by By Kaylee Hultgren | November 11, 2009

Construction began Friday on a $32 million expansion to the Sharonville (Ill.) Convention Center, north of Cincinnati. The facility, which currently offers 27,000 square feet of meeting space, will be expanded by 63,000 square feet and will include a 20,330-square-foot exhibit hall, 23,200 square feet of meeting space, an 11,000-square-foot ballroom and an outdoor veranda. The addition will seek LEED Silver certification and should be completed in 2011.