Comments for: Global Spectrum taps Mike Dyer, Bass Park manager, for Cross Insurance Center post

Posted Oct. 31, 2012, at 7:18 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 01, 2012, at 8:17 a.m.

BANGOR | Global Spectrum, operator of the Cross Insurance Center now under construction, has named Mike Dyer as the first general manager of the soon-to-open multipurpose arena. A 40-year veteran of operating public assembly facilities, Dyer joins Global Spectrum with nearly 25 years of experience running the nearby Bass …

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  • Anonymous

    You got to be kidding, In 20 plus years of running Bass Park he has run it into the ground. What  a mistake.  Some things  never change in Bangor.

    • Passadumkeagah

      Well, then let us hope that he continues his “winning streak”

    • Not to mention his people skills leave a lot to be desired.

    • Anonymous

      Everyone knows how this went down. Global came to the table with the proposal to run the show for the city. A few of the “concerned” at city hall asked them what they planned to do with the existing staff if they were awarded the contract. They kind of have to ask that question. They could have answered it a couple of ways.

      A. We are going to fire everybody and bring in our own talent.
      B. We will try to retain as many current employees as possible.

      Which one would the city be more interested in hearing. This is common during these type of takeovers. What else is very common is that the people that stay employed typically have a very hard time conforming to the new company rules and policies and are either asked to leave, forced out the door or fired. Either way Global knows what they are doing and will have someone very talented running the show as soon as they feel their timing is right. They know how to get very productive labor and will. They also know the right things to say to land a contract with a municipality. Good for them.

       

    • Anonymous

      You forgot its all lepages fault

  • East of Chamberlain Lake in th

    An excellent choice.  Mike Dyer is a class act.  And, having survived the general dysfunctionality of the City of Bangor for many years as an employee he is best suited to navigate the Cross Center into the forefront as a major player in the State and the economy of Bangor. 

  • Anonymous

    what a joke

  • Anonymous

    What a joke

  • Anonymous

    Man you can’t make this stuff up.. How much more are we paying a company to hire the man that was already doing the job? LOL!. hahaha!!! 

  • Anonymous

    This is a bad mistake on there part.  I would reconsider that decision or he will run this in to the ground too

  • Anonymous

    Very good for him.  My question, while we’re on the subject of the new arena is:  will there be any chance of finally doing away with the annual filth-fest that is the Bangor State Fair this year?  It’s time to declare that thing dead and buried.

  • Anonymous

    One has to wonder whether the paper has an agenda, what with its pretending to portray the seating capacity of the Bangor Auditorium as being less than that of the Cross Insurance Center.

    The Bangor Auditorium has a seating capacity of 5,948. The Cross Insurance Center’s seating capacity will be 5,800.

    • Anonymous

      I thought the same thing here, Ryan.  I would not be surprised if the BDN has an agenda, as they clearly do on other issues.  I’m as pro-arena as they come, but your facts are correct.  It shouldn’t be that hard for the BDN staff to get accurate figures.  

      Also, I continue to wonder how total capacity will be 8000 for concerts when there are only 5800 fixed seats?  That means 2200 floor seats?  That’s quite a few.  As much as I like the new arena, questioning its size (or lack thereof) should be an area of concern.

      The market survey, which was quite good overall, imo overlooked the draw that Bangor provides.  When you are using data from B and C grade acts coming to the lovable but antiquated BA how can you accurately measure demand?  More accurately would have been the Waterfront Concert Series.  Obviously, they didn’t exist when the survey was taken.  I would argue though that 75% of acts that have come to the Waterfront would have sold out the new arena and then some.  I realize that concerts are not the only consideration here.  At this time, there is no tenant here.  Hockey should be considered and hopefully will be.  5800 seats would be enough in that instance.  Time will tell.

  • Anonymous

    Great, now we can look forward to Roger Whitaker and Barry Manlow coming to Bangor annually!

  • Michael Lin

    I’m sorry I have never posted on this before, but I am very disappointed as an avid read of the BDN online, that these discussion boards become so off topic. I suppose that I’m stooping to your level, “bunyan1” by even replying here, but your sarcasm and personal agenda to drag others into this comment section and elicit personal attacks is so exhausting. The real irony would be if you were on the inside, considering the convenience of some stories to break at an interesting timeline. I’d like to still have faith in people. and the media. Don’t ruin it.

  • Michael Lin

    Interesting. I post my reply and then suddenly Bunyan’s comment dragging irrelevant names into this board goes bye-bye. Call me paranoid, but that’s quite a quick reaction to revoke the comment from the page when I introduce the idea ‘bunyan’ could have internal connection…unless of course my suspicious is true…and bunyan ‘and friends’ would be quick ability to delete from the site. No wonder I never posted on here before, there is far too much scheming. 

  • Old Bear

    Jim Ring would have been the answer to run Cross Arena.

  • Anonymous

    Mike will make sure that no reprints of Marx and Lenin are sold during games. Bless him for his patriotism and ability to find Communists. A great choice. 

  • Anonymous

    Let us hope that with Dyer running the complex the seats won’t have half an inch of dust on them like the current Bass Park. Maintaining a new complex such as this means cleaning to military standards and nothing less, or it will become just another fairground s***hole.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think the general public is aware that other than Mike Dyer, the rest of the employees’ do not have jobs.  What about those people?  Not to mention they need to apply with Global to even be considered.  

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