Thursday, December 27, 2007

Several local companies already booked solid for convention

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If you're planning on holding a party in Denver during the convention you may be out of luck if you haven't already made your reservations.

The bureau said there could be as many as 1,500 parties, events and other gatherings over a two-week period surrounding the convention, not to mention dozens more in coming months as organizers and others prepare for the DNC.

"It's going to be big," said Rich Grant, director of communications for the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, adding that the city also will host two other large conventions near the DNC.

While Denver has entertained similar-sized conventions, the DNC will generate much more ancillary spending on parties, dinners, gatherings and entertainment, Grant said. - RMN

You can view an online directory of local vendors at the DNC Host Committee site (which appears to be down as of the time I'm posting this)