The Arena’s search for a new sponsor begins

first_imgCurrently, the Arena is developing the RFP, which Marion says is the most important step and he hopes will be sent out within 30 days. Arena manager Chris Marion says a new deal will not be in place by June 30, because it is a timely process that needs to be done the right way. “Developing the RFP, getting it out to the companies in the area, letting them review it, reviewing the proposals that come back, negotiating a contract, getting approvals and then actually implementing it, it’s quite a bit,” he says. Toward the end of 2019, Maines informed the Arena it would not be renewing the naming rights contract between the two, after a six-year partnership. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. “You want to make sure you are defining exactly what you want to get out of the relationship so the potential sponsor knows what they are getting, the county knows what it’s getting, and we’re all on the same page.” Marion said he expects the entire process to be complete within four to five months, in line with the start of the next Binghamton Devils season. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — As of June 30, Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena will no longer have “Floyd L. Maines” attached to its name. center_img “We’re looking not just for the company to put their name on our building or logo on our uniforms, but a partner that’s going to really honor the building and its purpose, help us bring more events to the building, and take us through this phase we’re in now and create a building we can be proud of for another 50 years,” said Marion. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Marion said he is optimistic when they send out the RFP, companies will be interested in a sponsorship. Marion says the Maines contract was worth $75,000, but said “when we put out a proposal, we don’t necessarily put out a minimum number,” adding “obviously the more money that comes in the more we can do with the facility in terms of reducing the property tax support the building receives. “We’re going to take our time, make sure we write the RFP or request for proposal for the next sponsor in a way that meets our goals, the goals of the community, the Veterans Memorial Arena. “There’s a lot of things that need to fall into place when you look at the marketing that goes along with the naming rights. From the physical signage, to the digital signage to the name of the building appearing on printed tickets,” he says. Marion added it is a lengthy process from start to finish. last_img read more

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Wisdom Marine to Add Secondhand Bulker

first_imgTaiwan’s shipping company Wisdom Marine Lines has reached an agreement to purchase a 58,000 dwt bulk carrier from Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance or nominee.The company did not unveil the name of the vessel in question, however, it said that Wisdom Marine will pay JPY 665 million (USD 5.9 million) for the unit.Under the terms of the agreement reached between the parties, the company will pay on a monthly basis and pay the balance after 7 years.The bulker is currently leased under operating lease and will become a part of Wisdom Marine’s fleet following the conclusion of the transaction.The Taiwanese owner operates a total of 116 vessels with an average age of 5 years, and has another 20 ships on order, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The fleet consist of 81 bulk carriers, featuring a total of 5.5 million dwt, 28 small dry ships, 3 containerships, three specialised cargo vessels and one vehicle carrier.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Syracuse-Notre Dame set to kick off at noon

first_img Published on September 19, 2016 at 12:46 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) will play Notre Dame (1-2) at MetLife Stadium at noon on Oct. 1, the ACC announced Monday. The game, which is less than two weeks away, will be the last game played at MetLife for the time being. It will also be aired on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.The Orange has played three games at the stadium, which also hosts the Jets and Giants, against USC in 2012, Penn State in 2013, and Notre Dame in 2014. SU has yet to win a neutral site game at MetLife since the series started.In Week 5, Syracuse will play at Connecticut, and Notre Dame will play home against Duke. The Fighting Irish fell out of the top 25 after starting the season No. 15. SU has not beaten UND since 2008. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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NBA Draft: Lakers’ Byron Scott says D’Angelo Russell could be a ‘superstar’

first_imgAmid a league centered on point guards accelerating the game’s pace and outside shooting, the Lakers decided to expedite their rebuilding another way. Yet, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and coach Byron Scott downplayed selecting Russell over Duke center Jahlil Okafor because it helps the Lakers adapt better to the modern NBA. Instead, Scott called Russell “special” and “the best player in the draft” after he posted 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range as a freshman with the Buckeyes.“It wasn’t an easy decision either way. But it was a decision that either way we made, we would be in pretty good shape,” Scott said. “I think Okafor is going to be a pretty good center in this league. I just think D’Angelo has a chance to be a superstar.”• Video: Watch as Russell is introduced as Lakers pickReporters soon shared Scott’s words to Russell nearly 3,000 miles away. “I know my confidence got me over the hump plenty of times,” Russell said. “For him to say that, I can’t do anything but respect it.” The Lakers also drafted power forward Larry Nance Jr. of Wyoming with their second first-round pick, No. 27 overall, and Stanford small forward Anthony Brown with their second-round selection, No. 34 overall.• Photos: Scott, Kupchak react to drafting RussellRussell has some blemishes on his resume. He finished with nine points on a 3-of-19 clip in the Buckeyes’ Sweet 16 loss to Arizona. Russell will have to share ball handling duties with Kobe Bryant and possibly even Jordan Clarkson. But the Lakers came away with a lasting impression after hosting Russell last Saturday for his second workout. Unlike his individual workout, Russell played in a series of three-on-three and two-on-two-on-two scrimamges with UCLA’s Kevon Looney, Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas, Washington’s Robert Upshaw, Minnesota’s Andre Hollins and St. Bonaventure’s Youssou Ndoye. Then, Russell believed he “showed them my skills,” which Scott said included making outside shots and having a commanding offensive presence.Scott likened Russell’s play to when Chris Paul worked out for Scott when he coached New Orleans in 2004 as well as a certain iconic Laker. “The last guy I saw that I played with was Earvin with knowing how to get guys in certain spots,” Scott said, referring to Magic Johnson, who won five NBA titles with the Showtime Lakers. “He did that in three-on-three with guys he didn’t know. Obviously, we’re anxious to see what he’s going to do in five-on-five with guys he’ll play with on a regular basis.” Scott became optimistic enough to tell Kupchak he considered Russell the best player in the draft, something Scott said Kupchak also agreed with. “He was a player we couldn’t pass on,” Kupchak said. “We’re very happy to have D’Angelo as a Laker.”So is Russell, who immediately gushed about learning from and helping Bryant in what will be his 20th and perhaps final NBA season after experiencing season-ending injuries in three consecutive years. “I want to bring back that winning attitude,” Russell said. “With Kobe, you never know how much he has left in the tank. Whatever he has to offer to the younger guys and him taking me under his wing will be great. I’m looking forward to that.”Scott said Bryant is currently vacationing overseas, so it is unclear if the Lakers’ star touched base with Russell. But he already received some introduction to the NBA. First, Scott provided insight on the various point guards he coached, including Jason Kidd (New Jersey), Chris Paul (New Orleans) and Kyrie Irving (Cleveland). Second, Russell squeezed in some workouts with Paul in between training for various NBA teams. “We got to go at each other,” Russell said. “He didn’t take it light on me. I didn’t take it light on him. It was great.”The Lakers also believe Russell will become great, though he remains well aware his work begins in living in a large shadow cast by Gail Goodrich, Jerry West, Johnson and Bryant.“To able to get that experience is huge and crazy,” Russell said. “If I can gain that knowledge, the sooner the better.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The words of gratitude spilled out of D’Angelo Russell’s mouth faster than he leads a fast break. The emotions still sounded raw over the Lakers selecting him with the second pick on Thursday in the 2015 NBA Draft. “When Adam Silver started to make the announcement, I looked at my dad’s eyes and he started tearing up a little bit,” Russell said in a conference call from New York. “It made my emotions rattle a little bit. I knew right away it was my time.”The Lakers felt the same way. • Photos: Lakers get their (point) man, D’Angelo Russelllast_img read more

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