The Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, Calif., opened its doors earlier this year. The project was funded by $28 million raised in conjunction with the Economic Development Administration, Small Business Administration, County of Los Angeles, and the city of Pomona.

The conference center is sited on the 543-acre Fairplex Exposition Complex, home to the Los Angeles County Fair. Certified by the International Association of Conference Centers and Silver LEED–certified, the Southern California facility has 30,000 square feet of meeting space for meetings of up to 1,000 people. Seminar and breakout rooms have interactive SMART boards, videoconferencing, and high-speed Wi-Fi.

 The conference center has a 10,000-square-foot ballroom and a 4,000-square-foot junior ballroom. Catering options available at the center incorporate fresh, locally grown produce.