CLEVELAND, OH — Representatives from three SMG-managed convention centers teamed up with a dozen Experient – A Maritz Global Events Company team members to volunteer at the Akron/Canton Regional Foodbank on Oct. 25. The 18 volunteers worked together for four hours in a clean room at the facility, scooping, bagging, sealing, and packing more than 1,200 two-pound packages of Cocoa Krispies cereal, providing 2,307 meals for needy families in the Akron/Canton area.
“Volunteering at the Akron/Canton Regional Foodbank was a great opportunity for our company to give back to the community and to assist in feeding people in need,” said Michael Guerriero, Division President of Experient.
SMG team members Jacob Hamman, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Century Center of South Bend, Suzanne Turgeon, Assistant Director of Sales at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and Craig Thompson, Assistant Director of Sales at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland drove into Akron to meet the Experient Twinsburg team members to work together during one of Experient’s “Days of Caring.”
Earlier this year, Experient and SMG, the world’s largest convention center management firm, finalized a preferred partner agreement that continues a longstanding relationship between the two companies since 2005.
SMG’s 40th Anniversary was the focus of the F&D 2017 SuperBook‘s cover story. Look for a feature on Ohio, including both the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center and Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, in the upcoming Fall/Winter issue.