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February/March Newsletter
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President's Corner
Happy 2019! It is hard to believe the first month of the year has already passed. I am excited about what this year has in store for all of St. Louis and for our organization. Click here to read the full article.
Jessica Utterback

Mark Your Calendar for the March 20th Lunch Meeting!

Come join us on Wednesday, March 20th, at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis as Brian Hall, Chief Marketing Officer at Explore St. Louis, provides an advanced look at the marketing campaigns, sales initiatives and convention line up for 2019. This is one program you won't want to miss as there will be prizes for audience participation and tourism knowledge! Click here for more information and to register.

Thank You to Our Host

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 involvement through committees; free listings on our website and membership directory; free bi-monthly information 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!

Congratulations to the 2018 Spirit of St. Louis Award Winners!
For those of you who could not make it to the January luncheon, click here to view the winners!

Thank You!
Many thanks to Ginger Imster with the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership for the absolutely fantastic presentation at the January luncheon! Several members have inquired about a copy of it and Ginger has graciously shared it with us.

A big thank you to Drury Hotels, Ballpark Village, and Tin Roof for their donations to our Trip Raffle! Congratulations to our winners, Julie Kruempel and Doug Stanze!

Just a friendly reminder, the Fundraising Committee never stops collecting donations - we collect all year long for the Trip Raffle. If you would like to donate something to have your business featured in our Trip Raffle, let either Tyler, Dawn, or Brooke know. Thanks for always donating to SLAA!

Thank You to Our January Meeting Host!
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2019 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.

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