Elevate your Leadership - It’s Time

 Posted on: September 16 2019
As sports commissions, event and facility owners, and industry partners, you have become leaders in your city and the sports tourism community. It’s an honor and a responsibility. How can you make the most of that role? Take a second to consider how to elevate your leadership to a new level. The Founder and Chief Human Officer of Leadership from the Core Marcel Schwantes shares with Inc. advice from seven to leaders about their leadership. Have a clear strategy. Ask more, tell less. Be curious about your people. Embrace the unknown. Set your people up for success. Keep your people focused on their ‘why.’ Model the right cultural behaviors. Schwantes leaves you with this: “The common thread running through these responses is the centrality of inspiring leadership. Leadership actions aren’t taken for action's sake, but to work towards a central purpose that makes it worthwhile. Whatever actions these leaders perform, they reflec...

The Pulse v.6 - Research Recap

 Posted on: September 11 2019
We appreciate your input on research topics of interest for the sports events and tourism industry. If you didn't have a chance to respond to the latest version of The Pulse, it's ok! Take a look at the recap and see what research topics are of interest to other Sports ETA members. The Pulse v.6 Recap This information in the recap above helps us as we plan for timely and relevant research for our members. Part of that objective is keeping a close eye on what’s happening in the industry. Industry trends is the subject of the Pulse v. 7, available now: Take The Pulse v. 7 today!

Trends, Funds and Your Facility: Learn it all at the 2019 Sports Facilities Summit

 Posted on: September 11 2019
The Sports Facilities Summit is back and ready to show facility operators the latest trends. Developed by industry leaders in sports facilities, events, and tourism, the summit in October will provide education and facilities tours to those in this industry. This year’s summit on October 24-26 will be held at the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Indiana. This 400-acre campus is one of the largest sporting complexes in the world featuring 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for a variety of sports, as well as an indoor facility to accommodate year-round play. Industry leaders will lead discussions including: Facility Development Funding and Trends Surface Options: Natural vs. Artificial / Wood vs. Synthetic floor Local Usage vs. Visitor Usage - What is the right decisions? Maintaining a “High-Quality” Facility - What is the true cost? How do you differentiate your new facility There will be t...

CSEE Opportunities!

 Posted on: September 9 2019
Don't miss out on these exciting opportunities to earn CSEE credits before the end of the year! First up, CSEE at the 2019 4S Summit.  October 8 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Providence, RI Now Presenting: Presence, Presentation Skills, & Media Training Now Presenting activates the idea that every interaction and every conversation is an opportunity to make a positive and lasting impression on others, whether it’s connecting with a new vendor, providing a critical service or reaching out for community support. Through the Now Presenting curriculum and approach, participants will learn tools to identify communication strengths and weaknesses, ensuring that they make the most positive impression on clients, colleagues, and the media while still being true to themselves. In this program, participants learn-by-doing through exercises that help them stay confident and consistent in the media spotlight, as well as in traditional presentations and daily interactio...

4S Summit Registration Deadline Approaching!

 Posted on: September 6 2019
The deadline to register for the 2019 4S Summit is quickly approaching (September 20). We have a jam-packed schedule this year, with an amazing line-up of education, and we don't want you to miss out!  Take a look at the education topics we have in store for you: Strategies Government Relations Navigating Local Politics International Sport Leveraging Your Internal Marketing Resources Sales Seeing is Believing What Rights Holders Want Stay to Play, Stay to Save, and other Fancy Ways to Track Room Nights Local Community Programming vs. Sports Tourism Events Services Safe Sport Event Security FAM Tours, Site Visits, and Client Gifts, Oh My! Sponsorship Corporate Partners How to Get the Most Return on Your Investment When Supporting Sports Events in Your Community Insurance View the schedule and full education session listing. 4S SUMMIT REGISTRATION Member Rate: $499...

NCAA Site Selection and Bid Process

 Posted on: September 4 2019
The NCAA is looking for hosts for 86 of the 90 championships spanning four academic years: 2022 - 23 and 2025 - 26. The NCAA has engaged the services of an agency, 129 Sports LLC, to assist in managing this effort. Its founder, Russ Yurk, has in-depth knowledge of the NCAA and its processes, as well as experience in a range of national sporting events. He can be reached at russ.yurk@att.net.  TIMELINE  September 18:  Host bid cycle symposium at the NCAA National Office. Click here to register. February 3: Bid responses due March - September: Committee deliberations, recommendations, and approvals October 23: Hosts/sites announced

2018 Award Winner Spotlight: Event Marketing Campaign

 Posted on: September 3 2019
Ready, set, run what some call “The South’s Toughest Bridge Run”. Savannah Sports Council is the 2018 award winner for Event Marketing Campaign for the Enmarket Bridge Run. The 5k or 10k race takes runners across Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge. “This event means the world to me,” says Rob Wells, Director of the Savannah Sports Council. “I keep telling people that this award means so much more than most because it is selected by our peers and presented among them.” While the Savannah Sports Council won this campaign award for the Enmarket Bridge Run, which saw a 17% increase, they saw tremendous success at other events last year. The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon celebrated its fifth year with a 13% participant increase and the Enmarket Savannah Hockey Classic celebrated its 20th anniversary. “With all of that, the thing I am most proud of is the creation of our Scholar-Athlete award which we gave out at the 2018 G...

Register Today!

 Posted on: August 29 2019
Fall 2019 Sports Facilities Summit Mark your calendars for October 24 - 26 as we're hosting the 2nd Sports Facilities Summit!  Developed by industry leaders in sports facilities, events, and tourism, the Sports Facilities Summit provides education and facilities tours to industry leaders who want to learn about trends, and experience live operations of a sports facility. Created to facilitate discussions and networking, the Sports Facilities Summit hosts a series of events to explore all aspects of this industry. The fall Summit will be held at the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, IN. Who Should Attend?    Convention Centers Developers & Architects Indoor/Outdoor Facilities Non-Traditional Sports Venues Parks and Recreation Stadiums & Arenas Sports Complexes Sports Destinations Sports Facility Vendors Sports Parks Topics Facility Development Facility Funding Facility Management Admin Issues F...

Adults need a field day too. Why don’t you plan it?

 Posted on: August 28 2019
Remember the fun you had on Field Day during elementary school? The day you spent outside playing fun games against other classrooms? Don’t we all need an adult field day? Louisville Sports Commission agrees. That’s why they have brought back their Corporate Games. Lisa Mills, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations, is letting us in on the benefits of hosting your own corporate games. The Louisville Corporate Games has a variety of contests. There are bracketed events like dodgeball and volleyball, to competitive games including a water balloon toss and a parallel parking challenge, and good sports activities like a food drive and tailgate contest. “While our corporate games have competitive elements, there also is an emphasis on encouraging participation among companies and employees with different levels of athleticism,” says Mills. The 3rd annual event had 45 companies participate this year, which is more than double the number of companies t...

Sports ETA Membership Marketing Toolkit Now Available

 Posted on: August 27 2019
Make the most of your organization's membership with Sports ETA by downloading our new logo(s) from the Membership Marketing Toolkit.  Ideal uses include email signatures, websites, and print and digital materials promoting your Sports ETA membership. Take a few minutes today to update to the new Sports ETA logo!  Membership Marketing Toolkit A variety of logos are available to download in different formats, suited for specific applications and reproduction needs. Before downloading any Sports Events & Tourism Association logos, please read our Brand Usage Guide to help us maintain the integrity of the Sports ETA brand. This guide is designed to help you use the Sports ETA brand with clarity and consistency.  Brand Usage Guide Prior to publishing any materials across print or digital platforms, we ask that you please email any PDF, JPG/PNG screenshot files showing the logo usage for our approval. Email Meagan Grau, at meagan@sportseta.org, for a...
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