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Missouri venue extends contract with Global Spectrum

St. Charles County Convention and Sports Facilities Authority and City of St. Charles in Missouri extended the management contract with Global Spectrum.

The venue management company will continue operating the Saint Charles Convention Center for an additional three years and is eligible for a two-year renewal in 2018.

“We are honored by the responsibility and excited by the opportunity to continue to manage the Saint Charles Convention Center on behalf of the City of St. Charles and the St. Charles County Convention and Sports Authority,” said Global Spectrum’s Shura Garnett, general manager and regional vice president, St. Charles Convention Center. “We will continue to bring a high standard of excellence for the Center and events that meet the many interests of our community.”

“Global Spectrum would like to thank the city of Saint Charles on extending our contract for another three years,” said John Page, president, Global Spectrum. “The St. Charles Convention Center is an important part of our business and one in which we take great pride in providing the ultimate experience for our guests, the show organizers, the meeting planners and the surrounding region. This extension is a true testament to the hard work of our on-site team, led by Shura Garnett. We look forward to many more great successes in Saint Charles.”

Global Spectrum has managed the St. Charles Convention Center since its doors opened in April 2005.  In almost 10 years of business, the St. Charles Convention Center has held over 3,600 events and hosted nearly two million people. It is accountable for attracting mainstay public events to the St. Charles area, such as the Working Women’s Survival Show, the Home and Garden Show, and St. Louis Weapons Collectors.  Its partnerships with local businesses include Miller-Coors, Pepsi, Goellner Printing, New Frontier Bank and Community News.

“Global Spectrum’s expertise in the convention center business continues to be a huge asset for our community,” said Mayor Sally Faith.  “On behalf of the City of St. Charles, it is truly my honor to congratulate Shura Garnett and her entire team on this recent contract renewal, as Global Spectrum represents a perfect fit for the St. Charles Convention Center.  We are incredibly proud to have Global Spectrum as our partner in ensuring this local facility remains a leader in the convention and meeting industry, and look forward to further developing solid partnerships through the Greater Saint Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau.”

“The success combination in business is: 1. Do what you do better and 2. Do more of what you do,” said Thom Wapelhorst, chairman, St. Charles County Convention & Sports Facilities Authority.  “We believe this mentality sums up the Global Spectrum team and their management of the St. Charles Convention Center. Their record-setting successes and commitment to be one of the finest full-service conventions venues proves they can do it better.  The Authority is pleased to acknowledge Global’s achievements with the renewal of their management agreement for another three year commitment to the future success of the St. Charles Convention Center and Global Spectrum partnership.”

Global Spectrum manages more than 125 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year.

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