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City of Davenport selects VenuWorks to Continue Management of the RiverCenter and Adler Theatre

City of Davenport selects VenuWorks to Continue Management of the RiverCenter and Adler Theatre On Wednesday, July 8th, the City of Davenport City Council approved a new agreement with VenuWorks for the management and programming of the RiverCenter and Adler Theatre. Partners with the City of Davenport since 1998, VenuWorks will continue to operate the […]
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Marcus Smith – Gone Too Soon

With a heavy heart we share the new that we lost one of our employees over the weekend. Marcus Smith, who was part of our team at the Chesapeake Conference Center, passed away over the weekend in a motorcycle accident. The following is an email that Troy Thorn, the Executive Director for the Chesapeake Conference […]
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Ames Company Backs Tony Winners on Broadway

Ames Company Backs Tony Winners on Broadway VenuWorks founder and president Steve Peters attended the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall Sunday night with his wife Randi hoping that the three Broadway shows the company backed this season would win their share of Tony Awards. You Can’t Take It with You, staring James Earl […]
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HSP Director, Pollock Passes

HSP Director, Pollock Passes Carol Pollock, longtime venue director and IAVM member passed away unexpectedly on May 15 after suffering complications from pancreatic cancer. She was a trailblazer for women in the venue management industry with her career spanning over three decades. She served as Executive Director of Hoyt Sherman Place, a historic theatre in […]
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IOWA GIRLS’ STATE HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT CELEBRATES 25TH YEAR IN CEDAR RAPIDS WITH 5-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

IOWA GIRLS’ STATE HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT CELEBRATES 25TH YEAR IN CEDAR RAPIDS WITH 5-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION Tournament Will Continue to Call U.S. Cellular Center Arena Home Through 2021 November 2015 will mark the 25th year that the Iowa Girls’ State High School Volleyball Tournament will return to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The U.S. Cellular Center, […]
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Gawronski Named to Corporate Position

Gawronski Named to Corporate Position Steve Peters, president of VenuWorks, announced that Bridge View Center Executive Director Larry Gawronski will be leaving that post to take a national sales position with the corporate office in Ames, IA. He will continue to serve in his present position until a successor has been named. VenuWorks has begun […]
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VenuWorks Dives into Theatrical Producing With National Tour and Broadway Opening

VenuWorks Dives into Theatrical Producing With National Tour and Broadway Opening VenuWorks, based in Ames, Iowa, has taken the extraordinary step of creating a new subsidiary, and also partnering in the formation of a new company, to produce and co-produce new stage productions for national tour and for Broadway runs. VenuWorks Theatricals, a wholly owned subsidiary […]
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Ford Center and St. Mary’s Health Create Partnership

VenuWorks has entered into a new partnership with St. Mary’s Health in Evansville, Indiana.  Recently on October 1st, St. Mary’s Health unveiled its partnership with decorative designs inside Ford Center and its enhanced website at LiveWellEvansville.com. Together VenuWorks and St. Mary’s are promoting a healthier lifestyle.  Ford Center provides healthier choices during events at the […]
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Ragland Named Executive Director at VenuWorks managed venues in Dodge City, KS

Ragland Named Executive Director at VenuWorks managed venues in Dodge City, KS   (Ames, IA) VenuWorks Founder and President Steve Peters has named Chris Ragland as the Executive Director of the United Wireless Arena and Conference Center in Dodge City, KS, following a nationwide search.  Ragland steps into this role after serving as Assistant General Manager and […]
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Topeka’s Performing Arts Center Announces “The Return of Broadway”

Topeka’s Performing Arts Center Announces “The Return of Broadway”   The Topeka Performing Arts Center has announced a professional nationally touring four-show 2014-2015 Broadway Season.  Subscription sales start July 18th with three show packages starting as low as $100! The season kicks off with the 50th anniversary of a stage and screen classic, The Music […]
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Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford Join James Earl Jones In Broadway's 'You Can't Take It With You' Revival

The constellation of stars signing on for the late-summer revival of You Can’t Take It With You starring James Earl Jones just expanded by two: Rose Byrne (Neighbors, Damages), in her Broadway debut, and Annaleigh Ashford (Masters Of Sex, Broadway’s Kinky Boots) will appear, along with Kristine Nielsen (Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike). The cast will also include stage veteran Mark Linn-Baker (also Perfect Strangers), Crystal […]
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Burnsville PAC Continues Success With Another Record Breaking Year

Burnsville, MN – The Burnsville Performing Arts Center (BPAC), managed by VenuWorks, announced on Friday that the facility once again reduced its operating deficit in 2013 by $115,872, a 37 percent decrease from 2012. Increased programming and new sponsorship revenues were large contributors to the record breaking financial success of the Center, with revenues increasing […]
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Chesapeake, Virginia Hires VenuWorks to Manage Conference Center, Thorn Named Executive Director

(Chesapeake, VA) In a unanimous 8-0 decision, the Chesapeake City Council voted on Tuesday, February 11, to enter into a multi-year contract with VenuWorks for the management and operation of the Chesapeake Conference Center. VenuWorks, located in Ames, IA, manages fifty convention and conference centers, special event halls and arenas throughout the United States. “We […]
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Cummins Named Executive Director at VenuWorks Managed Venues in Cedar Rapids, IA

VenuWorks Founder and President Steve Peters has named Sharon Cummins as the Executive Director of the U.S. Cellular Center, Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids Ice Arena and McGrath Amphitheatre following a nationwide search. Cummins steps into this role after serving as Interim Executive Director at the four VenuWorks-managed facilities since October 2013. “When Sharon stepped in […]
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RiverCenter Employees Stop Burglary

Robert Morse and Marquese James were not scheduled to do maintenance work Sunday, Dec. 22, at the RiverCenter in Davenport. But because it snowed the night before, Morse, the center’s maintenance supervisor, and James, a part-time operations employee, were called about 1 p.m. for snow removal. Morse, 58, said he wanted to get the job […]
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