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Expanded Sharonville Convention Center Hall to be Named After Todd Portune

The center is undergoing a $17 million expansion project

Recently, the Hamilton County Commissioners agreed to move forward with a $17 million expansion of the Sharonville Convention Center and said plans are to name its new exhibition hall after Commissioner Todd Portune. Portune, who is battling cancer, is retiring at the end of the year. He is credited with being a driving force behind the expansion of the Sharonville Convention Center at 11355 Chester Road. The first phase of the expansion was completed in 2012.

Construction on the final phase of the expansion is expected to begin next year and will double the convention center’s exhibition space to 40,000 square feet.  The expansion also will add a ticket office, a kitchen, more restrooms and more storage space.

“Todd has been behind this project from day one, seeing early on the benefits of creating a Northern Lights District so that we could bring convention business to other parts of the county outside of Downtown,” Sharonville Mayor Kevin Hardman said.

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