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Art Of The Deal

Scottsdale voters wisely increased its tourism tax on hotel rooms in 2010.  The increased revenues have been used to further showcase the city across the world, and also provided money to aid events big and small.  Sometimes those investments have paid off, and sometimes they haven’t.  Funding decisions are an inexact science.

But one big one made recently by the Scottsdale Tourism Development Commission seems to be a sure bet.

That’s because Canal Convergence, which dramatically animates the Arizona Canal as it winds through the Scottsdale Waterfront, holds substantial promise as the community’s next Barrett-Jackson or Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.

And that it happens in Scottsdale’s downtown emphasizing one of the community’s raison d’etre makes it even more worthy.

We applaud the group’s recent recommendation and encourage the City Council to soon vote likewise.

  • Bob Pejman

    Canal Convergence is a “real” mega-event that all of the local merchants and art
    galleries support. It brings the much needed foot traffic into downtown
    without competing with and disrupting the local businesses.

    This is an absolute win-win for everyone. Thanks to the Tourism
    Development Commission for increasing the funding and duration of this
    great event.

    Bob Pejman
    Pejman Gallery LLC
    7130 E Main Street
    Scottsdale AZ 85251

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