News Release – 1/5/11

For more information:
Heather Allmain, 360-992-3231

Clark Public Utilities to partner with Blue Ocean Events to manage commercial exhibitors at Home & Garden Idea Fair

January 5, 2011

Clark Public Utilities is partnering with Blue Ocean Events of Portland to assist with production of the 20th annual Home & Garden Idea Fair. The event will be held April 29-May 1 at the Clark County Event Center at the fairgrounds.

Heather Allmain, the utility’s coordinator for the show, said Blue Ocean will manage commercial exhibitor activities. “The Blue Ocean staff brings more than three decades of consumer show experience and a commitment to customer service that fits perfectly with the unique qualities of the Home & Garden Idea Fair.”

The Home & Garden Idea Fair has become a spring tradition in Clark County and for good reason:
•    Event attendees have access to nearly 300 home and garden-related exhibitors to inspire their next home improvement project.
•    The Energy Smart Home display features the latest in energy efficient home products and earth-friendly building materials.
•    Full-scale landscape gardens designed and installed by local landscape professionals feature the latest trends in outdoor living.
•    Nearly 60 regional plant nurseries stock their shelves with the best selection of flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs all available under one roof.

Michael O’Loughlin, co-founder of Blue Ocean Events, said “The partnership with Clark is a perfect fit with our company’s philosophy – a free show done as a service to the community with hundreds of home and garden related companies providing information and a lot of education on energy and the environment.”

Allmain said the Home & Garden Idea Fair is a successful event because it features only top quality commercial exhibitors with products and services that are directly related to home building; home improvement and remodeling; interior design and decorating; home accents; yard and garden products; and landscaping. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at the 2011 Home & Garden Idea Fair, call 360-992-3223 for more information.