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May 9, 2019

CFA Honors Video, Animation and Motion Graphics Artists at First-ever Festival

Central Ohio video and motion graphic design artists have pined for more opportunities to show their works publicly. Now that wish is coming true, thanks to a unique video display board in the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the first contest in the genre sponsored by the Franklin County Convention...
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May 8, 2019

Levy Gets Creative to Make Columbus Unforgettable

Interactive pastry bags. A draft cocktail cart. A brick-fired pizza oven. Ice cream trikes.  Catering options at the Greater Columbus Convention Center are becoming much less ordinary and far more experiential for one big reason, according to Levy Restaurants, the Convention Center’s food and beverage partner: the desire to make Columbus...
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May 8, 2019

Fly Through the Hilton Columbus Downtown Tower

The excitement continues to build over the planned expansion of the Hilton Columbus Downtown, which will consist of a 28-story tower adjacent to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Design development efforts are nearly complete for the tower addition, which is slated to open in early 2022.  Want a sneak peek?  You’ve come...
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March 22, 2019

Ohio Center Garage Construction on Schedule

Work continues to go well on the site of the $18 million Ohio Center Garage, a 650-space parking facility on the east side of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. In our last communication, we discussed the planned replacement of the old Convention Center cooling tower. This work was successfully completed, and...
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March 11, 2019

Fly Through the Hilton Columbus Downtown Expansion

The excitement is already starting to build over the planned expansion of the Hilton Columbus Downtown, which will consist of a 28-story tower adjacent to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Conceptual designs are already well underway for the new tower, slated to open in fall of 2022. In fact, you...
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October 18, 2018

Convention Center Upgrades Result in Energy Savings, LEED Silver

The improvements to the Greater Columbus Convention Center were just about as impressive as a $140 million investment could buy. Completed in 2017, the project added 137,000 square feet of new space and renovated 800,000 square feet of existing space. The investment included major additions to the center’s art collection,...
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October 18, 2018

New Ohio Center Garage Will Dazzle

Within a couple of weeks, work will begin at the site of a new Convention Center garage unlike any other in the city. When complete, the $20 million Ohio Center Garage, a 650 space parking facility on the east side of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, will be notable as...
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October 18, 2018

Ticket Fee Vital to Future of Nationwide Arena

An overwhelmingly supportive crowd jammed Columbus City Council chambers Oct. 11 to speak in favor of a ticket fee to provide the arts and Nationwide Arena with funds needed for long-term viability. The meeting was the first public hearing held by City Council’s Rules and Reference Committee on a Greater Columbus...
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May 24, 2018

Smart Farm Proves to be a Smart Idea for Convention Center

For anyone walking through the North Building of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Smart Farm is hard to miss. Tucked into a wall behind plate glass and surrounded by LED lights, the green shoots and leaves of basil, chives, kale and other edible plants grow from their vertical hydroponic...
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