Nash weighs leaving gateway partnership – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Nash County Board of Commissioners is considering pulling out of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership.

Commissioners are set to discuss the matter Monday morning at their regularly-scheduled monthly meeting.

An agenda item for the meeting is titled “Commissioners to Discuss the Future Relationship between Nash County and the Carolinas Gateway Partnership.”

Supplimental information includes a statement from County Manager Zee Lamb on an agenda information sheet.

“Commissioners will decide whether to continue to be a partner in the Partnership or to discontinue being a partner and take on economic development as a county department,” Lamb said. (Read more)

New event center manager hired – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount Event Center has found its new general manager.

Art Thomason has taken the reins of the event center, which is managed by Sports Facilities Management.

Thomason brings to Rocky Mount more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment, event services and sports management industry. Most recently, Thomason served as the event service manager for the Columbus Civic Center and Ice Rink in Columbus, Ga., said Ashley Pittman, marketing manager for the event center.

In this leadership role, Thomason provided daily facility management, events operations team oversight and led corporate culture through team building, training and development, said Sports Facilities Management CEO Jason Clement. (Read more)