ALLISON KOHLER, JMK SHOWS, CHOSEN TO PRODUCE THE NEW ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS SHOW Behind the scenes, since F & W’s announcement, the Atlantic City Convention Center had been interviewing and evaluating a number of promoters who could bring a show representative of the caliber it on
News-Antique.com - Oct 08,2009 - ALLISON KOHLER, JMK SHOWS, CHOSEN TO PRODUCE THE NEW
ATLANTIC CITY ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS SHOW
Atlantic City, NJ — It was a dark day in September that sent shockwaves coast to coast throughout the antiques industry when F&W announced the cancellation of the long-running Atlantique City Antiques Show. While the show had been in a downward spiral for the past several years, ultimately becoming not much more than a table-top collectibles show, many remembered it as the “grand-daddy” of this country’s antiques shows. Anybody who was anybody in the business had at one time or another, “set up” at Atlantique City, and, in its prime, had all exhibition halls filled with thousands of fine dealers and even more buyers. While the show became much less than that in the past few years, Atlantic City still remains in our minds as the destination for the finest and largest of antique events.
Behind the scenes, since F & W’s announcement, the Atlantic City Convention Center had been interviewing and evaluating a number of promoters who could bring a show representative of the caliber it once was, back to that venue. On Friday, October 2, 2009, Allison Kohler, owner, JMK Shows, received the call that she had been chosen to bring a new antique show to Atlantic City. Within hours, the new Atlantic City Antiques and Collectors Show was born and, in true Allison Kohler style, by the end of the day, the JMKShows website already had a new entry in their event listings: “March 27 & 28, 2010, The Atlantic City Antiques and Collectors Show!”
JMK Shows, under the leadership of Kohler, has earned the reputation of producing events of exceptional quality with a keen eye to ensuring and maintaining the integrity of the event, the dealers and the merchandise. JMK’s Sarasota Shows, their Doll Shows and their flagship Morristown Shows speak for themselves in the level of quality events they produce and we can expect nothing less for the new Atlantic City show.
At this writing and on the phone with Allison, multi-tasking as always, she was finalizing contracts, booking flights to various cities to begin the task of visiting all the major antique shows across the country, her attitude was pure excitement. The infectious sort of excitement that is part of her “get it done” determination. She is thrilled at the opportunity to bring Atlantic City back even better and stronger than it was before. Re-branded, re-invented and highly vetted, on March 27, 2010, the doors will swing wide to 250,000 square feet filled with the finest antiques and collectibles in the country.
Kohler will create an antiques shopping experience not to be missed. The two-day event will combine all the genres of antiques and collectibles in one spectacular location yet they will be separated within the venue. Antique furniture and furnishings in one area, toys and ephemera in another, vintage clothing will have its own designated section, as will fine art and dolls, etc. For one admission, attendees will