Dear PNW PGA Members, Associates and valued partners,
As you can imagine, the PNWPGA is constantly searching for ways to improve the programs and services we produce each year for our members, associates, and valued partners. One significant program for more than five decades has been our Merchandise Show.
It is difficult to avoid the rich history of the PNW PGA Merchandise Show, which has been an important event for PGA professionals in the Pacific Northwest since 1968. Over the years, the show has been held at various venues, including the Tacoma Dome, the ShowPlex at the Puyallup Fairgrounds, the Portland Metropolitan Expo Center, and most recently, the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.
We understand the impact of the recent pandemic and how it has affected businesses worldwide, including ours. During the height of the pandemic, the PNW PGA was forced to move the popular trade show online. When we returned to an in-person show in 2022, we were confronted with the realization that the show could not go on in its previous form.
Therefore, we regret to inform you that there will not be an in-person show in 2023. We understand that this news may be disappointing, but we are excited to let you know that we are working on an exciting “next generation” of our annual event in the very near future. We are confident that “what comes next” will be consistent with the rich history of bringing our members and partners together in a productive, profitable—and fun—environment. We are hopeful you might join us.
We will keep you updated as our plans progress, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you in the future.
Thank you for your understanding and support. Should you have any questions, or if I may ever be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at email@example.com.
Frank Talarico, CEO