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  It's a dark Friday evening, one of the coldest nights of a bitterly cold Cleveland, Ohio, winter. About 100 trade show officials, sponsors and landscape company owners and their significant others are gathered in small friendly groups in a cozy corner of the cavernous I-X Center. This is an invitation-only preview - complete with hor d'oeuvres, wine and new-age rock band - of the annual Greater Cleveland Home & Garden Show.
  The air is warm, humid and pleasantly fragrant in this neatly partitioned section of the 2.2-million-square-foot monstrosity of a building that ... (Read More...)

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