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Anchorage Convention Centers - Centers of Attention - An SMG Newsletter

September 14th, 2010

Pasta power for Big Wild Life runners!


Chef Hubbard serves up home-made race fuel

The Anchorage Running Club’s annual “Big Wild Life Runs” is a fast-growing Summer community event in Anchorage. It features Humpy’s Marathon, Marathon Walk and Marathon Relay, the Skinny Raven Half Marathon, Snow City Cafe 5K and the Children’s Hospital at Providence Kids Fun Run.

This fundraiser enables ARC and its volunteers to put on BWL Runs as well as other running events throughout the year. In addition, proceeds go to high school and college scholarships.

In cooperation with the Municipality of Anchorage and the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau, ARC moved the traditional Pasta Feed to Dena’ina this year. Certified Executive Chef Richard Hubbard and his SMG Savor Alaska Culinary team produced a superb Pasta Feed — or rather, Pasta Feast!

Serving fresh, home-made Pasta from Dena’ina’s spectacular new kitchen, our Food & Beverage staff were dressed in yellow ARC Volunteer shirts for the occasion and had a blast assisting our happy guests.

ARC had invited renowned running celebrities Bart Yasso (Runner’s World) and Jeff Galloway (U.S. 10K Olympian) for presentations and both Bart and Jeff were stunned by the food, the views from the Ballroom and the excitement of the Big Wild Life Runs.

The weather cooperated too, and a grand time was had by all runners and walkers. Where else in the world can you find all this but Anchorage, Alaska? Thank you ACVB, ARC, Imig AudioVisual, Municipality of Anchorage, all the Sponsors and the literally hundreds of Volunteers.

Let’s see if we can do it again next year!

Green: not just a word for SMG


New brochure highlights eco-friendly features and policies

Dena’ina is a brand-new building with many environmentally-responsible features built right in, from energy-saving lights and heating/cooling systems to smart rest rooms, low-power escalators and even its own cardboard recycling compactor.

The Egan Center may be older but has seen recent upgrades such as LED lighting, touchless fixtures in washrooms and the installation of highly energy-efficient new boilers. And that’s just the buildings.

SMG wants to be the best steward of the environment it can be and has improved and enhanced many new policies, from using biodegradable soaps and cleaning materials to delivering used kitchen oil to Anchorage's new Bio-diesel processing plant.

Interested in more details? Click here to download the new “Going Green” brochure from our website.

SMG of Alaska is hiring ...


Job openings in Operations/Conversions at Dena’ina & Egan

Since Dena’ina opened on time and on budget in late 2008, SMG has created many new full- and part-time jobs. We continue to book and service more business for the Centers, and we need additional colleagues to help us manage that growth.

At present, we have openings in Conversions: the essential folks that set up all those tables, chairs, stages, podiums and so on, whenever the client needs them: early in the morning, late at night and in weekends. Are you willing to roll up your sleeves? We’ll provide the shirt — and more!

Contact Operations Managers Jim at Dena’ina or Steve at the Egan for openings based in “their” buildings. See website for email addresses or stop by the Security Office in Dena'ina or Egan for an Application.