152 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JULY 2019 the technologies of years beyond that. However, this summer, we are adding two mezzanine levels for storage. Since we opened, we bought three basketball floors because we can do basketball on our main floor. So, now, we own three floors and we’ve done enough business to justify that purchase, but we need places to store them. Also, because of the number of events, we’re expanding our operational staff and adding some offices; again, staying within the footprint of the facility, but nonetheless making improvements for operational efficiencies, at this point.” In the ACC’s first two years, its 228,145 visitors have booked 47,181 hotel rooms, supported 15,624 full-time-equivalent jobs, and generated $30,200,000 in total spending within New York’s Capital region. That’s a pretty good beginning, and, no doubt, there will be a lot more activity to come. PREFERRED VENDORS n Total Events www.totaleventsny.com n Mazzone Hospitality www.mazzonehospitality.com n CMI AV www.cmiav.com From corporate gatherings, to trade shows, to weddings, our team brings your vision to life. As preferred partners of the Albany Capital Center, Total Events, CMI, and Mazzone Hospitality have decades of experience working together to create spectacular events. Let the Capital Region’s experts in design, audiovisual, and catering create an experience your guests will remember at the Albany Capital Center.