Alerus Center head on award shortlist
The fiscal turnaround of Grand Forks' Alerus Center by its executive director, Cheryl Swanson, is among the reasons she's being nominated for a national industry award, according to the events center.
The fiscal turnaround of Grand Forks’ Alerus Center by its executive director, Cheryl Swanson, is among the reasons she’s being nominated for a national industry award, according to the events center.
Venues Today, a trade publication for venue management, nominated her for the “Women of Influence” award, which recognizes women who have made a difference in the sports, music and convention industries.
The nomination ballot credits Swanson with improving the city-owned Alerus Center’s finances, including two years of profits, and leading the change from a privately-managed facility to a city-managed facility.
Swanson said in a news release that “This nomination is a reflection of the Alerus Center staff. It is because of their hard work, dedication to the facility and the support of the city of Grand Forks that I am recognized as a nominee.”
Public voting for the award winners is open on the Alerus Center’s Facebook page and Venues Today’s Facebook page until Friday.