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Events of every type and size find their ideal space at Cobb Galleria Centre. Our facility boasts a variety of venue options, including a 144,000-square-foot exhibit hall, 25,000-square-foot ballroom, a 3,600-square-foot special event space, 20 meeting rooms, and 4 executive board rooms. Our dramatic two-story rotunda entrance and ample registration/pre-function space will provide the perfect entry point for your guests. With a full service business center, in-house audio-visual specialists, wireless access, and plenty of parking, you can rest assured that your event will be perfectly executed down to the last detail.

Cobb Galleria Centre is one of Atlanta’s premier conference facilities, conveniently located at the intersection of I-285 and I-75. Whether your plans envision a large-scale convention, conference, or special event, or an intimate celebration with a VIPs-only guest list, Cobb Galleria Centre is the venue of choice.

Cobb Galleria Centre connects directly to the 522-room, four-star, four-diamond Renaissance Waverly Hotel. Shopping variety is as convenient as the Cobb Galleria Centre’s on-site specialty mall and the Cumberland Mall, directly across the street and accessible by a pedestrian bridge. Blending excellence in accommodations and a friendly, dedicated staff, the Cobb Galleria Centre has earned a national reputation for hosting winning events.

  • Dramatic two-story rotunda entrance
  • Exhibition, ballroom and meeting space located on a single level
  • 320,000 gross square feet of overall space
  • 144,000 gross square feet of total exhibition space
  • 25,000-square-foot ballroom
  • 20,000 square feet of meeting space, featuring 20 meeting rooms and 4 executive boardrooms
  • 24,000 square feet of registration/pre-function space
  • 3,600-square foot special event space, adjacent to Cobb Galleria Centre
  • Unlimited floor load capacity in exhibit halls
  • 13 docks with oversized freight doors and on-grade access to exhibit halls
  • Fixed and mobile food outlets
  • High speed fiber optics and wireless access
  • Full-service business center
  • In-house audiovisual specialists
  • More than 2,000 parking spaces
  • Adjacent to the 522-room, Four-Star, Four-Diamond Renaissance Waverly Hotel and the 278-suite Sheraton Suites Galleria
  • Connected to Cumberland Mall and the Galleria Specialty Mall
  • A wide selection of restaurants to suit every taste
  • Access to more than 3,500 sleeping rooms
  • Dedicated shuttle service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (20 minutes away)
  • Concierge Service

Event Planners
Catering
Exhibitors
Attendees

EVENT PLANNERS

What are the specific guidelines for holding an event at Cobb Galleria Centre?
Please visit our Facility Guidelines, which outline everything you need to know about the logistics of your event.

CATERING

Do you allow outside catering?
Cobb Galleria Centre is the exclusive provider of food and beverage services.

Can I bring in my own beverages/alcohol?
Cobb Galleria Centre is the exclusive provider of food and beverage services, however qualifying non-profit and civic organizations may be eligible to bring in donated beverage products. Please review our guide to Guidelines for Donated Product.

EXHIBITORS

Where do I unload my exhibit?
Cobb Galleria Centre has five points of entry, which are restricted to certain types of move-in/move-out. Exhibitors must use the back loading dock via Galleria Parkway or Hall D roll-up doors at the east entrance, if authorized.

Meeting room/ballroom clients may utilize the doors in the rotunda or east entrance for the move in and out of small amounts of materials/exhibits. Materials may be transported through the rotunda entrance or east entrance by hand or rolled luggage/carrier with no more than two wheels. Please note that off-loading in front of the doors in either location is prohibited.

How do I ship my booth and exhibit materials to Cobb Galleria Centre?
Staff is available for a fee Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist with the shipping and receiving of documents or packages. Exhibit hall freight/packages shipped to or from the Cobb Galleria Centre will be delivered directly to the service contractor during the lease period. Advance shipments will not be accepted by the facility.

Meeting and ballroom freight/packages will be accepted no earlier than 72 hours (3 business days) prior to the scheduled event and will be returned to sender C.O.D if received earlier. Packages up to 150 lbs. gross weight will be accepted and stored in a secure area. The package may be picked up or delivered to the meeting location on the day of the event.

Ship packages to:
Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

Please complete the Shipping & Receiving Notification Form and attach it to the package. At a minimum, please include the group name, date of function, meeting room location and booth number (if applicable).

To ship packages from the Centre, please contact the Public Safety office via in-house phones at extension 5065. Street addresses are required for shipping, and the account number and carrier must be identified on the shipping label.

How do I order power or other services for my booth? How far in advance do I need to place my order?
Ordering power, telephone, compressed air and other services is easy with our Online Ordering. You can order services anytime, although discounts are offered for orders made more than 14 days in advance.

Can I give out food/beverage/liquor samples and/or sell food on the show floor?
Cobb Galleria Centre is the exclusive provider of food and beverage services. To order food for your booth, click here.

Exposition sponsoring organizations and/or their exhibitors may distribute sample size food (bite size) and/or non-alcoholic beverage products (4 oz. container) with written authorization by the Centre. The items dispensed are limited to products manufactured by or licensed for distribution by exhibiting firms and must be related to the purpose of the show.

Will wireless Internet service be available for my show?
The Cobb Galleria Centre has wireless capabilities. Please check with your show management to see if they have purchased this amenity for your show.

ATTENDEES

How do I get to Cobb Galleria Centre?
Cobb Galleria Centre is conveniently located in northwest Atlanta near the intersection of Interstates 285 and 75. Click here for directions.

Where do I park? There are more than 2,000 parking spaces on site. Click here for a map.

I need more information about an upcoming event at Cobb Galleria Centre.
Cobb Galleria Centre publishes a calendar of upcoming public events and job fairs. Please contact the event sponsors for more information.

How can I get to Cobb Galleria Centre using public transportation?
Cobb Galleria Centre is accessible through Cobb Community Transit (CCT) which links to MARTA. Click here for more information.

Where can I have photocopies made or send a fax?
Visit the Business Center, located on the second floor near the top of the escalators and across from Exhibit Hall A.

Is computer/Internet access available in the Business Center?
Yes, computer and Internet access are available in the Business Center for a small fee.

Where is the nearest shopping?
Cobb Galleria Centre is within walking distance of Cumberland Mall and the Galleria Specialty Shops. Click here to learn more.

Where can I go to eat nearby?
Whether you are looking for a snack, quick meal or fine dining, you can find it all near Cobb Galleria Centre. Click here to learn more.

What is the best way for the disabled to access your facility?
Ample handicapped parking is available directly in front of the main entrance. If the spaces are full, additional handicapped parking can be found outside the east entrance. Please see our campus map for the exact locations. Persons with disabilities can be dropped off in the rotunda area of the main entrance. Sloped ramps can be found at the main entrance, and the far left doors are wheelchair accessible. All of Cobb Galleria Centre’s event space is located on one level. From the rotunda, take the elevator to the second floor.

Can I rent a wheelchair?
A limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge at the concierge desk. Scooters are available for rental and must be ordered in advance. For pricing visit Scootaround.com.

What hotels are nearby?
Cobb Galleria Centre is adjacent to the 522-room, four-star, four-diamond Renaissance Waverly Hotel and the 278-suite Sheraton Suites Galleria. There are 3,000 additional hotel rooms in the area. Click here to learn more.

What is the contact information for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre?
Find more information on the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre by calling 770-916-2800 or visiting cobbenergycentre.com.

Is Cobb Galleria Centre located in Atlanta?
Cobb Galleria Centre is located in northwest Atlanta inside the perimeter. It is not within the city limits of Atlanta but is located in unincorporated Cobb County.

“I deal with many, many convention centers, and my experience at the Cobb Galleria Centre has been one of the best. The staff truly went above and beyond. … As a member-based organization, my clients are our members/volunteers, and at the wrap up committee meeting, they all agreed that this had been the best event thus far. I received the accolades, but it was (your team members) who made me look good.  I don’t normally come away from a convention center program with rave reviews, but your team made it happen.”

Christabelle Flanhardt
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 


“Thank you again for the professional job provided by the staff at your facility.  They have made my job as the regional event coordinator extremely easy. My sales manager does a fabulous job for us every year and is the main reason we chose Cobb Galleria Centre as our venue.”

Kevin R. Colvin
Animal Supply Company


“I have been running my show at the Cobb Galleria Centre since you opened the building. Cobb continues to deliver a good staff and quality services, and you do a great job maintaining your facility.”

Jerry Schmidt
Design 2-Part Show


“I am constantly surprised at how each and every staff member strives to give not only 100% but 200% each time to help make my experience at the Cobb Galleria and the Cobb Energy Centre the best that it can be.”

Laura Conwell-O’Brien
The Atlanta Shoe Market


“Every person from the planning phase until event close was very accommodating and patient. The entire staff was professional and timely with communication and deliverables. It was a pleasure working with the sales team.”

Mona Butler
The Home Depot


“I enjoyed the very professional appearance at Cobb Galleria Centre.  There are many nearby hotels and adjacent restaurants.  The venue is well known to attendees in the region.  My sales manager was very professional and helpful.  Thank you.”

Guy Larsen
Mid America Pool & Spa Show


“The results of our event survey were very complimentary of the facility, service and food. The free parking was a nice change, and it did not go unnoticed or unappreciated…. Your banquet staff and chef did a great job with the meal and service. Your banquet staff has my thanks for being responsive and respectful during the program, friendly, polite and attentive.”

Jane Anne Sutphin
Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE)

 

“I loved the look and image of the CGC. The staff always seems very nice, calm, and responsive. Even with so much going on. Also, the technician we used was outstanding. He worked alongside our A/V guy, and our guy couldn’t stop singing his praises.”

Safe America Foundation


“The chef that helped us with our gluten free event exceeded ALL our expectations! The food and beverage director met with us prior to our conference with all the information we could have possibly needed and then some.  Wow, wow, wow!”

Stacey Juhnke
Gluten Intolerance Group


“We are all happy that we chose the Cobb Galleria Centre for our award ceremony. It was such a beautiful venue and so very clean. Everyone was friendly, and the staff was super helpful. I honestly don’t think we had a single complaint.”

Jennifer Gibbs
Atlantic Institution


“We had an excellent experience at your facility.  We work with many venues each year, and your team truly was one of the best we have experienced through the years.”

Jen Cafferty
The Gluten Free Marketing Group 


“This may be my 20th year of hosting a seminar at your facility. The facility is remarkably in the same condition is was 20 years ago.”

Hugh Holley
Professional Liability Brokers


“Thank you very much for hosting our event! I could not have asked for a better team to work with. The event is very demanding and important for our firm, and your teams made it effortless.  The venue worked great for our large audience. We are already looking forward to our next event.”

Eva Greene
BDO


“As an animal welfare organization, Best Friends always strives to serve food at our events that has the least impact possible on animals. On-menu, plant-based food options from convention centers can be tough to find, so we’re always dependent on the Chef and staff being open to new ideas. It takes some creative thinking in order to serve food that not only meets our ethical standards, but is also pleasing to our palates. Chef Walker and his team created a wonderful series of buffet-style menus that not only met our stated goals, but also had our attendees raving.”

Cathie Myers
Best Friends Animal Society


“The conference was fabulous. … I would like special kudos to go out to Nicholas Walker, Executive Chef, Cobb Galleria Centre! The meals were truly spectacular, amazingly flavorful, and unbelievably creative. He must have gotten into ‘Disruptive Creativity’ way before most of us! The food was one of the best surprises of the week. Thank you, Chef Walker!”

“The food was OUTSTANDING — quality, preparation, presentation & service — all WELL above the norm & what I expected!”

“Some of the best vegetarian food I have had.”

“The lunch buffet food was wonderful!”

“Everything was great. The food was excellent!”

“Convention food is never very good, and I wondered how they’d fare with a vegan menu, but I wish I could get their recipes. Really, really good, and I’m not vegan!”

Conference Attendees
Best Friends National Conference


“Chef is AWESOME! We had the most amazing dinner!”

Allison Spicer
The Home Depot

 

“Cobb Galleria Centre is the easiest facility in the country to work with.”
Michael Schoppenhorst
SEMCO Productions

 

“The event planning process, cleanliness of the facility, quality of the food and beverage, and the level of on-site service provided by the staff exceeded my expectations. The entire experience was wonderful – the staff was responsive to every need.”

Shoshana Ben-Yoar
Candy Berman & Associates

 

“Everyone we came into contact with made us feel appreciated and special, and happy to help with anything we needed. This is why we like to hold events at the Cobb Galleria Centre. I recognize and appreciate the outstanding customer service. Thank you, and congratulations to your great team for a job well done.”
Kathy Rhodes
The Association Group

 

“We have been hosting events  at the Cobb Galleria Centre since 2006.  From the initial single day meeting space for our monthly meetings to our annual full week multi-track conference serving approximately 300 IT professionals, the staff at Cobb has been great to work with over the years.  Moreover, as the technology in our industry has evolved, the Cobb Galleria Centre’s IT offerings have grown with us.  Their robust bandwidth and plentiful access points have created a seamless training environment for our attendees.  In addition to the technology, the food offerings are delicious, the venue is very comfortable, the parking is plentiful and the professional service from all of the staff during our events has been superb!  If you need a small meeting room, or if you need several ballrooms, the Cobb Galleria Centre can meet your needs.  We keep coming back!”
Vicki Maxwell-Bustillos
ISACA Atlanta

 

“WiFi connectivity is a crucial piece of our event. Cobb Energy Centre and Cobb Galleria Centre have been fantastic to work with on this front and have consistently delivered in an environment with a large number of attendees and a large number of devices. “
Scott Hedrick
TechMedia (The Digital Summit)

 

“First let me say, I LOVE THE COBB GALLERIA CENTRE.  It was a great venue. The rooms were great. The staff response to my needs was fantastic, and the people who worked and helped me were the best! If I had to do it all over again, I would.  In fact, I’m trying to convince another department here to use you for an event. Our event coordinator was fantastic to work with. She is very professional and quick to respond to our needs. The food service was first rate.  It’s the first time I’ve held an event that someone didn’t complain about the food! … Thank you so much for everything.”

Amireh Al-Haddad
Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist

Administration
Michele Swann General Manager & CEO
Lynn Flanders Assistant General Manager
Rob Turner Director of Finance
Carly Kay Director of Human Resources
Sales & Marketing
Walter Kiley Director of Sales and Marketing
Karen Caro Marketing Manager
Marion Welsh National Sales Manager
Scott Porter National Sales Manager
Eleanor Davis Corporate Sales Manager
Katy Barahona Corporate Sales Manager
Rebecca Colbert Sales Coordinator
Food & Beverage
Kirsten Gleaves Director of Food & Beverage
Nicholas Walker Culinary Director / Executive Chef
Bassem Maarouf Banquet Manager
Salim Maarouf Beverage Manager
Oscar Riddle Director of Catering
Natasha Shallow Catering Sales Manager
Kimberly Girasole Catering Sales Manager
Jenelle Williams Catering Sales Manager
Event Services
Kyle Smith Event Services Manager
Brittany Coley Event Services Assistant Manager
Jocelyn Munson Senior Event Services Coordinator
Melissa Chapman Event Services Coordinator
London Lecy Event Services Coordinator
Building Services
Larry Green Director of Safety and Security
Arthur McDowell Director of Facility Services
Joe Green Director of Engineering
Patricia Williams Purchasing Manager
Erika Washington Housekeeping Manager
Enrique Hernandez Stewarding Manager

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY

This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.  Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents resented for use on the Form I-9.  In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, this employer uses E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph.

If you believe that your employer has violated its responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

E-Verify Company ID: 306019;  2/22/2010
N O T I C E:

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  
For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at: 1-888-464-4218

 

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

 

Banquet Server (On Call, Hourly)

Banquet servers serve meals to guests at banquet department functions, which may be breaks, receptions or meals.  The tasks assigned to Banquet Servers will be directed by the Banquet Manager, Assistant Banquet Manager and Banquet Captains.

Bartender (On Call, Hourly)

Bartenders will serve beverages for banquet functions, adhering to company standards of quality and service. Position reports to the Banquet Manager and designated Supervisors.

Groundskeeper (Full Time, Hourly)

The Groundskeeper will be responsible for the upkeep of the exterior of the facilities to include parking decks, flat lots, loading docks, pedestrian bridge and all other periphery of the Cobb Galleria Centre, Galleria Specialty Shops, and Cobb Energy Centre.  Position reports to the Housekeeping Supervisors and/or Housekeeping Manager.

Executive Director (Full Time, Salaried)

The Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership for the ArtsBridge Foundation and for the management of all programs, activities, and staff of the organization. This includes office administration; fundraising efforts including major donor programs, grant writing, grant administration and capital campaigns; planning and managing organizational finances and budgets; supervising staff; maintaining effective and timely reporting and communication with the Board of Directors; fiscal oversight; and monthly scheduling and preparation for board meetings. The position reports to the General Manager/CEO of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority.

Housekeeper (Full Time & On Call, Hourly)

Responsible for performing routine duties associated with day to day activities that include but are not limited to: manual labor, performing routine housekeeping duties, operating mechanical equipment, policing public areas and such other duties as required.  Position reports to Housekeeping Supervisors and/or designated Manager.

IT Manager  (Full Time, Salaried)

The IT Manager performs work of routine difficulty in the collection, organization and routine analysis of data and assists in the preparation of data for various reports.  The IT Manager should be able to support the: LAN, WAN, WLAN and wired network environments, VOIP, physical and virtual servers, access control systems, CCTV, telecom services, SAAS systems, point of sale systems and public event technology needs, operate computers and associated peripheral equipment including hardware and software.  This position will be responsible for providing assistance to users in computer systems techniques and software applications.  The IT Manager will respond to equipment errors and initiate appropriate measures to resolve the problem.  The position reports to the Director of Finance.

Public Safety Officer (Full Time, Hourly)

Public Safety Officers will be responsible for the safety and security of company property, assets, guests and employees. Officers will be able to perform the duties of each post.   Officers will work in conjunction with and report directly to Public Safety Managers and the Director of Safety and Security.

Set Up Attendant ( Full Time and On Call, Hourly)

Set Up Attendants are responsible for performing routine duties to set up and break down rooms for events. Duties will include manual labor, event set up and tear down, supervision of temporary personnel. Position reports to Set Up Supervisors and Manager.

Steward (On Call, Hourly)

Responsible for ware washing, kitchen and kitchen area clean up activities. Maintains organized and proper equipment storage.  Assists with food delivery and storage, and inventory activities. Reports to Stewarding Manager and Steward Supervisor.

 

Criminal records background check required.
Minimum age 18
Apply in person, Monday through Friday;
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
E-MAIL: HR@cobbgalleria.com
Fax: 770-989-5080
Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta GA 30339
(Located across from Cumberland Mall on Cobb Parkway-Hwy.41)
EOE
It is the policy of the Authority to affirm equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, race, religion, color, physical or mental handicap or national origin.

 

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COBB GALLERIA CENTRE & COBB ENERGY CENTRE WIN FINANCIAL REPORTING AWARD

For the 21st consecutive year, the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The Authority, which governs Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, ArtsBridge...Read more

MICHELE SWANN NAMED 2016 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE BY VENUES TODAY MAGAZINE

ATLANTA –  Michele Swann, General Manager & CEO of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority, will receive the Women of Influence 2016 Award from Venues Today magazine. Swann has led the Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Galleria Specialty Shops, and ArtsBridge Foundation through tremendous growth in...Read more

TRICIA PRIDEMORE APPOINTED TO COBB-MARETTA COLISEUM & EXHIBIT HALL AUTHORITY

ATLANTA –  The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority has voted unanimously to appoint community volunteer and former marketing technology executive Tricia Pridemore to Post 7. Pridemore will fill the unexpired term of Earl Smith, who retired earlier this year. A Cobb County resident, Pridemore most recently was the Executive Director...Read more

NEWSLETTERS

News at the Cobb Galleria Centre – Fall 2016

News at the Cobb Galleria Centre – Summer 2016

News at the Cobb Galleria Centre – Winter 2016

News at the Cobb Galleria Centre – Fall 2015

News at the Cobb Galleria Centre – Summer 2015

News at the Cobb Galleria Centre – Spring 2015

News at the Cobb Galleria Centre – Winter 2015

News at the Cobb Galleria Centre – Summer 2014

News at the Cobb Galleria Centre – Spring 2014

 

With an emphasis on reducing our overall environmental impact while benefiting and improving the local community, Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, and Galleria Specialty Shops are committed to reviewing, changing and implementing policies and sustainability initiatives, which work to strengthen our environmental principles. Our goal is to improve, maintain and apply practices that will reduce impact on the environment, benefit the local community and make economic sense.

While we realize that this effort is never complete and always evolving, below is a list of some of the things we are doing to promote environmental sustainability:

Recycling

  • Shipping pallets are reused or recycled
  • Batteries are recycled
  • Flourescent bulbs are recycled
  • Grease is recycled into biodiesel fuel
  • Toner cartridges are recycled
  • Use of masonite for carpet protection, eliminating the use of disposable carpet shield

Energy/Water

  • ALTO fluorescent bulbs (low mercury) where possible
  • Integrated “Building Management System” through Trillium Controls and Siemens that has reduced electricity costs/consumption by 12% and gas costs/consumption by 15%
  • Motion-censored lights (since 1994)
  • LED lighting throughout facility (to be completed in 2016)
  • Restricted use of HVAC during move-in/move-out days in the exhibit halls to eliminate the energy waste of operating HVAC systems when the loading dock doors are open
  • Low-flow toilets
  • Planting of perennials instead of annuals in flower beds – perennials grow deeper roots and require less watering
  • Chemical treatment and monitoring to maintain water quality for HVAC
  • Biodiesel partnership with Southern Green Industries to recycle all of the grease from our kitchen
  • Replacement of 12 rooftop HVAC units with anticipated 15% reduction in energy usage (2016)

Food and Beverage

  • On-site garden with three raised beds and many perennials
  • Local and regional food sourcing when possible
  • Clients are discouraged from using disposables on their buffets and breaks (china and linen are highly encouraged)
  • Water urns provided on request instead of bottled water at meetings
  • Left-over food donated to Atlanta’s Table
  • Minimal use of pre-packaged condiments
  • Composting

Office

  • Major reduction in paper through “going electronic” with most operational documents (Proposals, Contracts, Banquet Event Orders, Invoices, Event Resumes, Service Order Forms, etc.)
  • Major reduction in paper through minimal production of collateral materials and only electronic production of newsletters
  • Use of FSC Certified commercial printers

Future Initiatives

The “Green Team” for Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is continually working on developing new sustainability initiatives. Our current focus is on Energy Management.

Green Meetings Toolkit

Cobb Galleria Centre is proud to play an active role in the Cobb County and metro Atlanta communities. We realize that our continued success would not be possible without the support of local businesses, organizations and citizens, so we, too, support numerous local non-profit organizations.

Through sponsorships and in-kind support, Cobb Galleria Centre proudly assists organizations including:

  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Cobb Chamber of Commerce
  • The Giving Kitchen
  • United Way
  • MUST Ministries
  • SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Center for Family Resources
  • YWCA
  • Hospitality Business Network Foundation

About the Authority

The Authority owns and operates the Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Galleria Specialty Shops and is governed by seven members, appointed to seven posts. The Authority is a body corporate and politic created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1980 for the purpose of acquiring, constructing and maintaining facilities for the general purpose of promoting cultural growth, education and welfare.


Mission

Community: Enhance the quality of life and provide economic benefit to our community.

Guest: Provide our guest with the foremost multi-purpose convention and performing arts facilities with the highest standard of customer service.

Employee:  Develop caring professionals by providing an environment that encourages growth, self-worth and well-being.


Authority Board Members

Post 1     R. Steven Tumlin.  The Mayor of the City of Marietta serves as the member representing Post 1 during his tenure as Mayor of the City of Marietta.

Post 2     A. Max Bacon, Vice Chairman.  The Mayor of the City of Smyrna serves as the member representing Post 2 during his tenure as Mayor of the City of Smyrna.

Post 3     Robert P. Voyles.  The Board of Commissioners of Cobb County (the governing body of the County) appoints the member representing Post 3 for a term of four years.

Post 4     Johnny Gresham, Secretary.  The Cobb County Board of Parks and Recreation appoints the member representing Post 4 for a term of four years.  This member must be a resident of Cobb County at the time of appointment and throughout the term of office.

Post 5     Mike Boyce.  The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Cobb County serves as the member representing Post 5 during his tenure as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Cobb County.

Post 6     Jerry Nix, Chairman

Post 7     Tricia Pridemore

The members representing Post 6 and Post 7 are appointed by a majority vote of the other five members for terms of four years, and at least one of the members representing Post 6 and Post 7 is required to be a resident of Cobb County at the time of appointment and throughout the term of office.


Board Meeting Dates

The Authority meets bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 9:30 am.  Meeting location alternates between the Cobb Galleria Centre and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

2017 Authority Meeting Dates
January 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Energy Centre)
March 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. (Cobb Galleria Centre) SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
March 22, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)
May 24, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Energy Centre)
July 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)
September 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Energy Centre)
November 29, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)

Committees
The Authority has four (4) subcommittees which meet at the Cobb Galleria Centre.  Scheduled committee meetings are posted on the website once confirmed.

Real Estate
Robert P. Voyles, Chair
Steve Tumlin
Tricia Pridemore

Finance
Jerry Nix, Chair
Johnny Gresham
A. Max Bacon

Personnel
Johnny Gresham, Chair
Jerry Nix
A. Max Bacon

Community Outreach
Tricia Pridemore

2017 Committee Meeting Dates

Real Estate
January 19 at 10 a.m.

February 16 at 3 p.m.

March 21 at 11 a.m.

 

1980 The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority, a corporate and politic body, is created by the General Assembly of Georgia, pursuant to 1980 Georgia Law 4091.
1991 Authority commissions KPMG Peat Marwick to conduct a feasibility study for a convention center and performing arts centre.
June 1992 Construction begins on Cobb Galleria Centre, a 280,000 gross square foot convention center featuring 108,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 25,000 square foot ballroom and 20 meeting rooms.
January 1994 Cobb Galleria Centre opens.
October 1995 Cobb Galleria Centre reports an operating profit during its first full year of operation.
October 1996 The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority acquires an 11-acre tract of land located at Akers Mill Road and Cobb Galleria Parkway.
1997 Cobb Galleria Centre is recognized as one of the busiest convention centers in North America.
1998 A pedestrian sky bridge opens over Cobb Parkway, connecting Cobb Galleria Centre with Cumberland Mall and the Sheraton Suites Galleria.
December 1999 The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority acquires the Galleria Specialty Shops, an 188,000-square-foot entertainment, restaurant and retail mall.
2000 The Gallery, a special events venue, opens in the Galleria Specialty Shops.
2001 Cobb Galleria Centre food and beverage services become an in-house managed operation.
January 2002 Cobb Galleria Centre expansion is completed with the addition of a fourth exhibition hall of 36,000 square feet and a 650-space, five-level parking deck.
November 2003 The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority announces plans to build a performing arts centre on an 11-acre site located at Akers Mill Road and Cobb Galleria Parkway.
2005 A foundation is established to guide overall fundraising efforts for the performing arts centre, secure additional naming rights dollars for the new facility, outline educational programs and identify future fundraising strategies.
September 2007 The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre debuts with a grand opening gala and a performance by Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder.
2014 The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation is re-named ArtsBridge Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization charged with securing financial resources for ArtsBridge, the Foundation’s education and community engagement programs.
January 2014 Cobb Galleria Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary and 20 consecutive years of operating profit.
September 2017 Cobb Energy Centre celebrates its 10th anniversary.

 

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is a stunning invitation for you to plan your next special event with unbridled imagination. Located just three blocks from the Cobb Galleria Centre, this landmark cultural and entertainment venue is the newest addition to our portfolio—and it offers you a whole new world of possibilities.

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre includes:

  • 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre
  • 10,000-square-foot ballroom
  • Terrace
  • 1,000 parking spaces including a 700-space parking deck
  • Full-service food and beverage services

Flexibility is key in selecting a convention, tradeshow, meeting or special events venue. And Cobb Galleria offers you flexibility in spades. Just imagine: host your tradeshow and meetings at Cobb Galleria Centre, your large lecture in the Cobb Energy Centre’s John A. Williams Theatre and your dinner in the Cobb Energy Centre Ballroom. Or entertain your convention attendees by inviting them to world-class performances at the Cobb Energy Centre. The possibilities are endless.

For more information, visit www.cobbenergycentre.com or call 770-916-2800.

Conveniently located inside the Cobb Galleria Centre, the Galleria Specialty Shops is an enclave of small retail shops, many of which are managed and run by their namesakes. The shops offer a fascinating mix of baubles, collectibles, apparel and other items, from trendy to the truly eclectic. Warm, personal service is the standard at the Galleria Specialty Shops.

The area also includes a food court and several restaurant options.

For more information or a store directory, visit www.galleriaspecialtyshops.com.