TD Bank is enjoying the benefit of free publicity until Greenville’s largest convention center gets a new sponsor.
When TD Bank purchased Carolina First Bank in 2011, it also took over sponsorship of what was then known as Carolina First Convention Center. That contract expired Jan. 31 this year and the city has been looking for a new sponsor.
TD Convention Center General Manager John Wilusz said he expects to announce a new name and sponsor in October.
“The city has always been appreciative of the support from TD Bank,” Wilusz said. “I think it has been a good relationship for both of us.”
David Lominack, South Carolina market president of TD Bank, said his organization intends to support the Greenville community in other ways through continued sponsorships.
“We were proud to have been a sponsor and we continue to maintain our relationship with the city of Greenville through other marketing sponsorships, through our support of community programs, and through our corporate campus on I-85 and our stores in the city," he said in a written statement.
First known as Textile Hall, the convention center was privately owned and located downtown before moving to its current location in 1964 when it became known as New Textile Hall, Wilusz said. It was called Palmetto Expo Center before gaining the sponsorship of Carolina First Bank in 2007.