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Widespread Panic, Isbell, Avett Bros. headline 2019’s SweetWater 420 Fest

***** UPDATE: Early bird passes are sold out ********** Stay calm, Widespread Panic is coming back to make more memories at Centennial Olympic Park. The venerable Athens-born jam band returns to headline Sweetwater 420 Fest’s 2019 lineup at the park in April, along with Grammy-winning Americana artist Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, popular folk-rock […]

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Beloved Atlanta Ambassador Force member grateful for chance to retire

Well-liked Atlanta Ambassador Force Captain Renee Perdue Rucker wraps up 22 years of exceptional customer service today. A prominent figure throughout the Atlanta hospitality community, she’s been a fixture at pre-convention and safety meetings as well as various events at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown campus. “Renee has been a part of […]

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GWCCA Chief Administrative Officer on destination marketing, transparency and wooing talent

In a video interview recently published by the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD), the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s Chief Administrative Officer Jennifer LeMaster discusses public/private partnerships, attracting top-tier talent, and Atlanta’s strengths as a destination. Jared Frank, Publisher/Editorial Director of ALSD, caught up with LeMaster after she moderated a panel discussion at the […]

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Southeast’s largest 4th of July fireworks show bigger and better in ’18

The Southeast’s largest Fourth of July fireworks display was even bigger Wednesday night. Capping off an evening of live entertainment featuring headliners After 7, Klymaxx and Dionne Farris with J Fly and Friends, the 14-and-a-half minute pyrotechnic spectacle lit up the night sky over the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus. Featuring […]

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GWCCA’s Chief Commercial Officer goes podcasting on “The Don and Mike Show”

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) Chief Commercial Officer Joe Bocherer is the featured guest on the latest edition of Exhibit City News’ podcast “The Don and Mike Show,” which hit the Net today. Recorded in June at the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association Summer Educational Conference in Carlsbad, Calif., Bocherer chats with the […]

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