Wednesday, January 9, 2002
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson is urging the citizens of Atlantic County to give an especially warm, friendly welcome to the more than 50,000 visitors who are expected to attend the AHR Expo in Atlantic City January 14 through 16.
"This is the largest convention Atlantic City has seen since Lyndon Johnson was President," Levinson said. "There will be visitors here from all over the world. This will be an excellent opportunity to spur our convention industry by making sure that conventioneers and visitors are made to feel welcomed and comfortable."
Levinson encouraged county residents to greet conventioneers with a friendly hello, to assist them when asked for directions and to use common courtesy. "It is important that these visitors return to their home communities and spread the word that Atlantic City is a friendly and pleasant place to visit and do business," Levinson said.
The AHR Expo will occupy most of the area's hotel rooms and keep local restaurants busy during a typically slow time of the year. It is the world's largest air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration conference. The economic impact to the area is estimated to be $50.8 million.
For more information, please contact Howard J. Kyle, Chief of Staff, at (609) 343-2368.