Who is handling the naming rights of the Events Center?

As you can see from these three documents, the city hired Superlative to handle the naming rights of the Events Center; superlative, nr-report, proposal

But are they handling it? I think we paid them around $60,000 to do this for us.

I’ve been told by a source that the Superlative Group was told to only work on naming rights in the interior of the building and the Economic Development office would handle the name on the side of the building. Not sure if this is true, but if it is, it could be why the naming rights search is so secretive.

We were told by Darrin Smith and the Mayor that we had to hire Superlative for their ‘expertise’. So why are we not using these experts?

How is the Economic Development office doing with their search? Rumor in the business community is ‘not so good’.

They may have already disenfranchised one applicant and there may only be one other one on the table, and that table is a little wobbly. I hope this is all rumors and speculation, I would hope we could garner more then just ONE applicant. How do you have a ‘bidding war’ when there is only one country fighting the war? True or not, the bigger question is why so few applicants?

I would like to know;

1) Is Superlative handling the negotiations or is the Economic Development office handling them?

2) And if Superlative is not, WHY!?



#1 Bob Newland on 05.26.12 at 10:05 am

How ’bout: The Fukyu Events Center?

#2 Pathloss on 05.26.12 at 11:31 am

It took 10 years and 6 hundred K studies to resolve there may be need for an events center. Hey, we’re calling it events center instead of ‘maybe a little bigger than the convention center we could have expanded’. That’s major. Maybe another million or so hiring Huethers unborn grandchildren as consultants to come up with a name.

#3 Pathloss on 05.26.12 at 11:35 am

How about ‘Goldman Sachs Debacle’

#4 l3wis on 05.26.12 at 11:52 pm

Bob, it’s more like Fuk-us Events Center since we have to pay for this pole building.