"Another day in paradise."

-Allen Johnson, Orlando Venues

Enhanced patron experiences + loyal partners + enthusiastic employees = Stronger Business”

-Steve Hevern, Sydney Entertainment Centre

“The show is not confirmed until the artist goes on stage and stays.”

-Michael Marion, CFE, Verizon Arena

“It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.”

-Eric D. Hart, CFE, Tampa Sports Authority

“What you allow is what will continue.”

-Stephanie Curran, Spokane Convention Center and INB Performing Arts Center

“Never try to teach a pig to fly.  You’re wasting your time and you’re annoying the pig.”

-John Rhamstine, CFE, Seven Venues

“High-performance teams succeed through leadership, communication and balance of purpose.”

-Mark Gnatovic, SearchWide

“Our Benchmark is to provide Excellent Quality and Service by retention of staff.”

-Joe Floreano, CFE, Rochester Riverside Convention Center

“The customer experience is at the heart of everything we do.”

-Brian Morris, CFE, Melbourne & Olympic Parks

“Success is not permanent and failure is not fatal so get the hell out there and just TRY!”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Duke Energy Convention Center

“You are who you surround yourself with…hire wisely.”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Duke Energy Convention Center

“You can do anything as long as you have the right people, a great plan and the right equipment.”

-Paul Cramer, CFE, Classic Center

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

-Kim Bedier, CFE (via Dr. Seuss), City of Tacoma Public Assembly Facilities

“When faced with a choice, do what would make your mother proud.”

-Kevin Mattingly, Phoenix Convention Center & Venues

Welcome to IAVM

There's No Place Like It
1,000 venue professionals; 300 companies; 50 sessions, events and tours. Registration is now open for the event of the summer: VenueConnect 2014 http://www.iavm.org/venueconnect2014/venue-connect-home
I Am Venue Management
Share your venue photos, 1-sentence maxim, and story as a part of our I Am Venue Management project http://www.iavm.org//membership/what-your-story
Stadiums Managers. Stadium Solutions.
From legal issues to gameday operations, ISMC 2014 is a deep dive into new insight, best practices, and smart solutions.  http://www.iavm.org/ismc/ismc-home
2014 Senior Executive Symposium
Four inspired days of focused training and intensive discussion designed to broaden and enrich executive perspectives on business operations and culture http://www.iavm.org/ses/ses-home

Front Row News

Here’s a New Way to Market Your Convention Center
Dede Mulligan has an idea—convention centers should advertise their walkability scores. “Think about your average attendee at a convention. They typically have arrived in your city without a car. The hotel is adjacent or within a short walk of the convention,” Mulligan wrote in a blog post on...
Creative Activities Outside of Work Boost Job Performance
Albert Einstein loved to play the violin when he wasn’t working on scientific equations. Even though it was a hobby, it fed his “day job.” “The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition,” Einstein told the musical educator Shinichi...
If You Use Latest Tech Devices, You’re Perceived as a Leader
That high-tech device you’re wearing or using doesn’t mean you’re a geek. In fact, it means you’re perceived as a leader (you could be a geek, too, I suppose). “Familiarity with and usage of new high-tech products appears to be a common manifestation of innovative behavior,” said Steve Hoeffler of...
Industry News Weekly Roundup
There was a lot of news this past week. Here are some stories that caught our eyes. Jay Z, Mayor Garcetti Announce Summer L.A. Music Festival —KTLA.com “The two-day “Budweiser Made in America” concert is scheduled for August 30 and August 31 in Grand Park, according to a news release from Budweiser...

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