Good morning everyone! Rachel Kardos writing to let you know that April 11 through Friday, April 17 we are very busy with several conventions in town.  More than 4,100 delegates will attend meetings and events, which will produce more than 9,200 hotel room nights to create an estimated delegate spending of $3.9 Million. 

One example of these meetings and conventions is the Geospatial Information & Technology Association’s (GITA) Annual Conference.  For those not aware (like me!), GITA is the professional association and leading advocate for anyone using geospatial technology to help operate, maintain, and protect the infrastructure, which includes organizations such as utilities, telecommunication companies and the public sector.  Through industry leading conferences, along with research initiatives, chapters, membership and other programs, GITA provides education and
professional best practices.  For more information, visit  
Please extend a hand and join us in welcoming them (along with all the other meetings and events) to our fabulous city!