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 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
Phoenix Convention Center Tenured Employee Celebrates 47 Years of Servicehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/780Phoenix Convention Center12/2/2019 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/780/Newsroom_PCC_Exhibitor Magazineb.jpghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrn8OMwj_xs&feature=emb_logoPhoenix Convention Center Tenured Employee Celebrates 47 Years of Service<div class="ExternalClassFF5503CFB7AE4A6F9278D1EE4A2DBD07"><html> <p>​For 47 years, the Phoenix Convention Center has served the residents of Phoenix as a major economic driver for the state and local economies and for 47 years, Ernest Anderson has served Convention Center guests. </p> <p>On Sept. 28, 1972 the Phoenix Convention Center opened its doors as the Phoenix Civic Plaza to welcome attendees for conventions, tradeshows and events. Today, the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues is among the 25 largest public meeting facilities in the U.S. and welcomes approximately 1M guests each year, hosting more than 500 events annually. On Sept. 11, 1972, Ernest Anderson began his career as a Civic Plaza worker and promoted through the ranks to retire as an Auditorium Supervisor. Ernest's love for the facility and people led him to continue working part-time as a Venue Host to welcome visitors from around the globe. Meet PCC's longest tenured employee and get a first-hand account of how the Convention Center has played a role in shaping Arizona's history.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterVideophoenix-convention-centerPCC
Phoenix Makes EXHIBITOR Magazine's Top 20 Convention Center Listhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/750Phoenix Convention Center10/7/2019 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/750/Newsroom_PCC_Exhibitor Magazineb.jpgPhoenix Makes EXHIBITOR Magazine's Top 20 Convention Center List<div class="ExternalClass6248AE9DB3AA4F01B668F97F8B77E584"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Convention Center (PCC) made Exhibitor Magazine's Centers of Excellence list of the top 20 best Convention Centers in the U.S. for trade shows and corporate events.  </p> <p>Out of more than 100 venues, PCC ranked among the highest qualified facilities in each of the five categories including: Facility & Functionality, Location & Accommodations, Service & Execution, Upgrades & Expansions and, Awards & Industry Participation. </p> <p>Some of PCC's most notable amenities considered for the award include the facility's location within walking distance to restaurants and entertainment, proximity to Sky Harbor International Airport and access to public and alternative transportation; available hotel rooms nearby; LEED-silver certification; sustainable food & beverage options; stacked floorplan; Marshalling Yard and climate-controlled loading docks with multiple bays.</p> <p>EXHIBITOR Magazine promotes best practices in tradeshows and events and is the most widely read magazine among corporate trade show and event professionals. To read the article, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.exhibitoronline.com/news/article.asp?ID=19826"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>exhibitoronline</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">.com/news/article.asp?ID=19826</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">. </span></a></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNewsphoenix-convention-centerPCC
Phoenix Orpheum Theatre, Arizona’s Most Beautiful Theater, turns 90https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/782Phoenix Convention Center1/31/2019 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/782/Newsroom_PCC_Mae West at Orpheum [cropped].jpgPhoenix Orpheum Theatre, Arizona’s Most Beautiful Theater, turns 90<div class="ExternalClass8AE55398E53C4B8183900006C160451D"><html> <p>Phoenix's historic Orpheum Theatre, deemed “Arizona's Most Beautiful Theater" by Architectural Digest turns 90 on Jan. 5, 2019.</p> <p>Opening in 1929 amid much fanfare, the Orpheum's Spanish-baroque architecture, ornate features and atmospheric setting attracted visitors from near and far. In 1929, the theater offered 1,800 seats and an early form of air conditioning, which made it a place for entertainment and refuge from the desert heat.  </p> <p>Designed by architects Lescher & Mahoney, the theatre was built for $750,000 by J. E. Rickards and Harry Nace.  The last major construction project in Phoenix before the Great Depression, Phoenix's Orpheum Theatre was the only theater between Los Angeles and Denver able to accommodate traveling vaudeville shows. Since opening, the venue welcomed some of the entertainment industry's most notable celebrities including Mae West, Henry Fonda and Lauren Bacall. </p> <p>The iconic venue continues to play an integral role in Arizona's arts and culture community. In recent years, notable celebrities to have graced its stage include Carol Channing, Jimmy Fallon, Lewis Black, Chris Botti, Kate Mulgrew, Barack Obama, David Feherty, Joe Jackson, Jerry Riopelle and many others. </p> <p>Throughout its existence, Phoenix's Orpheum Theatre changed names and ownership all while providing entertainment to various audiences in different capacities. Among its many uses, the venue had a long run serving as a Spanish language movie theater. By the 1980s, the theater needed major repairs and the city of Phoenix purchased the property and placed it on the National Register of Historic Places prior to embarking on a 12-year, $14 million restoration project.  Today the venue is downtown Phoenix's oldest operating theater which regularly hosts events for Theater League, Phoenix Opera and Phoenix Ballet in addition to hosting off-Broadway touring shows and Silent Sunday movies featuring music provided by the mighty Wurlitzer piper organ. </p> <p>The nonprofit support group, <em>Friends of the Orpheum Theatre</em>, hosts FREE public tours monthly and other events such as Downstairs at the Orpheum jazz concerts and Orpheum Ghost Tours to raise funding for school programs and venue upgrades. </p> <p>Owned and operated by the city of Phoenix, the venue is still making headlines today, in addition to the <a href="https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/most-beautifully-design-theater-each-state" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Architectural Digest</span></a> (AD) recognition, the Orpheum has received recent awards from Trip Advisor, Phoenix New Times and Best Things Arizona. The theater has been featured on HGTV, FOX10, KJZZ, Univision, PHXTV and other notable news outlets. </p> <p style="text-align:center;">###</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNewsphoenix-convention-centerPCC



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