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Great Lakes Rabbit & Cavy Shows 2007 ARBA Convention Proposal www.glrcs.com Welcome to Grand Rapids, MI Home of the 2007 ARBA National Convention October 14 – October 18 Why Grand Rapids? Michigan’s second largest city Close to a large number of ARBA members

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Great Lakes Rabbit & Cavy Shows2007 ARBA Convention Proposal

www.glrcs.com


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Welcome toGrand Rapids, MI

Home of the 2007

ARBA National Convention

October 14 – October 18


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Why Grand Rapids?

  • Michigan’s second largest city

  • Close to a large number of ARBA members

  • DeVos Place (Convention Center)

  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel


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Why Grand Rapids?

  • Home of Gerald R Ford’s Presidential Museum

  • 60 Restaurants and Nightclubs in the downtown area & 5 shopping malls throughout the city

  • Easily Accessible – Via highways (US-131 & I-96/I-196) or Gerald R Ford International Airport

  • Great Convention Bureau Support



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Gerald R. Ford International Airport

  • 15 minute drive to downtown: DeVos Place and Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

  • Serviced by 7 major airlines including: Continental, Delta, Northwest, United Airlines and US Airways

  • 140 flights daily – 66 to direct destinations

  • Offers non-stop passenger service to 14 major market destinations:

    Atlanta Chicago O’Hare/Midway

    Cincinnati Cleveland

    Dallas Detroit

    Houston Memphis

    Milwaukee Minneapolis

    New York/Newark Orlando

    Philadelphia Tampa

  • The majority of the connecting flights from these markets are the larger 737 or 757 aircraft (Connections from the West Coast through Chicago tend to be commuter jets.)


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Airline Shipping

  • Northwest Airlines: $80 per kennel ( one way) as checked luggage

    - Dc 9’s: 6-30 kennels

    - Airbus 19: up to 62 kennels

    - Airbus 320: up to 80 kennels

  • Delta:

    - Maximum of 6 kennels

    - $169/$207 per kennel (depending on size)

  • United Airlines:

    - As pets – 2 rabbits per kennel with maximum of 3 kennels

    - $100 per kennel

    - As freight – up to 15 rabbits per container (price depends on distance, size and weight)



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DeVos Place

  • 162,000 square foot exhibition hall

  • 40,000 square foot ballroom

  • 36,000 square feet of meeting space


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DeVos Place Exhibition Hall

  • 162,000 square foot exhibition hall

  • Inside dimensions 360’ x 450’

  • Housing for up 24,000 rabbits & cavies depending on breeds and showroom layout


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DeVos Place Exhibition Hall

  • Ceiling heights 37’ to 75’ – average height 65’

  • 4 complete air exchanges per hour 24/7

  • 100 foot candle power lighting

  • Floor packets every 30’ for access to water, electricity and sewer



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DeVos Place Loading Dock

  • Totally Enclosed

  • 36,504 square feet

  • 117’ x 312’

  • 12 truck & 1 wash bay


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DeVos Place Loading Dock

  • Enter via 2 – 20’ x 16’ doors on Michigan Street

  • 2 – 16’ x 16’ & 1 – 22’ x 16’ door allow entry into exhibition hall

  • Marshalling area outside, one-way traffic flow & adequate show personnel available to ensure an orderly flow during the unloading process.



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DeVos Place Grand Gallery

  • Signature part of DeVos Place

  • 360’ long & 60’ wide with a 75’ high glass roof

  • Main entrances to DeVos Place from Monroe Street and the other end opens onto the 9,000 sq ft Riverfront Promenade


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Meeting & Banquet Rooms

DeVos Place:

  • 24 meeting rooms of various sizes

    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel:

  • 3 large ballrooms (290-810 capacity)

  • 10 smaller ballrooms (230 capacity)

  • 26 meeting rooms (10-110 capacity)


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Booth Locations

  • Commercial booths will be located in the rooms off the Grand Gallery

  • Specialty Club Booths will be a divider between Open & Youth rabbits

  • Cage dealers and other large commercial dealers will be housed in the exhibition hall


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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

  • Four Star – Four Diamond Hotel

  • Attached to DeVos Place

  • 682 Luxury rooms total

  • 10 Restaurants and Lounges

  • Pool and fitness room


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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

  • Rooms blocked: 300

  • Room rate: $99.00 per night 1-4 people

  • Parking: $5.00 / night self parking

  • Special convention judges rate: $85.00 per night


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Additional Hotels

  • Courtyard by Marriott:

    - Attached to DeVos Place

    - Room block: 150

    - Room rate: $95.00 + tax

  • Days Inn

    - Room block: 125

    - Room rate: $89.00 + tax

  • Radisson Riverfront

    - Room block: 75

    - Room rate: $99.00 + tax

  • Overflow hotels: Holiday Inn Express

    & Baymont Inn


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Entries

  • $12.00 per class / $7.00 fur class

  • Substitutions free of charge until 7 days prior to the ARBA Convention


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2007 ARBA National ConventionGrand Rapids, MichiganOctober 14 – October 18

Great Lakes Rabbit and Cavy Shows

www.glrcs.com


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