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September 22-23, 2014
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Keynote presenter announced for CSEE Fall Module on crisis management
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The next CSEE Module will be held at the Hilton Chicago on Monday, Sept. 22. The session will help establish a philosophy concerning crisis management. The many factors leading to dealing with a crisis of any kind, including security issues, will be better appreciated. This session is open to all CSEE participants and professionals working sports events at all levels (NASC membership required to enroll in CSEE; registration required to attend). Daniel Diermeier, Ph.D., University of Chicago, has presented to the United States Olympic Committee and the Association of Chief Executives for Sport and is a recognized expert in crisis management. Register now.
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NASC Best Practices Webinar on Defining the Roles of Sports Commissions and Convention & Visitors Bureaus scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 26
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Are you wondering whether your community should develop a sports commission? Join Don Schumacher, CSEE, Executive Director, National Association of Sports Commissions as he discussed the difference between a sports commission and a convention and visitors bureau, as well as sustainable funding sources to help keep your organization alive.
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Registration deadline for 2014 Olympic Sportslink is Friday, Aug. 15
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The registration and hotel deadline for 2014 Olympic Sportslink is Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. If you have any questions regarding Olympic SportsLink registration, please contact Tammie Liddie (719.866.4818 or Tammie.Liddie@usoc.org) or Jessica Cross (719.866.2225 or Jessica.Cross@usoc.org). If you have any questions regarding the Olympic and Paralympic Assembly registration, please contact Michelle Mostert at 719.866.3020 or michelle.mostert@usoc.org.
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College National Finals Rodeo nominated for award
Casper Area CVB via NASC
Schneider Publishing and TEAMS 2014 have announced their annual Sports Travel Awards and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association's College Nationals Final Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, has been nominated as the Best Collegiate Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event. Following the voting, the awards will be presented at the November TEAMS 2014 conference in Las Vegas.
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Arenas marketing with Apple's iBeacon hope to offer relevant info without 'spamming' fans
Apple Insider
Promoting products to iPhone users using Apple's wireless location-based iBeacon technology is a fine line, as professional sports teams try to provide helpful information to fans to sell more goods without pestering and annoying them.
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Make a list — and check it more than twice
By Robert C. Harris
Checklists detail the best ways to accomplish projects. Airline pilots rely on them from preflight to landing the plane. Health care professionals use them to make certain they consider every option, especially in life-saving situations. Where one omission can cause disaster, a listing of tasks, steps, best practices and protocols is essential. Checklists also promote excellence. Skipping a step might lead to an occurrence where the name badges or signs are forgotten.
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South Carolina city to sell top dollar ads at new sports center
WMBF-TV
The city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is now working on the latest way to support multi-million dollar sports tourism efforts. The city now sees its sports parks as potential billboards, so the next time you go see a game you could notice a new look: places plastered with advertisements.
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1,500 rowers, 1,200 boats, 140 national clubs head to Michigan city's river for national championships
The Grand Rapids Press
Grand Rapids, Michigan, is about to turn into the rowing capital of the United States as some 1,500 rowers, 1,200 boats, and more than 140 national rowing clubs from around the country descend on Riverside Park for four days of competition. The competition consists of 50 events daily along a 1,000-meter, six-lane river course on the Grand River.
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The Wenatchee Valley in Central Washington State. We play host to all kinds of fun events 12 months out of the year. This weekend is a great example, with the United Way Color Rush! It’s a 5k untimed Run/Walk, and had over 600 entries in its 2013 debut. It takes place right on the shores of the beautiful Columbia River. Looking for a great place to hold your sports or rec event? Click on the links above and you’ll see we’ve got the weather, the facilities and the attitude to blow you away!
www.wenatcheevalleysports.com

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Expect new sports stadiums — as long as they make money for the state
Orlando Business Journal
With the Orlando Citrus Bowl already under renovation in Florida, the planned Orlando soccer stadium site selected and a proposed South Florida soccer stadium under discussion, new legislation covers a golden opportunity to seek more state funds for current or potential venues. But the potential reward is not without risk.
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Golf resorts change course to attract younger generation
The New York Times
Resorts are making changes that would have been unthinkable even a decade ago, adding speakers to golf carts and Wi-Fi access on the course, building high-tech training centers and miniature golf putting courses, and peppering corporate golf events with tangentially related activities like using golf clubs to hit marshmallows or throwing Frisbees around the course.
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MLB stadiums push ahead with diverse beer offerings
The Washington Post
When it came time to create a new hangout in a highly trafficked spot on the third-base concourse, the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati went all-in on craft-style beers. The new Reds Brewery District — an 84-foot-long bar with more than 50 taps — included more than 20 craft offerings when it opened this spring.
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Tennessee city hopes to score with sports tourism
The Daily Herald
In light of the success of recent sporting tournaments in Maury County, Columbia, Tennessee, city officials are exploring more ways to cultivate sports tourism — and scoring more revenue as a result. The Columbia City Council met recently to begin discussions on revisions to the city's strategic plan, a projection of where the city hopes to be in 20 years. As part of parts of this process, city leaders discussed how sporting events have brought people and tourism dollars into Maury County in recent months.
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Arizona's Kino Sports Complex revenue up
KTTU-TV
When Major League Baseball pulled up stakes and left Tucson, Arizona, how to replace the dollars lost at stadium became an issue. That issue has been resolved, in part, by becoming a community complex which hosts multiple events year round. The complex now hosts amateur baseball events, concerts, soccer, the Gem Show, lacrosse and football.
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Florida county reels in pair of fishing events
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
When Flagler County, Florida, tourism officials talk about the area as a travel destination, they aren't just telling a fish story. Crappie USA, a national fishing organization, has reached an agreement to bring two of its regional tournaments to Flagler County next year. Both events will take place on Dead Lake and Crescent Lake in the western part of the county.
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Sellout? Texas has spent more than $1 billion on college football stadiums
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Since 2000, when SMU opened the new Ford Stadium, eight universities in Texas have combined, or are committed to, spend a well over $1 billion on football stadiums. In this down economy, the state of Texas has spent more than $1 billion on facilities to play a football game.
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Keynote presenter announced for CSEE Fall Module on crisis management
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The next CSEE Module will be held at the Hilton Chicago on Monday, Sept. 22. The session will help establish a philosophy concerning crisis management. Daniel Diermeier, Ph.D., University of Chicago, has presented to the United States Olympic Committee and the Association of Chief Executives for Sport and is a recognized expert in crisis management.

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Defining the roles of sports commissions and convention & visitors bureaus
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We're often asked, should we develop a sports commission into our marketplace? What's the difference between a sports commission and convention and visitors bureau?

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NASC and its members featured in SportsBusiness Journal
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The NASC and many of our members are featured in an 18-page special advertising section in this week's SportsBusiness Journal. The section highlights the evolution of sports tourism and the history of NASC and its members as the pioneers for sports-related travel.

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South Carolina city announces 3rd major BMX event coming soon
The Herald
Athletes and international teams readying for the 2016 Summer Olympic games will first stop in Rock Hill, South Carolina, next September and "drop in" at the city's Supercross BMX track. City officials announced the 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Finals event will be held in Rock Hill.
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Oklahoma to add food truck for hungry athletes
ESPN
Oklahoma has found a creative way to make sure it complies with the new NCAA rule that allows athletes to receive unlimited snacks: a food truck. Sooners athletic director Joe said that the vehicle the school is in the process of purchasing will serve as a solution to make sure athletes can get what they want when they want it.
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Remember the 'Spamboni'? It's for sale
St. Paul Pioneer Press
A slice of Minnesota hockey history is up for grabs. The old Hormel-sponsored "Spamboni" ice resurfacer that once wheeled around the St. Paul Civic Center — all the while promoting the Austin, Minnesota-based company's canned meat — is being sold, as is. The Xcel Energy Center and Visit St. Paul hope to get $2,000 for the 42-year-old relic.
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