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Harrah's Cherokee Casino builds the future
Smoky Mountain News,
Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 11:40:32 AM
The Cherokee Nation and Harrah's pulled out all the stops to mark start of construction on a third hotel tower at the tribe's casino -- an addition that will make the property the largest hotel in the state.
The $633 million work is also the largest construction project in the state, according to Lynn Minges, assistant secretary of tourism, marketing and global branding, who came from Raleigh for the breakfast event and groundbreaking last Friday (July 10).
Also speaking at the event were Principal Chief Michell Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokees; Norma Moss, chair of the Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise; Darold Londo, senior vice president and general manager of Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel; John Payne, Central Division president of Harrah's Entertainment; and Ken Leach, executive vice president of Turner Construction, the company building the hotel tower.
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