Tag: Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Women of Influence: Beth Paul

Beth Paul, general manager, Bon Secours Wellness Arena Community Asset Beth Paul’s efforts to connect with Greenville, S.C., have helped her arena thrive Giving back to the community and creating a more inclusive environment for those with special needs are only a couple of Beth Paul’s accomplishments as general manager of Bon Secours Wellness Arena for the past five years. Initiatives such as those aren’t just feel-good stories — they can also affect the bottom line. Paul helped double the operating profit of the Greenville, S.C., arena in 2017 and continued growing it after that.  “The venue financially has improved tremendously. I would suggest that we’ve had a pretty solid plan in place for the last three years,” said Paul, who graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., with a degree in accounting. “We’ve been really engaged in the community as more than just a place to come enjoy live […]

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Generation Next: Joe Dolan

Assistant General Manager, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. When Joe Dolan was in high school in Chester County, Pa., he dreamed of becoming the general manager of an NHL team, preferably the nearby Philadelphia Flyers. His brother played youth hockey with the son of Peter Luukko, a longtime executive with the Flyers and Comcast Spectacor, and Dolan had the opportunity to ask Luukko for career advice. Luukko, now executive chairman of the Florida Panthers, advised him to start on the venues side of the business, because he “would get to work with a lot of different people and learn about a lot of different things,” Dolan said. (Luukko also now holds a position with Oak View Group, owner of VenuesNow.) Between his love of sports and his love of live music, Dolan didn’t need much more encouragement than that. Years later, he is not yet calling the shots for the […]

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‘A Real Opportunity to Be a Part’

Greenville, S.C., arena adds sensory suite after success of skating event Arena guests take a selfie in the sensory suite that opened March 30 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C. (Courtesy Bon Secours Wellness Arena)  In an effort to include guests with autism and sensory needs at events, Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C., unveiled its sensory suite recently at a Kelly Clarkson concert. Arena officials felt they weren’t catering to a segment of fans who up to now have chosen not to attend events at their venue because of sensory issues. The loud sounds and flashing lights associated with concerts and sporting events trigger anxiety for those fans. “They were staying home. Siblings, parents and individuals with special needs weren’t able to enjoy live entertainment,” said General Manager Beth Paul, who has worked for the 15,900 capacity arena since 2007. The venue is owned by a […]

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