HBAGTA cancels 2021 Home Expo | Business
TRAVERSE CITY – The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area moved its Home Expo 2021 from its traditional January date to April last fall.
“We wanted to give ourselves the maximum opportunity to do this live,” said Bob O’Hara, executive officer of HBAGTA, the Record Eagle for an October 18 article.
This plan failed on Monday.
The organization “was forced to cancel the HBAGTA Home Expo 2021 due to the circumstances,” said a press release from the trade association based in Traverse City on Monday.
The annual Home Builders Expo was scheduled for April 17-18 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The event was originally scheduled for January 23-24, 2021 before being pushed back to keep the event live.
“We regret the need for this action and would like to thank the Traverse City Community for their tireless commitment to our annual Home Expo,” said the press release. “As much as HBAGTA wants to offer exhibitors, visitors and HBAGTA an unforgettable, profitable and mutually beneficial experience, this will not be possible in April 2021.
“This is the first time in the 21-year history of the HBAGTA Home Expo that this event has been canceled.”
The 2022 event will take place from April 23rd to 24th at the Grand Traverse Resort.
“The construction industry, homeowners and future homeowners have recognized this annual event as the central point of contact for their home construction and improvement needs,” says the press release.
HGABTA is a professional association that represents the counties of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau. More information about the organization and the Home Expo can be found at www.hbagta.com.
The annual event is a “one-stop-shop for home building and home improvement” for the construction industry, homeowners and future homeowners.
The 2020 event took place from January 18th to 19th. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the US was January 20. Two days later he was reported to the CDC.