Quirk Auto Group joins Cross Insurance Center as a founding partner

Posted July 02, 2013, at 8:16 a.m.

Global Spectrum, operators of the new Cross Insurance Center, recently announced that Quirk Auto Group has signed on as a founding partner of the Cross Insurance Center, which opens in this fall.

Like other founding partners, Quirk Auto Group will have a considerable presence throughout the venue, including signage in the bowl and other locations, having a convention center meeting room bearing its name, and having a suite at the arena. Quirk will also be part of the Cross Insurance Center’s website and social media activities and will become an official sponsor of the Bangor State Fair.

“We’re very appreciative of the support from all of our founding partners,” said Global Spectrum’s Mike Dyer, general manager of the Cross Insurance Center in a press release. “Having Quirk Auto Group join in the mix is great as they have been a part of this community for several generations.”

“The Quirk family is dedicated to the spirit of Maine; we have a vested interest for continued prosperity in the communities in which we do business,” said Jack Quirk Jr. of Quirk Auto Group in the release. “This is why we are proud to have partnered with the Cross Insurance Center. We know what this new facility will mean to the state of Maine for many years to come.”

Born, raised, and educated in Maine for four generations, the Quirk family has expanded Quirk Auto Group’s Bangor operation in the last 40 years: expanding from five employees to over 400, from one franchise to 12, and from three family members in the business to 15. In the last 10 years, the company has purchased locations in Augusta, Belfast, and Portland.

The Cross Insurance Center has a capacity of 8,000 in the indoor arena. It also has an attached convention center boasting a grand ballroom and 18 meeting rooms with a total of 41,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Cross Insurance earned the naming rights to the new arena for $455,000 over seven years. It was followed by founding partners including the Bangor Daily News, Bangor Savings Bank, the city of Brewer, Rudman Winchell, and TradeWinds Market, with several others not yet announced.

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