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August 11, 2017

Newly Renovated Convention Center to Make Gallery Hop Debut

Poised at the gateway to the Short North Arts District, the Greater Columbus Convention Center will show off more than 130 stunning works of local art on Saturday, September 2, from 4 – 6 p.m. when it makes its debut as part of the district’s Gallery Hop circuit. Not to be...
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April 25, 2017

Let The Countdown Begin

The Convention Authority is on schedule and on budget as it nears the July completion of the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s renovation and expansion. And it’s already winning accolades from community partners who see the project as a boon for the community. Only three major tasks remain to complete the 22-month,...
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April 25, 2017

Hilton Columbus Downtown Scores Connie Award Three-Peat

The Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel has won the Hilton brand’s coveted Connie Award for the third consecutive year. The Connie, named for the company’s founder Conrad Hilton, is the Hilton brand’s highest honor given to one out of 248 hotels within the Americas Region, which compiles the highest overall combined rankings...
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April 25, 2017

Convention Center Renovations Benefit Arnold Sports Festival

An estimated 200,000 people attended the Arnold Sports Festival in early March, with the new Greater Columbus Convention Center renovations playing a major role in its success. Jim Lorimer, Arnold Sports Festival founder and co-producer, says improvements that included removable wall partitions allowed the event to run four competition stages in...
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April 7, 2017

Discover Discovery Cafe

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority invites you to join us for lunch on April 13th as we celebrate the newest addition to the downtown culinary scene: Discovery Café. Operated within the Greater Columbus Convention Center by our new food and beverage partner, Levy Restaurants, Discovery Café features four distinct concepts,...
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December 21, 2016

Columbus Blue Jackets Show Charitable Muscle All Year Long

These Nationwide Arena tenants are having a banner year in the National Hockey League. Simultaneously, they’re making 2016 a better year for those less fortunate. Both through the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation and ongoing community relations activities, the team shows its charitable muscle in a variety of ways, says Kathryn Dobbs,...
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December 21, 2016

SMG Employees Take Giving to Others Personally

SMG is considered the “gold standard” in public facility management, not only in delivering excellent service to convention-goers, but in supporting communities in ways that matter. As the facility manager for the Greater Columbus Convention Center, SMG and its employees are proud to be actively engaged in giving back to...
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December 21, 2016

Tax Exemption Puts Nationwide Arena on Equal Footing with other Ohio Arenas

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority is ending the year on a high note after Gov. John Kasich on Dec. 15 signed a measure that put Nationwide Arena on an equitable property tax footing with all similar public venues in Ohio. Senate Bill 3, adopted by the Ohio General Assembly earlier...
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December 21, 2016

Columbus Hilton Downtown Touching Lives Through Holiday Giving

The Hilton Columbus Downtown is known for many things. It’s known as a AAA Four Diamond full-service hotel. It’s been named Best Columbus Employer with fewer than 500 employees. And it’s won Hilton Worldwide’s highest honor – the Connie Award – two years in a row. The company named Christian...
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