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Phoenix Convention Center Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/1064Phoenix Convention Center3/19/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1064/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngPhoenix Convention Center Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass606A2A31993B486D9A1B695C1A816B00"><html> <p>​<a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a> <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em style="font-size:13.3333px;">Use Translate button to read in another language</em>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> <p> <strong>Is the Phoenix Convention Center closed?</strong> <br>At the recommendation of the CDC and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, to halt gatherings of 50 people or more, all events at the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues have been postponed or rescheduled through May 10th.</p> <p> <strong>What are the Phoenix Convention Center, Orpheum Theatre and Symphony Hall doing to combat the spread of viruses/infectious diseases in their facilities? </strong> <br>The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues is following all precautions issued by county, state and federal health officials. For more information about their coronavirus protocol visit, phoenixconventioncenter.com.  </p> <p> <strong>I am registered to attend a conference; how do I know if it is canceled? </strong> <br>Visit the official event website for updates from the event organizer.</p> <p> <strong>How do I find the new date for an event that was postponed?</strong> <br>Visit the official event social media pages or website for rescheduled event dates.</p> <p> <strong>How do I contact the Phoenix Convention Center, Orpheum Theatre and Symphony Hall if I have additional questions? </strong> <br>Visit, phoenixconventioncenter.com/contact-us. Note, the page is not monitored 24/7; questions will be answered on a first come, first service basis. Regular business hours are from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  </p> <p> <strong>I purchased tickets to an event at the Orpheum Theatre, how do I get a refund?</strong> <br>Contact the point of sale to inquire about a refund.  For questions about tickets purchased at the Convention Center Box Office, email <a href="mailto:PCCticketing@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">PCCticketing@phoenix.gov</a>. </p> <p> <strong>I am a season ticket holder for the Phoenix Symphony, are the theater resident companies still holding their events? </strong> <br>To learn about how each resident company is managing their event activities, visit their websites at: </p> <p>Phoenix Symphony - <a href="https://www.phoenixsymphony.org/" target="_blank">https://www.phoenixsymphony.org/</a><br>Arizona Opera - <a href="https://www.azopera.org/" target="_blank">https://www.azopera.org/</a> <br>Ballet Arizona - <a href="https://balletaz.org/" target="_blank">https://balletaz.org/</a></p> <p> <strong>Is the Orpheum Theatre still holding free public tours? </strong> <br>The Orpheum free public tours are canceled through May 10. </p> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"> <strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong> </a> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNewsphoenix-convention-centerPCC
Phoenix Selected to Host NCAA Women's Final Four in 2026https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/1569Phoenix Convention Center10/15/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1569/NCAA Amazing Bball Photo.jpegPhoenix Selected to Host NCAA Women's Final Four in 2026<div class="ExternalClassDF433B905C71401F9B04F1C6F56F9511"><html>​Oct. 14, 2020, (PHOENIX) —Today, the NCAA announced that Phoenix is the host city for the 2026 Women's Final Four. The national semifinals will begin on Friday, April 3, 2026 at Talking Stick Resort Arena with the national championship final game taking place on Sunday, April 5. <br><br>This marks the first time that Phoenix has hosted the nation's top collegiate women's basketball championship, which has not been held in the west since 2012. <br><br>“Phoenix has earned its reputation as a top pick for the biggest championships in the nation – and we are always happy for the repeat business," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “But I am especially proud to welcome the NCAA Women's Final Four to Phoenix for the very first time.  I know this is the beginning of another great sports relationship for our city."<br><br>The Valley's bid was a collaborative effort, with the city of Phoenix, Visit Phoenix, the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury and Talking Stick Resort Arena teaming up with the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee and Arizona State University, which will serve as the collegiate host institution.<br><br>The 2026 Women's Final Four completes Arizona's resume as the nation's leading destination for major championships. The Valley will be the site of the 2023 Super Bowl and the 2024 NCAA Men's Final Four. <br><br>"The Phoenix Convention Center is proud to host the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) National Convention and official fan activities for the Women's 2026 Final Four," said Phoenix Convention Center Director John Chan. “With over one million square feet of meeting and event space, convenient access to light rail and walking distance to Talking Stick Resort Arena and major convention hotels, and surrounded by numerous dining, retail, cultural and entertainment options, the Phoenix Convention Center is the perfect backdrop to create an inspiring event experience for more than 20,000 expected attendees." <br><br><p><strong>Final Four events at the Phoenix Convention Center:</strong><br></p><ul><li><strong>Women's Coaches Convention </strong>– the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Annual National Convention held in conjunction with the Women's Final Four will attract more than 2,000 coaches.</li><li><strong>Fan Festival</strong> – is an interactive and educational fan event including competitions, basketball clinics, prizes, autograph sessions, special guest appearances, trivia contests, and entertainment.</li><li><strong>Super Saturday Concert</strong> – is a free outdoor concert event held on the Saturday between the national semifinals and the national championship games.</li><li><strong>Youth</strong><strong> Bounce</strong> – is a family-friendly community event where children take to the streets in the downtown area, bouncing basketballs from a designated starting location and ending at the NCAA Fan Festival. <br></li></ul><p>Downtown Phoenix is the premier event destination for all of the official 2026 NCAA Women's Final Four fan-related events, lodging and meeting activities associated with the tournament. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>####</strong></p><em><strong>About the Phoenix Convention Center</strong></em><br><em>The award-winning Phoenix Convention Center is one of the largest convention venues in the United States. It offers nearly 1,000,000 square feet of rentable meeting and event space. Established in 1969 as a department of the city of Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a vital economic enterprise for the state and local economy. The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues include the Phoenix Convention Center, Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre and five parking garages.​</em><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNewsphoenix-convention-centerPCC
GBAC Star Accreditation, Record Number of Delegates and Facility Reopening Plans Put Phoenix on the Road to Recoveryhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/1452Phoenix Convention Center8/12/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1452/SFrances_180326_3463_C_jpg.jpgGBAC Star Accreditation, Record Number of Delegates and Facility Reopening Plans Put Phoenix on the Road to Recovery<div class="ExternalClassC7A2139282594657B68356BDA3B1A94F"><html> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <p>PHOENIX (Aug. 12, 2020) – As the meetings industry continues to struggle amid the ripple effects of global pandemic Covid-19, the Phoenix Convention Center with partner Visit Phoenix paves a new path for recovery.</p> <p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>Bookings into the Future</strong> </span> <strong> </strong> </p> <p>As the primary booking agent for the Phoenix Convention Center, Visit Phoenix works with the facility along with downtown hotels to book conventions into the downtown community. Together, Visit Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center and hotel partners booked 72 conventions with a record 311,734 delegates to Phoenix in future meeting years. </p> <p>In addition to those 72 conventions booked,19 programs with 55,508 delegates were rebooked into future years due to Covid-19, bringing the total number of conventions booked during the 2019-20 fiscal year to 91 with an estimated 367,242 delegates.</p> <p>“One of the most significant drivers for the success of our award-winning Convention Center has been the team's investment in providing quality service and building long-term relationships with industry planners," said Ed Zuercher, Phoenix City Manager. “Because of this commitment, and in partnership with Visit Phoenix, we have reached a major milestone."</p> <p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>Outbreak Prevention</strong> </span> <strong> </strong> </p> <p>The Phoenix Convention Center is the first public venue in Arizona to receive <a target="_blank" href="https://gbac.issa.com/issa-gbac-star-facility-accreditation/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">GBAC STAR™</span></a> accreditation. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, GBAC STAR™ provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations. The GBAC Accreditation program enables facilities to maximize product use and best practices for sanitization and train staff to implement them at the level needed to thoroughly sterilize and clean environments in the era of Covid-19.</p> <p>“The City of Phoenix is constantly improving and innovating in all areas. While we think about how we will safely reopen after Covid-19, innovation and adaptability are key. The Phoenix Convention Center has kept these values top of mind and has not only achieved a world class accreditation but also an all-time booking record," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “These achievements are testaments to the hard work of our employees and the city's leadership in key industries."</p> <p>The GBAC STAR™ certification is the meetings industry standard for cleaning protocols and staff training. In achieving this milestone, the Phoenix Convention Center joins some of the largest and most successful convention centers in the United States and Canada as industry leaders in client care.</p> <p>“While we continue to fight this pandemic, we look to the future to understand what it will take to keep our community, employees and visitors safe for when it is time to come together again," said City of Phoenix Assistant City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. “This accreditation simply validates that our own Phoenix Convention Center is an industry leader not just in Arizona, but in America, and around the world." </p> <p>“As the primary booking agent for the Phoenix Convention Center, Visit Phoenix is thrilled that the venue has received its GBAC STAR™ accreditation," said Visit Phoenix President and CEO Steve Moore. “This effort showcases the priority that safety and cleanliness are for the Phoenix Convention Center, and we look forward to working with our meeting planner clients to ensure their events and conventions focus on attendee health and comfort."</p> <p>As a division of the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.issa.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA)</span></a>, GBAC STAR™ is an industry accreditation focused on ensuring a clean, safe and healthy environment. The program establishes requirements to assist facilities by providing best practices, protocols and procedures to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19.</p> <p>“Becoming a GBAC STAR™ accredited facility supports our Center's ongoing improvement efforts. The multi-step process helped us evaluate, update and align existing practices so we can continue to provide top-notch service. For our clients and their attendees, peace of mind is how we define success," said Phoenix Convention Center Director John Chan.</p> <p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>Reopening Efforts</strong> </span> </p> <p>In addition to earning the GBAC STAR™ accreditation, the Phoenix Convention Center has developed safety standards, in accordance with federal, state and local public health guidelines, to implement upon reopening. The plan consists of five key strategies: engaging in a process of constant cleaning and disinfecting, removing touch points wherever possible, encouraging personal preventative measures, following recommendations for physical distancing and focusing efforts on client communications and staff training. </p> <p>Additionally, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.aventuracatering.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Aventura Catering</span></a>, the facilities exclusive food and beverage service provider has also implemented numerous safety measures to enhance attendee's safe dining experience. </p> <p>The Phoenix Convention Center is making every effort to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/pdf/03%20Phoenix%20Convention%20Center%20&%20Venues_%20Reopen%20Slide%20Deck_%20August%202020_%20v4.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">prepare for reopening</span></a>. The goal is to open its doors to a new meetings experience that provides a safe environment for learning, business and entertainment.     </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>About the Phoenix Convention Center</strong> </span> </p> <p>The award-winning Phoenix Convention Center is one of the largest convention venues in the United States. It offers nearly 1,000,000 square feet of rentable meeting and event space. Established in 1969 as a department of the city of Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a vital economic enterprise for the state and local economy. The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues include the Phoenix Convention Center, Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre and five parking garages.</p> <p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <strong>About Visit Phoenix</strong> </span> </p> <p>Visit Phoenix is a private, not-for-profit organization that markets Greater Phoenix as a travel and meetings destination with offices in Downtown Phoenix, Washington D.C. and Chicago. The organization serves as the primary booking agent for the Phoenix Convention Center. Greater Phoenix encompasses 2,000 square miles and more than 20 incorporated cities, including Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa. The area offers more than 68,000 guest rooms at just under 500 hotels and resorts. For more information, go to visitphoenix.com.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">###</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNewsphoenix-convention-centerPCC
Maricopa County Elections Know Before You Gohttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/1418Phoenix Convention Center7/22/2020 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1418/South Bldg Exterior (Signature).jpgMaricopa County Elections Know Before You Go<div class="ExternalClass16C1A0947BD9441D8FFB3CED5DC4F25E"><html> <p> The Phoenix Convention Center is one of the polling locations designated for the August 2020 Primary Elections for Maricopa County. We are very pleased to host this event for the first time; here are a few things you should know to maximize your experience: </p> <h2> General Information </h2> <p><strong>Address: </strong><br>Phoenix Convention Center, South Building <br>33 South 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 </p> <p><strong>Hours:</strong> <br>July 22 – August 1, Monday-Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM<br>August 2, Sunday: Noon– 5:00 PM <br>August 3, Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM <br>August 4, Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM (<em>Primary Elections Day)</em></p> <h2> Expectations </h2> <p>The safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. Our team has worked with County Election staff to implement an event plan with safety protocols in accordance to local, state and federal guidelines to protect against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Face coverings are required, and guests will receive frequent reminders to practice social distancing. Additionally, there will be several hand sanitizer dispensers located throughout the building. </p> <p>Visit, <a href="https://recorder.maricopa.gov/elections/" target="_blank">recorder.maricopa.gov/elections </a>to find out what documents you'll need to bring with you. </p> <h2> Transportation </h2> <p>Getting to the Phoenix Convention Center is easy no matter where you are coming from or how you choose to travel. </p> <p>There is a dedicated stop on the Valley Metro Light Rail at the Phoenix Convention Center and nearby Valley Metro Bus stops. </p> <h2> Parking </h2> <p>Complimentary parking is available for voters in the Phoenix Convention Center, East Garage, located between 5th and 7th Streets and Washington and Jefferson Streets. Figure 1 (page 2) illustrates travel options to get to the South Building entrance. Voters will need to collect East Garage parking validations from poll workers before exiting the building. </p> <p><strong>Address:</strong> <br>Phoenix Convention Center, East Garage <br>601 E. Washington Street </p><p><em>Figure 1: Phoenix Convention Center transportation map</em></p><p><img src="/conventioncentersite/MediaAssets/Walking%20Map%20-%20Aug%20Primary%20Elections.jpg" alt="Convention Center East Garage Map" style="margin:5px;width:490px;" /> </p> <p></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNewsphoenix-convention-centerPCC
Phoenix Convention Center Pursues GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/1267Phoenix Convention Center5/22/2020 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1267/SFrances_180327_4313_A.jpgPhoenix Convention Center Pursues GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation<div class="ExternalClass43978B85E23A4013979756FD1F1E3CC2"><html> The award-winning Phoenix Convention Center announced its commitment to pursue the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. The accreditation is offered by the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), the world's leading trade association for the cleaning industry. GBAC is the industry's only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation. <br><br> “Safety and cleanliness have always been a priority for meeting professionals, and the Phoenix Convention Center has done an excellent job of maintaining its facility over the years to meet these expectations," said Visit Phoenix President and CEO Steve Moore. “Pursuing the GBAC STAR™ accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), further demonstrates our commitment to maintain best-in-class safety standards that ensure confidence within the minds of our clients and their attendees."<br><br> The GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program establishes requirements to assist facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as COVID-19.<br><br> “Representing the nation's 5th largest city, the Phoenix Convention Center is a dedicated industry leader providing innovative services and cutting-edge amenities for our clients and guests," said Phoenix Convention Center Director John Chan.<br><br> The Phoenix Convention Center shares its commitment to GBAC accreditation with other large convention centers across the nation including the Orange County Convention Center, Georgia World Congress Center, Las Vegas Convention Center, and McCormick Place.  Pursuing this accreditation demonstrates a facility's dedication to the health and safety of its employees and visitors as a top priority.  More than ever, the timing is essential for facilities undergoing GBAC STAR™ accreditation to be prepared to reopen and safely resume in person events.<br><br> ​The GBAC Star program provides venue-cleaning professionals best practices on how to prepare and respond to infectious diseases and biohazards.  The program's guidelines are created by GBAC's scientific advisory board, consisting of experts from Harvard, Penn State and Emory universities, as well as governmental agencies. The advisory board members are experienced in microbial-pathogenic threat analysis and mitigation and many of them have experience working directly with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<br><br> To achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, facilities must demonstrate compliance with the program's 20 elements, which include standard operating procedures, risk assessment strategies, personal protective equipment/emergency preparedness and response measures. The program is backed by 10 industry organizations, including the International Association of Venue Managers, International Facility Management Association and International Association of Exhibitions and Events among other leading organizations.<br><br> For more information about the GBAC STAR™ accreditation program, visit <a href="https://gbac.issa.com/issa-gbac-star-facility-accreditation/" target="_blank">www.gbac.org</a>. For Phoenix Convention Center event status updates and Coronavirus protocol, please visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/">www.phoenixconventioncenter.com</a>.​<br><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">###</span></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNewsphoenix-convention-centerPCC
Mamava Pods Arrive at the Phoenix Convention Centerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/791Phoenix Convention Center1/15/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/791/N-Bldg-Mamava-Pod.jpgMamava Pods Arrive at the Phoenix Convention Center<div class="ExternalClassCA4E702F7B844439B4A55F7F68251D06"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Convention Center (PCC) welcomes <a href="https://www.mamava.com/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Mamava Pods</span></a> to its campus in downtown Phoenix. The Mamava Pods, which are private lactation suites available for nursing mothers on-the-go, will offer PCC guests a safe and secure space to breastfeed or pump milk for infant children.</p> <p>Made in America, Mamava Pods are a turnkey, all-in-one private nursing room for public spaces. The pods are compatible with the Mamava app with a Bluetooth-enabled SmartLock. Guests will be able to use the app to locate the pods in the Convention Center's North and West buildings, see when the pods are available and unlock the door for access. The app is available for download in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Guests who do not have the app can obtain assistance from a Venue Host staff member at any of the PCC Information Desks.</p> <p>“The new Mamava pods at the Phoenix Convention Center are an added benefit for parents and families looking for a calmer, more private nursing experience. This is another exciting step toward making Phoenix the most family-friendly city in the nation," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.</p> <p>Nursing Moms can find Mamava Pods, which are ADA accessible, at more than 450 locations across the U.S. and Canada, including Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The pods at the Phoenix Convention Center are easily identifiable featuring custom mural designs created by PCC's Planning Graphic Designer, Diana Moissonnier. The West building pod features a desert landscape image and the North building pod features a Sedona-inspired image.</p> <p>For more information about Mamava pods, visit <a href="https://www.mamava.com/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.mamava.com</span></a>. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNewsphoenix-convention-centerPCC
Huss Brewing to Open Brewpub at Phoenix Convention Centerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/778Phoenix Convention Center1/9/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/778/Newsroom_Convention_001b.jpgHuss Brewing to Open Brewpub at Phoenix Convention Center<div class="ExternalClassE7FBEA21989B44BBB0F978C65EDD2786"><html> <p>​Arizona-based <a target="_blank" href="https://www.hussbrewing.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Huss Brewing Co.</strong></span></a> is excited to announce an all-new craft beer taproom and full-service restaurant coming to the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix. A partnership between Huss Brewing Co., the City of Phoenix, and Aventura Catering, the Convention Center's food and beverage partner, this new taproom comes at a time of continued economic growth for downtown Phoenix, where residents and urban dwellers are flocking to Phoenix's core for a walkable big-city experience. Scheduled to open in fall 2020, the <strong>Huss Brewpub at the Phoenix Convention Center</strong> will be housed inside a two-story, indoor-outdoor space carved into the north façade on Monroe Street between 2<sup>nd</sup> and 3<sup>rd</sup> Streets, and will serve as a brew-hub for historic neighborhoods Garfield, Evans Churchill, Encanto, F.Q. Story, Willo, Roosevelt Row and more.  Offering a full menu of hearty dishes showcasing Arizona-sourced ingredients, paired with the award-winning Huss' Family of Beers, the new Huss Brewpub will also be downtown's tastiest destination for convention goers, visitors and locals attending sporting events, concerts, performances and more.</p> <p>“The Phoenix Convention Center is one of Downtown Phoenix' most visible points of pride, and we are thrilled that they will now house a beloved local company with Huss Brewing Co.," says Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.  “This new location will help further showcase the strength of our community's craft beer industry to the millions of visitors who come to our city each year."</p> <p>Scheduled to start construction early this year with a planned opening in the fall of 2020, the Huss Brewpub at the Phoenix Convention Center has been a longtime, personal passion project for this proudly locally-owned craft brewery based in Tempe, AZ, says Huss Brewing Co. co-owner, Leah Huss. “Jeff and I have been working on this project for more than a year and a half," Leah says, referring to her husband and Brewmaster, Jeff Huss. “It has been a joy working with the Phoenix Convention Center, and Aramark throughout the process of putting this dream together. Most important, we're looking forward to being a part of the downtown Phoenix community and helping the revitalization of the area, especially bringing a vibrant nightlife back to downtown's sports, arts and events community." </p> <p>Aventura, a premier catering division of Aramark, renewed its contract with the City of Phoenix in 2018 to continue providing food concessions to the Phoenix Convention Center through 2028.  Aventura conducted an exhaustive search for the perfect partner in collaboration with Local First Arizona and founder Kimber Lanning, and found it with Huss.  “As a partner of the Phoenix Convention Center, we're excited to offer a world-class, communal experience where locals and visitors alike can come together over great food and award-winning local beer, and we found that with Huss Brewing Co," says Mike Maltese, district manager for Aventura.  </p> <p>When open in 2020, guests will enjoy a wide variety of fresh, quality beers, including Husstler Milk Stout (Bronze medal winner at the Great American Beer Fest in the Sweet Stout Category), Oktoberfest (2019 Silver medal winner at the Great American Beer Fest in the American-style Amber Lager category), Magic in the Ivy Pale Ale, Copper State IPA, and the 2016 & 2018 U.S. Open medal winner, Scottsdale Blonde. Plus, Huss Brewpub at the Phoenix Convention Center will feature an extensive menu of chef crafted modern American fare, including showcasing the best local ingredients and Arizona-sourced foodstuffs. </p> <p> <strong>About Huss Brewing </strong> </p> <p>Husband-and-wife, Jeff and Leah Huss, have 33 years of combined experience in the brewing industry. Jeff was Head Brewer for BJ's Brewing in Chandler, Ariz., for seven years and attended the, Siebel Institute in Chicago, then, the Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany. Leah co-owned and operated Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, Ariz., for 14 years, helping pioneer the craft beer community and growth in Arizona. Their combined love and passion for craft beer inspired them to chase their dreams of owning a local, family-owned and operated brewery with Jeff acting as Brewmaster, and Leah running business and marketing operations. Huss Brewing Co. opened its doors in South Tempe in August 2013, with a 30-barrel system, a small tasting room with 20 taps, and room for growth. In 2016 Huss acquired the Papago Brewing Company in Scottsdale, creating the newly formed Huss Family of Beers and transforming Huss into the 3<sup>rd</sup> largest brewer in the state. The Huss Family of Beers includes brands Huss Brewing Co., Papago Brewing Co., and Arizona Light.  </p> <p> <strong>About the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues</strong> </p> <p>The award-winning Phoenix Convention Center is one of the largest convention venues in the United States. It offers nearly 1,000,000 square feet of rentable meeting and event space. Established in 1969 as a department of the city of Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a vital economic enterprise for the state and local economy. The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues include the Phoenix Convention Center, Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre and five parking garages.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNewsphoenix-convention-centerPCC
Canyon on Third Offers Unique Outdoor Event Experiencehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/749Phoenix Convention Center12/30/2019 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/749/Newsroom_PCC_CanyononThird_001.jpgCanyon on Third Offers Unique Outdoor Event Experience<div class="ExternalClass8829E9E737304AEFBEC7D426C454FA19"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Convention Center is the premier host of fan activities for Major Events such as the NFL Experience for Super Bowl XLIX, the Playoff Fan Central for College Football Playoffs and the NCAA Final Four Fan Fest among numerous conventions, concerts, tradeshows and expos. These large events have utilized our entire campus including Third Street for event activities. The Phoenix Convention Center is excited to now offer <em>Canyon on Third</em>,<em> </em>a unique outdoor event space,<em> </em>for all conventions, special events and venue activities.  </p> <p>The 80,000 SF outdoor event space located on Third Street, between Washington and Monroe streets, is within walking distance to downtown Phoenix's trendy restaurants, shopping and sports facilities offering a lively experience in a vibrant destination. Flanked by the Convention Center's North and West buildings, the space provides attendees with an open-air experience. <em>Canyon on Third</em> offers flexibility that allows event organizers the opportunity to create unique one-of-a-kind activities that will leave a positive impression on attendees for years to come.  For more information, visit phoenixconventioncenter.com/canyon.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNewsphoenix-convention-centerPCC

 

 

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