.”

Nan’s team designs the displays, puts all of the elements together, ships the exhibits to the shows and has a team member lead the crew on-site to ensure proper installation and tear down. Her company brings in additional supplemental labor at the venue as needed.

“There are trade shows for anything and everything from the military, pets, medical, technology and the list goes on,” Nan says. “We have had fully functioning rooms as part of our booths, kitchens and running water.

“We focus on not only our designs, but also customer service. It is so great to receive awesome accolades after a show when a client receives a huge contract and to know our booth helped draw in buyers.”

Nan launched the company seven years ago finding out that sales was her thing.

“I worked for a defense contractor in marketing and was looking for employment after the position was phased out during the economic downturn in 2008,” Nan says. “I wound up with a position in sales and found out I was good at it. I surprised myself.”

She originally opened the business in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, but soon realized that she needed more space as she was growing. She purchased the building in North Judson about three years ago and today has 10 employees. Three of her employees have been with her from the beginning and she hired seven individuals from the Starke County area.

“I enjoy the flexibility of being an entrepreneur and employing good people to make a difference in my community,” she says. “I feel great that I can contribute to Starke County as an entrepreneur.”

Nan stays involved in the local chamber of commerce and supports her local fire and police departments, churches, youth organizations and schools.

“I hope to hire more employees in the future, and I think it is so important to help our communities with the gifts that come our way. This was instilled in me from my parents,” she says. “I am a firm believer in giving back. I think it is every company’s responsibility – and person’s responsibility – to help our communities and help others if you can.”


Outstanding Tradeshow Exhibit Services

5235 W. State Road 10, North Judson