The Branson Convention Center is Under New Management

Published 03/05 2014 10:19PM

Updated 03/05 2014 10:34PM

BRANSON, Mo. -- The Branson Board of Alderman has approved a contract with SMG for management services for the Branson Convention Center.

There were two finalists for the position. The board picked SMG because of features like profitability, operational details and marketing.

City leader say they trust the new management will bring more tourists to the city while still have the same core personnel and branding.

"A lot of our visitor surveys show the conventioners that come to Branson are often on their very first time coming to Branson as a community," says Economic Development Director Garrett Anderson. "We want that experience to be top notch and have them become a loyal and repeat visitors to Branson."

The final process allows SMG to assume full operation of the Convention Center.  They begin to operate April 1.

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