The complexities of putting on a Challenge vary, from locale to locale. Considering the short ramp up for moving from the LA Convention Center to Ontario, a mere 36 miles from Downtown LA, it’s not all that bad.
However, there’s that pesky paperwork to get done. Like the contract with the Visitor’s Bureau (who is graciously picking up the tab for the local expenses) and another contract for the actual venue.
Certificates of Insurance (COI) have to be issued to guarantee coverage in the amounts stipulated by the real estate company. And so forth.
But, we believe that we’re ready and the green light is lit. Which brings me to Seattle and the yeoman’s work of B/C James Hilliard. We’re inking a 3-year deal with the Downtown Business Association for the weekend before Ontario.
So, Colorado Springs gets punted to next year and we’re in for the Pacific Northwest for the next 3 years!