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2013 a Record Year for Lynnwood Convention Center
The Lynnwood Public Facilities District announced that the 55,000 square foot Lynnwood Convention Center had its most successful year ever in 2013. Angie Mykel, General Manager of the Lynnwood Convention Center, made the announcement earlier this week at the Lynnwood Public Facilities District Board Meeting.
The more than $3 Million in gross revenue was the highest in the Center's eight-year history, 21% more than 2012 and 67% growth since 2009. "Angie and her staff did an outstanding job," said George Sherwin, Board Chair for the Lynnwood Public Facilities District. "Not only did they exceed the $3 Million mark for the first time, but they did so while delivering high guest satisfaction ratings. That says a lot about the management team," Sherwin added.
Facility users gave SMG a 94% satisfaction rating in 2013. "The staff works tirelessly to insure every event is treated as our most important. Our philosophy is to start at 'yes' and go from there," Mykel said.
In addition to record high revenue, the Center also generated an estimated $32.1 Million in economic impact and over 23,000 room nights for local hotels. "We're focused on booking business that is both beneficial to our bottom line and the community at large. It's not about how many events we host in a year; it's really about the type of event," Mykel said.
"The Lynnwood Convention Center made a positive impact on the community at large. The Center is a contributing force in Lynnwood's economic development efforts," said David Kleitsch, Lynnwood's Economic Development Director. "The City commends the Lynnwood Public Facilities District on their success."
The Lynnwood Convention Center hosts a wide range of events including, conventions, consumer shows, corporate meetings, fundraising auctions, weddings, community gatherings, religious services, and memorial services. Through eight years of operation, the Center has hosted 3,454 events and over 653,000 guests, generating an estimated $122 Million in economic impact for the local economy. The Lynnwood Public Facilities District owns the Lynnwood Convention Center and contracts with SMG to manage the facility.
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. For more information, visit www.lynnwoodcc.com.
About Lynnwood Public Facilities District
Formed in 1999, the Lynnwood Public Facilities District is governed by a Board of five members appointed by the Lynnwood City Council. The District retains SMG to manage the facility.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 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 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 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. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.
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