MAR 2012

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2012 Sneak Peek Directory Subscribe Advertise SPECI AL ADVER T I SI NG & I NF O RMAT I O N SECT I O N Contact The Waco Convention Center Is Upgrading! The Waco Convention Center has undergone a complete renovation! The total square footage of the convention center after the renovation is now around 144,000 with approximately 21,000 square feet of that being new meeting space. Also included in the $17.5 million renovation are: A balcony/deck on the east side of the building that over- looks the Brazos River, the Historic Suspension Bridge, and Indian Spring Park. All lower level rooms are carpeted and have all new interior finishes and lighting, including added technology access in each meeting room. New lower level entrance and foyer, which has been reconfigured for more break- out meeting rooms, giving groups more flexibil- ity in planning their sessions. Wrap-around addition on the south side of the building which will encase the upper level rooms and provide better access and more pre-function space. Call one of our capable sales staff at (800) 321-9226 to begin planning your next meeting or event at the newly renovated Waco Convention Center! ■ Carla Pendergraft, CMP, Director of Sales & Internet Development, Waco CVB Carla is the Director of Sales; manages the Sales & Service dept., & she works with the website, databases & technology. (254) 750-5806 or (800) 321-9226 www.con v MARCH 2012 ConventionSouth 65 DESTINATION SHOWCASE Whether you're looking to meet a Columbian Mammoth or host a mammoth meeting, Waco's the place for you. Te entire convention center complex has undergone a shiny-new, $17.5 million transformation—all to make your next meeting as stress-free, cuting-edge, and comfortable as possible. For a break from work, atendees will find plenty to explore along the Brazos, including the Mayborn Museum Complex, the nationally-recognized Mammoth Site, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Dr Pepper Museum, and the legendary Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Aſter hours, the downtown warehouse district is walking distance from the convention center. Contact Carla Pendergraſt at 254-750-5806 or to start planning your conference now!

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