Elevate Your Booth, Elevate Your Sales!

Join us LIVE in-person at Booth !

September 6-7

Huntsville, Alabama




We are super excited to host Booth 2024 In Person! 

September 6-7



ONLY $149-Two Days




Whether you are an experienced professional or just starting your journey, the industry is evolving rapidly! Changes in the business landscape are driven by the increased presence of online platforms and social media. Gain valuable insights and advice from industry leaders who have firsthand experience. Discover the latest trends, effective strategies, and pitfalls to avoid directly from industry insiders. The founders of BOOTH have managed a thriving store for over a decade. University Pickers in Huntsville, AL, spans over 22,000 square feet and accommodates more than 150 vendors with a collective social media following exceeding 200,000! Sisters Cindi Pope and Trish Gleason, raised in middle TN by parents with a knack for decor and business, were taught by their mother the art of bargain shopping and creating beauty from simplicity. Their father instilled in them the values of hard work and the ability to find humor in life’s challenges. Cindi and Trish are dedicated to supporting their vendors’ growth and success, while ensuring customers enjoy a delightful shopping experience. They provide vendors with the necessary support and resources to enhance their businesses. If you’re a mall owner, manager, or booth vendor, come join us to discover effective strategies for boosting sales and profits.



Attention all creative small business owners specializing in selling antiques, vintage, repurposed, upcycled, and handcrafted items in malls, markets, or online! Join us at BOOTH, where we gather to support, connect, and learn from industry experts. At BOOTH, you’ll immerse yourself in 2 full days of insights from successful booth owners and leaders, equipping you with strategies to boost your sales and profits. Engage in work sessions to apply and refine your newfound knowledge. Let’s collaborate, strategize, and thrive together to elevate our businesses.

This event caters to retail booth professionals – whether you are a vendor, shop owner, operate a seasonal market, or have an online booth. Expect a wealth of valuable information to attract more customers, expand your business, and increase your earnings. Who doesn’t want to see those profits soar?


BOOTH 2021

September 23-24

Booth is a 2-day in person conference for those in the Booth business. You will hear from successful booth owners and shop owners in our market and gain tools to help you increase sales and profits.

Experienced Business Owners

Spend time with some of our favorites!

Each speaker will be available for questions after their presentation .

Booth logo with old fashioned alarm clock
Debra D. Shine AKA: Dr. Booth

Debra Shine is a veteran Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator, Artist, Educator, Entertainer and more, known for her humorous and energizing style. With more than 47 years of professional experience in a wide range of disciplines, Debra’s focus is always on the Creative…the Expressive…and the Highest level of outcome.

 From a polished boardroom to the dingy bins at a Flea Market, Debra loves to find hidden treasures among the mundane and add a little spark to whatever the task is at hand! In addition to years of Management Consulting, Debra has always nurtured her love of art, fashion, décor and antiques as a side hustle including:

  • First in the industry to offer hands-on Dealer/Merchant training at Queen of Hearts Antiques & Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia (3 locations, 600+ booths) more than 20 years ago. Trained/transformed many hundreds of new “booth” owners on how to source, price, stage, dazzle and make money!
  • Co-Owner/Founder of 44 Marketplace Antiques, Décor & More, Lake Oconee, Georgia
  • Local/National Emcee/Host, Speaker, Trainer, Curator, Pop-Up Boutiques and more

 Having recently moved to Florida, Debra is transitioning from the corporate world to a full-time career doing what she loves. She’ll be launching several YouTube Channels and Podcasts titled:

Debra’s Closet…Debra’s Home…Debra’s Kitchen and Get Your Shine Together

 And soon (sneak peek announcement), Debra plans to reinvent herself as “Dr. Booth” providing virtual and onsite “diagnostics and treatment protocols” for Antique Mall Owners and Booth Owners everywhere.

 “Is Your Booth suffering from Constipation”? 😂         



Jamie Owen-The Gingham Cottage

 An old soul who calls Northeast Louisiana home after spending my first 32 years in Huntsville. I’m married with three children ages 6 and under who keep me very busy along with my booth, The Gingham Cottage, and my furniture refinishing business. I’ve been in the booth biz since 2012 when a friend and I opened our first booth at University Pickers. I grew up always loving yard sales and the thrill of the hunt and it’s followed me throughout life.  The booth business has become such an outlet and passion of mine.

Tricia Gleason-University Pickers

She loves teaching DIY classes  vendors and other small businesses to help them achieve their goals. Trish has taken several courses for social media and marketing and loves sharing what she has learned with others. 

Trish started in the booth biz creating wall hangings and headboard out of old doors, windows and cabinets. She has been a mall owner for 11 years. 

She and her high school sweetheart have two boys. When Trish is not busy with her boys or the store, she fills her “spare” time with her travel agency and needlework.

Cindi Pope-University Pickers

Cindi is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in Marketing. She loves organizing, digging in the details in business and has experience in leading teams of people. Cindi has a talent for home decor! She can take your favorite items and turn them into a beautiful display.

She started in the booth biz by creating a jewelry line and had huge success selling at markets and eventually started a full time booth. She has been a mall owner for  11 years. 

  She graduated from UT Martin with a degree in business and has homeschooled her children  In her “spare” time she enjoys  hiking and spending time with her family.


Thursday September 5

6:00pm -8:00 pm Opening Meet-Up Early Check-in University Pickers Backyard


Friday, September 6

9:15-9:30 Check in/Registration

9:30-10:00  Jump Start Welcome- Trish Gleason & Cindi Pope (Booth Biz Founders)

10:00-11:00 Booth Basics

11:15-12:15 Increasing profits this holiday season 

12:15-1:00  Lunch (on your own)

1:00 -2:00 Social Media-Trends/Videos

2:00-3:00  Marketing Graphics-Canva 

3:00-3:45 Round Table Q&A

3:45-Closing and Group Homework Assignment

6:30-9:30 pm Meet-up (TBD)




Saturday September 7

9:15 Field Trip Think Tank Session-Share ideas/opinions

9:30-10:30 The Price is Right

10:30-11:30 Going Pickin’

11:30-12:30  Diagnostics & Treatment Protocols

12:30-1:30  Lunch (on your own)

1:30 -2:00 What is it worth? Know your merchandise

2:00-3:00  Staging Tips for all seasons

3:00-3:45 Round Table Q&A

3:45 Closing 



LOCATION: Stovehouse-

The Canteen Event Space

3414 Governors Drive,
Huntsville AL 35805

Built on the bones of the century-old Martin Stove Factory that was once all work and no play, the reimagined Stovehouse is Huntsville’s premier destination for eats, drinks, shopping, and leisure.

Stovehouse features multiple stages for live music, an exciting event center, a diverse selection of eats and treats, and Gas Light Alley, an eclectic venue for retail shopping.

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