Thursday, October 14, 2010

Davis hotels welcome show dogs, revenues

Davis hotel owners have rolled out the plastic mat this week for canines competing in the German Shepherd Dog Club of America 2010 National Specialty Show at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington. To accommodate the 500 to 600 competing German shepherds, as well as their "best friend" handlers, about 1,400 hotel-room stays will be generated, said Barbara Riddle, Davis Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau CEO and president. That gives the weeklong event an overall economic impact of $318,380 to the county, she said. Ogden Standard-Examiner