The Cobo Center, located in Detroit, has earned Green Venues Michigan (GLM) Steward certification from the Michigan Energy Office.
“Cost-saving green business practices have been extremely positive for job creation and retention in the hospitality sector,” said Martin Dober, Vice President of New Markets of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). “Venues across the state are continuing to show their commitment to environmental responsibility by earning Green Venues accreditation.”
Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH announced the opening of its newly expanded convention center, marking the completion of a $22 million, ten-month renovation. The 120,000 sq. ft. addition more than doubles the size of the previous convention center, bringing the total square footage to 215,000 and making the Kalahari Resort – Sandusky the only under-one-roof complex in the Midwest to offer a convention center and hotel of such scope.
As the second largest employer in the area, the expansion will add more than 140 full-time jobs to Kalahari’s 1,200-member employee base. It is also expected to generate additional taxable revenue within the resort equal to the amount of approximately $150 million over the first 20 years.
Mid-Con has a new team with Tinley Park. The development and management assistance from the company is giving the convention center ease in coordinating events and competitive pricing compared to other venues because it has non-union status. Mid-Con is family owned with a long-standing reputation spanning over thirty years... and it will continue with Tinley Park for years to come. The convention center has already reinforced the local economy thanks to the finished expansion. Jobs? Yes, they are here.
Mid-Con is best known for its excellence in developing hotels, restaurants, and offices. Its latest partnership with the Tinley Park Convention Center is no exception. With the construction and support from Mid-Con, the TPCC is now bigger and better - not just in space. The addition of Holiday Inn and the renovated Bananas Restaurant completes the expansion.