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April/May Newsletter
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President's Corner
Welcome to Spring! I'm sure we can all agree that winter felt like the never ending season this year. I am ready for more sunshine, warmer weather, and enjoying all that St. Louis has to offer for outdoor fun! Click here to read the full article.
Jessica Utterback

Mark Your Calendar for the May 15th Lunch Meeting!
Join us on Wednesday, May 15th, at the Anheuser-Busch Tour Center & Biergarten for a useful conversation on partnership marketing. A panel of sponsorship experts from across St. Louis will be discussing how members can work together and use the SLAA network to drive more business. You'll learn how some of the biggest names in St. Louis' sports and entertainment use partnerships to boost revenue and get the most out of their marketing dollar. Featuring top executives from the St. Louis Cardinals, The Magic House, PNC Bank, and St. Louis Family Attractions Card, it's a worthwhile meeting to help grow your business. Click here for more information and to register.

Thank You to Our Host
Thank You to Our Sponsor

Help Us Grow SLAA!
Positive testimonials and word of mouth marketing from current members are one 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 Jen Hollenkamp or Monietta Slay. Let's grow SLAA together!

New Members Helping Grow SLAA - Welcome!
Attraction: Topgolf St. Louis-Chesterfield

Contact: Michelle Nobbe
At Topgolf, there's no pressure to be good. Take a swing, score some points, share a laugh or an app, or just than an epic party. Any way you play, it's a great time for all.

Submit Your Nominations for the Spirit of St. Louis Awards!
The Spirit of St. Louis Awards recognizes programs and individuals that exemplify the spirit of hospitality and have a positive impact on the tourism industry in St. Louis. Winners will be announced at the May 2020 meeting. This has been pushed back to avoid trying to submit nominations during the busy holiday season at the end of the year. Winners will receive a plaque and free admission to the SLAA auction the following November. Nominations are accepted year round.

Eligible nominees may have served in any variety of positions, ranging from front-line service to management, at an attraction, hotel, restaurant, or with any other associated or affiliated industry. Both members and non-members of SLAA are eligible to receive awards; however, nominations must be submitted by a SLAA member. You are welcome to make unlimited nominations. Click here to submit your nomination.

Thank You!
Thank you to The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis for being a great host at our March luncheon. We hope everyone enjoyed the elegance of this hotel and dining at the Ritz! We appreciate Brian Hall, Chief Marketing Officer at Explore St. Louis for his St. Louis Update. We also learned that Brian does not always obey traffic signals when crossing downtown streets so be on the lookout for him! Also, thank you to Ms. Christie Pink, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis for her updates and generous hospitality!

Thank You to Our March Meeting Host!

Happy April from the Fundraising Committee!
Thank you so much for attending the meeting last month, we enjoyed seeing all of you!

Just because it's April doesn't mean we're not thinking about the Silent Auction - it's only 7 months away! If you want to donate something to the auction, please reach out the Tyler, Dawn, or Brooke - we're happy to meet you to collect your donations. We're also always looking for donations for the Trip Raffle.

We are also in need of sponsorships - want to get your name in front of all the SLAA membership? Want to speak about your company at a meeting? Want social media posts on SLAA's social media before and after the meeting, plus recognition in the newsletter? For $200, you can sponsor a meeting, and get your business in front of the entire membership. Please reach out to the Fundraising Committee if you're interested.

See you in May!

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