Power Breakfast: Georgia World Congress Center, Metro Chamber, speaker, mayor, jobs, NBC

In this tough economy, it can be interesting to notice some of the smaller signs from the fallout.

One of them is highlighted today by AJC reporter Leon Stafford. He writes that for the first time commercial messages will soon greet conventioneers, sports fans and business executives who visit the Georgia World Congress Center.

In a bid to find new sources of funding, the downtown facility will rent space to advertisers in six strategic spots beginning next year, Stafford reports. The move could net the 3.9 million-square-foot convention center — the fourth largest in the nation — between $300,000 and $500,000 a year, said spokesman Mark Geiger.

“We really have never done anything like advertising within the facility,” Geiger told Stafford. “We have always kept it a pure entity. But with the way the economic times are right now we are always looking for additional revenue streams.”

When revenue heads south, I guess purity has to take a back seat.

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December 4th, 2009
5:42 am

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December 4th, 2009
8:00 am

There are plenty of “hack” colleges that will take your money and run. I suggest you find a good college or training for what is an honorable field. In addition. Some of these so called health care providers and so-called hospitals should be shut down. What these people tolerate and what they proffer is nothing short of criminal. With the states approval. Not to mention even children’s hospitals. Some of you so called mothers should be ashamed. It’s not that it’s not widely known. Places like Crawford long should be the standard. A very good hospital. Some of these other places should be shut down and many of the staff there thrown in jail. Don’t tolerate this Georgia. You can do better.