Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Spirit staff member off to Motown

Saginaw Spirit director of game day operations Jim Biewer has accepted a full-time marketing position with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

Biewer has been a part of the Saginaw Spirit family for the past six seasons - four seasons as an intern and two in his current position.

“Here today, NHL tomorrow! Our 2008-2009 slogan not only refers to the talented young hockey players that make up the roster of the Saginaw Spirit and other OHL member teams, but it also includes the talented people that make up the Spirit front office staff," Saginaw president amd managing partner Craig Goslin said. "Jim Biewer has been with the Saginaw Spirit since our inception over six years ago. We are proud that Jim’s professionalism, can-do attitude and prolific attention to detail will make the Detroit Red Wings game day operations and marketing outreach move to the next level. The Spirit’s business success has been due in large part to the high quality of the people that make up our staff. Jim Biewer has been one of those high quality individuals.”

A native of Marine City, Biewer graduated from Northwood University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Entertainment, Sports, and Promotions Management. In addition to the six years he has dedicated to the Spirit, Biewer has also been involved in many other organizations and events. His resume includes working with the Dow Corning Tennis Classic, Fast Ice Inc., the Detroit Pistons, the Detroit Lions and Super Bowl XL.

In the summer of 2006, Biewer took on the responsibilities of director of game day operations. After two successful seasons as a full-time staff member with the Spirit, he will now be joining the Red Wings as a new marketing coordinator.

“I am thrilled to accept this position with the Detroit Red Wings as their new marketing coordinator," Biewer said. "I am also excited to learn from and work alongside of one of the most successful and world-renowned business teams in professional sports. However, I am leaving an equally as talented group of individuals with the Saginaw Spirit. The past six years of my life with the Spirit have helped mold my career in this industry.

"I want to personally thank Dick Garber, Craig Goslin and the entire full-time staff for all of their support and guidance over the years, as I have grown in both my personal and professional life. I look forward to my future with the Red Wings and returning to the Tri-Cities to watch my favorite OHL team compete.”

“Here’s to wishing Jim great success in his new career as an ingredient of the Detroit Red Wings business team," added Goslin. "Don’t be surprised when you go to a Red Wings game and see some of the great game day entertainment you have witnessed here in Saginaw. I guarantee you that Jim Biewer will add to the already exciting atmosphere of a Red Wings game."

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