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About TSE

The Crew

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Willis Wood
After working in the trade show exhibit industry for a few years in Los Angles, Willis decided to make a complete 180 and give entrepreneurship an eager shot. Willis started Trade Show Emporium in July of 2007 in Denver, CO. He aimed to bring an improved, fresh approach to the industry by making customer service the main objective, not the sale. Willis leads the ship at TSE with business development, product research, and making sure the team progresses in the right direction. When not at his desk, you can find Willis in a race car darting his Formula Vee, or on hike with his mini golden doodle Jackson.

(learn more about Willis below!)

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Mike Grossberg
Sales Manager
Long before making his mark on the world of trade shows, this Long Islander found his niche in the world of fitness and photography. Mike’s enthusiasm for helping others led him to achieve his certificate in personal training. His artistic side then needed an outlet too, and Spirited Images Photography was born in 2003. After realizing that his love for fitness and art wasn’t supplying a secure income, he was called up to the TSE team in February of 2012 and shifted his focus back to his sales expertise and customer service skills. Mike brings genuine warmth to the company. He sees himself as more of a sales facilitator than anything else. Always making sure that our clientele has what they need, when they need it, and that whatever it is looks awesome! When he’s not taking care of our clients, you can find this foodie taste testing local eats, road biking and enjoying the beautiful Colorado landscape or tossing back a cold IPA!
(learn more about Mike HERE!)

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Otis Garrison
Business Development Manager
It was red October, 2014 when Otis' inception into Trade Show Emporium began as a business development and marketing specialist. He has a strong background in digital and print journalism with an emphasis on public relations. He graduated with an associate's degree in communication from Casper College, and a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism from the University of Wyoming. Before electing to major in journalism, Otis was actually an avid artist with a background in photography, graphic design and digital art. Otis enjoys the outdoors, making music, attending concerts, spending time with family and friends, and staying fit when possible.
(learn more about Otis HERE!)

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Sydney Crowell
Marketing Manager
Sydney began her journey with Trade Show Emporium as a SEO Analyst intern from Metropolitan State University of Denver in August of 2014. Since then she has taken on the role of overseeing all marketing operations and creative developer of online content. With an extensive background in digital marketing, market research, blog writing and a passion for laughter, Sydney brings an admirable aspect to the Trade Show Emporium team. In her spare time, you can find this Denver native sipping on the latest and greatest IPA, or exploring the wondrous peaks of Colorado!
(learn more about Sydney HERE!)

About our Company

The mission of Trade Show Emporium is to provide honest, friendly consulting services to those in need of trade show exhibits, graphics, and accessories.

Trade Show Emporium is passionate about promoting environmental awareness. We are one of the top vendors for displays produced from environmentally friendly, renewable materials. Trade Show Emporium prevents display materials from entering landfills through our EnviroRentals exhibit rental program and by recycling your old displays.

Trade Show Emporium is located in downtown Denver, just minutes from the Colorado Convention Center. If you are ever in the area, stop by our showroom to view the latest trade show technology.

Allow Trade Show Emporium to create your next impressive presentation piece. Please email us at

About our Founder

Willis A. Wood Jr., founded Trade Show Emporium in 2007 on the premise of providing individualized consultation to buyers who are attending and participating in trade shows, conferences, conventions, and other exhibitions.

Wood began his career in the trade show industry with one of the leading trade show distributors in the country. He excelled in his job, and was then hired by one of the largest trade show exhibit manufacturers in the United States. After working in the industry for many years, Wood realized that many trade show display companies sold the exact same product to repeat customers without any consideration of the company’s individual needs and goals. He was disturbed by the “sell, sell, sell” mentality, and had a strong desire to see a more ethical approach to business through sound advice, better service, and fair pricing.

His experience in the industry acquainted him with the components and materials used in display manufacturing. This gave him the knowledge required to create the ideal trade show exhibit. Wood takes into account clients’ unique needs and analyzes their goals to find the perfect solution for their particular business.

To contact Willis Wood directly, please email him at