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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bob Belber to Address Albany Roundtable 2/8

General Manager of Times Union Center slated to speak on February 8, 2012

ALBANY, NY – January 18, 2012 – Bob Belber, General Manager of the Times Union Center on South Pearl Street in Albany and SMG Northeast Regional Manager of Live Entertainment, will address the Albany Roundtable on Wednesday, February 8.

Albany Roundtable luncheon meetings are held at the National Register-listed University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany, and are open to the public.

Located in downtown Albany, the Times Union Center is upstate New York’s premier sports and entertainment facility. Home to the Siena Saints Division I men’s basketball team and Albany Devils AHL hockey team, the Times Union Center hosts a variety of events ranging from concerts to family shows to sporting events.

For the past 16 years, Bob Belber has worked with agents and promoters while they are routing tours, leveraging the other 18 arenas in the Northeast Region to attract more performing artists to Albany.

Belber will discuss the history facility as outlined in the “Milestones of the Times Union Center” report, trends in arena entertainment, and the role of facilities like the TUC in downtown revitalization.

Corporate support for this luncheon is provided by NAI Platform Realty, a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm with headquarters in Albany.

The cost for the luncheon is $15, which may be paid at the door. The University Club will serve lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. Reservations for the January 11 luncheon are required by Monday, January 9 and may be made by calling 518-431-1400 (the Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by sending an e-mail to

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