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December/January Newsletter
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President's Corner
Jen Hollenkamp
Happy December! I hope your holiday season is off to a great start. What a wonder time of year to be in St. Louis will all the amazing holiday activities, shopping and more to enjoy. Click here to read the full article.

Mark Your Calendar for the January 16th Lunch Meeting!

Come join us on Wednesday, January 16th, at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center for our first meeting of 2019! Ginger Imster, Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the St. Louis Economic Development Corporation, will be speaking about all the amazing innovation taking place in St. Louis - including in the attractions industry! You won't want to miss this engaging and inspiring meeting! We will also be presenting the Spirit of St. Louis Awards during the luncheon. Registration and networking open between 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., so come early to catch up with everyone after the holiday season! Click here for more information and to register.

Thank You to Our Host
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Silent Auction Recap
We did it! Thanks to your generosity, we exceeded our fundraising goal for the auction and raised $5,300. Click here to read more.

It's Time 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!

Help Us Grow SLAA!
We would like to officially welcome our newest SLAA members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! View our new members here.

Thank You!
Thank you to the Saint Louis Science Center for being such a great host for our 2018 Silent Auction in November. also, thank you to American Carnival Mart for donating fun games for everyone to try between bidding. This is one of our most successful auctions in years, so a big thank you to everyone who attended and helped raise money for the Carole Moody Scholarship Fund.

We appreciate your hospitality and generosity, American Carnival Mart and Saint Louis Science Center!

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

2019 Season Pass Now Available!
6 Meetings for the Price of 5! For the low price of $150 receive lunch* at every SLAA Lunch Meeting through November 2019. This member-only benefit has a $180 value so the season pass saves your organization the cost of one lunch meeting and is only available through January 18, 2019. As a bonus, the season pass allows you to simplify your life by only having to complete one expense report for SLAA meetings for the entire year. Not able to attend a meeting? The pass is transferable within your organization, so this would be the perfect opportunity to invite a colleague.

*Season Pass Holder must RSVP for each meeting. Each Season Pass is valid for one (1) registrant per meeting. Pass is good for the following meetings: January '19, March '19, May '19, July '19, September '19, and November '19.

Purchase your 2019 Season Pass!

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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