Milwaukee Host Watch and Clock Collectors – June 17-21
NAWCC is expecting 1,500 attendees from across the country at its 2014 National Convention from June 17-21 at the Wisconsin Center.
MILWAUKEE – (June 17, 2014) – What national convention has been showcasing Milwaukee’s many distinctive clocks on its Facebook page, including the famous Allen-Bradley clock, and clocks in St. Josaphat’s Basilica, City Hall and the Central Library? The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC), of course. This group is expecting 1,500 attendees from across the country at its 2014 National Convention from June 17-21 at the Wisconsin Center.
The convention is the NAWCC’s signature membership event, bringing clock and watch enthusiasts together to attend educational programs, buy and sell, and view exhibits and demonstrations. Members of NAWCC include hobbyists, students, educators, casual collectors and professionals.
This year, a free “Open to the Public” day will be held on Saturday, June 21, from 9:00AM to Noon, where the public will be able to view:
- Over 800 sellers of clocks, watches, barometers and tools
- Demonstration of clock and watch repair techniques
- An educational exhibit featuring tower clocks
- A craft competition, showcasing members’ skills in watch and clock restoration and construction
VISIT Milwaukee estimates the economic impact of the NAWCC convention at $1.4 million.
About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.62 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2013 and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs. For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.
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