With his jacket draped over his chair, a professional businessman took a sip of his hot beverage.
The staff worked away with preparations in the kitchen with music playing softly in the background. Except for him and the reporter at his table, there were no patrons in the lounge that morning. Dressed in a blue dress shirt, a patterned blue tie and a grey suit jacket, he sat in the Great Western Lounge overlooking the Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre at Mosaic Place.
“I’m biased, but I think (it’s been) incredibly successful,” said Scott Clark, general manager of Mosaic Place and YaraCentre. “Highlights for me are sharing the building with people and having them say the nice things they do.”
Financially the buildings have seen success. He said in 2011, the year-end surplus was approximately $837,000. The estimated surplus for the end of 2012 is $400,000 and he said between 75 and 80 per cent of that surplus is based on being between $250,000 and $300,000 higher than expected in revenue. He said the other 20 to 25 per cent is based on being $130,000 under the 2012 projected expenses.
“Financially I think we’re doing very well. We’ve really managed the expenses very well,” said Clark. “We’ve come under budget each of the two years on expected expenses and we’re just driving the revenue hard.”
For more information, see the first in a series with Scott Clark in Saturday's edition of the Times-Herald Weekend Extra.