A bridal expo Sunday was the debut show at the Augusta Convention Center, which hasn't even officially opened yet. The convention hall will celebrate its official grand opening next week on Thursday with a business expo sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce.
Augusta’s new convention center now has the operating agreement it needs to start hosting events. Augusta-Richmond County Commissioners approved the contract Thursday night after nearly a month of contentious negotiations.
A Friday meeting with several Augusta-Richmond County commissioners resulted in changes to the operating contract for the city’s new convention center. Now they’re waiting to see if the management company will agree to the modifications.
Augusta’s new convention center is supposed to host its first event in January, but it made news this week when organizers pulled out because there’s no operating agreement for the center. Several Augusta-Richmond County commissioners will meet again Friday to try to hammer out an operating agreement for the city’s new convention center.