Posts from Amy Gatto Klein, Convention Services Manager

Amy Gatto Klein, Convention Services Manager

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Cool cars, good times: Goodguys PPG Nationals

Photo: godsmac on Flickr If you’ve been paying attention in Columbus for the past several Julys, you’ll have noticed an influx of brightly colored classic cars cruising the streets. These nostalgic vehicles are part of the Goodguys PPG Nationals , which takes place each year at the Ohio Expo Center and Fairgrounds . This year’s [...]



The strongest weekend in Columbus: Arnold Sports Festival

Photo: Randall Lee Schieber One of the strongest weekends in Columbus is right around the corner. It’s time again for the Arnold Sports Festival , taking place March 6–8. Named after Arnold Schwarzenegger (who won the Mr. World competition in Columbus in 1970), the event has evolved over 21 years to encompass more than 35 [...]



Part 1: Last minute Christmas shopping in Columbus

This is Part 1 of a 2-part series posted on The Columbus Experience. Part 1 is by Amy Gatto Klein, who features her last-minute shopping gameplan. Part 2 is by Brian Cheek, features some of his already-completed shopping stops made this holiday season. It’s just a week before Christmas and my shopping list is sadly [...]


Holiday spirit hits a little sooner than usual

Wildlights I’m typically a person who staunchly waits until after Thanksgiving to do any type of holiday of activity. I avoid gift buying, just say no to caroling and partake in no general merrymaking. All of this grinchiness changed last Thursday as I sat in the beautiful and ornate Ohio Theatre and watched Harry Connick [...]