Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SMG in the News: Cobo rising: Reconstruction, end to corruption, new leaders form focus of ad campaign

Crain's Business has published an article featuring SMG's role in the transformation of the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. Some highlights:

The new and improving Cobo Center is also part of the sell now, said Bob Baumgart, general manager of the Detroit office of Dallas-based Freeman, a global exhibit services company.

"Honestly, the facility improvements are helping the whole city, plus the PR going out (saying) things are improving," Baumgart said. "It's been a 100 percent turnaround as far as (Cobo) people working with Freeman."


"In the past, exhibiting at Cobo was difficult and costly. Our experience this year was completely the opposite," said Ropp. "Since SMG and Thom took over, customer service stepped up substantially.

Read the rest of article here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Savannah Loves SAVOR

SAVOR, SMG's food and beverage division, won big at the recent Taste of Savannah event, which showcases Savannah's best chefs. Chef Debbie Reid's Shortrib Sliders and Stuffed Vidalia Onion Soup not only took the Best EntrĂ©e Award, but also the Guests’ Choice Award for the best food item overall! Congrats to the SAVOR Savannah team!

Monday, September 19, 2011

BOK Center's John Bolton Nominated For IEBA Venue Executive of the Year

John Bolton, General Manager of Tulsa, OK's BOK Center has been nominated for Venue Executive of the Year by International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA). The award will be presented during the closing ceremony of IEBA's annual conference in Nashville, which runs October 2 – 4 this year.

“This is a great honor for me to be nominated, especially by colleagues who understand the industry and recognize the efforts needed to be successful. I would like to thank the entire staff in Tulsa for their hard work and making BOK Center the great venue that it is,” said Bolton.