Posts Tagged 'event center'

First pics from Belly to Baby Expo

Belly to Baby Expo - Photo Contest

New parents and parents to be came out for our first ever Belly to Baby Expo at the American 1 Event Center this past weekend.

To check out pictures from the event, head to our Flickr photo gallery.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

American 1 Event Center signs up


Look at that. As of yesterday, our signs at the American 1 Event Center are up. If you’re driving down Ganson St. in Jackson, you’ll see the sign above. We also have them posted on the North and West sides of the building.

You can see the lighted sign above, too, which means we can announce events and happenings with flashy graphics and text.

Welcome to the American 1 Event Center

This is at the North entrance to the Event Center, coming in the main doors.

We’re glad the signs were up in time for the Jackson County Fair, which takes place all next week. Look for our booth inside the Event Center all week long.

Check out the rest of the American 1 Event Center signs on our Flickr page.

Fair manager optimistic about Event Center partnership

American 1 president/CEO Dave Puckett and fair manager Steve Thelen

With the “shop local” movement in full swing, Jackson County Fair Manager Steve Thelen thinks a local “have fun” movement should accompany it, especially with high-quality venues and entertainment outlets “right down the street.”

“Folks can revisit what they have locally,” Thelen says. “This community has tons of opportunities.”

Thelen is optimistic about American 1’s sponsorship of the new American 1 Event Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. The partnership, he says, will ensure a community cornerstone will stay functional and operational. This after American 1 pledged $112,500 over ten years for the naming rights and to help keep the facility maintained.

“This is a way, through the partnership with American 1, to insure the Event Center’s financial stability,” Thelen says. “The light and fuel bills aren’t going down anytime soon. We have to make sure we can cover our base costs so we can provide local entertainment.”

Providing local entertainment is what the American 1 Event Center can do best. Continue reading ‘Fair manager optimistic about Event Center partnership’

‘Community Booster’ and more from the CitPat

We’ve received a bit of attention from the Jackson Citizen Patriot this past week.

In case you missed it, here are the articles that have featured American 1 and our role in the community. We appreciate the attention, but ultimately it’s what we’ve always done.

Look for my talk with Steve Thelen, manager at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, early next week.

American 1 Event Center?

It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

If you picked up this weekend’s Jackson Citizen Patriot, you may have read about American 1 sponsoring the county fairground event center.

Well it’s true. It will now be the “American 1 Event Center,” and we’re super excited about being the first major sponsor.

It’s a 10-year deal, meaning we’re giving back to Jackson to the tune of $112,500. We’ll make sure the 13,903-square foot facility will feature new signage and more community-focused events.

We have hosted tons of events at the Event Center over the years: Kids’ Fest, vehicle sales, many of the Women’s Expos, and the Paws & Claws Expo. It only made sense to get involved.

And we’re putting a no-surcharge ATM inside. Can’t beat that.

Look for more news and new event opportunities as they come along. And welcome to the American 1 Event Center.

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