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Central Atlanta Progress Celebrates 75 Years of Impact

March 16,2016

2016 is a landmark year for Central Atlanta Progress (CAP).  It marks 75 years of our efforts to foster a strong, vibrant and thriving central city.   75 years of supporting local business and encouraging economic growth.  75 years working in the heart of Atlanta to keep Downtown relevant.  75 years’ worth celebrating at our 2016 Annual Meeting.

Make plans to attend the Central Atlanta Progress Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 31st in the Georgia Aquarium’s Dolphin Theatre.  Kicking off at 7:00 a.m., the breakfast event will bring together more than 1,100 of the city’s top executives, elected officials and community partners.

“As we enter into this period of incredible growth and investment in our central city, CAP’s work to champion a vibrant, attractive, clean and safe Downtown is more critical than ever,” said CAP President A.J. Robinson.  “At this year’s Annual Meeting, we look forward to celebrating our rich past, while showcasing the changing face of Downtown and demonstrating how CAP will catalyze ongoing investment, and foster public-private partnerships, to leverage the positive activity that is shaping our community.”

With the theme “75 Years of Progress”, the event will highlight the myriad of accomplishments the organization has realized since its creation in 1941 and recognize the following individuals and projects that have had a profound impact on the heart of the city.  Bernie Marcus is the 2016 Dan Sweat Award recipient and Daffodil Project founder Andi Videlefsky will receive this year’s Turner Downtown Community Leadership Award.  On the occasion of its 20th Anniversary, Centennial Olympic Park will be presented with the prestigious Downtown Economic Impact Award.

Attendees will be treated to an exclusive preview of the Georgia Aquarium’s new AT&T Dolphin Celebration that will open to the public on the same day as the CAP Annual Meeting.  The new presentation is a fun and exciting experience that showcases dolphin behavior and their relationship with their trainers while incorporating important education messages. Focusing on the beauty, grace, athleticism, and intelligence of bottlenose dolphins, this presentation uses a variety of new behaviors that focus on each characteristic.

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.atlantadowntown.com. CAP Member tickets cost $75 per person or $750 for groups of 10. Non-Member tickets cost $100 per person or $1000 for groups of 10. 

The 2016 CAP/ADID Annual Meeting is presented by Turner with additional support provide by the following sponsors. 

Gold Level sponsors the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Delta Air Lines, Georgia Aquarium, Selig Enterprises and Wolfgang Puck Catering.

Silver Level sponsors include Comcast, Corvias Campus Living, Cox Enterprises, Georgia Power, Lanier Parking, New South Construction, PNC Bank, Silverman Construction Program Management, Inc. and Troutman Sanders.   |

Bronze Level sponsors are Alston & Bird, AT&T, Balfour Beatty, The Beck Group, Dentons, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, DLA Piper, Friendly Human, Greenstone Properties, Grady Health System, HNTB Corporation, Legacy Ventures, Novare,Porter Novelli, Rinnai America Corporation, tvsdesign and W Atlanta Downtown.