Press Releases

MCCA Distributes Annual Community Partnership Grants & Hospitality Scholarships

Awards luncheon recognizes 24 Greater Boston nonprofits and seven local students

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) awarded $106,500 in community grants and $17,500 in academic scholarships to 24 Boston nonprofits and seven Massachusetts hospitality students at the Authority’s annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, June 22. The awards were distributed as part of the MCCA’s Community Partnership and Hospitality Scholarship Fund, a two-part program established and sponsored by the MCCA and former State Senator Jack Hart. The program is funded by revenue generated from consumer shows held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The goal of the program is for all of Boston’s neighborhoods to benefit from the…

MCCA’s Conventions C.A.R.E. Program donates to St. Patrick’s Church

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s (MCCA) Conventions C.A.R.E. (Community Assistance by Responsible Events) program donated over 5,500 items left over from past events to St. Patrick’s Church of Roxbury as part of an ongoing effort by the state authority to help its events give back to the Boston community while minimizing their environmental impact.  The items that were donated include chairs, coffee tables, a sofa, water bottles, boxes of nails, rubber balls, lamps, and 5,200 canvas bags. The church filled their truck to capacity, leaving the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center’s (BCEC)…

MCCA Announces Expanded Food & Beverage Services for Lawn on D

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) today announced a new five-year food and beverage service agreement for The Lawn on D Powered by Citizens Bank that will greatly expand the customer experience. Rebel Restaurants, an affiliate of The Cronin Group was awarded the rights for the food and beverage service. David Gibbons, Executive Director of the MCCA, stated “This will allow the MCCA to offer more food options to both our corporate customers and to our publicly programmed events. This improved service will be available for both our main pavilion and our new corporate pavilion. We can now do…

David M. Gibbons named Executive Director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Gibbons will assume the executive role effective January 4

The Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) today voted to appoint longtime hospitality executive, David M. Gibbons of Rockport, Mass., as its Executive Director. Gibbons becomes the third leader in the history of the MCCA.  His appointment comes after a several-month search process led by executive search firm Korn Ferry.  In his role, Gibbons will oversee ownership and operations of the Authority’s four facilities, including the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the South Boston Waterfront, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay, the MassMutual…

MCCA Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Reopening and Renaming the MassMutual Center

MCCA, Centerplate, and Spectra donate $10,000 to local organizations to commemorate the occasion

Springfield, MA – Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) leadership, board members, and partners to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the reopening and renaming of the MassMutual Center (MMC) in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Formerly the Springfield Civic Center, in 2005 the MCCA completed a substantial reconstruction project to vastly improve the facility and allow the Pioneer Valley to compete in the meetings and convention marketplace – generating significant economic impact in the region and the City of Springfield. In order to commemorate the occasion, the MCCA together with Centerplate, the MMC’s food service partner,…

MASSDOT, CITY OF BOSTON, PARTNER AGENCIES BEGIN IMPLEMENTATION OF SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

BOSTON- The South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Committee, made up of the leadership of MassDOT, the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and A Better City, today announced the action steps that are currently underway, or about to be underway, that will begin to bring improvements to residential, commuter, and visitor mobility in the South Boston Waterfront District.   The action steps released today in a Progress Report come directly from the larger South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan created by the Committee and released in January of 2015 and fulfill a self-imposed six-month deadline…