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Facilities Update
SMG Awarded Management Renewal For Lynwood (WA) Convention Center


SMG
, the worldwide leader in convention and entertainment management, is proud to announce that the Lynnwood Public Facilities District (LPFD) has extended the management contract of SMG to continue managing the Lynnwood Convention Center for an additional five years. The new agreement also calls an additional five-year renewal option after the initial term. “We have an outstanding team here in Lynnwood, and we are all so very proud to continue to manage the Lynnwood Convention Center,” said Kelvin D. Moore, CMP, SMG general manager of the Center. “We will continue to be forward thinking, customer focused and diligent fiscal stewards on behalf of the LPFD and the City of Lynnwood,” Moore added.

“The faith shown by the Lynnwood Public Facilities District in SMG's ability to continue to meet and exceed expectations is very gratifying, and is testament to the strong team we have built in Lynnwood,” said Bob McClintock, SMG senior vice president for Convention Centers.  SMG Regional General Manager Allyson Jackson added, "We are pleased to be a part of the overall success of Lynnwood’s hospitality industry. The Convention Center has proven to be a real winner for the community, which is a tribute to our strong management team there and great partnerships with local and regional hospitality partners."

As SMG has managed the Center since it’s opening in 2005, the Lynnwood Public Facilities District noted their proven track record as the main reason for the contract extension. “Under SMG’s management, the Lynnwood Convention Center has become the premier meeting facility in the Pacific Northwest. The Board is proud and pleased to continue our relationship with SMG,” said Mike Echelbarger, chairman of the LPFD Board of Directors. Grant Dull, executive director of the LPFD added, “SMG has put a great team in Lynnwood. Their marketing acumen, customer service and sound financial management will continue to serve the LPFD well in the years to come.” The Lynnwood Public Facilities District owns the Lynnwood Convention Center.

About Lynnwood Convention Center
Opened in 2005 in Lynnwood, Washington, the Lynnwood Convention Center is situated in the heart of Washington's aerospace, high tech and bio-med corridor. Conveniently located near I-5, I-405 and Hwy 99, the Center offers individualized meeting spaces with full onsite audiovisual and electrical support, and first class, 5-star resort quality in-house catering. The facility has adopted green/sustainable initiatives that include composting, an extensive recycling program, and transitioning to the use of all green chemicals. The Lynnwood Convention Center is owned by the Lynnwood Public Facilities District, and is managed by SMG. For more information, visit www.lynnwoodcc.com.

About SMG
Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities worldwide, including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, convention, congress and exhibition cen¬ters, science centers and a variety of other venues. Across the globe, SMG manages more than 12 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of exhibition space and over 1.5 million arena and theatre seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.
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