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  • Peoria Civic Center Honored at 2018 ADDY Awards

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    February 27, 2018
    SMG and the Peoria Civic Center are proud to announce that the Marketing and Business Development departments were awarded with two Silver Addy Awards at the 2018 Peoria Ad Club ADDY awards banquet held in downtown Peoria last Thursday. 
     
    The first award received was a Silver ADDY for the Ameren Illinois Broadway Series ‘Chalk Art’ in the category of Out-Of-Home Ambient Media installations.  On June 22nd 2017 chalk artist Roxanne Parks took to the courtyard on the corner of Main and Adams, outside of the Peoria County Courthouse, at sunrise to start working on chalk versions of the Ameren Illinois Broadway Series show logos. For a video overview visit: https://youtu.be/LlG79MPOGjA
     
    The second award received was a Silver ADDY for PNC Winterfest in the category of Out-Of-Home Ambient Media Events. PNC Winterfest is in its 3rd year, featuring an ice rink, ice slide, NYE countdown and other festive activities on the corner of Fulton and Jefferson Ave. Average attendance is over 10,000 per year and the event is featured regularly as Downtown Peoria’s main winter attraction. PNC Winterfest is a collaborative effort between the SMG-Managed Peoria Civic Center, PNC Bank and the Union Construction Network. For a video overview visit: https://youtu.be/fzRMq-FEf6w
     
    “The creativity and ingenuity of the SMG staff members at the Peoria Civic Center is remarkable. We are fortunate to work on campaigns that promote fun and exciting events and that shines through in the marketing and advertising product,” said SMG General Manager, Anne Clayton. “It is an honor to be recognized by our peers with in American Advertising Federation.”
     
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    About the American Advertising Awards 
    The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDY Awards, are the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year in local American Advertising Federation Club (Ad Club) competitions. For more information on the Peoria Ad Club visit https://www.aafpeoria.org/
     
    About the Peoria Civic Center
    The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area.  For the most up-to-date event information, please check us out on the web at www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com
     
    About SMG
    Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats.  As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.
     
    SAVOR
    SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management.  Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.
     
    The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities.  SAVOR’s commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible.  SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market.  To learn more, visit www.savorsmg.com