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April/May Newsletter
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President's Corner
Jen Hollenkamp
Spring is a great time to be in St. Louis. Flowers start to bloom, all the outdoor activities start up again and the Cardinals are back in action! Spring is also a sign that the busy travel season is right around the corner and I'm sure everyone is busy getting ready to showcase everything St. Louis has to offer. Click here to read the full article.

Mark Your Calendar for the May 16th Meeting!

Come join us on Wednesday, May 16th, at Hollywood Casino for an informative and enlightening luncheon. We will have an officer from the St. Peters Police Department speak to us about active shooters and security from a venue point of view. This will help give a better idea on a security approach and the best way to handle emergencies. This is a luncheon you won't want to miss! Click here for more information and to register.

Thank You to Our Host
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Thank You to Our Sponsor
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Featured Attraction - The Magic House
Spring is here, and the Magic House is ready for visitors! A SLAA member for many years, families can turn their staycations into a playcation at the Magic House! Click here to read more.

Help Us Grow SLAA!

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


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 jweaving@illinoisouth.org if you have any questions.

Thank You!
Joule was a beautiful location and host for our March luncheon. Guests were able to enjoy the delicious lunch from Butler's Pantry and learn more about extending their event season past St. Louis' traditional tourism season. A big thank you to our panelists for sharing with us as well: Katy Enrique and Kelly Tecklenburg with Six Flags, and Julia Row with the St. Louis Cardinals.

A special thank you to our panel, Joule and The Gateway Arch!

Thank You to Our March Meeting Host!
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Thank You to Our March Meeting Sponsor!
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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.

Spirit of St. Louis Awards
If you see Jenny Nixon, David Lancaster or stop by the Gateway Motorsports Park, congratulate them on winning the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award. It is never too early to get your nominations in for the 2018 winners. Click here for the nomination form and more information. Nominations need to be in by close of business on Friday, November 16, 2018. Keep up the great work and let's make the hospitality spirit in St. Louis soar!

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 slaa@qabs.com or (314) 416-2233.

Happy Spring from the Fundraising Committee!

Congrats to Sarah Clarke with The Gateway Arch, the lucky winner of both the 50/50 Raffle and the Trip Raffle! The Trip Raffle included gift certificates for Square One Brewery, Casa Loma Ballroom, Climb So iLL, a one-night stay at Drury Forest Park, and Cardinals tickets.

Just a friendly reminder, the Fundraising Committee does not stop 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 Huth or Sara Modray know. Thanks again for always donating to SLAA!



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