The North Suburban Home Show on Saturday, March 11, again drew a good crowd to the Andover YMCA Community Center.
Sponsorships from the cities of Andover, Anoka and Coon Rapids along with Anoka County and the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce enabled about 100 vendors to showcase their products and services.
Local businesses were on hand to answer any specific or general questions visitors had, no matter what area of their home they wanted to remodel, repair or add onto – these vendors could help with projects inside or outside a person’s home. Each city was also represented to answer questions from residents seeking to make these home improvements.
Cindy Ramseier, who organizes the home show, said 1,536 came during the six-hour show. Attendance was higher than last year, but Ramseier said 2016 was a low attendance because of the nice weather.
The most significant change was a new show time of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. instead of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“There was a lot of positive feedback on the new start time,” Ramseier said, but she said a few exhibitors preferred the show start at 9 a.m. but last longer and perhaps go to a two-day event.