Tag Archives: Short Takes

Alicia Keys Gives Red Light Management the Green Light

19 Nov

Recording artist Alicia Keys and her company AK Worldwide have partnered with Red Light Management to oversee Keys’ music career.

Contact: Tom Ennis, (646) 292-7465


VenuWorks Partners with Global Entertainment

16 Nov

VenuWorks, Inc. has announced a partnership with Global Entertainment Corporation in which VenuWorks will provide facility management as well as food and beverage services to future Global Entertainment facilities. Global Entertainment will provide construction and ticketing services. Contact: Tammy Koolbeck, (319) 929-5755


SMG Contract Renewed For Lynnwood (Wash.) Convention Center

12 Nov

Lynnwood Public Facilities District (LPFD) has decided to extend the management contract of SMG to continue managing the Lynnwood Convention Center for an additional five years. Contact: Dan Knapp, (610) 729-7080


King to Retire

9 Nov

Dexter King is retiring from his position as president and CEO of the International Association of Venue Managers effective Sept. 4, 2011, 10 years after assuming the role of executive director of the association. He has been in the venue management business for more than 40 years.

Contact: Kris Williams,  (972) 538-1006

Siehl Joins VenuWorks

7 Nov

John Siehl has been named to the newly created position
of director of Support Services for VenuWorks. Siehl recently retired as executive director of the Nutter Center at Wright State University in Dayton and serves as
chairman of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).
Contact: Tammy Koolbeck, (319) 929-5755

San Jose Team Chosen

24 Oct

Hunt Construction Group/Populous have been selected for the renovation and expansion of the San Jose (Calif.) McEnery Convention Center. The convention center, which opened in 1989, will undergo more than $100 million in renovation and addition work funded through an endorsement by local hotels agreeing to tax themselves in support of the project. The proposed addition will bring the convention center to more than 1.3 million square feet.
Contact: Gina Stingley, (816) 329 4409

Pasadena Goes Gold

17 Oct


The Pasadena Convention Center was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council after undergoing a $150 million expansion that was completed in February 2009. Only the third U.S. convention center to earn a Gold designation, the venue adhered to green standards for energy use, lighting, water and material use. Contact: Michael Ross, (626) 449-7360