Renfro Productions Takes Over Cincinnati Shows – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather
INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – The producer of several popular consumer shows in Indianapolis is expanding its portfolio. Renfro Productions Inc., which runs events such as the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, has entered into an agreement with Hart Productions Inc. of Cincinnati to acquire two similar shows in Ohio.
Under the agreement, Renfro will own and operate the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show and the Cincinnati Golf Show. Financial terms of the transaction will not be disclosed.
“We are excited and honored to take the reins of such a long and successful show from the Hart family,” said Kevin Renfro, President of Renfro Productions, in a press release. “We have a second generation company, just like Chip and Victoria (Hart). “Chip and I have always had an excellent relationship over the years… From an early age we both understood the passions of those who love the outdoors. This understanding has translated into the production of high quality consumer shows for our attendees in both Indianapolis and Cincinnati. “
Chip Hart said the decision to transfer ownership of the shows was not taken lightly.
“We firmly believe that with (Renfros) experience, talent, connections and the ability to attract qualified visitors, the Cincinnati Shows can grow far beyond what is currently available. Renfro Productions was the perfect choice given its historical association with us and the industry. The phenomenal success of their similar event in Indianapolis and their knowledge of the Midwest about businesses, industries and visitors made perfect sense. “
Renfro says his company plans to expand the Cincinnati shows for the 2021 season. The 2020 Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show and the Cincinnati Golf Show will take place in mid-January.
In addition to the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Renfro Productions operates the Indianapolis Fall Boat & RV Show & Sale, the Indiana Motorcycle and Powersports Expo, and the Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo.