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Evaluating & Negotiating with Hotels
Article | April 30, 2009
Ensuring the Best Deal: Pointers for Even Owners and Organizers   

Location, price, attrition clauses, food and beverage minimums, concessions, cancellation clauses, and more --- the maze of evaluating and... More>>



Pool Facilities: What's Going on Below the Surface?
Article | April 30, 2009
Pool Facilities: What's Going on Below the Surface?   

What do pool sports and site selection have in common? There's a lot going on below the surface, and what looks effortless is not. Finding the right... More>>



Crisis Communication Plans: Planning for the Unthinkable
Article | April 30, 2009
Crisis Communication Plans: Planning for the Unthinkable   

'Expect the unexpected' - truer words were never uttered to a sports event planner or sports facility personnel. When planning an event, your... More>>



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Article | April 30, 2009
Coastal Sports: America's Coasts are a Shangri-La of Sports Events   

America has approximately 95,000 miles of coastline, andmore than half of the population lives within 50 miles of them. Those coasts are home to a... More>>



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Article | April 30, 2009
The Water's Fine: America's Swimming Facilities   

Swimming is one of the world’s most popular sports, and it is America's largest participatory sport. According to USA Swimming, the national... More>>



Learning about Destination Management Companies
Article | February 28, 2009
Learning about Destination Management Companies   

In these days of tighter budgets, smaller staffs and lightning-fast decisions, sports event planners often find it beneficial to close their Google... More>>



Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Event Planning Success Emanates from the Ground Up
Article | February 28, 2009
Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Event Planning Success Emanates from the Ground Up   

Baseball is the great American pastime. Softball was a medalist event for the United States at the summer Olympics for years. The two sports are a... More>>



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Article | February 28, 2009
The World's First Sport: Track & Field   

Track and field or "athletics" - from the Greek word "athlos" meaning contest - is the world’s oldest physical competition, the original sporting... More>>



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Article | February 28, 2009
Finding Facilities that Can Lead to a Homerun Event for Everyone   

Baseball in the U.S. dates back to the mid-1800s. Played by individuals of all ages, gender and skill-levels, baseball is considered an American... More>>


Article | February 28, 2009
An Interview with Mark Godley, Executive Director, Big City Mountaineers   

Mark Godley, executive director of Big City Mountaineers, began his career in the corporate world before redirecting his energy toward organizing... More>>



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