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Rebuilding iHobby Expo

As the trade show gets set for its second year in Schaumburg, Ill., organizers hope slight changes lead to incremental improvements
By Nick Bullock
Published: August 14, 2014
If the Hobby Manufacturers Association’s iHobby Expo were a sports franchise, it would be squarely in rebuilding mode.

In November, Hobby Show Promotions, which organizes iHobby, brought in a new architect, General Manager Gale Cousins, to oversee the rebuild. The show now enters year two in a new venue, the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. And iHobby took a step forward last year after essentially bottoming out in Cleveland in 2012.

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