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  • Central PA Home Show Registration

    The 2020 Central PA Home Show is to be held at the C3 Sports, 200 Ellis Place, State College, PA March 6th through 8th. Show hours are Friday, March 6th from 3 pm to 8 pm, Saturday, March 7th from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday, March 8th from 10 am to 3 pm.

    Booth Pricing Before 11/30/19:
    Member Exhibitors
    10x10 White Booth $500
    10x10 Green Booth $600
    Outside Exhibit $300

    Non-Member Exhibitors
    10x10 White Booth $800
    10x10 Green Booth $900
    Outside Exhibit $600

    Sites will not be reserved, held or assigned in any way without at least a 50% deposit.
    Primary Home Show Contact
    Primary Home Show Contact
    Billing Contact (If Different)
    Billing Contact Address (If Different)
    Setup Contact
    Tear Down Contact
    Membership Status - Please select from the following: *
    Please indicate your preferred booth location.
    Provide three preferred booth numbers. Final placement will be determined by the Committee. NO spaces will be reserved until payment is made. Please also review the cancellation policy on the Rules & Regulations. Refer to maps. Please Note: The cost of membership is $495.
    Equipment Rental
    Rental of exhibit space includes use of designated booth space, standing uniform 8’ back and 3’ side blue and white drapes. All other equipment to be provided by exhibitor, or ordered through the BACP at the fees specified below. Initial orders must be placed at the time of registration
    Insurance Information
    Please provide proof of liability insurance coverage extending through the dates of the 2020 Home Show to the BACP (minimum coverage required is $1,000,000 per occurrence). BACP must be listed as Certificate Holder. Insurance providers can send certificates directly to: Builders Association of Central PA, 2149 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801 or email to koshea@centralpabuilders.com.
    Please note that all booths must be completely set up by 1:00 pm on Friday, March 6th. Failure to set up by this time will result in your booth being excluded from the Booth Judging. The Committee will review all requests and make every effort to accommodate your request. Confirmation of final move-in time will be provided prior to the Show. DUE TO THE NEW VENUE- THE MOVE-IN SCHEDULE NEEDS TO BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO: Please indicate your preferred move-in day and time frame. Available Days and Times: Wednesday, March 4th Thursday, March 5th Friday, March 6th Morning 8:00 am-12 noon Afternoon: 12:30-4:30 pm Evening: 5:00-7:00 pm
    Please indicate your preferred move-out date and time. Sunday, March 6th before 7:00 PM Monday, March 9th between 8:00 am- 5:00 PM
    Single booths receive 4 free Home Show staff passes for staff working the show. Companies with two or more booths receive 6 free Home Show staff passes. Additional staff passes are available at a cost of $2.00 per pass. Home Show passes are required for all exhibitors, volunteers and committee members.
    Special Requests:
    Become a Home Show Partner
    Home Show Hunt Location ($100) – Your booth will be included on the Home Show Hunt, a fun experience for our Home and Garden Show visitors. After having visited each booth on the Hunt, they will be eligible for an exclusive prize. Your logo will be included on the website, at the BJC and on directional signage and in the Home Show Guide. (There is a limit of 10 Home Show Hunt Locations).
    Bronze- $20 (Free to BACP members) Link to company page on website Exhibitor Directory, Featured Exhibitor on Home Show website with photo and link to the company page, Home Show Special upgrade listing with logo in Home Show Guide and website, social media post (unlimited)
    Silver Level- $75 (10% discount for BACP members) Includes Bronze level plus logo included on Exhibitor Directory on Home Show website, social media post, logo on TV during Home Show 4x/hour (20 available)
    Gold- $175 (10% discount for BACP members) Includes silver level plus logo on TV during Home Show 8x/hour, logo listed in Gazette ad, Home Show Guide and on website under sponsors, Social Media Live preshow, Featured Exhibitor with logo and link to company page on email blast to past attendees, ask the expert advertorial on Home Show website (10 available)
    Platinum–$350 (10% discount for BACP members) Includes Gold level plus logo on TV during Home Show, social media live at the show, boosted social media post, listed in all media, email blast with advertorial article and link to the company website to 35,000 prequalified homeowners with HH income of $100K+ and within 30 miles of State College (6 available)
    Take advantage of this opportunity to purchase discounted admission tickets to use as giveaways for clients or employees. Tickets will be sent to the address indicated above. General Admission is $3.00 - Order tickets in advance and save 50%! Advance ticket orders must be placed by February 14th.
    As an added value to our visitors, the Home Show features Door Prize giveaways. Sponsoring a door prize is an easy way to enhance your company’s participation in the Show and keep your name recognizable to potential customers! You will receive recognition in the Home Show Guide, public addresses will be made at the Show announcing your company name and you will receive recognition on the BACP website. Door prizes must be valued at $50.00, appeal to every visitor, and be small enough to easily transport. Prizes should be delivered to the BACP Booth prior to the start of the Home Show.
    Billing
    Once your registration is received you will receive an invoice. Due to all of the logistics we have to work through, you will receive your temporary booth assignment in September. We will do everything that we can to put you in your preferred booth location, but need you to understand that there are certain circumstances where we will need to shift people due to competitor locations etc. Thank you for your support of the BACP and our Show!
    I ______________________ hereby affirm that I have read, understand and agree to comply with the exhibitor rules and regulations as outlined in this registration packet. Furthermore, I understand that the Association may amend these rules and regulations at any time as considered necessary for the safe and reasonable execution of this event and all amendments that may be so made shall be equally binding upon publication on all parties affected by them as the original regulations. Reasonable notice will be provided to registrants in the event of any change. As a condition of registration and participation, all exhibitors shall be required to and expressly agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Builders Association of Central PA, its officers, employees and agents from and against all loss, expense, or claim including reasonable attorney’s fees as a result of any action or failure to act on the part of the exhibitor, its employees or agents.
    Rules & Regulations
    1. EXHIBIT TIME: Friday, March 6th 3 pm to 8 pm, Saturday, March 7th 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday, March 8th 10 am to 3 pm. 2. INSTALLATION TIME/MOVE-IN: Wednesday, March 4th, Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th 7 am to 12 pm. Please note: the use of skid loaders is prohibited. Forklifts operated by BACP staff are available for use. All exhibits should be completed by 1 pm on Friday. 3. OUTDOOR SPACES: Tents, signs, and vehicles must be confined to the assigned / approved spaces, and not infringe on the passing lanes, pedestrian walkways, ADA or emergency service access. Tents are to be set-up using weights only. Electricity is not provided. 4. DISPLAYS: All exhibits must be designed, constructed and operated in good taste and in the best interest of the Show. Cleaning and maintenance of the booth will be the responsibility of the exhibitor. All displays must be restrained within the limits of the exhibitors’ booth or booths. Backdrops will be provided in the form of 8’curtains and 3’side curtains when requested. 5. EXHIBIT LOCATION: The Association reserves the right to alter locations of exhibitors or of booths as shown on the official floor plan if deemed in the best interest of the show. 6. PRIZE DRAWING, AWARDS etc.: Exhibitors may be permitted to conduct prize drawings or make awards for signing of names and addresses. Sign-ups for drawings should be located in exhibit booths so as not to impede the flow of traffic in main aisles. Leads generated are only for the purpose of your business and MAY NOT be sold or otherwise distributed. Any exhibitor found in violation of this regulation will not be permitted to participate in future Home Shows. 7. STAFFING OF EXHIBITS: All exhibits are to be staffed and neatly maintained throughout the duration of the Show. Violators will be subject to loss of right to register next year. 8. TEAR DOWN / LOAD OUT: Tear down begins at the close of the Show on Sunday, March 8th at 3 pm and Monday, March 9th at 8 am. Load out instructions are below. All display items / exhibit materials MUST be removed from the venue by 5 pm on Monday. Violators risk losing materials and /or incurring fines. 9. MOVE-OUT: All exhibitors will be issued a move-out ticket by a show volunteer once their display is completely dismantled (after 3:00 pm on Sunday). Ticket grants exhibitor’s vehicle access to the loading dock area. Exhibitors without a ticket will not be permitted to enter the loading dock area. Displays are to be completely dismantled and ready to be loaded up before ticket is issued. Multiple tickets will be issued for exhibitors who have multiple vehicles to load. Exhibitors who need to retrieve containers, crates, pallets or other items from their vehicles in order to dismantle must make Show volunteers aware of their need and will be given instructions. 10. ELECTRICAL OUTLETS/FLOOR DRAINS: Electricity will be 110-volt and will be available upon request in certain areas of the dome. 220-volt power must be arranged with the Association and is only available in Wall Sites in the one corner of the dome. No Electricity is available in the gym. 11. WATER FEATURES IN EXHIBITS: Water features are only permitted in the dome. 12. SUBLETTING: Exhibitor shall not sublet or share with another vendor, any part of the space herein contracted unless special approval has been received from the Home Show Committee and special fees established. 13. FOOD: Sample sized food and water giveaways are permitted in exhibit booths. 14. MERCHANDISE SALES: Cash sales are permitted. Exhibitors are responsible for charging all applicable sales taxes. Exhibitors are responsible for the safekeeping of any cash or credit information. The Builders Association of Central PA and C3 Sports claim no responsibility for the safekeeping of these items. 15. SOLICITATION: There is to be absolutely NO SOLICITATION of exhibitors or of visitors outside your exhibit booth at any time. Visitors who engage in solicitation of exhibitors or other visitors will be removed from the venue. Exhibitors are asked to not engage solicitors and to notify C3 personnel or Show volunteers immediately. 16. INSURANCE: All exhibitors must provide a current certificate of liability insurance as part of their Home and Garden Show registration. Coverage dates MUST be through March 31, 2020. 17. LIABILITY: The Association will not be liable for any damage done to exhibits, by fire or any other natural element, nor will it be liable for injuries to exhibitors or their employees, for damage to property in their custody, owned or controlled by them, which claims for damages, injuries, etc. may be incident to, arise from, or be connected with their use or occupation of space, and the exhibitor shall indemnify and hold the management harmless against any such claim. As a condition of registration and participation, all exhibitors shall be required to and expressly agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Association, its officers, employees, and agents from and against any loss, expense, or claim, including reasonable attorney's fees, as a result of any action or failure to act on the part of exhibitor, its employees, or agents. Exhibitors MUST use cardboard, plywood or some type of support under exhibits weighing over 100 lbs. Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own support materials. 18. DESTRUCTION OF PREMISES: Exhibitors are liable for any damages it, its employees, or agents cause without limitation. Fines or other expenses incurred as a result of damage caused by exhibitors will be paid by the exhibitor. The exhibitor is prohibited from using any fasteners of any type to secure any portion of his exhibit to the floor or provided tables. Exhibitors may not apply paint, lacquer, adhesive, or any other coating to building columns, floor or walls or to provide booth equipment. 19. HELIUM TANKS: Helium tanks are prohibited at the Show with the exception of ‘Party-Size’ tanks. 20. SECURITY: Association will engage security staff during the course of the Home Show but assumes no liability for loss or damage by any cause. 21. SOUND DEVICES AND AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT: Unnecessary noises, loud attention-getters or loud radio, TV, organ music or any other type of noisy demonstration, including PA systems are prohibited. Video machines, including slide projectors may be used provided that any accompanying audio is maintained at a level so as not to disturb other exhibitors. 22. TOBACCO USE: No smoking, chewing or vaping will be allowed in the facility. 23. PARKING: All exhibitors will be required to park in designated parking areas. Before and after show hours free shuttles will run on a schedule that will be released at the Home Show Kickoff Event. During Show hours the shuttle will be on will call basis only. 24. EXHIBITOR NAME TAGS/PASSES: Exhibitors will be permitted to enter the building free of charge during the Show with pass issued by the Association. Exhibitors will be issued four (4) passes for one (1) exhibit site and six (6) passes for two (2) or more exhibit sites and will admit the exhibitor all three days. Additional passes may be purchased for $2.00 each to be used for booth staff. Any exhibitor that does not have a pass will be asked to purchase an admission ticket upon arrival at the venue. 25. BANNERS/SIGNS: All signage must be contained within the exhibitor’s own space. Outward facing logos that are visible within the space of other exhibitors are not permitted. Head signs above 8’ height may be displayed if the backs of the signs facing away from the inside of the booth are blank or covered so as not to be objectionable to surrounding exhibitors. All exposed parts of the exhibit, particularly backs of walls, must be finished so as not to be objectionable to other exhibitors or the Association. 26. EQUIPMENT: Extra equipment needed in the booth (tables, chairs, carpet) can be contracted and paid for through the Association as part of the registration process. Expenses incurred through use of special equipment (forklift, etc.) will be paid by the Association. Exhibitors may bring their own carpeting, chairs, tables, etc. Tables must be covered and skirted. 27. VIOLATIONS: Any violations of any of the terms and conditions of these Rules and Regulations on the part of the exhibitors shall at option of Association annul the lease to occupy space and such exhibitor then will forfeit to the Association all monies which may have been paid. Exhibitors in violation of rules during the Show may forfeit their right to register as an exhibitor for the 2021 Home Show. 28. CANCELLATIONS: Any exhibitor needing to cancel their space in the 2020 BACP Home Show for any reason should notify the BACP Office as soon as possible. If you paid in full at time of registration, refunds of 50% will be made prior to January 1st. No refunds will be made after that date or for those exhibitors who paid a 50% deposit. 29. MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Exhibitors eligible for the member registration rate must be current with the Association on all outstanding fees and dues owed. Membership MUST BE CURRENT with the BACP through the dates of the Home Show. Those exhibitors with lapsed memberships will be responsible for the difference between the member and non-member registration rate. 30. OUTSTANDING FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS: All exhibitors must be in good financial standing with the Builders Association to participate in the Home Show. Any outstanding financial obligation will need to be resolved before a registration form will be accepted. 31. ADVERTISING: The use of the phrase “sponsored by” or any such similar wording shall not be used in any advertising or promotions by exhibitors unless prior authorization has been received from the Association. 32. PAYMENT OF FEES: Exhibitor registration is not complete and NO booth space will be reserved without at least a 50% non-refundable deposit. If you choose to pay in full, you will be eligible to collect a 50% refund until January 1st. Registration fees and corresponding deadlines are outlined on registration forms. Booths must be paid for in full by February 7th. 33. GENERAL: All matters and questions not covered by these regulations are subject to the decision of the Association. The Association may amend these rules and regulations at any time and all amendments that may be so made shall be equally binding upon publication on all parties affected by them as the original regulations. 34. COMPLIANCE OF REGULATIONS: The Exhibitor agrees that his exhibit shall be admitted and shall remain from day to day solely in strict compliance with the rules herein laid down.
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