$34M in Economic Impact in Last Fiscal Term
|ONTARIO, Calif. - Nov. 22, 2005--By focusing on improvement in projected
economic impact, lead generation, confirmed hotel rooms and rental revenue,
Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) greatly exceeded projections
at the close of its 2004-2005 fiscal year, according to its recently released
"Ontario has outgrown its tertiary market status. With its 'first-class' convention center and solid hotel infrastructure, Ontario is positioned to elevate to a second-tier market for conventions and tradeshows," said Bob Brown, executive director and general manager of OCVB. "Our numbers consistently outpace national averages, and it's only going to get better in the foreseeable future."
According to data from FY 2004-2005, all areas showed increases from the prior fiscal year.
During the 2004-2005 fiscal year, Ontario Convention Center also welcomed Catering By SMG, a dynamic new team, to meet changing market demands for gourmet fare and outstanding presentation. The three-member team includes Director of Food Services Charles Brettner, Chef de Cuisine Jennifer Minichiello and Catering Sales Manager Danielle Mahan. Together, they bring tremendous experience in design and culinary arts to the Ontario Convention Center Food Services Program.
About the Ontario Convention Center
Contemporary in design and among the most technologically-advanced facilities in the nation, the Ontario Convention Center boasts over 225,000 total square feet of exhibit, meeting and function space. An ideal venue for conventions, tradeshows, exhibits and meetings, the Convention Center provides a full range of technology services, including video-conferencing and Wi-Fi, Internet and DS3 capabilities. For more information about the Ontario Convention Center, go to www.ontariocc.com or call 909-937-3000.
Both the Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Ontario Convention Center are managed by SMG. Headquartered in Philadelphia, SMG is the largest private facility management company in the world. With 190 venues, SMG manages convention centers in cities such as: San Francisco, Long Beach, Denver, Salt Lake City, Houston, Miami, Toronto and Mexico City.
Ontario Convention Center
|Also See:||Convention Centers in Riverside, Palm Springs and Ontario, California Concerned about Flat Revenues / March 2002|