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Local entrepreneurs put a new spin on convention housing

Salt Lake City plays host to a large number of conventions and conferences every year.  During the larger conventions, such as the bi-annual Outdoor Retailers’ Convention, housing becomes one of the more difficult logistical details to handle.

In order to address the needs of convention goers, a new service has popped up in Salt Lake City.  “My Convention Housing is a community-based host housing program designed to meet the overflow housing needs of convention goers in the greater Salt Lake City area,” says entrepreneur Carine Henderson.

The premise is pretty simple.  MCH helps to organize housing when hotels are out of space.  In essence, MCH will pay people for the use of their house, apartment, or condo for up to 4 nights.  During those nights, in addition to cash payment, they offer to house local hosts at a resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon for a mini “staycation.”

My Convention Housing will start booking soon for the peak Outdoor Retailer nights of August 6, 7, and 8.

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Bob Henline

Bob Henline is the Assistant Editor of QSalt Lake Magazine, as well as a columnist and social/political activist and amateur chef.

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