Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

MEET THE TEAM

Sarah Britt
Director of Sales

Meghan Carnovale
Sales Manager

Alexa Hawkins
Sales Manager

Joey Mouton
Senior Special Events Ma...

David Hopp
Special Events Manager

Abby Rogoski
Sales and Events Adminis...


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Going Green at the CMCC - May 23, 2016

The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center has been focused on conducting business responsibly for a number of years, maintaining high environmental standards in energy efficiency, waste management, recycling, purchasing, food preparation and more. The center has implemented several specific measures to limit its carbon footprint and help event planners organize more eco-friendly meetings and events... Read More

Meet the Team: Joey Mouton, Senior Special Events Manager - May 13, 2016

In April, Joey Mouton celebrated his 10-year anniversary at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center after a career as a club manager for the U.S. Army. We talked with Mouton for this month's Meet the Team series to find out more about his background, his favorite things to do in Columbia, and what he loves most about his job... Read More

Unveiling Exciting New Updates at Columbia, SC's Convention Center - April 27, 2016

Featured amongst the upgrades is 142,500 square feet of custom-designed, new carpet that runs throughout the building. Modern and innovative lounge furniture equipped with built-in charging stations offer guests the ability to feel comfortable and connected during their work day... Read More

Meet the Team: Ashleigh Conner, Director of Events - April 27, 2016 

Our monthly Meet the Team series introduces you to the people at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center that help bring your idea for a meeting or event to life. This month, we highlight Ashleigh Conner, director of events. Find out more about Conner, including how she landed a career in hospitality and some of her favorite things to do in Columbia... Read More 

Congrats to Alexa Hawkins - April 5, 2016

The CMCC team is happy to welcome current team member, Alexa Hawkins, into her new position as a Sales Manager. Before taking on her latest role, Alexa worked as the Sales & Events Administrative Assistant where she learned the ins and outs of both the events and sales sides of the Convention Center. Alexa also brings a wealth of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry from her previous jobs... Read More

Things to Do Near Columbia, SC's Convention Center - March 17, 2016

As South Carolina's only downtown convention center, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is just a short walk from over 60 bars and restaurants in the historic Congaree Vista district. Here you're just steps from hotels, cafes or upscale restaurants, and historic sites and art galleries. Whenever you have some free time before, during or after an event, here are the top things to do near the convention center for groups... Read More 

Behind the Scenes at CMCC with Chef Tom Kasperski - February 23, 2016

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center's chef Tom Kasperski actually had a career plan outside the food industry. In fact, he never went to culinary school. He studied to be a pilot, and graduated around the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Airlines really slowed down in their hiring of pilots around that time, and that's when Kasperski pivoted into the culinary field. He has never looked back... Read More

Columbia Meetings: What Made Headlines in 2015 - January 4, 2016

Situated on Lincoln Street, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is a large, well-known facility in Columbia, SC that regularly hosts meetings, events and conventions in its 17,135-sq.-ft. ballroom and beyond. In 2015 alone, the center hosted more than 475 events, and it witnessed a number of milestones and unexpected occurrences. Here are six of the most notable... Read More