152 153 impression on our attendees and guests and has reallyenhanced our food ser- vice offerings at the Center.”Redesigned to increase the space’s versatility,the Social Table-a collaboration between the GWCCAand its food services partner, LevyRestaurants-features a full-service bar,a quick-service grille,grab and go stations,a build-your-own salad bar,USB ports, Wi-Fi,and aTV lounge. Finally,the GWCCAwill spend $25million upgrading the Centennial Olym- picPark,with projects to be completed by January2019.They include the demolition of theMetroAtlanta Chamber of Commerce building,whichwill return three acres of greenspace to the park,and the revamping of the South- ern CompanyAmphitheater,with a newpedestrian plaza onAndrewYoung International Blvd.that will establish newgateways into the park. “It’s a huge enhancement to the downtown,all connected,”Zimmerman exclaims.“You have a Convention Center that’s adding space andmaking it big- ger andmore accessible for our customers; you have a brand new$1.6 billion stadium to help us bring exciting newevents toAtlanta; and you also have a brand newpark that’s undergoing a $25million enhancement.You have all of this going on next to us.” “I think that southern hospitality is alive andwell,”declares Zimmerman in summation.“And the customer is the focus of everythingwe do.That’s why we’re putting all these dollars and all these resources intowhat we’re doing.” PREFERRED VENDOR n Trane U.S. Inc. Trane U.S. Inc. manufactures and markets heat- ing and air ventilation equipment. The company, which was incorporated in 1929 in LaCrosse, Wis- consin, was formerly known as American Standard Inc.; it changed its name to Trane U.S. Inc. in No- vember 2007, and today, operates as a subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand Plc. Large commercial systems designed, manufactured, and maintained by Trane provide the heating, ventilation, and air condition- ing for prominent buildings on every continent. The same commitments to customer service, high-performance systems, and clean air also make Trane a leader in premium residential air condi- tioning systems, with high-quality, energy-efficient systems and services for homes and light com- mercial buildings. As a leader in green building technology, Trane custom designs building systems that operate with maximum energy efficiency. THE GEORGIAWORLD CONGRESS CENTER