"Focus on making a contribution rather than on making a career."

-Brian Stovall, Allen Event Center

"The view is always better from the high road."

-Paul Turner, CFE, AT&T Stadium

"Fancy carpet and trendy art do not bring customers back ... a great experience does!"

-Bryan Chatterton, Sacramento Convention Center

"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, Atlantic City Convention Center

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

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Atlantic City 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

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IAVM Announces Partnership with Venue and Event Tech Company Sherpa Solutions
Sherpa clients receive valuable data on guest behavior via geolocation technology. Here, exhibit floor traffic is captured to show area density and attendee movement during an event. IAVM is pleased to announce a 2015-2016 global partnership with Sherpa Solutions. This is the highest partner level...
Business Barometer: Business Is Good
VenueDataSource is happy to share with you the latest “Business Barometer,” in which positive trends are evident. For example, looking at the average ratings during the course of the full 2014 year, most managers indicated that current business conditions are better than the prior year (64 percent...
Milwaukee Bucks Unveil Designs for New Arena
The NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks unveiled images last week of the teams new, multipurpose arena and sports and entertainment district set in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “We’re not just trying to build a new home for the Milwaukee Bucks, but create a 365-day attraction for Wisconsin residents that will...
More Jobs to Be Created in Travel & Tourism Industry
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released its “Economic Impact” report last month, showing a positive trend in employment. “2.1 million new jobs were generated directly in the sector in 2014, and in total 6.1 million new jobs were created as a result of total direct, indirect, and...

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