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New Downtown Arts Venue to Host Central Atlanta Progress/ Atlanta Downtown Improvement District 2011
New Downtown Arts Venue to Host Central Atlanta Progress/ Atlanta Downtown Improvement District 2011

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Thomas Smith)

Pemberton Place®, adjacent to the World of Coca-Cola®, in Downtown Atlanta will serve as this year’s venue for the Annual Meeting of Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th at 8 a.m. (registration, light breakfast and networking will begin at 7:00 a.m.).This year’s meeting theme, “Celebrating 70 Years of Progress and Our Vision for the Future,” will be the focus in a venue that is currently holding a spectacular in-the-round production of “Peter Pan,” scheduled to run in its East Coast premiere through the end of March. 

“We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s meeting, highlighted by the fact we are making a significant venue change, that will give this year’s annual meeting a completely different look and feel,” said A.J. Robinson, president of CAP. “During the program we’ll be taking a closer look at the many accomplishments during our organization’s rich 70-year history, along with making our traditional forecast of projects and trends for the year ahead.”

Tickets for this year’s meeting will be available at www.atlantadowntown.com. Tickets for the event start at $75 for CAP members and $85 for non-members.  Discounted parking adjacent to the meeting will be $6. 

Taylor Glover, CEO of Turner Enterprises and Craig Jones, Executive Vice President – Chief Investment Office Cousins Properties, Incorporated, are among this year’s speakers.  Vince Smith, executive director of the Gateway Center, will provide words of inspiration.

A group of individuals will be honored with the following awards: the Dan Sweat Award, Turner Broadcasting Downtown Community Leadership Award, APD Zone 5 Officer of the Year Award, Ambassador of the Year, and Outstanding Clean Team Member Award.

Sponsors for this year’s meeting include Gold Level: AirTran Airways, the Atlanta Business Council, The Coca-Cola Company and Troutman Sanders; Silver Level: Cousins Properties, Fulton County Development Authority, Georgia Power, Portman Holdings, Turner Broadcasting System and Turner Enterprises; Bronze Level: A. Brown-Olmstead Associates, The Integral Group, King & Spalding, Perfect Image, Post Properties, Resource Real Estate Marketing, The Schapiro Group and Silverman Construction Program Management.

About Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID)

Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. (CAP) is a Downtown business association with 211 members. Its mission is to build a 21st century Downtown as the heart of the Atlanta Region – a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. It is governed by a 60 plus-member Board of Directors, including an Executive Committee that oversees the monthly operational decisions on behalf of the Board. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) is a 510(c)(3) non-profit organization created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable. www.atlantadowntown.com