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Jim Rooney Honored by Massachusetts Building Congress

BOSTON – James E. Rooney, executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, was honored last week by the Massachusetts Building Congress and received the group’s Skyline Award for Outstanding Achievement. The rare award was presented at MBC’s 93rd Annual Dinner October 17 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

The Massachusetts Building Congress Outstanding Achievement Award has been presented only six times in the organization's 93-year history.  This award is given only by unanimous approval of the Board of Directors and officers of the MBC, and only when an individual in our industry achieves extraordinary lifetime success.

“We recognize Jim’s career shows extraordinary accomplishment,” said Ben Goldfarb, MBC president. “Our membership spans many ages, backgrounds and disciplines, and it is a tribute to Jim that his contributions are so widely known and appreciated across the entire MBC community and its member companies. In Jim’s career, he has proven that there is power in collaboration: on the team leading the construction of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, in his civic pursuits, and in his leadership at MCCA.”

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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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Announcing our new Venue Products Managers experience: a new approach to event management that will enable meeting planners to deliver events that are unique, personal, and successful beyond their expectations. 

Incredible story about 2 marines biking #PAX2PAX for a fallen brother via @BostonMagazine ow.ly/vLrJF #PAXEast

Celebrated our 1 millionth taxi ride at the BCEC by honoring a lucky cab driver with prizes and giving his passengers - two #PAXeast attendees from Iowa - three-day passes to PAX East 2015!

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PCMA Convening Leaders Set for Record Attendance

PCMA’s 2014 Convening Leaders is under way at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center, carrying the theme of “Revolution” that is fitting for the city in which it’s being held, while also referring to association's description of the event as a “meetings laboratory.”

Although PCMA does not reveal attendance numbers until they are finalized days after the close of the event, the Jan. 12-15 conference is expected to set attendance records, according to Deborah Sexton, president and CEO of the association.

“This event will have the highest attendance of any event in its history,” Sexton said. “But it’s not about how many people attend. We want to be the best—it’s not always about being the biggest.”

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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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Celebrated our 1 millionth taxi ride at the BCEC by honoring a lucky cab driver with prizes and giving his passengers - two #PAXeast attendees from Iowa - three-day passes to PAX East 2015!

Announcing our new Venue Products Managers experience: a new approach to event management that will enable meeting planners to deliver events that are unique, personal, and successful beyond their expectations. 

Incredible story about 2 marines biking #PAX2PAX for a fallen brother via @BostonMagazine ow.ly/vLrJF #PAXEast

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MCCA’s Rooney Honored as “White Man Who Can Jump”

BOSTON – James E. Rooney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, was among 12 Boston business and philanthropic leaders honored Tuesday night by Get Konnected! as outstanding diversity game changers in the City of Boston. Rooney was recognized for his success in making Boston a more appealing destination for minority-based meetings and events. The “white man who can jump” theme honored these white, male business leaders who have strongly supported diversity.

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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Announcing our new Venue Products Managers experience: a new approach to event management that will enable meeting planners to deliver events that are unique, personal, and successful beyond their expectations. 

Incredible story about 2 marines biking #PAX2PAX for a fallen brother via @BostonMagazine ow.ly/vLrJF #PAXEast

Celebrated our 1 millionth taxi ride at the BCEC by honoring a lucky cab driver with prizes and giving his passengers - two #PAXeast attendees from Iowa - three-day passes to PAX East 2015!

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Boston’s MCCA to Produce its Own Events

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority wants to change the economic model for conventions centers: It’s working to produce or co-produce its own events and develop other new revenue streams for Boston’s two major convention facilities.

 

“What if we redefined … the relationship between the (convention center) building and the event?” asks James Rooney, executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, which runs the Hynes Convention Center and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. “Why can’t a dimension of our business be show production?”

 

Those are the questions that are driving MCCA’s new Strategy and Product Development team, led by Johanna Storella. The sole purpose of this group is to develop new models for doing business at MCCA’s convention centers.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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Announcing our new Venue Products Managers experience: a new approach to event management that will enable meeting planners to deliver events that are unique, personal, and successful beyond their expectations. 

Celebrated our 1 millionth taxi ride at the BCEC by honoring a lucky cab driver with prizes and giving his passengers - two #PAXeast attendees from Iowa - three-day passes to PAX East 2015!

Incredible story about 2 marines biking #PAX2PAX for a fallen brother via @BostonMagazine ow.ly/vLrJF #PAXEast

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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Celebrates 1 Millionth Cab Ride

BOSTON – The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center today celebrated its 1 millionth cab ride during the first day of the PAX East video gaming convention.

Now, a clarification: This is NOT EXACTLY the 1 millionth cab trip to or from the BCEC. The MCCA expects that specific cab to drive to the BCEC sometime on April 12. But with PAX East opening up and the buzz of activity around the building, the MCCA and Executive Director James E. Rooney ceremoniously honored the 1 millionth cab ride today.

“This is a stunning achievement for such a young building,” said Rooney. “Without the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, these cab rides would not have happened, or they would have taken place in another state. But they did happen, in rain and shine, and Boston and the MCCA is better because of it.”

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

Social

Incredible story about 2 marines biking #PAX2PAX for a fallen brother via @BostonMagazine ow.ly/vLrJF #PAXEast

Announcing our new Venue Products Managers experience: a new approach to event management that will enable meeting planners to deliver events that are unique, personal, and successful beyond their expectations. 

Celebrated our 1 millionth taxi ride at the BCEC by honoring a lucky cab driver with prizes and giving his passengers - two #PAXeast attendees from Iowa - three-day passes to PAX East 2015!

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