Monday, April 20, 2009

GOP Selects Worcester For 2010 Convention

Convention To Showcase Grassroots, Stimulate Economy

Boston, MA - The Massachusetts Republican Party announced today that they will hold their 2010 convention in Worcester at the DCU Center. The convention will take place on April 16th and April 17th. Thousands of delegates and guests from across Massachusetts are expected to attend. The party convention will serve to nominate Republican candidates for statewide office, adopt the party platform, and showcase the ideals and leadership of the Massachusetts Republican Party.

MassGOP Chairman Jennifer Nassour said, "I am excited to have our 2010 convention in the great City of Worcester. I want to thank Convention Site Selection Committee Chairman Jeanne Kangas and everyone on the committee for their hard work in finding a great location. Worcester and the surrounding area is not only a great place to live, but it also contains strong Republican grassroots, and I am confident that our convention will showcase our strengths and will demonstrate to the Commonwealth why taxpayers benefit from strong Republican leadership on Beacon Hill. The Massachusetts Republican Party is blessed to have dedicated and impassioned activists and principles that ring true and clear with Massachusetts voters. In Worcester, we will continue to grow this party from the grassroots up, building a strong base from which we can launch winning campaigns."

Worcester City Manager Michael V. O'Brien said, "We are very pleased that Worcester was chosen as host of the 2010 Massachusetts Republican State Convention. The strengths of the Commonwealth are represented in Worcester in so many ways, and we are honored to have the opportunity to showcase our City's vibrancy, eclectic restaurants, cultural attractions, and neighborhoods. Worcester promises to deliver an exciting and unique experience for all."

Holding the convention in Worcester will infuse up to $100,000 in direct spending into the local economy, according to Patrick Lynch, executive director of Destination Worcester, a group that serves as Worcester's primary destination marketing organization, promoting Worcester as a meeting and event destination.

Destination Worcester Executive Director Patrick Lynch said, "Destination Worcester was very happy to hear from the Republican Party on their selection of Worcester for their 2010 convention. These types of events produce media attention and ancillary events that increase the economic impact within the community."