Computer Museum of America Announces Its Grand Opening

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The Computer Museum of America will host its official grand opening on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the museum located at 5000 Commerce Parkway, Roswell, GA 30076. The event is open to the public and will begin Saturday at 10:00am. Operating hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm. 

Over the past fifty years, computing has grown from a few gadgets to an almost universal extension of human life. Yet while computing has become commonplace, the history of its innovation is being lost every day as ‘old’ technology is discarded, recycled or consigned to a landfill. The Computer Museum of America was created to preserve this history and educate visitors on the past and future of computing, empowering the innovators of tomorrow. 

“Anything that is in the collection, no matter how primitive, is magic,” says Lonnie Mimms, CEO of Mimms Enterprises. “We want the Computer Museum of America to be a center of inspiration for all generations to be encouraged to go out and do something great.” 

Tickets to the grand opening event are priced from $12-$15 and will give attendees access to exhibits such as A Tribute to Apollo 11 featuring a replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, Vanquishing the Impossible: a collection of super computers illustrating how these remarkable machines led to dramatic improvements in weather forecasting and national security, and the Historical Timeline exhibit that shows the advancements in information and data technology – from the early abacus and slide rule up to the ubiquitous “super computers” we call smart phones. 

With 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, the Computer Museum of America will soon also offer a unique environment in which to host corporate or social events. 

For more information, please visit: https://computermuseumofamerica.org/ 

About Computer Museum of America: Developed from the passions of an avid lover of computers and technology over a period of 40 years, the Computer Museum of America has evolved into one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of computing artifacts, preserving the history of computing for future generations. These artifacts of the digital revolution are beautiful and valuable in their own right, and even more valuable as a permanent record of the innovation process and market experiments that drove discovery forward. From this collection we have curated engaging exhibits to share the stories from the history of computing, while also allowing us to loan rare artifacts to other museums including the Smithsonian Institution. 

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New Career Expo Series Kicks Off With Hospitality

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In partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor, we will host the first-ever Roswell Hospitality Career Expo sponsored by Gas South at the Holiday Inn Express on Wednesday, August 21. The first in a series of career expos, this event will focus on bringing together employers and qualified applicants specifically in the hospitality industry.

“This career expo series is unique in that each event strategically focuses on the staffing needs of a key industry,” said Steve Stroud, Executive Director of Roswell Inc. “The hospitality industry is one of Roswell’s leading industries, and with three new hotels and a number of restaurants and attractions set to open within the next year, it continues to grow. We are excited to help support that growth through the Roswell Hospitality Career Expo.”

The event will feature an exhibit hall with more than 35 of Roswell’s restaurants, breweries, hotels and attractions. Employers will have the opportunity to promote available positions and recruit job seekers at their individual company table. Additionally, businesses will have the option to participate in one-on-one interviewing in a separate, more private meeting space. The Georgia Department of Labor along with other local job networking groups are helping to promote this event to their extensive network of job seekers. 

Other career expos that are currently in the early planning stage include automotive and medical career expos.

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