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Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center to be Renamed

September 16, 2020 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Flint Firebirds News Release

FLINT, Michigan - The Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, Genesee County's largest indoor sports and entertainment complex, will officially change its name to "Dort Financial Center" effective immediately.

The name change is in conjunction with the January 2020 announcement that Dort Federal Credit Union would be rebranding to Dort Financial Credit Union as they moved from a federal charter to a state charter. The charter change allows the credit union to now serve the entire state of Michigan. "During the credit union's rebranding process, it seemed the perfect time to reconsider the name at the arena" said Vicki Hawkins, CEO and President of, Dort Financial Credit Union.

Dort Federal Credit Union was awarded naming rights to the venue, formerly known as Perani Arena in July 2015 as part of a 10-year agreement with the IMS Hockey Corporation.  At that time, the name of the arena was changed to Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center.

"We are so proud to have the opportunity to play a part in Dort Financial Credit Union's growth over the last five years and are excited to be a part of the future growth opportunities provided to them by their new charter," said Jeremy Torrey, Dort Financial Center General Manager and Flint Firebirds President.

As part of the name change, residents will see new signs installed on the I-69 marquee, around the grounds of the facility and throughout the event center over the next few months.  The goal is to have all of the work completed by December 1, 2020, the Ontario Hockey League's (OHL) announced 'Return to Play' date, which is subject to assurance that players, fans, staff and the community are able to play and attend games safely.

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