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Following a bitter battle between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for the title of President of the United States, Obama was declared the winner of the election on November 6. Here is our coverage of the 2012 presidential election as it pertains to the event industry, as well as a look back at past races to the Oval Office.


Industry Reactions

"Congratulations to President Obama. I look forward to four more years of economic recovery, job growth, Obamacare, equal pay, and women's rights. I hope for significantly more bipartisanship that promotes green industry and technology."
Rita Gutekanst, co-owner, Limelight Food Illuminated, Chicago
Posted November 7, 2012, 10 a.m. EDT


"The last four years have been the most amazing in the industry that I have experienced. We had a couple of lean years during [George W. Bush's] term where all of us in the event industry struggled. We do a lot of corporate work, and it has increased substantially while President Obama has been in office. The event industry does not do well when big business is failing, so I can tell you that things are currently in good shape and getting better."
Julie Shanklin, president and C.E.O., Syzygy Events International, Washington
Posted November 7, 2012, 10 a.m. EDT


"I am excited and thrilled that the election cycle/process is over and America has spoken and reelected President Barack Obama. I am looking very forward to the next four years being a small business owner—President Obama's policies as they relate to business and industry have proven to be positive and effective for my company. We all strive to be bipartisan, and President Obama has always tried to walk the line. As we continue to grow our business nationally and internationally, President Obama is seen as a global leader, which fosters goodwill, opportunity, and credibility for small businesses like mine on a global scale."
André Wells, owner, Events by Andre Wells, Washington
Posted November 7, 2012, 1.30 p.m. EDT



2008 Election

Obama Campaign Prepares Election Night Celebration in Grant Park

News Posted October 22, 2008, 12:12 PM EDT

Networks Bank on Big Election Night With Outdoor Broadcasts

News Posted November 4, 2008, 1:33 PM EST

Left-Leaning Hosts Planning Biggest Election Night Parties in L.A.

News Posted October 31, 2008, 11:46 AM EDT


Previous Elections

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