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February/March Newsletter
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President's Corner
Jen Hollenkamp
Wow! The first month of 2018 flew by! Happy February and I hope your year is off to a great start. I am honored to serve as SLAA President this year. Click here to read the full article.

Mark Your Calendar for the March 21st Meeting! - Extending the Tourism Season

Come join us on Wednesday, March 21st, at Joule for an exciting luncheon. We will have multiple speakers for our "Extending the Tourism Season" presentation. Learn how to extend your tourism season to keep guests coming back for more throughout the year and how to make a successful holiday season campaign before the season approaches. Click here for more information and to register.

Thank You to Our Host
butlers pantry 
Thank You to Our Sponsor
Gateway Arch

Don't Forget 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: Logic Systems Sound & Lighting
Jeff Lohse
Founded in 1986 by Chip Self, Logic Systems Sound & Lighting is the premier midwest provider for audio, lighting, and video production services for events of any scale, specializing in both live concerts and corporate events. With a crew base of experienced creative professionals, Logic Systems continually strives to set the bar higher each and every show, with a goal to always exceed client expectations - no compromises, on-time and on-budget.

Allied: Red Oak Meetings & Events
Justin Cristiano
Red Oak Meetings & Events is a full-service management company in the meeting and event space. We offer our clients as little or as much help as needed and provide them with the tools to make every event a success.

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 Jon Weaving at (618) 257-1488 or if you have any questions.

Thank You!
Tin Roof St. Louis was a fun location and host for our St. Louis Update and Annual Awards Presentation on Wednesday, January 17th. Guests were able to enjoy the delicious lunch buffet and learn more about the new and exciting venues and attractions coming to St. Louis. A big thank you to our panelists for sharing with us as well: Ryan McClure (Gateway Arch Park Foundation), Jim Watry (Ballpark Village), Todd Hotaling (Lodging Hospitality Management - St. Louis Aquarium), and Brian Hall (Explore St. Louis).

Thank You to Our January Meeting Host!
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Thank You to Our January Meeting Sponsor!

Scholarship Applications Now Available!
Scholarship applications are now available for the 2018 Saint Louis Attractions Association Carole Moody Scholarship. The scholarship is open to any undergraduate college student or high school senior entering college majoring in a field that could contribute to the tourism/hospitality industry and maintain a 3.0 or B grade point average. Click here for more information and to apply.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Awards!
On behalf of the SLAA Board and our members, we want to congratulate the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award winners. 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, 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.

Happy February from the Fundraising Committee!

Sara and I are so excited for the upcoming year and hope you all will be able to make to our upcoming meetings. A HUGE thank you to the Gateway Arch, Drury Hotels, Tin Roof, and Gateway Motorsports Park for a great Trip Raffle in January! Click here to read more.

Area Updates
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