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Cox Business Center Awarded the 2017 Venue Excellence Award by IAVM
Cox Business Center, managed by SMG, was awarded the 2017 Venue
Excellence Award by International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and
presented with the award at the 92nd annual VenueConnect conference held
in Nashville this week.
The Venue Excellence Award recognizes five venues of any type within
membership which demonstrate excellence in operation and management of
public assembly venues. Cox Business Center – located in downtown Tulsa –
was recognized for excelling in customer satisfaction, security, financial
integrity, sustainability, professional development, sales and marketing,
operational excellence, and service to the community.
“The team at the Cox Business Center has worked hard to incorporate ‘best
practices’ in all areas of our operation, guest engagement, and staff
activities,” said SMG Tulsa Assistant General Manager Kerry Painter, CFE,
CEM, CMP. “We are thrilled to win this award and represent Tulsa on a
national level with our outrageously excellent services and venue.”
Cox Business Center was recognized for supporting its local community,
creating raving fans, seeking and implementing client feedback, and
creating economic impact for the City of Tulsa. The venue joins the BOK
Center –its SMG Tulsa partner and the selected 2016 Arena of the Year by
International Entertainment Buyers Association–in national recognition.
The four other 2017 Venue Excellence Award winners are Nashville’s Music
City Center, the Georgia World Congress Center, the Amway Center in
Orlando, and the San Diego Convention Center.
“The Venue Excellence Award puts Cox Business Center in an elite national
group,” said Jeff Nickler, SMG Tulsa General Manager. “It is further
recognition of the superior work of our team and the standards we uphold
and adhere to. I’m proud of the entire staff for this deserved
For more information, please visit www.coxcentertulsa.com.
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