We’re excited to update you about the Northwest Agricultural Show and the involvement of Capital Press as the new management team for the show.
We assume this role with support and guidance from Amy and Mike Patrick, the Northwest Ag Show’s longtime managers. The Patricks and Amy’s parents, Jim and Shirley Heater, have guided this show for 48 years and we will continue to produce the show with respect for their legacy.
In preparing this letter for you, Amy Patrick wanted to share her thoughts.
“It is with great confidence that Mike and I transition the event to Capital Press,” Amy writes.
“I believe they have a broad range of resources that can bolster and improve the show, taking
it to its 50th anniversary and beyond.”
“It has been my pleasure to work with so many great exhibitors during my time as manager of
the Northwest Agricultural Show. The show holds a special place in my heart after growing up
with the event and learning the ropes from my parents. As I move on to other career ventures,
I will continue to be supportive and interested in the event. The exhibitors truly became like an extended family to me.”
We hope you, the exhibitors and show supporters, will soon become family for us as well. Amy already has agreed to help us through the transition period to maintain continuity. Jim Heater, show founder and longtime manager, will continue to work with the show and provide the move-in/move-out services for exhibitors.
The Heater family built the Northwest Ag Show into an Oregon institution. In no small measure the family is the show. As a family business ourselves, we have a particular appreciation for the responsibility to maintain what they have created. While we are anxious to put our own stamp on the show, our primary goal this year is to execute a seamless transition and provide exhibitors the service they have come to expect. We are putting together an exhibitor advisory committee, and will be in contact with each exhibitor in the weeks ahead.
With this in mind, we are pleased to confirm the 49th annual Northwest Agricultural Show will take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1, 2018, at the Portland Expo Center. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new acquaintances then.
You soon will receive more information about the show. In the meantime, please feel free to contact Ginger Wing, show coordinator, at email@example.com if you have questions.
We look forward to working with you on the 2018 show.
Download the letter here: NWAg18-Letter