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Staying Alive: GWCCA debuts new CPR training kiosk

Not all superheroes wear capes. Some heroes are everyday individuals, who step in to help others when there’s an emergency. While you may not be faster than a speeding bullet or have the ability to scale skyscrapers with your web shooters, you can learn how to save a life the next time you visit the […]

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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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A look inside the Georgia World Congress Center’s game-changing expansion project

When the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) opened its doors in 1976, the building’s first show encompassed a single exhibition hall, totaling 350,000 square feet. Today, the Congress Center officially broke ground on a game-changing expansion project, which includes a new 100,000-square-foot exhibition hall – almost three times the size of the hall that hosted […]

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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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