GWCCA honors the proud history of Black Greek-Lettered Organizations

African-American Black Greek-lettered Organizations (BGLOs) began more so out of purpose than trend. They were formed to unite like-minded black collegiate students with the common goal of self-betterment and service to their respective communities. Collectively, they are referred to as the Divine Nine and are members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Phi Alpha was … Read More

Alisha King February 25,2021

Dr. Charles Drew, The Father of the Blood Bank

If you or a loved one donated or received blood, then you have Dr. Charles Richard Drew to thank for the development of enhanced storage of blood plasma and higher quality in the process of providing transfusions. Dr. Charles Richard Drew, an African American surgeon and researcher, known as the “Father of the Blood Blank,” … Read More

Janet Sevilla February 2,2021

GWCCA military veterans reflect on service on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday observed annually on Nov. 11. This Year, we asked several veterans at Georgia World Congress Center Authority to reflect on their experiences and service.

Georgia World Congress Center Authority November 11,2020

GWCCA Celebrates LatinX/Hispanic Heritage Month

LatinX/Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long national celebration recognizing the accomplishments and influences of Hispanic Americans in the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Today, on the final day of this celebration which began on September 15, we share some of the contributions that have enriched our campus and workforce. Georgia World Congress Center … Read More

Parker Hendricks October 15,2020

Tuesday Talk: Savannah Convention Center’s Action Star

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. Lidija Ahmetovic, Atlanta-based sales manager for the GWCCA-managed Savannah Convention Center (SCC), has been named as a member of Connect Corporate magazine’s 2020 40 Under 40 class recognizing … Read More

Kent Kimes April 28,2020

Tuesday Talk: GWCCA salutes Administrative Professionals Day

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. On March 13 – Friday the 13th no less – Sharde Glore and her fellow administrative assistants in the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) sales department packed … Read More

Kent Kimes April 21,2020

Tuesday Talk: Blue, Black and Gold

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Lighting up the downtown evening landscape last Thursday (April 9), the collection of facilities on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) … Read More

Kent Kimes April 14,2020

GWCCA Goes Blue for Healthcare and Frontline Workers

At 8 tonight, Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) will join together with many venues, bridges, and historic buildings across the country lighting national landmarks blue to honor frontline workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the #MakeItBlue campaign, GWCCA’s International Plaza, the Southern Company Amphitheater at Centennial Olympic Park, and … Read More

Jaleesa Fears April 9,2020

Tuesday Talk: GWCC’s new exhibit hall wins industry award

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. While the Georgia World Congress Center’s (GWCC) new $55 million expansion exhibit hall is already a hit with customers, the project is also earning construction industry respect. Exhibit … Read More

Kent Kimes April 7,2020

Meet The Authoricast, GWCCA’s new podcast

We’re pleased to announce that the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) has joined the dynamic world of podcasting. Hosted and produced by GWCCA Marketing Specialist Parker Hendricks and this blog author (Sr. Staff Writer Kent Kimes), the debut episode of The Authoricast was released today. You can check it out here. Episodes will be … Read More

Kent Kimes April 3,2020

Tuesday Talk: Meet the GWCCA’s new sustainability and CSR Manager

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. If you’re an Atlanta baseball fan, you’ve probably seen or heard of Los Bravos, an outreach/branding campaign targeting the local Latino community. The person who spearheaded that program … Read More

Kent Kimes March 24,2020

Tuesday Talk: Centennial Olympic Park Visitor Center Update

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. Amid the concerns surrounding COVID-19, Discover Atlanta’s Visitor Information Center at Centennial Olympic Park is closed through March 27, while the Park itself remains open to pedestrian traffic. … Read More

Kent Kimes March 17,2020

Tuesday Talk: Haley, Mannings and Jost headlining MODEX 2020

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. MODEX, the largest manufacturing and supply chain expo of 2020, continues its star-studded lineup at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), including keynote speakers Peyton Manning and Archie … Read More

Kent Kimes March 10,2020

Tuesday Talk: Halsey added to JamFest lineup at Centennial Olympic Park

Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus. Completing an all-female lineup for the Capital One JamFest at Centennial Olympic Park, pop singer-songwriter Halsey, along with up-and-coming artist Tayla Parx, will open for megastar Taylor Swift. … Read More

Kent Kimes March 3,2020

It’s official, GWCCA is a top place to work

The No. 1 convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world is also a great place to work. Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) was awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, featured today (March 1) in a special section of the newspaper. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered … Read More

Kent Kimes March 1,2020
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