Ask the Chef is BACK!

Ask the Chef is back just in time for holiday entertaining! Please join us in B401 on Wednesday, November 30 at 11:45am-1pm with all of your questions for the Culinary Team! Be prepared to enjoy holiday hors d’oeuvres and receive the  recipe for each dish. Session starts at 11:45 a.m. RSVP NO LATER than November 25…

Georgia Historical Society marker at C.O.P. commemorates ’96 Games

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Georgia Historical Society hosted a marker dedication ceremony for a commemorative plaque at Centennial Olympic Park honoring the 1996 Summer Olympics. Among those in attendance were: Georgia World Congress Center Authority Executive Director Frank Poe, Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games CEO Billy Payne, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and Ambassador Andrew…

Georgia World Congress Center wins ConventionSouth’s Readers’ Choice Award

Congrats are in order for the Georgia World Congress Center. The readers of ConventionSouth, one of the top trade magazines for our industry, has awarded the GWCC its Readers’ Choice Award. This prestigious accolade is granted to the best meeting and convention center in the South voted on by top industry professionals that host events in…

Event Medical Providing Compassionate Care

Below is a great story from a guest visiting the GWCCA campus during the recent Microsoft Ignite Conference. Huge kudos to our partners at Event Medical, Gary Large and Melvin Dean, for their amazing response and service.    Dear Mr. Poe, I wanted to take a moment to thank the wonderful medics employed at the Georgia World Congress…

AT&T awards The Authority $1 million for development

Tuesday, October 18th, was historic for The Georgia World Congress Center Authority. AT&T, one of our hometown heroes, awarded the Authority an $1 million donation towards Centennial Olympic Park’s capital campaign. The telecommunications giant is the latest benefactor to the plan for updating the Park starting in 2017. Thanks to the hard work of all of our…

Domenators dominate Knuckleballers

The third time proved to be the charm as the Authority’s softball team, the Domenators, handily defeated the Governor’s squad, Nathan’s Kuckleballers, 8-1 Wednesday on the Georgia Dome turf. A friendly competition and gesture of goodwill toward Gov. Nathan Deal’s staff who relish the opportunity to play under the bright lights of the 71,250-seat storied stadium, the…

Play ball: Annual softball challenge

It’s almost time again for the third annual Authority Domenators vs. Nathan’s Knuckleballers softball challenge set for Wednesday, October 12, at the Georgia Dome. Come support the Authority’s team as we go head-to-head against Gov. Nathan Deal’s crew for the last time in our beloved Dome. Coworkers, friends and family are welcome to attend. The first…

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…

International Woodworking Fair Receives Governor’s Commendation

This week we celebrated 32 years with longtime GWCCA client the International Woodworking Fair- IWF Atlanta! IWF was honored at the monthly Authority Board meeting and received the Governor’s Commendation.  The 2016 IWF, held Aug. 24-27 at the Georgia World Congress Center, welcomed 25,768 attendees and 1,079 exhibiting companies and occupied 532,565 net square feet of exhibit space. There were…

Public Safety going above and beyond for Park patrons!

Shout out to Sergeant Marcus and Officer Lo, that work in our public safety department! Over the busy holiday weekend, these officers took the time to make a patron’s time in the Park very special. The officers helped the patron find a brick that was in honor of her mother, a 4-time Olympian. See the…

Be Stewards: Recycling drive has been extended through December

Good news team, we’re extending the recycling drive until December 12th!  We are accepting the following items: Clothing Paper, plastic, aluminum  Electronics Batteries. Please bring all items to the employee entrance near Public Safety. There will be additional bins in the M.A.R.S.H. for electronics. And….. if you can prove that you contributed to our drive…

Authority recycling drive kicks off

Make room in your closets for the holidays and come #SeeGreen with the Authority. In honor of America Recycles Day, which is Nov. 15, we are  hosting another employee recycling drive starting today (Nov. 1). This time the drive will encompass clothing, single stream recycling, electronics recycling, and battery recycling. Please bring all items for each waste…

Correction: Updated SOUTHERN ROOTS HOURS

SOUTHERN ROOTS will offer extended hours for the remainder of the week… the Getaway Cafe will still close at 2 p.m. Southern Roots Hours of operation: Wednesday, October 19, 2016- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016- 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016- 8 a.m.-3 p.m.