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August/September Newsletter
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President's Corner
Jen Hollenkamp
Is it really August? Wow, that was a fast summer, but what a great summer it's been!

Thank you to the special events team at the Saint Louis Zoo for providing a fun and exciting event space at the River's Edge for the July meeting. Click here to read the full article.

Mark Your Calendar for the September 12th Meeting!

Come join us on Wednesday, September 12th, at the National Great Rivers Museum for our media expert panel. Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about working with our media, how to handle to crisis management, and how to perfect your pitch and story when selling your services or venues. The National Great Rivers Museum will offer a new and fun backdrop for this informative meeting you won't want to miss! Click here for more information and to register.

Thank You to Our Host
National Great Rivers Museum

Scholarship Presented at July Meeting
The Saint Louis Attractions Association was delighted to present the scholarship at the July meeting. Click here to read the full article.


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 experience 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 or Sarah Kay Broeker at Let's grow SLAA together!

Thank You!
Thank you to the Saint Louis Zoo for being such a fun host for our July luncheon, and to Madden Media for sponsoring. We hope everyone made some great connections during our Bingo Game, and got to see a different side of the Zoo! Also, a big thank you to our animal friends for greeting guests at the door when they arrived, and the team at the Zoo for preparing a delicious meal.

Thank You to Our July Meeting Host!
Saint Louis Zoo
Thank You to Our July Meeting Sponsor!

Submit Your Nominations for the 2018 Spirit of St. Louis Award!
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 January meeting. This year, winners will also receive free admission to the SLAA auction the following November. Nominations are accepted year round but completed forms must be submitted by Friday, November 16th.

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 for online nominations.

Congratulations to all of our raffle winners at the July meeting! Cheryl Haney was the winner of the 50/50 Raffle, Michelle Webb was the winner of the Zoo basket, and Renee Eichelberger was the winner of the Trip Raffle which included a one-night stay at Drury Hotels, two passes to Sunken Cities at the Saint Louis Art Museum, two Gateway Motorsports Kartplex passes, two Destination Moon exhibition passes and two Aircraft Carrier OMNIMAX Theatre passes from the Saint Louis Science Center. Thank you to all of the donating organizations!

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.

Would You Like to Host a SLAA Meeting?

The Saint Louis Attractions Association is seeking members who wish to host the organization's bi-monthly meetings for the 2019 program year. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal.

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