RECENT ARTICLES
  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 5

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    In our fifth and final episode from the 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo, we touch on the First Timer's Reception, the Facilities of Merit, review the social media buzz at the show and take a look at next year's show in New Orleans.

  • Lions Add Personal Touch When Hosting Displaced Bills

    by Tim Graham; News Sports Reporter November 2014

    How's this for hospitality? Dislodged by last week's snowstorm, Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon, in a ballcap and with a three-day scruff, set up shop Friday night in Detroit Lions President Tom Lewand's office. As Brandon worked away, Lewand arrived in a black tuxedo. A white cloth was draped over Lewand's forearm, elegant waiter-style.

  • #ABCOrlando: In Your Words

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    A week ago today, the 2014 Athletic Business Conference and Expo kicked off in Orlando. With attendees from 49 states (come on, Idaho!), every Canadian province and a total of 20 countries, the social media buzz at the show was bigger than ever.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 4

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    In this episode we take viewers inside the rocking networking reception, discuss the highlights of Bill Taylor's inspiring keynote speech and have footage from Friday's early-morning workouts. Check it out in this quick episode of Inside #ABCOrlando.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 3

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    In this episode we bring you highlights from the trade show floor, visit with one of our speakers who offers up tips for selling the millennial generation and preview Friday's action.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 2

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    We go inside Wednesday's action at the Athletic Business Conference & Expo. Highlighting the day was the annual Athletic Business Golf Classic, plus we preview what's to come on Thursday.

  • Role of 'Big Shoe' Affects Athletes from Youth to College

    by Steve Hummer; Staff November 2014

    What is the ultimate sign of success in basketball? The embarrassingly large shoe contract, and maybe even getting your name on one of the overpriced sneakers, like a Jimmy Choo with ups.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 1

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    The 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo is just a few days away. This year, we're launching a new video series that will take viewers inside the events at the show and preview the upcoming action. In this debut episode we provide an overview of this year's schedule and conference director Sue Searls joins the program to offer up her tips for attendees.

  • Snap Fitness Lands Deals to Expand in UK, India

    by EVAN RAMSTAD; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) November 2014

    Snap Fitness announced expansions in India and the United Kingdom with partners that expect to develop several hundred fitness centers in each country.

  • 10 Things to Remember to Bring to #ABCOrlando

    by Becky Walker Sobeck October 2014

    The 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo is right around the corner. You might not be packing your bags for Orlando just yet, but here are the top ten things you'll need to remember for this year's show. Not signed up yet? You can do that here. The show runs from November 12-15. We hope to see you there!