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October/November Newsletter
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President's Corner
Happy October! Welcome to fall – the season of falling leaves, trips to the wineries, and Bands of America! As St. Louis gets ready to welcome students into the city, we get excited about the events to come – Polar Express, Concerts at Scottrade Center, and several conventions many of our members have been working on all year! 
I pause to reflect on the events in the city after the Verdict, and I would like to echo what Mayor Krewson and Kitty Radcliffe said in the meeting. We must look forward to upcoming events, and focus on making visitors to our community know we’re open for business. I know SLAA Businesses are up to the challenge!

I also want to point out our NEW Website! Please check out! A very special THANK YOU to Tricia Wisbrock – this website would not have come together without her! We are so fortunate to have her on our Board. She worked endlessly to get this website up and running. A thank you is not really enough, but Thank You, Tricia! With a new website comes some growing pains –We know there are some items that need fixing – if you see something that needs to be changed, please let us know.

Please send all constructive feedback to Jen Hollenkamp, or myself, and we’ll do our best to get it fixed.

We have a few upcoming events to share – we hope you can attend!

November 15th, 2017 – November Meeting – SLAA Auction at DAS BEVO! Come support the Carol Moody Scholarship fund, and get some Holiday shopping done early! If you have donations, please send them to the SLAA Offices, or Kelly Hutchinson or Tyler Huth. (I’ll be donating an item I crocheted!) If you are interested in helping with the auction, please reach out to Kelly or Tyler as well.

That’s it for October – as always, thank you for your time and devotion to this association! If you have any questions, or I can be useful to you, please feel free to contact me. Thanks!

Brooke Emshoff
SLAA President
Sales and Marketing Manager
Hard Rock Cafe St. Louis

Mark Your Calendar for the November 15th 
Silent Auction!

It's that time of year again! The 2017 Saint Louis Attractions Association Silent Auction is quickly approaching! Invite your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to join the fun. This is the one event of the year that is open to the general public, so please feel free to bring guests, and come prepared to shop! Register Here!

Thank You to Our Host
Das Bevo

Membership Renewal 
With the end of 2017 fast approaching please keep an eye out for your SLAA 2018 membership renewal. They should be hitting your mailboxes soon.
*You can also renew your membership at the Silent Auction at Das Bevo on November 15th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.!*
The SLAA Board wants to thank everyone for their support in 2017 and we look forward to working with you in 2018.

St. Louis Update: COGIC
With an expected attendance of 35,000, the COGIC Holy Convocation takes place November 6 – November 14 at America’s Center. Attendees will be enjoying St. Louis’ restaurants, attractions, hotels and shops. Please be sure to welcome our COGIC friends.
Mark your calendar:
Explore St. Louis Annual Holiday Party
America’s Center Ballroom
Tuesday, December 12
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Discover St. Charles

The Greater Saint Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau is extremely excited and proud that Show-Me Missouri magazine featured Legends & Lanterns on the cover of their fall edition. The five-page article detailed the events scheduled for October 21-22 and October 27-29 when the ghostly guests return to Main Street. Make plans to discover the Halloween Legends during Legends & Lanterns, a “Spirited” journey through Halloween history.

At Saint Charles Christmas Traditions, beginning November 24 through December 24, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with some of the famous figures in holiday history, folklore, and literature. Each of the Santas from around the world and the Legends of Christmas are eager to share their stories with you in the form of a trading card.

Drury Plaza Hotel is now open at the Streets of St. Charles, conveniently located at I-70 and South Fifth Street, and just minutes from Main Street. They offer a daily free breakfast, as well as, free hot food and cold beverages every evening at the 5:30 pm Kickback.

What will you Discover? Share your pics with us at #DISCOVERSTC
Discover | Saint Charles:

Message From Fundraising Committee Co-Chair, Tyler Huth
Happy October from the Fundraising Committee! Kelly and I have been working hard with our Programs team for the upcoming Silent Auction on November 15th! We can't believe its coming up so quickly!! In case you missed it, the auction will be held at Das Bevo on November 15th, from 11:00am to 1:00pm!

All members should have received a letter asking for a donation for the Silent Auction in the past few weeks. We welcome all donations, big and small! We've even had a few members asking if they could team up on donations and build packages to auctions off- go right ahead!!! Its all about raising money for scholarships, the more you give, the more we can give! What a great way to get your company name in front of all our members too! If you have something to donate for the Silent Auction, please contact either Kelly (314-923-3080) or Tyler (618-698-9052), or send them directly to the SLAA Offices, located at .

The fundraising committee is always on the lookout for donations for our other fundraising opportunities as well, including the 50/50 Raffle and the Trip Raffle. We gave away some pretty amazing prizes at the last meeting and hope to give away many more in the future! We appreciate everyone participating in both raffles and congratulations to out winners from last month! If you have some ideas for the raffles please give Kelly or I a call!

Tyler Huth
Saint Louis Attractions Association

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 2018 program year. Click here for more information and to submit your proposal.

2017 Meeting & Happy Hour 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.

Sponsorship of a SLAA Membership Meeting includes:
  • Opportunity to greet incoming guests at the door
  • Five minutes to speak at the meeting about your organization
  • A reserved table to distribute your organization's materials
  • Opportunity to distribute your organization's materials on each individual table
  • Recognition as a sponsor on email meeting notices
  • Recognition in the bi-monthly newsletter
Sponsor the new 2017 Happy Hour events! Includes:
  • Opportunity to greet incoming guests at the door
  • A reserved table to distribute your organization's materials
  • Recognition as a sponsor on email meeting notices
  • Recognition in the bi-monthly newsletter
Click here for information about additional sponsorship opportunities and to sign up! Questions? Contact Tricia Wisbrock or the SLAA office.

Submit Your Nomination for the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Awards!

Nominations for the Spirit of St. Louis Awards are accepted year-round. The purpose of the Spirit of St. Louis Awards is to honor those members of the attractions and hospitality industry who go the extra mile and put forth exemplary effort in helping to further the goals and objectives of the industry and the Saint Louis Attractions Association. The Association recognizes these noteworthy achievements each year at the January meeting.

Eligible nominees may have served in any of a 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 more information and to submit your nomination.

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Like to Be the Featured Attraction?

Would you like the opportunity to be the Featured Attraction in the SLAA Newsletter? Click here to submit your name!*
*Submission of information does not guarantee inclusion.
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