It’s hard to believe the holidays are here and 2019 is just weeks away. It’s a wonderful time to spend with family, enjoy the company of friends and reflect on 2018. It’s also the time of year people begin to make their annual resolutions for changes they would like to make in the coming year. While making your New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to about your job and changes you would like to make there as well. Here are my resolutions to help get you started…
My first resolution for 2019 is to better develop the relationship I have with my Parks & Recreation department. While some cities have amazing private sports parks or school facilities to utilize, many of us rely a great deal on our public parks to host many of our events. As cities to continue to grow and the availability of open field time shrinks, a great relationship with your parks and recreation staff can help overcome facility obstacles.&nbs...
Stuck on how to share information on Destinations International's Event Impact Calculator with the media in your community? Take a look at how Louisville Tourism is doing it:
Calculating Individual Economic Impact of Louisville’s Conventions and Events
In 2017, the LCVB transitioned to a new EIC (Economic Impact Calculator) which takes into account more variables than previous models.
The Destinations International Event Impact Calculator (EIC) is the official industry standard for measuring the Estimated Economic Impact (EEI) of an event. Once event specific data is entered into the system (dates, attendance, room nights, number of exhibits, etc.), the calculator uses eight different sources of industry data (including city-specific data such as average room rate) to compile a complete event impact analysis.
This model uses data provided by the organizing body such as anticipated room nights, attendance, ticket sales, length and type...
The NASC Symposium is a unique opportunity to share your experience, expertise and best practices with sports event professionals.
We are seeking a combination of peer-to-peer sessions, as well as presentations from subject matter experts to deliver the best educational opportunities for all disciplines in the sports event and tourism industry.
We invite you to submit a proposal for the 2019 NASC Symposium taking place May 6-9 in Knoxville, TN.
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If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or 513.281.3888.
I must confess that I do not read as much as I should, something that I hope to change in the New Year.
My neighbor is retired and he spends a lot of time in and around his yard. His efforts there are productive as he has a great lawn and it looks amazing through the growing cycle.
Many years ago, on our Public Television Station there was a regular program that was hosted by Jerry Baker, America’s Master Gardener. My wife recently purchased a book from him, “Fast Fixes and Miracle Mixes for your Lawn and Garden.” Inside, is over 300 pages of lawn care cures and home remedies for your lawn and garden.
Our winter here in Dayton, OH seems to have started early as we had our first snow and ice in mid-November. I did not get around to it, but one of the recipes in the book for Fall Lawn Food application included:
1 bag of low-nitrogen dry lawn food (enough for 2,500 square feet)
3 lbs. of Epsom Salts
1 cup of gentle dry laundry soap (not detergent)...
The Winter 2018-2019 edition of the NASC Playbook is available now. Download your copy.
Inside this issue
Awards Commitee Accepting Entries
Registration and Housing Open for 2019 Symposium
Bylaws, Branding & Strategic Planning
Tips from the Member Mentoring Committee
We encourage members to share information with your peers. Contact Meagan Grau, Director of Member Services and Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can contribute to a future edition of The NASC Playbook.
The NASC Staff
The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is excited to be hosting the 2019 Women's Summit April 3-5, 2019 in Tampa, FL!
Developed by top women leaders in the sports events and tourism industry, the Summit will inspire you to achieve your career goals. Successful speakers and enlightening sessions guaranteed to supply the tools you neeed and give you direction to reach new heights in your professional and personal life. This illuminating day is filled with several practical, idea-packed sessions. Between workshops, you'll experience meaningful networking at its best.
Topics covered include:
Building Professional Allies
Breaking Down Barriers
Communicating for Women
Member Rate: $499
Non-Member Rate: $699
*Subject to change
Wednesday, April 3
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Registration
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Welcome Reception
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The NASC staff and board of directors thank you for your ongoing involvement and dedication to your association.
2018 was a year of growth for the ever-evolving sports events and tourism industry, highlighted with record attendance at our annual Symposium and more than 850 organizational members as of November 1.
We also improved relationships with industry partners. Most notably, we announced in September our partnership with Destinations International to standardize economic impact reporting. With more than 140 NASC members already utilizing DI’s sports module, we are now encouraging all members to switch to this method of reporting. More information about this transition is available at sportscommissions.org/EIC
Your organization’s membership is valid through December 31, 2018. We encourage you to take full advantage of the benefits and resources available to your organization as an NASC member by renewing today.
For your convenience, a renewal notice is encl...
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Today, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
What better way to celebrate #GivingTuesday than by donating to the NASC Sports Legacy Fund? Watch our video to learn more.
How to Donate
1) Make a cash donation when you renew your 2019 membership or register for the 2019 NASC Symposium
2) Donate a silent auction or raffle item
3) Sponsor a silent auction/raffle table ($100 per table)
DreamBikes announced as 2019 beneficiary
DreamBikes is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that strategically places used bicycle stores in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods to provide hands-on, paid job training to teens. Working in conjunction with local youth organizat...
“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton
When you look back on the people who have influenced your life, do you find a common trait? In my experience, the people I remember the longest and the fondest are the ones who had upbeat personalities. Teachers who encouraged me through challenging classes, friends and family who reassured me through difficult times, and professional mentors who always helped guide me – these are the people who have touched my soul and have inspired me to be that person in other people’s lives.
Looking for the good in every situation is who I aspire to be. I am a work in progress, but I consciously make an effort to direct my focus on the bright side, the possibilities and the solutions. Moving into a leadership role has shown me that my actions and attitude shape those around me. As a team, we are more productive when our work envi...
Although I have attended the NASC Market Segment Meetings in the past, I did not attend the inaugural 4S Summit in 2017. In all honesty, with new leadership and changes to the organization, I thought it best to “sit this one out” and evaluate the feedback post-event.
Between the FOMO (fear of missing out) and the extremely positive feedback I received from industry peers, there wasn’t a chance I was going to miss out on year two. I wanted to personally experience what was making the 4S Summit different from the past Market Segment Meetings. And, as a long-standing mentor, it was important for me to share this experience with both new members to the Association and future first time attendees.
From the moment I arrived onsite, familiar faces were surrounding me…in the hotel lobby, in the hotel restaurant, and even on the hotel elevators. Right off the bat, the sense of camaraderie was evident. To kick off the Summit, the atten...