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Astor Group | ShopForExhibits Team

Lowell Nickens - President

Professional History:
Director of Sales & Marketing - Portland Hilton Hotel 1972-80

Created Classic Exposition 1980 - a trade show decoratorating service in Portland, Oregon/opened in Seattle, Wa. in 1988 - Sold business to GES Exposition Services in April 1990

Created Classic Displays/Exhibits - a manufacturer of Portable Trade Show Displays 1985-2006

2006-Present: Owner of & Astor Group

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  • College Football - Oregon Ducks 
  • Professional Football - Dallas Cowboys 
  • TV Shows: 24, History Channel
  • The Secret Knowledge by David Mamet
  • The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek
  • Interests: History, Politics, Government

Business Philosophy: Astor Group is a business dedicated to providing the highest quality trade show products and graphics at competitive prices, and in addition, we strive to offer our clients honest and straightforward advice based upon my years of experience in the industry which we hope will allow our customers to achieve their business, marketing, and professional goals with clarity, accuracy, at the greatest economy possible.

Who will you choose to purchase your first or maybe next trade show display from? As the owner of Astor Group Exhibitor Services &, I’ve actually worked as a business owner in businesses that you’ll be dealing directly or indirectly with, so by me owning a general service contracting business for 10 years, a portable/modular manufacturing business for 26 years, should give you a measure of assurance that we do know what we’re talking about and will provide you with the best quality products and services available. 

Cheryl Waid - Creative Director

Cheryl Waid

Professional History

Creative Director
     Astor Group | 2012-present
Freelance Designer  
Graphic Design Contractor
     Central Indiana Community Foundation 2012
Research Design Contractor
     Attic Design 2011
Product Designer  
     People for Urban Progress 2009-2010

Cheryl Waid is the Creative Director at Astor Group Exhibitor Services & Cheryl has an extremely broad knowledge base when it comes to the creative. With a penchant for exploration, her artistic endeavors range from welding to graphic design and have garnered awards and recognition.

Cheryl has a BFA in Visual Communication from Herron School of Art & Design. Originally from Indianapolis, Cheryl is transplant to the West Coast. She loves to learn and has a passion for making beautiful things. With her keen eye for detail and aesthetics, Cheryl is a great resource when pulling together your next trade show booth! 

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Ciara Breese - Director of Client Services

Cheryl Harnishfeger

Professional History

Director of Client Services
     Astor Group | 2016-present
Key Account Manager  
     Worldwide Express 2014-2015
Director of Recruiting & Marketing
     MassMutual Financial Group 2012-2014

Ciara joined the Astor Group team in 2016 as Director of Client Services. With a background in Transportation, Account Management and Marketing, Ciara has a wealth of expertise that is invaluable to any exhibitor. Ciara’s works as a direct contact for our Exhibitor Services clients and collaborates with our design team to create the best possible exhibit program and make sure no details are overlooked along the way.

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Refund Policy:

SFE will allow the customer to return their purchase within 3 days of the date of purchase for a full refund minus any damages and freight charges. This excludes custom made or color specific items that can’t go back into general inventory. Each item that is being returned must arrive in its original packaging and receive an R.A. number in writing prior to shipping and must be plainly visible on the “ship to” label.

Astor Group
PO Box 1790
Lake Oswego, OR  


Call us to explore the possibilities!

800 342 9579