August 02, 2006

A $5.8 million expansion has opened at the Gateway Center, a conference center in Collinsville, Ill. Almost 10,000 square feet of exhibit space contiguous, with an existing 30,000-square-foot exhibit hall, was added. The project also created 22,500 square feet of other public, office and lobby space. The center now offers more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.

New York Governor George E. Pataki announced last week a $20 million commitment to build a 65,000-square-foot conference center in Lake Placid. The center will accommodate groups of 1,000. Groundbreaking expected next June, and ribbon-cutting for November 2008.