As predicted, the 2015 Great American Outdoor Show made a more than $70-million economic impact on the Hershey Harrisburg Region.

This year, the show, which took place Feb. 7–15 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, brought an estimated $73 million to the area—a 4 percent increase from last year.

Broken down into categories, the numbers show even higher improvements: 2.3 percent attendance increase; 14 percent occupancy increase in Dauphin County; $180,000 in City Admission & Amusement Tax Revenue; and the support of 8,000 jobs.

This was the second year the show was hosted in Harrisburg, due to a five year-agreement that was signed between the National Rifle Association (the host) and the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. 

Looking for some unique team-building opportunities? Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh has you covered. From pretzel-twisting and cocktail-mixing classes to the "52 Up Close" show with magician Lee Terbosic, your group can experience everything from education and comedy to sleight of hand tricks and mind reading. "Careful with your thoughts about your colleagues!" warns Greg Goffin, director of sales.

 

Nestled in the heart of Williamsburg Brooklyn, Hotel Indigo is now welcoming leisure and business travelers alike with everything from lounges and meeting rooms to an unbeatable location near trains that will take you anywhere in New York City.  

 

Planners! Not to miss is the Bucks County Event Venue Show where you’ll be sure to find the site for your next event. More than 35 social venues and event professionals will be there to represent their venues. The Bucks County Event Venue Show will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Michener Art Museum.