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SMG/Anchorage Convention Centers Win Visit Anchorage "Seymour Award" 2012

SMG/Anchorage Convention Centers
won the “Member Contribution to the Visitor Industry 2012 Award” at the 25th annual Seymour Awards Banquet at the Dena’ina Center on April 13, 2012. The Centers were recognized for providing top quality meeting and event services, emphasizing the highly successful Food & Beverage operations of Savor Alaska Catering.

“We are thrilled with this Award,” said Anchorage Convention Centers Greg Spears. “We have excellent infrastructure to work with in both facilities, Dena’ina and Egan, but it’s our staff that truly shines. From Food & Beverage to Operations to Sales & Marketing, and with strong support from SMG of Alaska at the Sullivan and SMG/Savor Corporate, our people work as a team, never forgetting our goal of making the client happy, so they’ll come back. A special nod to Chef Peter Fontanez and his Culinary Team, consistently providing meals to rave reviews – like we all enjoyed here tonight. Thank you Visit Anchorage for this much appreciated recognition and honor.”

The Seymour Awards Banquet was held in Dena’ina’s top floor Tikahtnu Ballroom where the glass wall provided gorgeous Chugach Mountains views on a sunny evening with long Alaskan daylight. The menu included appetizers such as Creamy Risotto with Duck Confit, followed by a Land and Sea Duet Entrée combining Grilled Sirloin topped with Port Wine Demi-Glacé and Sautéed Alaskan Prawns, and Strawberries & Cream Parfait to top it all off. Participants raved about the banquet and the organizers immediately rebooked the space for next year, confirming SMG satisfied all needs – and then some.

About the Anchorage Convention Centers
The Anchorage Convention Centers provide meeting and event space in the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center and the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska, with catering provided exclusively by Savor…Alaska. Part of SMG of Alaska and SMG Worldwide, the Centers operate and provide local sales and marketing for the publicly-owned facilities under auspices of Contract Administrator Visit Anchorage with the shared goal of optimizing bookings and revenue, coordinating all conventions & event services and logistics while responsibly managing facility operations, maintenance and expenditures. Visit for further information.

About SMG
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14 million sq. ft. (1.4 million square meters) of exhibition space and over 1.5 million sports and entertainment 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 for such landmark facilities as the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Louisiana Superdome. 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