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Northwest Grooming Show 2013

Bigger and Better!

The Northwest Grooming Show returns to Washington State this March with great anticipation for another successful year. Expanded to three full days of education, competition, and trade show, the Northwest Grooming Show is a highlight of the year for many groomers in Canada and the Pacific Northwest region. Northwest Grooming Show 2013 runs from March 14 to 17 at the Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion in Tacoma, WA.

With an additional day of educational seminars at the Northwest Grooming Show, groomers will be able to attend four days of classes on topics like grooming, business, and animal behavior. Classes begin Thursday with afternoon seminars, which include Teri DiMarino’s five-hour Brusher Bather Certificate Program. Education at the Northwest Grooming Show also includes grooming demonstration seminars with industry icons and champions like Teri DiMarino, Jay Scruggs, Michell Evans, Irina Pinkusevich, and Barbara Prueckel.

Competitions at the Northwest Grooming Show will also expand in 2013. This year’s contests will feature three skill levels and five different classes: Poodles, Terriers, Sporting, All Other Purebreds, and Salon Freestyle. These competitions will also be GroomTeam sanctioned as of 2013. Groomers will compete not only for trophies and cash prizes but also for GroomTeam points.

Sunday features the creative styling contest, where groomers use their skills in styling and coloring to compete for trophies, prizes, and the coveted People’s Choice Award.

Groomers will also have an extra day to spend on the trade show floor. The trade show at the Northwest Grooming Show will now run from Friday through Sunday. Attendees will find a larger trade show hall with even more booths filled with excellent deals and special show prices on necessities like shampoos, blades, clippers, tubs, and more. Vendors and company representatives will be available to demonstrate products and answer questions.

The North Sound Professional Pet Stylists will once again host a Saturday night meet and greet. Join other attendees and fellow groomers from the Northwest region for a fun, relaxing evening. This casual, non-competitive environment provides a wonderful opportunity to “talk shop,” share stories, or ask for advice from other pet care professionals.

Hotel accommodations for the Northwest Grooming Show are available at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. The Hotel Murano boasts an impressive collection of glass works from the lobby to the penthouse and is within walking distance from Tacoma’s iconic Museum of Glass. Visible from the Murano on a clear day is Tacoma’s main attraction, Mount Rainier. To make your reservations at a special show rate, call (888) 862-3255 by February 20, 2013.

Mark your calendar for March 14–17, 2013! More information about Northwest Grooming Show 2013 will be available on ✂