Skip to comments.Outdoor Show: Without a show, region would lose $44 million
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.
Reed is finished in this country.
As the old saying goes—”Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.”
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.
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.
“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.
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 .
Interpretation: Surrender your rights and principles for a buck.
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.
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.
I don’t feel the least little bit sorry for hotel/restaurant/tourist/hospitality workers who voted for Obama, for Sen Casey.
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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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.
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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.
Elections have Consequences.
“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.
$44M dollars is not enough money to buy my principles and rights.
Exactly. They think we're all common whores like they are.
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.
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.
Probably should’ve thought of that before kicking your vendors, sponsors and customers in the teeth.
There are always consequences.
ONe of my favorite bits of wisdom
...been saying it a lot lately.