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December/January Newsletter
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President's Corner
Happy December! It's hard to believe how quickly 2017 has passed by! SLAA had a great year - we celebrated our 30th anniversary, saw some great venues, celebrated leaders in the industry, and enjoyed a great auction. I'm proud of the work the organization has done this year! Click here to read the full article.

Mark Your Calendar for the January 17th Meeting!

Come join us on Wednesday, January 17th, at Tin Roof St. Louis to learn about some very exciting projects underway in downtown St. Louis. Ryan McClure from Gateway Arch Park Foundation will provide an update on the upcoming completion of the reimagining of the Gateway Arch grounds, Jim Watry from Ballpark Village will provide an update on Phase II and all that will include, Todd Hotaling with LHM will provide an update on the exciting new St. Louis Aquarium, and Brian Hall from Explore St. Louis will share news about the many new downtown hotel developments. The annual Spirit of St. Louis Awards will also be presented, so don't miss out on this jam-packed meeting of awards and fun! Click here for more information and to register.

Thank You to Our Host
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Thank You to Our Sponsor

It's Time to Renew Your SLAA Membership!
We provide our members the opportunity to network, gain industry contacts, learn more about marketing and operations, as well as build an awareness of your business through partnering with other local attractions. We look forward to programming that will help you stay connected to your region, as well as to changes and trends in the tourism and hospitality industry. Whether it's a local and state-wide tourism update or learning how your industry colleagues are using technology to attract new visitors, join us as we continue to make the tourism industry in St. Louis strong and vibrant.

Additional advantages of being a member include business exposure through sponsorship or membership meetings; opportunities for great involvement through committees; free listings on our website and membership directory; free bi-monthly informational e-newsletter; promotion of your organization's internship programs; opportunities to distribute your information to our membership; an annual scholarship program for member employees, interns or family members; and much more.

Click here to renew your membership online, or contact the SLAA office at or (314) 416-2233 to request another copy of your membership renewal. We look forward to your continued participation!

Help Us Grow SLAA!

Positive testimonials and word of mouth marketing from current members are some of the best ways for us to get the word out about the benefits of joining the Saint Louis Attractions Association (SLAA). Please be sure to share your positive SLAA experiences with others. If you know someone who would benefit from being a member of SLAA, please let the Membership Committee know. They would be happy to reach out to any prospective members to help them learn more about our great organization. To reach the Membership Committee, please contact Renee Eichelberger at Let's grow SLAA together!

New Members Helping Grow SLAA - Welcome!
Allied: Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center
Julie Wibbenmeyer, CMP
Located on the beautiful campus of Washington University in St. Louis, our elegant, five-story, 135,000 square-foot facility is designed for successful meetings. You will find technologically sophisticated conference rooms, classrooms, breakout rooms, as well as 66 beautiful guest rooms, dining areas, lounges, a fitness center, a pub and a business center.

Allied: Corporate Transportation
Sean McCarthy
Corporate Transportation is the leading provider of reliable, luxurious, and quality chauffeured transportation service in St. Louis, MO and destinations worldwide. We pride ourselves on taking a concierge approach to delivering full-service chauffeured transportation solutions to our diverse client list.

Attraction: Laumeier Sculpture Park
Lauren Kistner
Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country. Laumeier is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. Laumeier presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 205-acre park located in the heart of St. Louis County. Free and open daily, Laumeier serves 300,000 visitors of all ages each year through sculpture conservation, education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events.

Allied: The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
Christie Pink
Full-service, luxury hotel.

SLAA Internship Program
The 2018 Saint Louis Attractions Association Internship Booklet is now available. This program has been a successful way to promote your company's internship opportunities to qualified students. Please contact Jennifer Hollenkamp at (314) 992-0642 or if you have any questions.

2018 Season Pass Now Available!
6 Meetings for the Price of 5! For the low price of $150 receive lunch* at every SLAA Meeting through November 2018. This member-only benefit has a $180 value so the season pass saves your organization the cost of one lunch meeting an is only available through January 17, 2018. As a bonus, the season pass allows you to simplify your life by only having to complete one expense report for SLAA meetings for the entire year. Not able to attend a meeting? The pass is transferable within your organization, so this would be the perfect opportunity to invite a colleague.

*Season Pass Holder must RSVP for each meeting. Each Season Pass is valid for one (1) registrant per meeting. Pass is good for the following meetings: January '18, March '18, May '18, July '18, September '18, November '18.

Click here to purchase a 2018 Season Pass!

Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity between Christmas and New Year's?
Special $25 SLAA ticket offer to both DreamWorks Animation in Concert performances on December 29th and 30th at 7:00 p.m. Come to Powell Hall and enjoy an evening with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performing movie music with images projected on the big screen from all your favorite DreamWorks movies, including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and more! Tickets must be booked directly through Dawn Berkbigler, Group Sales Manager, at or (314) 286-4155. Please mention SLAA to receive your special discount. Must purchase by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29th. More information about the production can be found here. We look forward to welcoming you to Powell Hall soon!

Thank You!
One more silent auction is behind us as 2017 draws to a close. As always, we had a great response to our call for donations covering everything from pretzels to memberships, tickets to VIP experiences. Click here to read more.

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities Are Now Available!
Be sure to secure your spot early, as limited sponsorship opportunities are available. For only $200, you can sponsor a SLAA Membership Meeting or Happy Hour, and get the word out about your business or promote your upcoming events. This could be a great opportunity to update fellow SLAA members about something new, upcoming events, or promote partnership with other attractions. Click here for more information and to sign up! Questions? Contact us at or (314) 416-2233.

Get Involved! Join a Committee!

Do you want to become more involved in SLAA? You can become as involved as you choose, whether it is selling Trip Raffle tickets at bi-monthly meetings, or helping set up the Silent Auction. This is a great way to meet members outside of the membership meetings an avenue to share your time and talent. Click here for more information.

Area Updates
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