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Consumer Show Industry Loses Pioneer, Innovator - – Bob O’Loughlin Sr. (1932-2012)
Last month, the Portland Expo Center lost a great friend, Bob O'Loughlin Sr. O'Loughlin Tradeshows began producing some of Portland's most popular consumer events at the Expo, starting with the Spring Home & Garden Show in 1972. Throughout the years the O'Loughlin Tradeshows added the sportsmen, boat and the RV & van shows to Expo's yearly calendar. He was a pioneer and innovator of our industry and he will be greatly missed.
For more information about Bob O'Loughlin Sr. and his contributions to the consumer show industry in the Northwest, read his full obituary.