The winners of the 2012 Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) NASCAR Sprint Cup giveaway were Deb and Doug Nord, dealers from Nord Outdoor Power in Bloomington, Ill. The NASCAR Sprint Cup was held June 30 in Ft. Mitchell, Ky.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup tickets were one of the early-bird prizes given to a randomly chosen individual who registered early for GIE+EXPO using the online dashboard. The Nords were excited to be chosen as it was their first time attending a NASCAR race. “We had a great time and really enjoyed the hospitality,” said Deb. “GIE+EXPO really did a wonderful job of providing everything we needed for a fun experience.”
The Nords have attended GIE+EXPO for three years and said they always enjoy being in Louisville for the show. “We have a great time going around and meeting with our current suppliers while checking out potential new suppliers for our business,” Doug said. “Many times we find new products displayed from companies that we were not aware of prior to attending the show.”
One aspect of the show that the Nords like to take advantage of is the RV parking available at the Kentucky Exposition Center. With only a four-and-a-half-hour drive to Louisville, the Nords find getting around Louisville is very easy and staying in their RV is convenient and efficient.
“This works out great because my husband can head to the show when it opens, and I can come a little later at my leisure,” said Deb. “We can also stay until the end because there is so much to see. We are looking forward to the modified schedule and additional dealer-specific activities this year, as well.”
This year, The Galt House in downtown Louisville will serve as the official headquarters hotel for dealers at GIE+EXPO Oct. 24-26. Designating a headquarters allows dealers to convene with peers and network after show hours. The Galt House will also provide daily shuttle service to the Kentucky Exposition Center.
To register for GIE+EXPO, learn about the new Dealer Day preview on Oct. 24, and make hotel reservations, visit www.gie-expo.com. An early-bird registration fee of $10 is being offered until Sept. 9. After that, pre-registration will be $25. The onsite registration fee will be $50.
One lucky dealer or distributor who registers online will win a $2,000 travel package to the show, including a $500 gift card for expenses, a luxury hotel suite for three nights in The Galt House, $100 in gift cards for local restaurants, $50 for souvenirs at the Visitor Information Center, and VIP seating at the GIE+EXPO concerts.
And, GIE+EXPO’s Refer-a-Friend program will award an Apple iPad to one lucky winner. To enter, register online and then send an online invitation to a friend. When that person registers, you will be eligible for the iPad drawing.
Information about the show can be obtained on www.gie-expo.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/gieexpo and by contacting Sellers Expositions at (800) 558-8767, (812) 949-9200 or email@example.com. Potential attendees and exhibitors who “Like” GIE+EXPO on Facebook will also be entered to win $1,000.
GIE+EXPO is sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc. (OPEI); Professional Landcare Network (PLANET); and Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS). Hardscape North America (HNA) will be co-located on the show floor on the same dates. HNA is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association and the National Concrete Masonry Association.