The Olive Ann Events Center

Grand Forks, North Dakota

The Olive Ann Hotel and Events Center will be the premiere hospitality experience in the Greater Grand Forks Region. Named for the “First Lady of Aviation”, Olive Ann Beech, The Olive Ann celebrates the rich aviation history of Grand Forks and the University of North Dakota. JLG provided the pre-design, logo and branding, and exterior architecture of this downtown events center to create a regional multi-use event space to fill a significant gap for gatherings up to 300 people in the community. The Olive Ann Events Center will be complimented by a boutique hotel and commercial office space to help further invigorate the downtown area.

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"Hopefully it brings a lot more big business into town, and now we've got a place to bring them downtown and show off the city even more."
– Brandon Bochenski, Mayor, City of Grand Forks