Naegele in Duluth today
Minnesota Wild owner Bob Naegele will be speaking about how a place like the Duluth Heritage Sports Center will affect economic development during a luncheon for Twin Ports area business leaders at 1 p.m. today at the Proctor Black Woods Grill & Bar, at 195 Highway 2.
Part of the luncheon also will include an update on how construction and fundraising is going for the $15 million project under construction on the Clyde Iron Works site in Lincoln Park.
"In terms of construction, we're ahead of schedule," said Steve Waller, director of donor relations for the center. The fundraising effort is proceeding at a good clip as well, he said.
"The puck's going to hit the ice in January," he said.
The facility will be the home of youth and high school hockey, in addition to computer labs for Boys & Girls Clubs of Duluth and Superior.
Immediately after the luncheon, Black Woods owner Bryan Flaherty will present a check to benefit youth hockey. Business leaders are invited to attend this special event by reserving their complimentary seats at 624-3454.