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Linda Driscoll-Dobel

Linda Driscoll-Dobel

Linda Driscoll-Dobel is the editor of Sports Destination Management magazine, Trade & Industry Development magazine, and Contact Professional magazine, all of which are wholly owned publications of Due North Consulting, Inc., a media firm located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Linda holds an English degree from the University of Connecticut and has decades of journalistic experience covering the contact center industry, with a significant heft of that experience in the site-selection space, as well as sports destinations.


Case study | August 29, 2013
The Surprising Sports Treasures of Tri-Valley, California   

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

Just 33 miles east of San Francisco sits an area with a cache of assets. It offers beautiful scenery, outstanding connectivity and more than enough...more >>


Case study | August 29, 2013
Surf City USA - Huntingdon Beach, California: Surf, Sand and So Much More for Sports   

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

It’s impossible to mention the name of the area and not hear the Jan and Dean song, “Surf City.” In fact, that’s what the Surf City USA -...more >>


Case study | August 29, 2013
Stockton: The WIN Country of California   

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

Stockton, traditionally part of California’s viticulture scene, has been reinventing itself as the Win Country of California.


Article | December 31, 2012
Emerging Markets: Get Out of Your Venue Rut   

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

Repetition has long been known to be beneficial to athletes in practice sessions. When it comes to the location of sports events, though, for...more >>


Article | October 31, 2012
Outstanding U.S. Sports Venues Share their “Wow” Factors   

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

Sports event planners know it takes more than one “wow” factor to make them deem a sports venue “outstanding.” Truly outstanding sports...more >>


Article | March 31, 2012
Profiles in Leadership - Behind-the-Scenes   

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

Although it is used in a variety of contexts, the word 'team' is primarily associated with the sports world. Certainly, there are many non-team-based...more >>


Article | December 31, 2011
Emerging Sports Markets   

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

As we ring in the new year, it’s a great time to expand horizons and explore new sports destinations. Some of the destinations presented here may...more >>


Article | October 31, 2011
North America’s Finest Sports Facilities   

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

Just as the productivity of office workers is affected by their environment, the achievement of sports participants can be affected by the...more >>


Article | April 29, 2011
Communities with More to Offer   

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

There's more to life than sports. Okay, many will disagree with that statement, but face it, when the games are over, the competitions are decided...more >>


Article | December 31, 2010
Small Market Leaders   

By: Linda Driscoll-Dobel

Some locations instantly bring to mind a specific sport: The Bronx and Baltimore ring out baseball; Augusta and St. Andrews whisper golf; Flushing...more >>


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