The groundbreaking of the Colorado Convention Center Expansion set a Guinness World Record when 1,260 people participated in the dig to begin construction on the $268 million expansion of the Colorado Convention Center, due to open in December 2004. Pictured, left to right: Ron Moen, executive director; American Dietetic Association; Eugene Dilbeck, president, Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau; Walter Isenberg, president, Sage Hospitality Resources and 2002 chair of the DMCVB; Denver Mayor Wellington E. Webb; Denver First Lady Wilma Webb; William Riker, chief technical officer, The Cable Center, Denver; Richard W. Scharf, executive vice president, sales & marketing, DMCVB; and, Chuck Potter, director of meetings, American Animal Hospital Association.