With a professional management agreement in place for McMorran Place and the coming Blue Water Area Convention Center, what changes or added entertainment events can we expect to look forward to at McMorran? Chair of the McMorran Authority, Patti Samar, says a first day on the job for the SMG company to take over management at McMorran has been pushed back. SMG officially starts on McMorran on July 1st. Samar says that's good, in that staff needs to be hired, budgets need to be worked out and other details will need to be determined. She says SMG manages a host of other similar facilities and will be able to tie into their network of entertainment contacts, which will bring a variety of events to McMorran.