Ohio Homeschool Convention Exhibitor Checkin

Loading Dock Location

All exhibitors who have materials to unload can do so at the Duke Energy Convention Center loading dock. This dock is located off of 6th Street at the back of the Duke Energy Convention Center.

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Exhibitor Check-In Schedule

  • Wednesday, 5:00–9:00 PM: exhibitor move-in for those with three or more booths.
  • Thursday, 9:00 AM– 4:30 PM: exhibitor move-in for all others. Check in at the exhibitor table at the front of the exhibit hall. We will have an exhibitor envelope for you with your lanyard / badges and Wifi code (if you ordered the service).  NEW: The exhibit hall opens on Thursday for attends from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Badges for Staff and/or Volunteers

Badges with lanyards are provided for those who will be manning your booth for the vast majority of the convention.

If you have shifts of volunteers, we provide enough lanyards to cover the number of people you will have in your booth at one time, plus a couple of extra for you to leave at the attendee registration desk for shift changes. You will need an envelope with your organization’s name on it to leave shift change badges in at the attendee registration desk. Volunteers can let the registration desk know they are with your organization, and then receive a badge to get into the exhibit hall.

If the volunteers you have coming to help plan on attending speaking the rest of the convention after their 2–3 hour shift, those volunteers need to register as an attendee of the convention to shop or hear speaking sessions.

Any volunteers that you have coming to work your booth for only a couple of hours do not need to register as an attendee if they do not plan on staying for the rest of the convention. This includes set-up or take-down volunteers.

Questions

Contact Kim McMillan at 513-748-6998. It’s best to text after 9:30 AM on Wednesday, April 24, due to lack of email access while at the convention center.

Florida Homeschool Convention General Information

Dates

August 8-10, 2019

Location

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

1000 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 630-4000
http://www.primefosborn.com/

Exhibit Hall Hours

Wednesday

  • Exhibitors with 3 or more booths: set up 5:00–9:00 PM

Thursday

  • Set up: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
    • Check in at the exhibitor check-in desk to receive your lanyards and exhibitor envelope.
  • Exhibit hall open to attendees: 5:00–9:00 PM

Friday

  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–8:30 PM
  • Exhibitors can access exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have exhibitor badge for entry.

Saturday

  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–6:00 PM
  • Exhibitors can access exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have exhibitor badge for entry.
  • **No early take downs on Saturday. Take down begins at 6:00 PM

 

New York Homeschool Convention General Information

Dates

August 1-3, 2019

Location

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

123 E. Main St., Rochester, NY 14604
(800) 856-1678
http://www.rrcc.com/

Exhibit Hall Hours

Wednesday

  • Exhibitors with 3 or more booths: set up 5:00–9:00 PM

Thursday

  • Set up: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
    • Check in at the exhibitor check-in desk to receive your lanyards and exhibitor envelope.
  • Exhibit hall open to attendees: 5:00–9:00 PM

Friday

  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–8:30 PM
  • Exhibitors can access exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have exhibitor badge for entry.

Saturday

  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–6:00 PM
  • Exhibitors can access exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have exhibitor badge for entry.
  • **No early take downs on Saturday. Take down begins at 6:00 PM

 

California Homeschool Convention General Information

Dates

June 13-15, 2019

Location

Ontario Convention Center- Ontario, California

2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764
(800) 455-5755
https://gocvb.org/meet/

Exhibit Hall Hours

Wednesday

  • Exhibitors with 3 or more booths: set up 5:00–9:00 PM

Thursday

  • Set up: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
    • Check in at the exhibitor check-in desk to receive your lanyards and exhibitor envelope.
  • Exhibit hall open to attendees: 5:00–9:00 PM

Friday

  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–8:30 PM
  • Exhibitors can access exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have exhibitor badge for entry.

Saturday

  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–6:00 PM
  • Exhibitors can access exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have exhibitor badge for entry.
  • **No early take downs on Saturday. Take down begins at 6:00 PM

 

Ohio Homeschool Convention General Information

Dates

April 25-27, 2019

Location

Duke Energy Convention Center

525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.419.7300
http://www.duke-energycenter.com/ 

Exhibit Hall Hours

Wednesday

  • Exhibitors with 3 or more booths: set up 5:00–9:00 PM

Thursday

  • Set up: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
    • Check in at the exhibitor check-in desk to receive your lanyards and exhibitor envelope.
  • Exhibit hall open to attendees: 5:00–9:00 PM

Friday

  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–8:30 PM
  • Exhibitors can access exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have exhibitor badge for entry.

Saturday

  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–6:00 PM
  • Exhibitors can access exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have exhibitor badge for entry.
  • **No early take downs on Saturday. Take down begins at 6:00 PM

Missouri Sales and Use Tax Information

As stated in the exhibitor agreement, vendors are responsible for paying any sales tax required of them as well as obtaining any vendor or temporary vendor licenses required by the states each GHC event is held in each year.

The following links and information are provided for your convenience. If you have any licensing questions or any sales and use tax questions, please contact the Missouri Department of Revenue:

More Information

This information is from the Missouri Department of Revenue website.

Do I have to collect sales tax?

Yes, you must collect sales tax if you are selling retail to the public. Any person or company that is selling goods to a final consumer is required to collect and remit Missouri sales tax. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are collecting the correct tax rate.

You may be exempt from collecting sales tax if you or your spouse is at least 65 years of age and the income from the sales of handicraft items does not constitute more than 50% or your annual income . If you meet these qualifications, pay tax on your purchase, complete and display an Exemption Certificate for Sales of Handicraft Items (Form 2478PDF Document). Contact (573) 751-5860 or [email protected] for further information.

Do I have to get a sales tax license?

Yes, you must obtain a Missouri sales tax license.

How do I get a sales tax license?

A Missouri Special Events ApplicationForm 2643S, must be completed and submitted to the Missouri Department of Revenue. It can also be obtained by visiting our Business Tax Registration Forms page or by calling (800) 877-6881.

How do I report and pay sales tax?

You will file and pay on the preprinted reporting forms that are mailed to you by the Department. If you are unable to locate this form, you may obtain a blank Form 53-1PDF Document from our website or call (800) 877- 6881. If the location of the special event is not listed on your 53-1 reporting form, you may add the location and indicate “special event” along with the tax jurisdiction (city and/or county) of the special event.

  • If products were sold at the event, give the breakdown for each city or county to allow the Department to distribute to the city or county their portion of the sales tax.
  • If orders were taken and then fulfilled at your place of business, sales tax would be remitted using your business location.

Can I sell wholesale to other vendors or sellers?

You may sell-tax exempt to other vendors providing they have a valid sales tax license, they furnish you with their sales tax number and complete a Sales Tax Exemption Certificate (Form 149) for you to keep on file. A supply of these forms can be obtained by visiting our Business Tax Registration Forms page or by calling (800) 877-6881.

What if I live in another state?

Your responsibilities for collecting and remitting sales tax are the same as a Missouri resident. However, if you earn more than $600.00 in the state of Missouri, you may also be required to file a Missouri state income tax return.

Other

If you still have questions, please check out other Business Tax FAQs.

For more information pertaining to Special Events, contact the Department of Revenue at (573) 751-5860, or email [email protected].

Sales Tax FAQ: https://dor.mo.gov/faq/business/sales.php

Sales/Use Tax: https://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/