HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the hospitality partner to North America's premier entertainment venues, convention centers and sports stadiums, announced it has been awarded a second extension contract with the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
With over 1 million square feet of indoor exhibit space, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is one of the largest event venues in the country annually hosting more than 200 events and shows each year. Central to its core purpose, the Complex hosts a series of agricultural shows, notably the Pennsylvania Farm Show, the All-American Dairy Show, and the Keystone International Livestock Exposition. Also, over the past year, the Complex has undergone a number of significant aesthetic upgrades, everything from new paint in the halls, updated meeting rooms, new sound systems in multiple areas, more efficient lighting, as well as renovated entrance ways.
"We are pleased to have extended Centerplate as our partner," said Patrick Kerwin, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. "One of the keys to our success has been Centerplate's ability to provide superlative guest experiences, whether at a VIP gala or from a quick-service mobile cart, across the broad range of events the Complex hosts."
"We are delighted to extend our relationship with the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center," said Mike Kemnitz, Centerplate's General Manager of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. "We look forward to continuing to provide our partner with the unparalleled service experience they expect from Centerplate while offering guests extraordinary experiences through our commitment to provide the best hospitality."
This announcement follows recent long-term contract awards for the company making it one of the strongest year ever in new business development and client retention in the company's eighty-year history. New client-partners include the Woodruff Arts Center, one of the nation's most prestigious art centers, in Atlanta, Georgia, the Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center, in the heart of downtown Detroit, and the Baltimore Convention Center, and the ScotiaBank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, among others.
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in 250 prominent sports, entertainment and convention venues across North America. Centerplate has provided services to 11 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Art Basel Miami Beach, 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com.