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The Cabarrus Arena & Events Center is owned by the County of Cabarrus located in Concord, North Carolina. The facility opened its doors on September 7, 2002 with the 50th Annual Cabarrus County Fair.
Cabarrus County is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, elected at large in county-wide elections.
Board of Commissioners 2016 Stephen M. Morris (Chairman)
Diane R. Honeycutt (Vice Chairman)
Blake Kiger
Elizabeth F. Poole
Lynn W. Shue
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The County Manager assists the Board of Commissioners in the pursuit of innovative economic, educational and quality-of-life initiatives; provides professional management of county government, ensuring the delivery of quality government services to a diverse and dynamic community.
County Management Mike Downs, Cabarrus County Manager
Pam Dubois, Deputy County Manager
Jonathan Marshall, Deputy County Manager

SMG, which manages the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, is the world leader in venue management, marketing and development. SMG was founded in 1977 with the management of their first facility, the Louisiana Super Dome. They grew to manage convention centers, exhibition halls and trade centers, arenas, stadiums, performing arts centers, theatres, and specific-use venues like equestrian centers.
SMG clients benefit from the company's depth of resources and unparalleled expertise, leadership, and creative problem-solving. Their successful growth is built on many partnerships, relationships, and resources developed with their clients-both municipal and private. This unique combination of resources, relationships and expertise allows SMG to define and refine the industry through its history.
The SMG ownership and team of dedicated corporate support personnel make them unrivalled in the field of private facility management. SMG is an affiliate of American Capital Strategies Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS)
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