SITCC: Congrats Sgt. Robert Gross

Congratulations are in order for Savannah International Trade & Convention Center  General Maintenance Technician, Sgt. Robert Gross, who has been selected by his National Guard Unit to attend the Ranger Training Assessment Course and Ranger School. Only a select group of soldiers receive this elite training and it is a testament to Gross’ hard work and commitment to defending…

Hail to the chief: Frank Poe to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognized for his outstanding career and body of work, Georgia World Congress Center Authority Executive Director Frank Poe is the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Convention Center Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on the convention center industry and the…

SITCC Health & Wellness Fair

The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center will host a Health & Wellness Fair for its employees on October 6. All activities will take place during the “All Staff Meeting”  from 11 A.M.- 1 P.M.   There will be  15 vendors participating in the fair with concentration on physical, financial, and mental health. With health being at…

We’ve got this feeling….

It’s Friday and we’ve got this feeling… inside our bones… As we head into another busy weekend today and a busy week beginning Monday here at the Authority…… remember to have FUN! You are a member of the phenomenal team at THE #1 Convention, Sports, and Entertainment Destination in the WORLD! Now let’s dance!  Check…

A few parking notes heading into a busy week on campus! 9/26-9/30

As we approach Microsoft next week, please note the items below that will affect your commute to campus. On Monday, September 26th, we will not be restricting access into the decks for staff.  You may park in your assigned deck with your parking permit.  Be advised that the decks and lots may be filled to…

Special Thanks from Teradata Partners

At the GWCCA it is all about delivering best in class service and while the satisfaction of a job well done is reassuring, it is always great to hear the praises of our clients. Such was the case for senior event coordinator Eric Ingvaldsen this past week. His stellar service during the Teradata Partners annual…

The Real Deal: Congrats to the Governor

Governor Nathan Deal is the 2016 recipient of the Southeast Tourism Symposium’s Shining Example of Leadership Award. We are very proud of the Governor’s leadership and passion for keeping the tourism industry thriving in Georgia. Governor Deal was nominated for the award by the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau. Below you will find him pictured…

The August 2016 Campus Operations Report is live

The second edition of the Authority’s Campus Operations Report is now live and in a new format. Since launching the report, Patrick Skaggs: Senior Director of Campus Operations and his executive assistant Lisa Stock, have been working towards a more dynamic feel. The August edition utilizes a new format that is viewable on any desktop or mobile device….

Recognizing Sylvia Ratchford

Mark Sussman, the Director of Trade Show Sales for the Atlanta Convention and visitors Bureau,  wanted to recognize one of our annual event’s top executives at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Saturday. Sylvia Ratchford,  Executive Director of the Hinman Dental Society, was celebrating her birthday as well as 20 years with the organization. Through the smart and…

Creating Raving Fans

Landan Mahtari, who attended the Sept. 1 preseason Falcons game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Georgia Dome, wasn’t having a pleasant experience until two staff members turned her frown upside down. Ms. Mahtari sent along rave reviews of CSC’s Christine Long and custodian Ashley Wynne, who exhibited superior customer service, caring, and concern for her. Kudos to Christine…

Meet our newest leader, Joe Bocherer

After a thorough six-month national search, we’re pleased to announce Joe Bocherer – an experienced and proven leader within the convention, hospitality and tourism industries – is the Authority’s new Chief Commercial Officer. Joe, who most recently served as Head of Sales and Marketing for InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) U.S. franchise division, has 20 years of convention and…