Daytona Officials Financing ANTI-AMERICAN CULT's Conventions

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YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

Akron, OH

#1 Aug 27, 2012
According to an article published in the August 27, 2012, issue of The Daytona Beach News-Journal, DAYTONA BEACH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS have offered $68,400.00 in FINANCIAL FUNDING to the Anti-American WATCHTOWER CULT OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES in order to get their Convention Department at Watchtower Cult World Headquarters, in Brooklyn, New York, to hold three District Conventions in Daytona Beach in 2013, and in 2014.

Officials at the DAYTONA BEACH AREA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
apparently led the effort to solicit the WATCHTOWER CULT, and reportedly offered $38,700.00 in incentives to lure the CULT to Daytona Beach.

Outrageous is the fact that VOLUSIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT is reportedly offering an additional $29,700.00 to the ANTI-AMERICAN CULT.
That's a total of $68,400.00 in GOVERNMENT FUNDING to the ANTI-AMERICAN CULT. Even more outrageous is the fact that the News-Journal article is unclear whether the $68,400.00 "bribe" is for both years, 2013 and 2014, or for EACH YEAR?

The HALIFAX AREA ADVERTISING AUTHORITY BOARD has reportedly already approved GOVERNMENT FUNDING of the ANTI-AMERICAN CULT conventions, while final approval by VOLUSIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT is pending.

According to the News-Journal article, several area hotels are partnering in this deal to host the WACHTOWER CULT. Named are: The Plaza Resort & Spa; The Plaza Ocean Club; Wyndham Ocean Walk; Holiday Inn Resort; Holiday Inn & Suites; Holiday Inn Express; Comfort Inn; Best Western Aku Tiki; Bahama House; and the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort.
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

Akron, OH

#2 Aug 27, 2012
In the mid 1930s, the Watch Tower Society started forbidding Jehovah's Witnesses to salute the American Flag, or recite the Pledge Of Allegiance, or stand for the playing of the National Anthem, or engage in any other patriotic activity.

Jehovah's Witnesses were taught to tell the news media, courts, and other outsiders that the American Flag is a false idol, and doing any of the aforementioned activities is performing "worship" to a false idol.

This "public relations" reasoning is actually the LEAST of all the reasons that Jehovah's Witnesses refuse to engage in any patriotic or political activities. This secondary, ancillary reasoning was developed because the WatchTower Society did not dare to have its Jehovah's Witness members running around repeating for the news media and courtroom judges the PRIMARY doctrine on this subject, which would outrage the American public.

What Jehovah's Witnesses intentionally do NOT publically explain to non-JWs is that the Watch Tower Society teaches Jehovah's Witnesses that the Government of the United States is governing ILLEGITIMATELY.

The Watch Tower Society teaches that the Government of the United States is under the control of Satan the Devil as his partner in Satan's universal rebellion against GOD. The Watch Tower Society teaches that GOD granted humans the authority to rule the earth only for a period of 2520 years -- starting in 607 B.C. and ending in October, 1914 A.D. The Watch Tower Society teaches that in October, 1914, the authority to rule the earth reverted back to GOD, and that He then formed a heavenly government to rule the earth.

The Watch Tower Society teaches that in 1919 that the Watch Tower Society was selected as the SOLE earthly representative of that heavenly government.

The Watch Tower Society teaches that the Government of the United States is its' enemy, because it has failed to surrender governmental power that rightfully belongs to the Watch Tower Society.

These are the ACTUAL reasons that the Watch Tower Society forbids its Jehovah's Witness members to support the government of the United States -- no voting, no holding political office, no professing citizen loyalty via the Pledge of Allegiance or standing for the National Anthem, no joining the military to protect the United States, etc.

The Watch Tower Society teaches that Armageddon will occur "soon", and at the Battle of Armageddon, that Jesus Christ and his heavenly armies will ATTACK and DESTROY the GOVERNMENT of the UNITED STATES, and its military --- as well as all Americans who did not convert to the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Jehovah's Witnesses look forward to the day when they will rule the planet.
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

Akron, OH

#3 Aug 27, 2012
Here are some recent examples of REAL WORLD Jehovah's Witnesses putting into practice the beliefs and practices of the WATCHTOWER CULT.

Interested Readers can google the name "GRETA HAWKINS" -- to read June 2012 newspaper articles about a Jehovah's Witness public elementary school Principal who just recently refused to allow her students to sing Lee Greenwood's "GOD BLESS THE USA" at a recent graduation ceremony. Hawkins has also attempted to do away with her school's custom of daily reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL".

INTERESTINGLY, since Greta Hawkins could NOT use her Watchtower Cult beliefs as a PUBLIC EXCUSE for her decision, Hawkins CLAIMED that Lee Greenwood's song "GOD BLESS THE USA" was OFFENSIVE TO IMMIGRANTS. Hawkins is CORRECT -- EXCEPT that "GOD BLESS THE USA" is only OFFENSIVE to IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES.

Interested Readers also can google the name "LEROY McKELVEY" -- to read newspaper articles about a "devout Jehovah's Witness" who got into an argument with multiple attendees and ended up tasing a U.S. MARINE and others at a September 2011 Jets-Cowboys football game attended by past President George W. Bush and other public officials present to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Interested Readers should google the phrase "JW Manager entered the apartment without permission and took down the Flag" to read about a Jehovah's Witness apartment building Manager who refused to allow tenants to display the American Flag after 9-11.

To read about all of the above on one single webpage, Google the names "Armando Perez",
"Tyler Templeton", and "Bruce Cooke"
-- ALL IN THE SAME SEARCH -- to read about a dozen or so similar incidents involving Jehovah's Witnesses.
Daytona Beach Resident

Daytona Beach, FL

#4 Sep 14, 2012
Is clear this person did not transmitted the right information about the story.

Here's a link of the news journal that publish the report,
http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/201...

His claims are that the JW Watchtower is pocketing $68,400 in bribe to make them held their convention in the Ocean Center, but the article explain this is an incentive that the Convention and Visitor Bureau is offering in the amount of $38,700 which this money will be used to pay for the parking and the county is getting back $29,700. This is not a bribe and is a business transaction that the Convention Bureau like other's convention center's do to get more business in the area. There's no additional $29 k he claims they are getting, IS THE COUNTY THAT IS GETTING BACK $29k.

Also, he falsely make his post look like the county is using our tax money to bribe or support the JW convention, but he missed to state that the county government is counting on this conventions that the JW held in Daytona to boost business and profit from it. The county is expecting an estimate of $1 million dollars from all the business profit the attendees of the convention will generate, by staying in hotels, eating at restaurant, buying at gift shops and visiting tourist area. And also is glad to have this convention because they are always held during a low season in the Daytona area.

Your post has false allegation and misrepresentation of the Daytona Beach Journal. Im copying the article in another section since you fail to do so.

Here's the article.
Jehovah's Witnesses convention coming to Daytona next summer

By Skyler Swisher
Published: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.
DAYTONA BEACH ? More than 7,000 Jehovah's Witnesses will likely provide a tourism boost during one of the slowest times of the year for hotels and businesses that thrive on visitors.

The Halifax Area Advertising Authority board approved a contract last week with the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses for the group's 2013 and 2014 conventions, which would be held over three weekends in August.

"They are filling a timeframe when we truly need the business," said Linda McMahon, director of sales for the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The contract is pending final approval by the county and the Jehovah's Witnesses. McMahon said she's confident the deal will be sealed.

The convention, which would be held at the Ocean Center, carries an estimated daily attendance of 7,000 to 7,800 people and an economic impact of about $1 million per year. That number is calculated using a formula that estimates how much a typical visitor will spend on lodging, food, entertainment and other goods.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering $38,700 in incentives to lure the group to Daytona Beach. The money will mostly be used to pay for the group's parking. The county is pitching in $29,700.
The tentative dates for the convention in 2012 are Aug. 8-11, Aug. 22-29 and Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Dates for the convention the following of year would be Aug. 7-10, Aug. 21-24 and Aug. 28-31. The Jehovah's Witnesses have the option of holding the conference in Daytona Beach again in 2015 if they choose.
The contract includes a provision for the convention dates to be moved visitors if the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau lands another opportunity.
The last two weeks of August can be a tough time for tourism-related businesses, McMahon said. Children are back in school, and the summer vacation season is winding down then, she said.
Host hotels include The Plaza Resort & Spa, The Plaza Ocean Club, Wyndham Ocean Walk, Holiday Inn Resort, Holiday Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, Best Western Aku Tiki, Bahama House and the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort.
William D-Fens Foster

United States

#5 Oct 6, 2012
No government money to ANY religious institutions. There.. Solved that one.
WasThere

Hollywood, FL

#7 Jan 18, 2013
As for Mr. "Comments" & his/her sensationalistic JW/Anti-American-fear-mongerin g, the peon "rank & file" JWs are the least of your worries. It's your own American Government, controlled by Zionists, that you need to fear as they establish a Communist police state right under your nose!

Ever hear of the New World Order? If not, you're 20 years behind so you best get to researching! Check out the subversive rabbinical document known as The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion for a picture of the world Revolution game plan being carried out at home & abroad.

Might the WTBTS "elite" at NY-HQ be part of this globalist plan, & in cahoots with the "Learned Elders of Zion"? Very possibly. But the Average Jane/John Doe/JW does not have a clue because they are brainwashed NOT to research.

The WT's interpretation of Scripture is also full of error, having replaced/reserved the Christian heavenly hope for their "elite/anointed class" ONLY, & assigned the peon-JWs "eternal life on earth." The Bible does offer both but the WT has the two groups misinterpreted. For all JWs who may read this, the BIBLICAL truth is:

"Little Flock" = Israel Remnant (NOT WT "anointed class"!)

"Other Sheep" = Gentiles! ALL Gentile (& Jewish) believers in the Lord Jesus Christ & His FINISHED work on the cross, from the time of the Apostle Paul through to the present.

***

And here's another correction to the backward-WT doozie:

It will be the LITTLE FLOCK/Israel Remnant who will rule on earth with Christ when He returns to "shepherd the nations with a rod of iron";

And it is all believers, Gentile & Jew, saved since the days of the Apostle Paul, who will reap the HEAVENLY reward!

***

When reading Scripture, dear JWs, READ THEM **IN CONTEXT**: WHO IS SPEAKING TO WHOM?, & WT's erroneously-presented-&-in terpreted WT-brainwashing-bonds will be forever-loosed from you! You are currently in bondage to an ORGANIZATION, not a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ! Big difference! Think about it!

***
WasThere

Hollywood, FL

#8 Jan 18, 2013
PS: My hunch is that the WTBTS is being used as a "training ground" to "groom" the "rank & file" peon JWs to eventually "be in service" to the "Learned Elders of Zion" during their forthcoming (unbeknownst to them) short-lived "Antichrist Kingdom" a/k/a "New World Order."

When Christ was here He said to the unbelieving Jews: "I come in my Father's name & you receive me not; but a STRANGER will come IN HIS OWN NAME, & HIM YOU **WILL** RECEIVE." (Book of John). That will be the Antichrist whom the Jews will receive; & he will "sit down in the (now being rebuilt in Jerusalem) TEMPLE of God & declare that HE IS GOD," per the Apostle Paul.

It will be this FAKE Antichrist "Learned Elders of Zion Kingdom" aka New World Order, that must come first on the world scene & which will result in the Great Tribulation predicted by Christ, & which will necessitate His literal return to earth at its culmination to salvage the earth, the "sheeplike nations", & "through the fire" He will salvage a 1/3 remnant of genuine Hebrews (2/3 will be destroyed).

Again, my hunch is JWs are being purposely groomed & brainwashed to fall for the Antichrist's "kingdom" which precedes Christ's REAL Kingdom.(In the old days, the WTBTS literature even referred to Christ's Kingdom as the "NEW ORDER" &/or the "NEW WORLD ORDER," but in the 1980's the WTBTS switched to calling it the "New System of Things." Hmmm!)

Beware dear JWs! & any newbies studying with them. Wake up, do your own research, & free yourself from "THE BORG."
Charles lufcy

United States

#9 Feb 12, 2013
The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society known to most as Jehovah's Witnesses is just a huge publishing company that uses mind controlling techniques to keep their members working for them for free they publish 2 to 4 books a year knowing that they are millions of members will buy these books most Jehovah's Witnesses don't know that's the reason the watched our office books for donations started in Japan in 1989 because the Japanese government sued the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society for lying about what they said was the cost of printing in the US they said they're cost a pretty much 25 cents for the watched are in the awake but their actual cost was only 2 and a half cents therefore they were making a huge profit because their labor is practically 0 in cost witnesses were told that they were doing this to spread God's Word 2 more people when in actuality they were trying to keep from having to collect sales tax and then their members having to get licenses to sell the publications they spent millions supporting other religions to be able to offer their publications for what they said was the cost of printing but to avoid collecting sales tax and their members having to be licensed to go from door to door to self publication they changed to offering them for donations but lie to their publisher saying it was for the purpose of spreading their good news to more people now they are happy they did that they make twice as much money and the publishers are kindly required to make donations when they pick up there literature at the counter
and since the publishers of Jehovah's Witnesses are asking for donations the people who have already made a donation to give the publications away have to give that money back to the watchtower because they're asking donations for the watchtower so therefore the watchtowers make it twice as much money over 1,000,000,000 dollars in profits last year! whoa whoa to you Witnesses you are just being used as magazine and book salesman! on his deathbed 1 of your governing body members confess to me and his name was Martin poatsinger I don't think I have it spelled right he said it was all a scam and ask me to pray for him for forgiveness before he died he also told me they knew the issue of blood was just a scam to and that they were wrong on their interpretation of that issue but it was too late to change because so many Jehovah's Witnesses had died and they were very concerned about losing millions of dollars in lawsuits also back then Carl Klein of the governing body head confess to me the same things. say what you want but I was not kicked out of the Jehovah's Witnesses I left on my own I could not stand all the hype opera see that I seen in New York giving talks in the congregations were the writers of the watchtower wouldn't even show up their wives had requested me to come speak to encourage there husband's to not being such hypocrites. I don't hate Jehovah'switnesses
I just hate the watchtower fraudulent publishing company I feel sorry for the people that are Jehovah's Witnesses they think they're doing God's will and they really believe that! it's all so sad!
Charles lufcy

United States

#10 Feb 12, 2013
in my previous article where I said watched hour and hype opera I was using the voice message system it should read watchtower
not watched hour and read hypocrites not hype opera. so sorry it's just easier for me to use the voice machine I have so much more to say about the watchtower there's not enough room for me to say it. just remember this truth never changes not even in the name of advancing light if what the watch Tower taught 30 years ago is not the same as what they teach today then what they taught back then was not truth. and to kick someone out who disagrees with the teachings is not in harmony with the Bible read first kings second Kings first chronicles second Chronicles Jeremiah preach the destruction of Israel for 40 years God did not destroy Israel why? because there were thousands of people who did not follow God's arrangement when they seen in their own hearts that it was wrong. God saved Israel because the people who refuse to follow his arrangement when they just felt it was wrong. read those 4 books of the Bible and you will see that what I'm saying is true God has always use individuals any arrangement that he used was only temporary and you'll see you in those four books of the Bible my heart goes out to you poor Jehovah's Witnesses what you put your children through in the name of that religion is child abuse don't follow man follow your heart as God touches you individually never follow any religion or any man only have a personal relationship with God! best regards to you all Charles

Charles lufcy

United States

#11 Feb 12, 2013
Jehovah's Witnesses teachings are like Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee the finest coffee in the world! that's what it looks like when you first hear it, don't lie don't still don't cheat work hard be faithful, the watchtower knows no 1 wants to join something that is bad so it talks about all these good things, and sucks you in with all these good things, but what you don't see is the things that will kill your mind. like to make a Blue Mountain coffee it seems so good but what good is it if it has a drop of arsenic in it drink it and it will kill you the watchtowe teachings sounds good but after your in then all the deathly teachings are poured on you and you suck them in it drains your brain of life and the ability to have a intimate and personal relationship with God. you thank you have a relationship with God but you actually are slave to the watchtower publishing company
Charles lufcy

United States

#12 Feb 13, 2013
sorry in all my previous articles I did not put in the proper punctuation points, I was using a voice machine. I know this made it hard for you to understand some of the things I said but I was speaking from memory and did not want to lose my thought. thank you
Charles lufcy

United States

#13 Feb 13, 2013
I know the city of Daytona is only concerned about making money for the city, what they don't understand is there bringing in the convention of people that are under mind control, who r un knowingly putting their children through terrible child abuse through the teachings of the watchtower publishing company, think about this members of Daytona Beach government is money more important than children?
Joe

Lady Lake, FL

#14 Feb 13, 2013
The stories in the the News Journal shift- with the money- and a paper trail, that keeps the cash flow generated, to pay off the percentage, of people involved. People who's names are merely used in politics. Remember these stories..? Nicole Carni spent $102.000 of tax payers money. Al Smith spent $30.000 on a used generator that didn't work well.$720.000 was spent on the former home of mary McCloud Bethune to rebuild a house, that Trudie Kibbe Reed admitted was cheaper to tear down, with money donated from a business, that was an unoccupied, warehouse office building at 1450 Nova. Rediculous ideas like Jim Chisholm being invesigated for storing paperwork in a warehouse in South Daytona- heres the rediculous part, he was investigated by Jim Dineen, or so the Journal reported. Pat Rice is paid by the city commision to crete a diversion, away from the money, to protect the paper trail, that's created, and distroyed to keep the actual ammounts being spent - out of reach from public knowledge. Names are passed around from one story to another, because it keeps people wondering why nothing has been done. Jim Dineen is a big problem!
Radar Eyes

Lithonia, GA

#15 Feb 24, 2013
Joe wrote:
The stories in the the News Journal shift- with the money- and a paper trail, that keeps the cash flow generated, to pay off the percentage, of people involved. People who's names are merely used in politics. Remember these stories..? Nicole Carni spent $102.000 of tax payers money. Al Smith spent $30.000 on a used generator that didn't work well.$720.000 was spent on the former home of mary McCloud Bethune to rebuild a house, that Trudie Kibbe Reed admitted was cheaper to tear down, with money donated from a business, that was an unoccupied, warehouse office building at 1450 Nova. Rediculous ideas like Jim Chisholm being invesigated for storing paperwork in a warehouse in South Daytona- heres the rediculous part, he was investigated by Jim Dineen, or so the Journal reported. Pat Rice is paid by the city commision to crete a diversion, away from the money, to protect the paper trail, that's created, and distroyed to keep the actual ammounts being spent - out of reach from public knowledge. Names are passed around from one story to another, because it keeps people wondering why nothing has been done. Jim Dineen is a big problem!
Daytona Beach and Volusia County have money to burn!
Radar Eyes

Lithonia, GA

#16 Feb 24, 2013
Daytona Beach Resident wrote:
Is clear this person did not transmitted the right information about the story.
Here's a link of the news journal that publish the report,
http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/201...
His claims are that the JW Watchtower is pocketing $68,400 in bribe to make them held their convention in the Ocean Center, but the article explain this is an incentive that the Convention and Visitor Bureau is offering in the amount of $38,700 which this money will be used to pay for the parking and the county is getting back $29,700. This is not a bribe and is a business transaction that the Convention Bureau like other's convention center's do to get more business in the area. There's no additional $29 k he claims they are getting, IS THE COUNTY THAT IS GETTING BACK $29k.
Also, he falsely make his post look like the county is using our tax money to bribe or support the JW convention, but he missed to state that the county government is counting on this conventions that the JW held in Daytona to boost business and profit from it. The county is expecting an estimate of $1 million dollars from all the business profit the attendees of the convention will generate, by staying in hotels, eating at restaurant, buying at gift shops and visiting tourist area. And also is glad to have this convention because they are always held during a low season in the Daytona area.
Your post has false allegation and misrepresentation of the Daytona Beach Journal. Im copying the article in another section since you fail to do so.
Here's the article.
Jehovah's Witnesses convention coming to Daytona next summer
By Skyler Swisher
Published: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.
DAYTONA BEACH ? More than 7,000 Jehovah's Witnesses will likely provide a tourism boost during one of the slowest times of the year for hotels and businesses that thrive on visitors.
The Halifax Area Advertising Authority board approved a contract last week with the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses for the group's 2013 and 2014 conventions, which would be held over three weekends in August.
"They are filling a timeframe when we truly need the business," said Linda McMahon, director of sales for the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The contract is pending final approval by the county and the Jehovah's Witnesses. McMahon said she's confident the deal will be sealed.
The convention, which would be held at the Ocean Center, carries an estimated daily attendance of 7,000 to 7,800 people and an economic impact of about $1 million per year. That number is calculated using a formula that estimates how much a typical visitor will spend on lodging, food, entertainment and other goods.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering $38,700 in incentives to lure the group to Daytona Beach. The money will mostly be used to pay for the group's parking. The county is pitching in $29,700.
The tentative dates for the convention in 2012 are Aug. 8-11, Aug. 22-29 and Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Dates for the convention the following of year would be Aug. 7-10, Aug. 21-24 and Aug. 28-31. The Jehovah's Witnesses have the option of holding the conference in Daytona Beach again in 2015 if they choose.
The contract includes a provision for the convention dates to be moved visitors if the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau lands another opportunity.
The last two weeks of August can be a tough time for tourism-related businesses, McMahon said. Children are back in school, and the summer vacation season is winding down then, she said.
Host hotels include The Plaza Resort & Spa, The Plaza Ocean Club, Wyndham Ocean Walk, Holiday Inn Resort, Holiday Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, Best Western Aku Tiki, Bahama House and the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort.
anything you say MOMMY!
Radar Eyes

Lithonia, GA

#17 Feb 24, 2013
Daytona Beach Resident wrote:
Is clear this person did not transmitted the right information about the story.
Here's a link of the news journal that publish the report,
http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/201...
His claims are that the JW Watchtower is pocketing $68,400 in bribe to make them held their convention in the Ocean Center, but the article explain this is an incentive that the Convention and Visitor Bureau is offering in the amount of $38,700 which this money will be used to pay for the parking and the county is getting back $29,700. This is not a bribe and is a business transaction that the Convention Bureau like other's convention center's do to get more business in the area. There's no additional $29 k he claims they are getting, IS THE COUNTY THAT IS GETTING BACK $29k.
Also, he falsely make his post look like the county is using our tax money to bribe or support the JW convention, but he missed to state that the county government is counting on this conventions that the JW held in Daytona to boost business and profit from it. The county is expecting an estimate of $1 million dollars from all the business profit the attendees of the convention will generate, by staying in hotels, eating at restaurant, buying at gift shops and visiting tourist area. And also is glad to have this convention because they are always held during a low season in the Daytona area.
Your post has false allegation and misrepresentation of the Daytona Beach Journal. Im copying the article in another section since you fail to do so.
Here's the article.
Jehovah's Witnesses convention coming to Daytona next summer
By Skyler Swisher
Published: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.
DAYTONA BEACH ? More than 7,000 Jehovah's Witnesses will likely provide a tourism boost during one of the slowest times of the year for hotels and businesses that thrive on visitors.
The Halifax Area Advertising Authority board approved a contract last week with the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses for the group's 2013 and 2014 conventions, which would be held over three weekends in August.
"They are filling a timeframe when we truly need the business," said Linda McMahon, director of sales for the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The contract is pending final approval by the county and the Jehovah's Witnesses. McMahon said she's confident the deal will be sealed.
The convention, which would be held at the Ocean Center, carries an estimated daily attendance of 7,000 to 7,800 people and an economic impact of about $1 million per year. That number is calculated using a formula that estimates how much a typical visitor will spend on lodging, food, entertainment and other goods.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering $38,700 in incentives to lure the group to Daytona Beach. The money will mostly be used to pay for the group's parking. The county is pitching in $29,700.
The tentative dates for the convention in 2012 are Aug. 8-11, Aug. 22-29 and Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Dates for the convention the following of year would be Aug. 7-10, Aug. 21-24 and Aug. 28-31. The Jehovah's Witnesses have the option of holding the conference in Daytona Beach again in 2015 if they choose.
The contract includes a provision for the convention dates to be moved visitors if the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau lands another opportunity.
The last two weeks of August can be a tough time for tourism-related businesses, McMahon said. Children are back in school, and the summer vacation season is winding down then, she said.
Host hotels include The Plaza Resort & Spa, The Plaza Ocean Club, Wyndham Ocean Walk, Holiday Inn Resort, Holiday Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, Best Western Aku Tiki, Bahama House and the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort.
whatever you say MOMMY

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