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Q&A with Laura Hover, Director of Sales

Q&A with Laura Hover, Director of Sales

Meet our newest addition to the MCC team: Laura Hover, Director of Sales. Read on for some fun facts about Laura!

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Number of Years in Hospitality: 25+
Favorite thing about working at the MCC: Meeting new clients and showcasing our renovated space!
#1 event planning tip: Build relationships with your customers. It promotes loyalty.
Favorite quote: “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
Fun Fact: I’m an avid crocheter and a bookworm!

Q&A With Cheryl Goldfarb

Q&A With Cheryl Goldfarb

The McClellan Conference Center prides itself on its talented team. Cheryl Goldfarb, our Director of Catering & Sales, has nearly two decades of hospitality experience, and handles every event with first-class customer service and professionalism. Read on for some fun facts about Cheryl! 
Hometown: San Jose, California 
Number of years in hospitality: 17 years, across various positions 
Favorite thing about working at the MCC: No two days are the same. I get an opportunity to work on so many different types of events, things that I would never see working in a traditional hotel environment. 
Most memorable event: There have been so many amazing events here. If I had to chose a recent one, I would say the PEAK Autism Conference. The planning team was excellent and the speakers were amazing. 
#1 event planning tip: Be creative and think outside of the box! It is the simple things that people will remember. 
Favorite quote: “Stop saying ‘I wish.’ Start saying ‘I will.'” 
Fun fact: I helped rescue, bottle feed and find homes for more than 90 kittens when I was a teenager.
Interested in working with Cheryl on your next event at the MCC? Email her at cgoldfarb@eventsatmcc.com

Construction Update: Big Changes Underway!

Over the past few months, our team has been hard at work making exciting, BIG changes to the MCC. We’re closed for the holidays (with the exception of an awesome event on New Year’s Eve) to finish up the renovations, but we’ll be back in the office beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Stop by for a tour at the top of the new year, as we put on the finishing touches!

Here’s what you can expect in 2017:

  • Additional restrooms
  • LED lighting throughout the building
  • Additional doors, to allow for quicker entry and exit
  • Better acoustics in the General Session
  • Even more ADA accommodations

See you in 2017!

Updates to the lobby! More Doors to the General Session

MCC Three: Local Attractions

MCC Three: Local Attractions

Whether you’re visiting the McClellan Conference Center for business or pleasure, take advantage of our great location.  We’re minutes away from downtown Sacramento and a short drive to the region’s best shopping, restaurants and more. Can’t decide on what to do while you’re here? These are our top three must-see attractions.

  1. Aerospace Museum of California

We’re located in the McClellan Business Park, a decommissioned Air Force base! Check out the local architecture and businesses (including the O’Club Restaurant & Lounge), and be sure to stop by the Aerospace Museum of California. There, you’ll learn about the history of flight and get to see a wide range of both civilian and military aircraft. The museum’s 37,500 sq. ft. of space includes an exhibit hall and a four acre Air Park with more than 50 historical aircraft. (And if the kids aren’t tired after touring the museum, there’s an aviation-themed park right next door for them to run out their extra energy!)

  1. Old Sacramento

We’re a short drive from historic Old Sacramento, where you can eat, shop and explore local landmarks and attractions. Go back in time and experience railroads and horse drawn carriages, or treat yourself to the region’s finest cocktails and views of the river. The California State Capitol and new Golden 1 Center are less than 5 minutes away, so you can explore everything Sacramento has to offer!

  1. Roseville Galleria

Located up I-80 is the Roseville Galleria and neighboring Fountains at Roseville. From local boutiques to national retailers, you’ll find them all here! After a day of shopping, visit Yard House Restaurant to try some of Sacramento’s finest beers, or treat yourself to a fine dining experience at the Galleria’s Il Fornaio, Land Ocean or Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Need additional recommendations? Ask any of our helpful staff! And be sure to share your favorite Sacramento spots below.

MCC Three: Upcoming Events

MCC Three: Upcoming Events

Trade expos, concerts and luncheons, OH MY. 2016 is already proving to be a busy year for the McClellan Conference Center team–and we still have half a year to go! Here are three upcoming events in October that you won’t want to miss.

What IF? Conference – October 5, 2016

Everyone from donors to board members to nonprofit CEOs are invited to the first annual What IF? Conference. In one, very full day, some of the world’s most effective philanthropists, organizational experts and passionate advocates will share insights and experiences.

Learn more here.

12th Annual Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s Helping Handbags Luncheon – October 15, 2016

Get ready to shop! This fun event will feature many opportunities to purchase a great selection of handbags, and also boasts an impressive live and silent auction portion with great experiences up for grabs. Purchase your tickets now before they sell out!

You can find more information about the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary here.

Sac-Con – October 22 & 23, 2016

Join thousands of fellow comic enthusiasts at this annual staff favorite. In addition to a great variety of panels and workshops, art and a charity auction, highlights of this year’s event include appearances by Irene Bedard, voice of Disney’s Pocahantas, and David Yost, the Blue Ranger in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.

Ticket info and more here.

Big changes are coming to the MCC!

Big changes are coming to the MCC!

The MCC prides itself on its flexibility to meet its clients’ needs, which is why we’ve made the decision to complete what was initially a three-year construction plan in a six-month period, instead.  We have big plans to make the MCC experience even better. Construction will be occurring now though January 2016, and changes will include:

  • Additional restrooms
  • LED lighting throughout the building
  • Additional doors, to allow for quicker entry and exit
  • Better acoustics in the General Session
  • Even more ADA accommodations

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for as-they-happen construction updates. Or, better yet, swing by the MCC for a tour of the building and see for yourself!