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Outdoor Show: Without a show, region would lose $44 million
Patriot News ^ | January 24, 2013 | Jeff Frantz

Posted on 01/24/2013 10:22:01 AM PST by Second Amendment First

The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show was expected to bring $44 million in direct spending to the region, according to the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau.

Now that the show has been postponed -- with no reschedule date set, and none imminent -- many hotels and restaurants could be in for a difficult winter.

"This is a hard time of the year to fill hotels," said Rick Dunlap, a spokesman for the bureau. "A lot of these hoteliers relied on this show to make their budget for the early part of the year."

The $44 million in direct spending the bureau projects does not include secondary expenses that also bring money to the region, like sales at gas stations or for supplies.

The show, billed as the largest outdoor sports show in the state, was to have more than 1,400 vendors. Many of those vendors traveled from out of the area and would have needed hotel rooms for the show's week-long run.


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Don't forget all the required union labor that is no longer needed.

Reed is finished in this country.

1 posted on 01/24/2013 10:22:03 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

As the old saying goes—”Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.”


2 posted on 01/24/2013 10:25:05 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I had never heard of the ESOS before this controversy evolved. Never knew that much money was invloved. But I wonder why it was ever held on the east coast in the first place?

Seems like Texas or some other Red State would be a better place.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 10:27:28 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Second Amendment First

I expect a buttload of kickbacks and payola to politicians to legislate mandatory participation their politically correct “Sports Shows” (conveniently without ARs, AKs, Shotguns, etc) in future.

If they (business) weren’t vocal before the cancellation, then I have no sympathy for their misery over the repercussions.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 10:27:52 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Second Amendment First

“Reed is finished in this country. “

One can only hope. LOL at all the obama voters in that part of the state, too. Elections have consequences.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 10:28:54 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Second Amendment First

I just hope that GIECO , GE Capital , and COMCAST take a hit on this loss of revenue .

It is unfortunate that residents of Pennsylvania have to take this finacial hit , but I believe the residents are in support of this action .


6 posted on 01/24/2013 10:30:25 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates are RUNNING the asylum!)
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To: Second Amendment First
Outdoor Show: Without a show, region would lose $44 million

Interpretation: Surrender your rights and principles for a buck.

7 posted on 01/24/2013 10:31:05 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: Second Amendment First

all these hotels, etc. should publicly thank Reed for killing their golden egg laying goose in the name of political correctness, and the Democrat Progressive Agenda.


8 posted on 01/24/2013 10:31:36 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Pennsylvania is a huge market for outdoor sports. Hunting and fishing especially. Most of the state is red, with the exceptions of Filthydelphia, Pittsburgh, State College and (bankrupt) Harrisburg.

The first day of buck season, the schools are closed and over a million hunters take to the woods.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 10:33:53 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I don’t feel the least little bit sorry for hotel/restaurant/tourist/hospitality workers who voted for Obama, for Sen Casey.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 10:34:04 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Second Amendment First

Can’t hear us now?

How about $44 Million later!

Can you hear us now?

We are not stopping here! From the Boycott organizer’s site.

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Today We Won a Battle – Now We Move Onto The War !
Congratulations and Thank You for speaking up and making a difference on our Second Amendment Rights.
We have won a Battle today, but the war still looms in front of us. We have Leaders in our Government who still wish to take our Rights away from us. Sen. Feinstein is proposing her Assault Weapons Ban to Senate tomorrow, and we need to make sure all of our elected officials know that any stance against our rights will be unacceptable.

The Clinton Era ban was ruled completely useless after its termination and now there is another encompassing a ban being proposed. While we have the momentum and while we are able, we need to tell our friends Families, and even people who do not have guns to call E mail and write to their Congressmen and Senators and tell them our Constitutional Rights are not up for debate or them to meddle in.

Lets stay active and vigilant, we cannot allow this to happen. Rally all you ’21st Century Minutemen’ we must act before we can no longer act.

Watch for some exciting news later today as we launch our next campaign !


11 posted on 01/24/2013 10:34:54 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Second Amendment First

I hope that GIECO ,GE Capital , and COMCAST take a financial hit on this .
Cancell ,..cancell,..cancell ..

It is indeed unfortunate for the residents of Pennsylvania.
Let the show production company sponcers see and learn that decisions have consequence
.. when they “infringe “ on the Constitution.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 10:35:04 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates are RUNNING the asylum!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Elections have Consequences.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 10:35:04 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

“It is unfortunate that residents of Pennsylvania have to take this finacial hit , but I believe the residents are in support of this action .”

But it does underscore the fact that freedom isn’t free! Something that a lot of people have taken for granted for too long.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 10:35:07 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Second Amendment First

$44M dollars is not enough money to buy my principles and rights.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 10:36:00 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: frogjerk
Interpretation: Surrender your rights and principles for a buck.

Exactly. They think we're all common whores like they are.

16 posted on 01/24/2013 10:36:44 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Harrisburg is/was a very logical location to host such an event. Years and years ago it was the method for east coast hunters to connect with west coast outfitters. The location is right off the interstate and within easy reach for thousands of sportsmen. I booked many hunting/fishing trips over the years at this show.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 10:40:17 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: Second Amendment First

One word can summarize what needs to be done: compete.

Find every Left-leaning business and bank and politician, shun them economically, and support their conservative competition.

Compete in every arena, from the beauty salon to Wall Street.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 10:40:28 AM PST by lurk
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To: Second Amendment First

Probably should’ve thought of that before kicking your vendors, sponsors and customers in the teeth.

There are always consequences.

SnakeDoc


19 posted on 01/24/2013 10:40:39 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Arm_Bears

Indeed.

ONe of my favorite bits of wisdom

...been saying it a lot lately.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 10:41:44 AM PST by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: EDINVA
I don’t feel the least little bit sorry for hotel/restaurant/tourist/hospitality workers who voted for Obama, for Sen Casey.

Suggest you check out the 2012 election map for PA by county to see how red most of the state is. The solid blue areas are not in the vicinity of these hotels and restaurants.

21 posted on 01/24/2013 10:43:22 AM PST by Abby4116
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To: Second Amendment First
It's interesting that Reed is willing to take a hit of this magnitude, rather than just announce "OK, due to overwhelming demand by event attendees, we rescind our original position against AR-15's and high-capacity mags".

It suggests they were being pressured by somebody with the power to produce a bigger hit against them than they are now experiencing.

22 posted on 01/24/2013 10:43:22 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Seems like Texas

Then it wouldn't be called the "EASTERN Sports and Outdoor Show........

And just because Texas is "EAST" of New Mexico doesn't mean they are really in the East......LOL!

23 posted on 01/24/2013 10:44:00 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Seems like Texas or some other Red State would be a better place.

There are more licensed hunters in Pennsylvania than any other state. Michigan is 2nd, Texas is 3rd.

24 posted on 01/24/2013 10:44:29 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Dauphin County went for Obama and Casey. Paybacks a bitch.


25 posted on 01/24/2013 10:46:26 AM PST by linn37
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To: Second Amendment First
Reed is finished in this country.

Their website shows that they hold seminars on LGBT Travel as well, mayhe they can live off of that.
26 posted on 01/24/2013 10:49:55 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Seems like Texas or some other Red State would be a better place.

Seventy percent of the population is in the eastern time zone. Northeasterners are NOT as used to thousand mile drives as westerners. Plus the shows provide perhaps the only opportunity for easterners to touch and examine gear that is available all over Texas and other western states.


27 posted on 01/24/2013 10:56:02 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Comcast pulled out of the show before the NRA did, actually.


28 posted on 01/24/2013 11:03:21 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Second Amendment First

This would be a good time for some other entity to scoop up this show. Maybe the NRA could run it.


29 posted on 01/24/2013 11:14:12 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Responsibility2nd

My man, you don’t know much more about Pennsylvania than what the talking heads on TV say. Most Pennsylvania counties are “red”; at least half a dozen of the 67 PA counties were over 70% for Romney this past election. Many school districts in these “red” counties have multiple school holidays explicitly for hunting.


30 posted on 01/24/2013 11:21:24 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Second Amendment First

“The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show was expected to bring $44 million in direct spending to the region, according to the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau.

Now that the show has been postponed — with no reschedule date set, and none imminent — many hotels and restaurants could be in for a difficult winter.”

It sounds like they are laying blame and guilt on Businesses for standing up for their constitutional rights. The blame should and does fall on Reed for refusing to backtrack on a bad decision.


31 posted on 01/24/2013 11:37:21 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: jiggyboy; All

My man, you don’t know much more about Pennsylvania than what the talking heads on TV say...

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Guilty.

I think of Pennsylvania and I think of Mayor Nutter and other east coast liberal states influenced by ding bats like Spector, Rendell, Murtha and other such losers.

Thanks all for setting me straight on some of the finer aspects of PA.


32 posted on 01/24/2013 11:40:39 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Unfortunately Reed Exibitions will survive this. I was researching to see if they are doing any other shows so I could avoid them and pass the word. Their website shows them managing 390 shows, assume a one year snapshot, with only 29 being in the US. The only show that would remotely interest me is a hardware show in Vegas, which is a few thousand miles out of my way. Hopefully, when the dust settles a Cabelas or Pro Bass or some other 2A supporter steps up to get the Harrisburg show back together in the future.


33 posted on 01/24/2013 11:42:35 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: Second Amendment First

This situation is 100% the fault of Reed. If anyone losing money wants to moan and scream, they should direct it to Reed and only Reed. Just my opinion.


34 posted on 01/24/2013 11:46:28 AM PST by austinaero
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To: Second Amendment First

Reed is learning that choices have consequences. I hope the NSSF gets someone else for the SHOT show from now on.


35 posted on 01/24/2013 12:04:03 PM PST by JamesP81
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To: Second Amendment First

Our principles are not for sale at any price.

Though I do wish we could compile a list of companies that supported this boycott who are seeing real financial hardship due to the postponement. I will do business with these companies over the appeasers. We should all do the same.


36 posted on 01/24/2013 12:09:39 PM PST by JamesP81
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To: Responsibility2nd
I think of Pennsylvania and I think of Mayor Nutter and other east coast liberal states influenced by ding bats like Spector, Rendell, Murtha and other such losers.

Many other Northeastern states are in the same situation as Pennsylvania. Voters in a few big cities tip the elections towards liberals. If you take out just a few urban areas from the 2012 election results Republican candidates would have won in a landslide. Here in New Hampshire many towns reliably vote Republican, but a few bastions of students and liberals in cities outnumber the rural residents.

What the fools in the cities forget is that they depend on the rural areas for everything the eat, their energy, and much of what they purchase in stores.

37 posted on 01/24/2013 12:12:22 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: Second Amendment First
Headline should read:

              Without a Second Amendment, nation would lose Constitution



             

38 posted on 01/24/2013 12:24:07 PM PST by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: freeandfreezing

Our Founding Fathers were right in allowing only property owners the right to vote.

Letting ubran takers vote is like handing liquor and the car keys to 15 year old boys.


39 posted on 01/24/2013 12:28:46 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Seems like Texas or some other Red State would be a better place.

East Tennessee would be a great spot...within a day's drive for millions of sporting folk...

40 posted on 01/24/2013 12:29:25 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Arm_Bears

dummassery has consequences.


41 posted on 01/24/2013 12:32:13 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jiggyboy

Yep, I concur jb. Most of the folks I meet from PA (with the exception of the blue cities) are scrappers. And I love their accents being a Southerner and all ;D!


42 posted on 01/24/2013 12:33:19 PM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Second Amendment First
The vendors need to "Lawyer up" and demand refund of any money paid in advance. Changes were made to their contracts which should nullify them. Class action???

The Patriot News is a leftist paper so you need to consider that when reading their stuff....

43 posted on 01/24/2013 12:47:44 PM PST by codder too
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To: jiggyboy; Responsibility2nd

Whole towns, businesses, school districts and industries shut-down here for the various hunting seasons; deer, bear, fowl etc. If we could just add ‘liberals & demonrats’ to the hunting seasons, I’d arm-up with my Barrett .50/ Class III AR-10/15, and go along. LOL.


44 posted on 01/24/2013 12:51:24 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: freeangel
One can only hope. LOL at all the obama voters in that part of the state, too. Elections have consequences.

Yeah, both of them. Not a lot of Obama voters in Hershey.

45 posted on 01/24/2013 12:55:59 PM PST by old and tired
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To: Second Amendment First

If not for the preppers gun and ammo buyers, the economy would really stink.


46 posted on 01/24/2013 12:57:30 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Second Amendment First

Reed Shows is just a part of Reed Elsevier. They are huge. Lexis-Nexis is them. All those glossy travel magazines that you see in your doctors’ office like Conde-Nast and scientific and legal publications as well. They’ll take a hit(rightfully so), but they’re far from finished. A couple of years back I did a 2 week job racking 300+ servers for their U.S. based operations.


47 posted on 01/24/2013 1:01:13 PM PST by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Most of the state is red, with the exceptions of Filthydelphia, Pittsburgh, State College and (bankrupt) Harrisburg.

For your reference:



State college went red this last election. We just can't overcome the occupation voter fraud in Filthydelphia. The fix was in.
48 posted on 01/24/2013 1:11:31 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

Thanks for the correction. I should know better, having once lived there.


49 posted on 01/24/2013 1:29:32 PM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
I just hope that GIECO , Progressive, GE Capital , and COMCAST take a hit on this loss of revenue .

Progressive was the sponsor listed on the ESOS site. GEICO though is just as bad, cancelling a policy because the person is involved in weapons manufacturing.

GEICO: Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled...

50 posted on 01/24/2013 2:21:34 PM PST by CedarDave (Matt Damon is to natural gas fracking as Jane Fonda is to nuclear power generation.)
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