Read the March/April 2022 Issue Now!

The first time I met Naz Sabripour I was very impressed. She was new to the Diversity & Inclusive Leadership Committee and was a treasure of ideas to help push the agenda to make our association, industry, and events more diverse and inclusive. She made a huge impact there and she makes a huge impact in her role with the Pasadena Convention Center. Needless to say, such impact must be rewarded, and it is an honor and privilege to share the March/April Venue Professional magazine with Naz as our esteemed cover profile.

You will find this issue full of articles that we know will make an impact on your venue and your business. In addition to sharing Naz's story, the What's Going Up feature spotlights the new home of the NHL New York Islanders in UBS Arena. Truly designed for top talent, catch every detail that went into opening this splashy new arena.

Our range of other feature stories includes the opening of sportsbook wagering at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., the first arena to offer this new option for guests who want to place a wager or two. Little Caesars Arena in Detroit also gets our love and recognition for being named KultureCity's Sensory Inclusive Venue of the Year for 2021. Read about how they did it.

There is much, much more contained within the pages, so we will let you turn your attention to the hot off the digital press Venue Professional!

Thank you for reading, and as always please make sure to contact me at with your story idea for the publication. We are here to serve you, dear IAVM mebers.

R.V. Baugus

Venue Professional Senior Editor

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