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Indoor lighting and its effect on emotions
By Jeannea Jones
Lighting levels impact many aspects of human performance such as vision, cognition and mood, thus the effects on productivity in the workplace or learning in a classroom environment cannot be dismissed without impact. According to research, the way a room is lit can affect decision-making, with bright light affecting our emotional system and acting as a possible catalyst for more intense emotions. Facility managers should evaluate the lighting levels in different settings — industrial, commercial, residential or academic — in order to strike the right balance.
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NASC's compensation study shows wide pay gap between sports markets
NASC
The average sports events professional at the CEO level makes around $115,000 annually in salary and benefits, especially in the larger U.S. sports markets, according to a study by Enigma Research commissioned by the National Association of Sports Commissions. In this study, for which 226 sports professionals were surveyed late last year, nearly two thirds said they give high priority to professional development, while more than half thought it was meaningful work to give back to the community through sporting events.
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Researchers reveal results of Alabama tourism study
WAFF-TV
In Alabama, while Cotton Row head chef James Boyce sprinkled salt, sugar and whiskey into a salmon recipe, the restaurant's marketers considered what side their bread is buttered on. "Most of our business does come from out of town: guests, people who are coming in for the night," said Marketing Manager Teneshia Laroda, and "a lot of businesses who are looking to do private events."
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Washington's Spokane county proposes $45 million park levy
The Spokesman-Review
Spokane County, Wash., officials want to team up with other local agencies to seek $45 million in park and sports facility improvements through a ballot measure next year. About half of the money would pay for an indoor sports field house on city-owned park land on the north bank of the Spokane River adjacent to Riverfront Park.
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Sports tourism in 'wheelhouse' for island market
Gulf Coast News Today
One of the fastest growing markets on Pleasure Island is the business of sports as evidenced by the yearlong schedule of events brought to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and managed by the tourism board's Sports Commission. Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism gave both councils status reports recently on the sports commission and its mission.
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Sports at center of Austin, Texas' attention
Community Impact Newspaper
An Austin, Texas, sports market long dominated by Longhorn collegiate athletics may soon go pro. "Of course UT sports have been a big boon for the city of Austin for a long time," Mayor Lee Leffingwell said. "In a lot of ways it's like having our own professional team."
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Alabama coach volleys for a purpose, influences sports tourism at the beach
Gulf Coast News Today
Purpose, a value most search a lifetime to find, serves as a lifeline for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach volleyball coach Shawn Weaver, a local force behind the upcoming American Volleyball Coaches Association's Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships on May 2-4.
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Heat, Panthers arenas boost cellular service
Sun-Sentinel
Just in time for the NBA playoffs, Miami Heat fans will find it easier to send their selfies and connect with friends and social media via a newly installed Distributed Antenna System at AmericanAirlines Arena. The system consists of more than 320 strategically-placed antennas that distribute wireless coverage throughout heavily-trafficked areas. Connected cellular carriers include AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint.
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Foley, Ala., begins sports tourism push with site work ongoing for $27 million athletic complex
AL.com
Don Staley has hit the ground running as Foley, Ala.'s first executive director of sports. Calling it a "coming out party" for Foley in the national sports tourism scene, Staley in early April joined Jeff Rouzie, the city's director of economic development, and Recreation Director David Thompson as well more than 800 sports tourism professionals at the National Association of Sports Commissions' event symposium in Oklahoma City.
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Indoor lighting and its effect on emotions
By Jeannea Jones
Lighting levels impact many aspects of human performance such as vision, cognition and mood, thus the effects on productivity in the workplace or learning in a classroom environment cannot be dismissed without impact.

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Florida Sports Foundation adds 4 new members to Board of Directors
Florida Sports Foundation
The Florida Sports Foundation welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors to serve one-year terms.

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Economic power of sporting events
WVXU-TV
Sporting events are not only big draws for participants and fans, they are also powerful economic generators for the region, bringing millions of dollars into Greater Cincinnati each year.

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Sarasota, Fla., to decide how to spend tourism money
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sarasota County, Fla., commissioners are scheduled to consider whether to give Visit Sarasota County another $769,500 in tourism development tax money, which the tourism agency plans to use for the Modern Pentathlon world cup final event in June and other tourism-related promotions this summer.
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Maryland's Ocean City, Wicomico County consider sports tourism pact
The News Journal
Wicomico County, Md., and Ocean City may strike out on a new partnership to attract large youth sports tournaments to Maryland's lower shore. An agreement they are negotiated may be a first of its kind in the country, organizers say. It establishes a new entity called the Mid-Atlantic Amateur Sports Alliance and pitches $20,000 — $10,000 from both parties — toward a website and other marketing materials.
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