October is fast approaching and we are working hard to get ready for your arrival at our new Corps Expo location. First let me remind you that this year's dates are October 7,8 and 9.
Next remember our new location is the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa, 12042 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA. Please use our website, www.corpipesmokers.org
to register for a room, learn more about the Expo and/or to rent a table to show your collection or promote your smoking products. Our web site has a direct link to the block of rooms reserved for the show at our special rate. From that link you can get more information about the hotel, directions, etc.
Also we ask that you be aware that this beautiful luxury Hilton hotel is primarily a "smoke free environment". They have graciously consented to allow us to smoke in the exhibit hall on Saturday and Sunday and at the Friday night dinner. We ask that everyone be diligent and respectful of the no smoking policy when you exit the exhibit hall. We are very thankful that we are smoking in the exhibit hall and not outdoors in a tent.
This new location, in a growing section of the west end of Richmond, will give you close access to many new restaurants, the newest and largest shopping center in the area and lots of activities for your spouses and families. We hope that you will come a few days early and stay a few days after the show to enjoy our great Southern Hospitality. Another letter will be sent to you with additional information about events and activities in the area during that time of the year.
Meanwhile, read the nice article by Andy Camire about our past shows in the August issue of The Pipe Collector. Everyone does get The Pipe Collector don't they? It is the excellent publication of the North American Society of Pipe Collectors (NASPC). You really should be a member of that group also.