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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 
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  • 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.