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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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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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To: Responsibility2nd
But I wonder why it was ever held on the east coast in the first place?

These shows are regional and the folks of PA love the outdoors just as much as Texans.

51 posted on 01/24/2013 3:20:06 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: Second Amendment First
Reed is finished in this country.

Take another look -- Reed Elsevior is a HUGE conglomeration, and they own/control the premier Lawyer Information and Search/Research sites of Lexis/Nexis.

52 posted on 01/24/2013 4:51:37 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Abby4116

Harrisburg, PA, the state capitol, is in Dauphin County. In 2012 Dauphin County voted for Democrats who won all but two races, as follows:

Obama 52,4%
Casey 54.1%
Kane 54.7%
DePasquale 49.4%
McCord 53.3%
Perkinson 81.9% ***********

******* Perkinson lost the election, no thanks to Dauphin County, obviously.

and the TWO Congressional Republican (suburban outlying districts with little of Harrisburg, if any) who led in parts Dauphin County ——

Barletta 50.6%(first R to hold the seat in 3 decades)
Dent 62.9%(traditionally R)

The fact is that whether it’s Harrisburg, PA, ALbany, NY, Austin, TX or Richmond, VA, most state capitols are quite blue, regardless of the leanings of the rest of the state.


53 posted on 01/24/2013 5:05:47 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: brityank; printhead

I should have been more specific, ie. Reed Exhibitions USA.
Thanks for the clarification.


54 posted on 01/24/2013 5:06:17 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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