The Las Vegas Convention Center is currently being used to help in the aftermath of the Sunday night shooting that has left 59 dead and more than 500 injured during an outdoor country music festival.
Amanda Arentsen, communications manager with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), spoke with IAVM to update on the use of the venue following the attack that resulted in the deadliest mass-shooting in the United States.
“Right now, the South Hall is being used as a resource center for victims and their loved ones,” Arentsen said. “That is also where donations are being collected. We have such a tremendous outpouring of assistance at this time. The County, who is handling logistics of the center, is the best resource for determining what help is needed most at this time. Earlier today, they were encouraging people to offer volunteer services.”
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The LVCVA added the following official statement from President/CEO Rossi Ralenkotter: “The thoughts and prayers of all of Las Vegas go out to the victims and their families. This was a horrific, yet isolated, incident. At this time, it is important to allow the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police to conclude their investigation into the incident and to attend to the needs of the victims and their families. Las Vegas is a strong community that will work through this tragic incident. We are grateful beyond words to our incomparable law enforcement, first responders and everyone who continues to help victims and their families.”
The iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois, is now the TaxSlayer Center after a new naming rights deal.
The 12,000-seat arena and conference center now has the online and professional tax and financial services technology company as its new partner for the Illinois Quad-City Civic Center Authority’s arena and conference center.
The venue opened as The Mark of the Quad-Cities in 1993 and became iWireless Center in 2005 as part of a 10-year sponsorship.
“We are thrilled to have TaxSlayer as our naming rights sponsor,” said Scott Mullen, executive director of the arena. “The partnership will allow us to continue to reinvest back into the facility keeping it looking new and incorporating new technologies for the benefit of our guests.”
TaxSlayer is a name in collegiate athletics with the TaxSlayer Bowl held in Jacksonville, Flroida, at EverBank Field and what was previously known as the Gator Bowl. The company is also active in PGA and NASCAR circles.
“We have a huge brand awareness in the southeast United States, and we have been pursuing in the last six months an opportunity to get our name out in the Midwest,” TaxSlayer chief marketing officer Chris Moloney said in a released statement. “The Quad-Cities is the perfect city for us. It’s the perfect match. It is our goal that the Quad-Cities will continue to bring first-class A-quality entertainment to one of the best mid-sized venues in the United States.”
The new deal is a reported more than $3.3 million for more than 10 years. Mullen added that a search had been ongoing for some time for a new naming rights deal and that he was pleased the deal came to fruition.
As with other naming rights deals, the transition to the new name will take place over the next few months to include logos, signage, and uniforms, and other areas.
2018 2nd Vice Chair Application Due by December 31, 2017.
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Deadline to submit nominations for the 2018 Joseph J. Anzivino Distinguished Allied Award is November 17, 2017.
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