Genesis Convention Center
Gary's Genesis Convention Center is poorly suited for large conventions. There's no hotel nearby, and the husk of the former Sheraton Hotel stands as a reminder of the past failure to have a hotel and the Genesis Center be symbiotic.
The Genesis Convention Center has had little athletic opportunities for fans since the Gary Steelheads folded. Jewell Harris, former CEO for the Steelheads, and Chuck Hughes, executive director for the Gary Chamber of Commerce, discuss the building's options.
The civic center opened three decades ago around the time the much larger Allstate Arena did in Rosemont, but never packed in the same crowds. Taxpayer subsidies kept the lights on, and the facility broke even last year after expenses were slashed by 30 percent.
Highlights from Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's state of the city address. She discusses crime, the deficit, education, the demolition of the downtown Sheraton Hotel and the development of the Gary/Chicago International Airport
GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson delivered her third State of the City Address to a capacity crowd Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Genesis Convention Center in downtown Gary.
The Voices of Love Community Choir sings during the "Food for the Body and Spirit" Thanksgiving gospel concert at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary.
Volunteer Wanda Puckett packs up one of 700 Thanksgiving meals to be given away during Saturday's "Food for the Body and Spirit" Thanksgiving gospel concert at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary.
A crowd sings along with a gospel choir during the "Food for the Body and Spirit" Thanksgiving Gospel concert Saturday at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary.
GARY | The city of Gary, along with the Lake County Minority Health Coalition and Community HealthNet, will host an Obamacare town hall meeting Monday at the Genesis Convention Center, at 5th Avenue and Broadway.
Gary’s modest skyline will get a little shorter when the former Sheraton hotel — the fourth-tallest building in the city — comes down after sitting empty for decades, whenever the drawn-out asbestos issue finally gets resolved. The 14-story building with the skywalk that never quite reached …
GARY | It's not the Magnificient Mile.
Gary is planning a new redevelopment project aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the city.
A longtime Gary resident got a chance to shake the vice president's hand and tell him how he has long worried about how he would pay the next electric bill.
GARY | The hundreds gathered for the funeral of former Mayor Rudy Clay burst into a standing ovation Wednesday for the man whose life they were celebrating.
GARY | Public visitation for Rudy Clay, former Gary mayor, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Genesis Convention Center at 4th and Broadway.
GARY | City officials are preparing for hundreds to attend visitation and funeral services next week for former Mayor Rudolph "Rudy" Clay.
GARY | Mark Turner, of Crown Point, lost his job when Wonder Bread went out of business in November.
GARY | Author and speaker Storm Cunningham will visit Northwest Indiana this weekend as part of a two-day seminar to inspire residents to begin community development projects.
GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson delivered her second State of the City Address to a capacity crowd at the Genesis Convention Center.
GARY | Indiana and Illinois law enforcement officials will meet Thursday in Gary to discuss the flow of guns from Indiana to Chicago's deadly streets.
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