VenuWorks to manage Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center (EOTEC) in Hermiston, OR; Announces New General Manager
The city of Hermiston, Oregon and Umatilla County have awarded management of the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center (EOTEC) to Iowa-based venue management company, VenuWorks. VenuWorks has significant experience managing the needs of multipurpose facilities serving community, regional, and national events.
“VenuWorks will be a great fit for EOTEC and for the Hermiston community. We are very pleased to welcome VenuWorks as the management firm for the facility,” stated city manager Byron Smith.
Following the commencement of the management agreement, VenuWorks conducted a national search and named Al Davis as General Manager of EOTEC. Davis, a 4-H leader and extension agent, relocated from Manhattan, Kansas where he served as President and CEO for Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership.
“It is our pleasure to partner with the city of Hermiston, Oregon and Umatilla County to manage EOTEC,” said Steve Peters, President of VenuWorks. “Additionally, we are excited to announce the hiring of Al Davis as General Manager of EOTEC. Al boosts the exact combination of leadership and experience we need to make a positive impact in the market.”
“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work at such an amazing facility,” said Davis. “I am looking forward to working with organizations such as 4-H, Fair Board, the Rodeo committee and all local organizations to make this the best all-purpose facility in the northwest.”
EOTEC is a year-round, multi-use event complex providing innovative and quality facilities that are attractive, safe and multi-functioning. EOTEC serves as host to the Umatilla County Fair and Farm City Pro Rodeo along with a diverse range of other events from trade shows to equestrian functions.
VenuWorks provides customized management solutions for arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centers throughout the country with services that include operations, catering, concessions, along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events.