2011 Colorado Garden & Home Show Press Release

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COLORADO GARDEN & HOME SHOW PREPARES TO CELEBRATE

52nd ANNUAL SHOW PRESENTED BY BANK OF THE WEST

Colorado Garden & Home Show 80% sold out; proceeds support Colorado community and students through grants and scholarships

DENVER (November 2010) – Colorado Garden Show, Inc. (CGS) announced today the return of Bank of the West as the title sponsor of the 52nd Annual Colorado Garden & Home Show to be held Feb.12-20, 2011 at the Colorado Convention Center. The show is 80 percent sold out and as always, proceeds generated from the show will support the Colorado community through Colorado Garden Show’s grants and scholarships program.

“Bank of the West is proud to be returning as the top sponsor of this premier Colorado event,” said Michael Robinson, Rocky Mountain Division Executive, Bank of the West. “Each year, the Colorado Garden & Home Show contributes significant funds to Colorado’s horticulture community through grants and scholarships, and we are pleased to lend our financial support and the respected Bank of the West brand to this important cause.”

Jim Fricke, executive director of Colorado Garden Show said, “We are honored to have Bank of the West return as our title sponsor and appreciate their ongoing commitment to our mission. With their support, we are able to make a significant contribution to several meaningful organizations and contribute to the educations of promising students across the state.”

CGS awarded a record breaking $600,000 in horticulture grant projects and scholarships for 2010/2011 to more than 42 organizations reaching 23 Colorado communities – including a four-year, full-ride scholarship to Colorado State University. It awarded two of its largest grants in the CGS’s 50-year history to the Clyfford Still Museum and the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. Since the 1970s, CGS has awarded more than $3.5 million for horticultural projects and scholarships throughout the state.

The 52nd Annual Colorado Garden & Home Show will gather more than 600 companies from 25 states and Canada to introduce new technologies in landscaping, gardening, energy-efficient heating and cooling products, window treatments, siding, flooring, lighting, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, patio furniture, gutters, sound systems, storage systems, greenhouses, decks, spas and more. In addition, more than 50 free educational seminars and how-to demonstrations will be offered to show goers.

Find Colorado Garden Show on Facebook and Twitter (@cogardenshowinc). The hashtag for the 52nd Annual Colorado Garden & Home Show is #garden2011.

About Colorado Garden Show, Inc.

Colorado Garden Show, Inc. (CGS, Inc.) is a nonprofit corporation that provides funds for horticultural-related grants and scholarships and events for the benefit of the greater Denver area and the state of Colorado. To date, CGS, Inc. has awarded more than $3.5 million for horticultural projects and scholarships throughout the state. CGS Inc. presents the Colorado Fall Home Show focusing on home renovation, remodeling, and sustainable living and the Annual Colorado Garden & Home Show, the largest, oldest and most prestigious consumer garden and home improvement show west of the Mississippi.

2011 Colorado Garden & Home Show Sponsors

Bank of the West presents the 2011 Colorado Garden & Home Show in conjunction with the National Home & Garden Show Series presented by Dish Network. The show is presented in association with American Family Insurance and Comcast. With Media Partners 9NEWS, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles and The Denver Post. Official Suppliers include Grand Lodge on Peak 7, TeamDaveLogan.com and Granite Depot.

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