‘It’s a testament to our workforce’: Convention Center construction is ahead of schedule

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Capital Improvement Board held its monthly meeting Wednesday and provided updates on the progress of the Terre Haute Convention Center.

Vigo County Commissioner Chris Switzer said that the convention center’s construction is ahead of schedule.

“It’s a testament to our workforce of the community and the job they do,” Switzer said. “We’re really excited about the progress and happy to get this thing opened earlier than planned.”

Despite the financial hurdles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Switzer said the project is still well within budget.

“Even with the cost of construction going through the roof, we’ve still been able to hold a steady budget and keep that on time and ready for delivery,” Switzer said.

Tennille Wanner, General Manager of the convention center, said some prospective events are already planning to be housed at the facility.

“We’ve got five or six events in our funnel right now that are just perspective events at this point,” Wanner said. “They range from events taking place in 2022 to 2023.”

Wanned explained that the community can play a role in the growth of the convention center.

“What the community can do is think about what are the events that I go to every year, where do I travel to go to events and how can I bring that event to my hometown,” Wanner said.

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