Live! Casino & Hotel Hosts First-Ever Graduation Ceremony In New Event Center For Anne Arundel Community College As Part of Ongoing Commitment To Supporting Anne Arundel County Community Schools and Organizations
Live! Casino & Hotel hosted the first-ever graduation ceremonies to take place in the new Live! Event Center for the 57th class of Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). Three separate ceremonies on May 23 accommodating more than 600, out of 2,206, graduates were held free of charge as part of an ongoing commitment to provide venue space for Anne Arundel County school commencements. In previous years, regional schools were forced to hold graduation ceremonies outside the county, at significant expense, due to a lack of adequate space.
“We are proud to provide Anne Arundel Community College a place right here in its home county to celebrate the accomplishments of these great students,” said Rob Norton, President of Cordish Gaming Group. “Looking to the future, we are excited to welcome all Anne Arundel County graduating classes and community organizations to share our space. Nothing is more important to us than family and community, and this is just one way we look forward to demonstrating our commitment.”
“On behalf of our administration, faculty, students and their families, we want to thank Live! Casino & Hotel for hosting our 57th commencement ceremony,” said Dr. Dawn Lindsay, President of Anne Arundel Community College. “It is vitally important to celebrate the hard work of graduates in our community and with the exciting expansion of the Live! Event Center, students in our area will continue to have the opportunity to mark this monumental milestone at an incredible venue.”
The Live! Event Center is nearing the final stages of its Phase Two construction to expand the venue to 4,000 seats. The 40,000-square-foot meeting and banquet space will hold future graduations and other community events, as well as A-List headliner entertainment and private events.
Since opening in 2012, Live! Casino & Hotel has been committed to community involvement by supporting a variety of organizations, non-profits, small businesses and other initiatives through monetary and in-kind donations. Recognized as one of the top corporate philanthropists in the region, the company contributes millions of dollars annually and also provides opportunities for its employees to volunteer their time.
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About Live! Casino & Hotel
Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy five-star accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; the Live! Spa; world-class dining, featuring the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; David’s, featuring global cuisine; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine; Morty’s Deli; Latin cuisine at En Vivo; Phillips® Seafood Express; and Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; and a sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage; the R Bar; and The Lobby Bar at David’s. A 4,000-seat Event Center, opening in two phases, featuring 40,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space, and a performance venue with a regular lineup of headline entertainment completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. The newly-renovated Live! Lofts boutique hotel, located just minutes from the Casino, features 250 guest rooms and suites, and approximately 3,400-square-feet of meeting and banquet space. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at LiveCasinoHotel.com. Live! Casino & Hotel and Live! Lofts are owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit LiveCasinoHotel.com or LiveCasino.social. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit www.LiveCasinoHotel.com/jobs.
About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 50 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships, and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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