Each year the Harley-Davidson stockholder's meeting heralds the "unofficial" start of spring in the Milwaukee area, and for the past two years, the HD faithful have celebrated that event at the annual meeting in their iron and steel church, The Harley-Davidson museum.
But, this year Harley was shut out of their own museum and will be forced to hold their stockholders meeting at the Frontier Airlines Center instead.
According to published reports, another group had already secured the museum's meeting room for the April 30th date.
“We couldn’t get the space,” Harley-Davidson spokesman Bob Klein told the Milwaukee Business Journal, “There is another group that booked the site.”
While most shareholder meetings of corporations are small events, with few attendees other than management, Harley-Davidson's annual meeting is larger, with several hundred stockholders riding in from all over the USA.
Klien told the Milwaukee Business Journal he expects this year's crowd to be about average.