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Facebook Forum Launched for Show Space Exchange

April 25, 2016
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Reserved show space! There never seems to be enough! You've probably heard or experienced all of the following. I waited too long and its all gone! I need a little more space! I have too much space, anyone want to share space and expenses? I'd like to move closer to Jane Doe and the event organizer doesn't offer exchanges, can someone trade spaces with me? My plans changed, I don't need a space and the event organizer doesn't offer refunds, anyone want to buy my space?

We know many event organizers don't offer refunds or exchanges on assigned/reserved spaces. We just opened a show space exchange forum on Facebook. This won't solve every problem but hopefully it helps a few exhibitors find reserved space for shows that Hold My Show Space supports.

Due to Facebook imposed limitations on many Facebook apps, the forum cannot be accessed with the Facebook smartphone or tablet apps. Please go to the Facebook website. If using a smartphone or tablet browser, please set the browser setting to request the desktop site. Depending on volume of use, we'll consider adding this feature to the Hold My Show Space website and make it more user friendly.

And, here's the address for the forum: https://www.facebook.com/holdmyshowspace/app/202980683107053/

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2018 Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club Shows Reserved Grooming Opens May 2

March 22, 2018
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The Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club shows will again be using Hold My Show Space to take reserved grooming reservations starting at 6pm PDT on May 2, 2018. Based on our understanding, the Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club is one of only three AKC member all-breed clubs in the US to offer reservations that allow exhibitors to select their own grooming spaces and pay for them online. They will also be offering multiday parking pass purchases online.

We offer a variety of reservation and show space management services at economical rates. We look forward to providing this service for many more AKC-affiliated events in the future! Check out our Show Services.

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2018 High Desert Cluster Reserved Grooming Opens March 28

March 22, 2018
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The High Desert Cluster of Dog Shows will again be using Hold My Show Space to take reserved grooming reservations starting at 6pm PDT on March 28, 2018. Based on our understanding, the host AKC member all-breed clubs, Rio Grande Kennel Club and Coronado Kennel Club, continue to be two of only three AKC member all-breed clubs in the US to offer reservations that allow exhibitors to select their own grooming spaces and pay for them online. They will also be offering multiday parking pass purchases online. And, charity gala tickets will be available for purchase. The charity gala will benefit the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management with the acquisition of AKC Reunite Pet Disaster Relief Trailers.

We offer a variety of reservation and show space management services at economical rates. We look forward to providing this service for many more AKC-affiliated events in the future! Check out our Show Services.

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2017 Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club Shows Reserved Grooming Opens May 3

March 22, 2017
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The Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club shows will again be using Hold My Show Space to take reserved grooming reservations starting at 6pm PDT on May 3, 2017. Based on our understanding, the Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club is one of only three AKC member all-breed clubs in the US to offer reservations that allow exhibitors to select their own grooming spaces and pay for them online. They will also be offering multiday parking pass purchases online.

We offer a variety of reservation and show space management services at economical rates. We look forward to providing this service for many more AKC-affiliated events in the future! Check out our Show Services.

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2017 High Desert Cluster Reserved Grooming Opens March 29

March 22, 2017
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The High Desert Cluster of Dog Shows will again be using Hold My Show Space to take reserved grooming reservations starting at 6pm PDT on March 29, 2017. Based on our understanding, the host AKC member all-breed clubs, Rio Grande Kennel Club and Coronado Kennel Club, continue to be two of only three AKC member all-breed clubs in the US to offer reservations that allow exhibitors to select their own grooming spaces and pay for them online. They will also be offering multiday parking pass purchases online. And, the Rio Grande Kennel Club will be offering purchase of raffle tickets for their 50/50 draw to support the purchase of protective vests for New Mexico's police dogs.

We offer a variety of reservation and show space management services at economical rates. We look forward to providing this service for many more AKC-affiliated events in the future! Check out our Show Services.

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2016 Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club Shows Reserved Grooming Opens May 4

April 27, 2016
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The Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club shows will be using Hold My Show Space to take reserved grooming reservations starting at 6pm PDT on May 4, 2016. Based on our understanding, the Sangre de Cristo Kennel Club is one of only three AKC member all-breed clubs in the US to offer reservations that allow exhibitors to select their own grooming spaces and pay for them online. They will also be offering multiday parking pass purchases online.

We offer a variety of reservation and show space management services at economical rates. We look forward to providing this service for many more AKC-affiliated events in the future! Check out our Show Services.

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2016 High Desert Cluster Reserved Grooming Opens March 30

March 23, 2016
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The High Desert Cluster of Dog Shows will again be using Hold My Show Space to take reserved grooming reservations starting at 6pm PDT on March 30, 2016. Based on our understanding, the host AKC member all-breed clubs, Rio Grande Kennel Club and Coronado Kennel Club, continue to be the only all-breed clubs in the US to offer reservations that allow exhibitors to select their own grooming spaces and pay for them online. Like last year, they will be offering multiday parking pass purchases online. And, for the first time, Rio Grande Kennel Club will be offering purchase of raffle tickets for their 50/50 draw to support the purchase of protective vests for New Mexico's police dogs.

We offer a variety of reservation and show space management services at economical rates. We look forward to providing this service for many more AKC-affiliated events in the future! Check out our Show Services.

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2015 High Desert Cluster Reserved Grooming Opens March 23

March 9, 2015
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The High Desert Cluster of Dog Shows will be using Hold My Show Space to take reserved grooming reservations starting at 12pm PDT on March 23, 2015. Based on our understanding, the host AKC member all-breed clubs, Rio Grande Kennel Club and Coronado Kennel Club, are the first all-breed clubs in the US to offer reservations that will allow exhibitors to select their own grooming space and pay for it online.

We're excited to provide the services for this "first" for AKC clubs and hope to provide this service for many more AKC-affiliated events in the future!

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On with the Show!

March 8, 2015
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On with the Show"On with the Show!" originated in 19th century circuses and was brought into the 20th century with the advent of the first 100% color full length sound motion picture. We're excited to be bringing a new level of improvement for the 21st century into show management with Hold My Show Space. Our exhibitor reservation services are geared toward nearly any exhibition imaginable: art shows, cat shows, craft shows, dog shows, horse shows, trade shows, etc, etc, etc.

Contact Us to learn how we can help make the management of your show go more smoothly with our economical Show Services.

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“Mater artium necessitas” ~Plato, 380BC

March 8, 2015
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"Necessity is the mother of invention" ~Richard Franck, 1658

Regardless of origin and attribution, the statement is representative of humanity's long history of ingenuity. That's about as poetic as we'll get.

For several years, we've watched how exhibitor reservations are taken at any number of shows across the US, even around the world. It's hard, sometimes thankless work, but we're thankful for the thousands of hard working volunteers that have worked countless hours for decades to make it easy for exhibitors. However, we began to think about why event organizers are asking exhibitors to do things the way they have for 50 years or more…fill out a form, write out a check, send it in. There are any number of services that are flexible enough to handle exhibitor reservations: Eventbrite, Hold My Ticket, Ticketor, SimpleTix, even Ticketmaster are just a few. However, all of those services generally require someone with web design experience and many event volunteers don't have the skill set or the event organizer doesn't have the budget to use those services.

That's the gap Hold My Show Space wants to fill for your show! With an inspired solution born of exhibitor and event organization experience, we can manage exhibitor reservations for the countless shows that may want help. Our economical Show Services include reservation process design and development and payment collection using multiple avenues at an economical price. And, unlike many other services, event organizers get paid much more timely, weekly, no more than three weeks after payment is received, instead of a week or more after an event ends.

We hope to make Hold My Show Space a necessity for your event. We know we can do it and invite you to Contact Us!

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

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