Yesterday, the 2015 Pool & Spa Show kicked off at the Atlantic City Convention Center. More than 11,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors are expected to show up.

“The Pool & Spa Show is one of the biggest events for our convention center and Atlantic City each year,” says Karen Totaro, general manager, global spectrum at the Atlantic City Convention Center. “The fact that the show is now in its 34th year is a testament to both the quality programming and exhibit floor they put together each year and the show’s longstanding successful relationship with Atlantic City. We look forward to hosting them for many years to come.” 

Local business are expected to benefit from the event with delegate spending predicted to be more than $9 million. As well, Convention Center visitors have contracted 7,885 hotel rooms throughout the week.

The show gives attendees access to the most up-to-date product and service innovations in the pool and spa industry. The four-day event will offer technical training courses and business seminars. 

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.

 

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are working from home. Many are social distancing or quarantining with their children, who have transitioned to online classes. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices, stores and so much more have been temporarily shut down in many states, affecting daily life in the most unexpected of ways.