Civic center hires new manager

The Clovis Civic Center has a new general manager. Global Spectrum, operators of the center, named Brock Neely as the new general manager succeeding Neil McMullin. McMullin is transferring to another Global Spectrum-managed convention center in Ohio. Neely, who joined Global Spectrum as Operations Manager at the Clovis Civic Center in march of 2006, will […]

Civic center revenue rises

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City commissioners knew all along the Clovis Civic Center was not going to make money, at least not in the first few years. However, the good news is revenue is up 22 percent since the fiscal year started in July, according to Civic Center General Manager Neil McMullin. McMullin […]

Events center losses predicted

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Officials with a Philadelphia-based facility management firm warned Curry County commissioners the county will lose about $500,000 during the Special Events Center’s first year of operation. Global Spectrum representative Neil McMullin said the county could continue to see losses of up to a $500,000 a year for at least […]

Facility celebrates first

CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Neil McMullin is the general manager for the Clovis Civic Center. He says most of his days are spent behind his desk booking clients, but during large events he usually ends up helping out in the kitchen. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Clovis Civic Center is holding a […]

Civic center draws rave reviews

CNJ staff photo: Kevin WilsonClovis Civic Center Operations Manager Brock Neely lines up glasses Wednesday afternoon at the center. Neely was setting up for a retirement party later that evening. By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Web postings by area residents gave rave reviews to the Clovis Civic Center. Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas’ testimony […]

City Hall might be moving

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The city of Clovis likely will have a new city hall and perhaps emergency management and regional communications centers in a building at 400 Mitchell St. The building was donated by the Clovis MainStreet Program during Thursday’s City Commission meeting. The building formerly was the Houston Lumber Co. Mayor […]

Clovis Civic Center holding open house

CNJ staff Live, upbeat music, tasty treats and decadent cake will be part of the celebration at Saturday’s open house at the Clovis Civic Center. The free event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at 801 Schepps Blvd. According to Manager Neil McMullin, visitors will be able to take self-guided tours through the […]

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Applications sought for new judgeship A vacancy on the 9th Judicial District Court will occur July 1 with the creation of a new judgeship in Clovis by the New Mexico State Legislature. Applications are being solicited from lawyers who meet the statutory conditions. The deadline to apply is May 22. Once applications have been received, […]

THE MATCH GAME: Pairing employees with employers is a challenge

Carl Hall of Clovis applies for a job Wednesday at the Clovis Civic Center. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Three years have passed since Lasonia Grissom of Clovis received her degree in criminal justice. Her long search for a job in her field ticks on and on, and continued […]

Officials hoping to book first events for civic center in April

Javier Madrid Jr. works on the airduct system Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. Officials said the center is near completion and has already booked events for May. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Civic Center is welcoming the arrival of its air-conditioner units as well as three new […]