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BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
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December 22, 2016
City working with state auditor’s office on Sanford Center investigation
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji city staff has received a summary report on possible financial improprieties during the tenure of the former executive director...
December 22, 2016 - 8:01pm
December 8, 2016
Former Sanford Center executive director charged with felony in Illinois
BEMIDJI -- The former Executive Director of the Sanford Center has been charged with one count of felony theft of government property in Illinois. Curtis Webb, 45, helmed the Bemidji event center from late 2012 until this past April when he took the position of Executive Director...
December 8, 2016 - 5:31pm
October 31, 2016
More layoffs at the Sanford Center: VenuWorks makes additional staff changes
BEMIDJI -- Staff changes at the Sanford Center continued last week, with the Ames, Iowa-based managing company VenuWorks moving to terminate...
October 31, 2016 - 6:49pm
October 24, 2016
Financial investigation at Sanford Center continues
BEMIDJI—A full financial review of the Sanford Center in Bemidji is continuing this week after an unauthorized use of a debit card by the...
October 24, 2016 - 6:33pm
October 14, 2016
Former Sanford Center director fired for unauthorized debit card use at Illinois arena
BEMIDJI—VenuWorks, the managing company of the Sanford Center, has fired the facility's former executive director Curtis Webb, who most recently was working at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Ill. VenuWorks discovered an unauthorized usage of a company debit card...
October 14, 2016 - 5:24pm
September 13, 2016
SANFORD CENTER: VenuWorks brings in new executive director for Sanford Center
BEMIDJI -- The Sanford Center in Bemidji is bringing in a new executive director. VenuWorks, the management company for the Sanford Center, says Jeff Kossow has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. John Siehl, VenuWorks Chief Operating Officer, said Kossow has worked...
September 13, 2016 - 5:52pm
September 3, 2016
Sanford Center undergoes staff restructuring: Events center lays off three, will bring in new executive director
BEMIDJI -- It's a time of internal restructuring at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, with three recent layoffs and a new executive director coming...
September 3, 2016 - 1:36pm
November 16, 2012
Sanford Center: City council to consider executive director candidate
BEMIDJI – The Sanford Center could have a new executive director next week. The Bemidji City Council will consider a recommendation for the position during its Monday night meeting. The Sanford Center Advisory Board is scheduled to meet that morning, when it will make the recommendation...
November 16, 2012 - 12:25am
October 30, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Communication gaffes raise some red flags VenuWorks, the firm hired to manage and operate the Sanford Center, found itself in a quandary with its top management post at the facility. After a review of executive director candidates, Bemidji officials interviewed one person for the...
October 30, 2012 - 1:26am
October 25, 2012
Sanford Center: Management firm, board find compromise on bills
BEMIDJI – VenuWorks, the company hired to manage the Sanford Center for the city of Bemidji, said Thursday it would pay the salary for its interim director at the facility. Steven Peters, president and owner of VenuWorks, said in an emergency special meeting that his company would...
October 25, 2012 - 11:40pm
Sanford Center: Special meeting set to discuss VenuWorks’ memo
BEMIDJI – An emergency special meeting for the Sanford Center’s advisory board has been set for this morning to discuss VenuWorks’ attempt to bill the city for its interim executive director. VenuWorks, hired by the city to manage the facility, sent a memo to officials that...
October 25, 2012 - 12:37am