Dynamic Downtown is Focus of March 14th Central Atlanta Progress Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration

February 14,2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      February 14, 2017

Media Contact: Paige Sullivan, Central Atlanta Progress
404-658-5981 or PSullivan@atlantadowntown.com


Dynamic Downtown is Focus of March 14th Central Atlanta Progress

Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration

Event will honor leaders and institutions that have made a significant impact on the City

ATLANTA – Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) will host their 2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration on Tuesday, March 14 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Beginning with coffee and networking at 7:00 am, the breakfast program will bring together more than 1,000 of the city’s top business, community and political leaders for a compelling and entertaining event that is not to be missed.

With the theme Dynamic Downtown, CAP’s signature event will showcase the organization’s recent accomplishments, which range from infrastructure and place making projects to vibrancy and beautification programs.  With a dense urban core of walkable streets, varied transportation options, historic and culturally rich neighborhoods, unique local businesses and forthcoming catalytic real estate developments, it’s no surprise that more and more people, organizations and businesses are drawn to Downtown’s dynamic present and bright future.

“Downtown is in a period of remarkable growth and investment, and CAP continues to shepherd the center city into a place of economic and physical vibrancy,” said CAP/ADID President A.J. Robinson. “Our 2017 Annual Meeting will reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, showcase the people and institutions that have left an indelible mark on Downtown, and highlight exciting up and coming developments and trends in our district.”

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will provide remarks at the event, which will also honor the achievements of two exemplary citizens. Ambassador Andrew Young will receive the Dan Sweat Award, and retired Atlanta Police Chief George Turner will be given the Turner Downtown Community Leadership Award. The Marcus Downtown Economic Impact Award will be presented to Georgia State University. CAP will also formally install its 2017-18 leadership, including its new Chairman of the Board, Rich McKay, president and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons.

The 2017 CAP/ADID Annual Meeting is made possible through the generous support of Gold Level sponsors Delta Air Lines, Troutman Sanders and Selig Enterprises. Silver Level sponsors include Alston & Bird LLP, Cox Enterprises, Georgia-Pacific, The Integral Group, Jacobs, Jones Lang LaSalle, Legacy Ventures, PNC Financial Services Group, Silverman Construction Program Management Inc. and SunTrust Bank.  Bronze Level sponsors are Bank of America, Dixon Hughes Goodman, DLP Piper LLP, Novare Group Holdings LLC, Outfront Media, Post Properties and Shorenstein Properties, LLC. 

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.atlantadowntown.com. CAP Member tickets cost $75 per person or $750 for tables of 10. Non-Member tickets cost $100 per person or $1000 for tables of 10.  There’s no better opportunity to influence and inspire new clients, catch up with business associates, meet new contacts and get the scoop on Downtown Atlanta.

About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 240 members. Its mission is to champion a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable.

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