With this being a holiday week in the U.S., exhibit industry news was light. The top story is that just one year after Freeman acquired Fern Exposition & Event Services, they’ve now announced that they’re selling it to Fern’s COO, Aaron Bludworth and an investment group. Freeman states that the move is “in the interest of both companies.”
Colorado has been in the news extensively the past couple of weeks due to wildfires, but this week several attractions reopened, including the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Several hotels that were evacuated have also reopened, while others are still being used for people who have been evacuated from their homes.
But fires are not the only story in Colorado. In Denver, a farm will soon open at the Colorado Convention Center in partnership with its caterer, Centerplate. The goal is to become more sustainable by growing herbs and produce for dishes served at the Center. Perhaps that will help Denver’s pitch for landing the Outdoor Retailer show, which is looking to relocate from Salt Lake City.