The West Wing

What better way to generate foot traffic than by opening up the offices of the President? That's what Hargrove Inc., Lanham, Md., did in August — sort of.

In truth, the exhibit, trade show, and special event company provided a replica of the Oval Office to the Washington Convention Center and the Washington Convention and Tourism Corp. to help the city promote itself as a meeting destination. The company used the actual Oval Office as a research tool, getting a sense of the scale and

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