We had the good fortune of connecting with Dominick DiMichele and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dominick, what makes you most proud of the business you’ve built?
I am most proud when I think of all of the small businesses that were able to grow by presenting at our shows. When you start to think of how many businesses participated over the years and all the new clients they were able to service, the numbers are pretty impressive. It’s amazing to me to be able to contribute to that ecosystem and see that type of success for our vendors.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
The N.E.S. Scottsdale Bridal Expo brings wedding vendors and shoppers together face to face. We provide the opportunity for local businesses to grow while providing solutions to those looking for wedding services. Since the show’s inception, we have always defined specific criteria that set us apart from other shows. First and foremost, we decided the show would be free to attend. We felt there would be value to our vendors if attendees were to be encouraged to bring any other potential decision makers along with them. By making the show free to attend, this removed a possibly very expensive barrier for attendees who would like to come as a group and shop for their wedding. The success and longevity of N.E.S. Bridal’s expos can be attributed to our philosophy of always doing the right thing and making sure the business always results in an “everybody wins” mentality. Staying true to those ideas along with our commitment to never charge a fee to attend our expos, we have been able to help hundreds of local businesses grow over the years while providing a great service for show attendees. Within the next 12 months, we are looking forward to bringing our brand to new markets across the country and are excited to develop long lasting relationships with the small businesses in each city we visit.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If I had a friend visiting for a week, I would be sure to show them around Old Town Scottsdale. Something that is a must-do would be to grab a cheesesteak at the Philadelphia Sandwich Company before we head out anywhere. It’s just ridiculously great. There’s also always potentially a hike at Camelback Mountain, a stop for some ice cream at the Sugar Bowl or Shakes and Cones, a bar hopping loop in town, and a night cap at the Roadrunner in the cards along with a walk down the Green Belt the next day to try to get your wits back.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We could not have had the levels of success over the past decade without Jessie and his team at Party Rentals, AZ. They have been our show equipment supplier for every show in Arizona since 2012 and have worked tirelessly to make sure each show was able to run without a hitch. They are absolutely phenomenal.