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What is the annual salary of the new general manager at the Wilmington Convention Center?

David Reynolds

Susan Eaton, the general manager of the Wilmington Convention Center, declined to give her salary, saying she works for a private company, which doesn’t disclose that information.

Eaton works for SMG, a Philadelphia-based company that manages about 200 public facilities in numerous cities.

According to the city of Wilmington’s 2010-2011 budget, $2,179,010 is slated for the operation of the convention center. The budget assumes the facility will be operational Nov. 1, 2010.

Money for the convention center comes from a 3 percent hotel room occupancy tax created in 2003, according to city spokeswoman Malissa Talbert.

The budget includes funding for eight months of personnel expenses related to food and beverage operations, administrative costs, parking and utilities, according to the city’s website.

The operations costs also pay SMG to manage the facility and the Convention and Visitors Bureau for marketing.

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2 Responses to “ What is the annual salary of the new general manager at the Wilmington Convention Center?”

  1. On January 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm Jack Flash wrote:

    The convention center will be an albatross around the Wilmington tax payers necks as
    long as it exists, thanks to the so called democrats.

  2. On August 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm OptimistPrime wrote:

    It’s a pretty well know fact that city owned convention centers always run a deficit. The profits come to a specific region from the visitors that these facilities attract, and in turn these visitors spend money at local hotels, retail outlets and restaurants. These hotels, retail outlets and restaurants provide jobs to the residents of that region.

    And what do democrats have to do with anything?

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