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  • Video: #ABCOrlando Overview

    by AB Staff January 2015

    A quick overview of activity on the trade show floor and a look inside the seminars from the 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo in Orlando.

  • Athletic Business' Top 10 Stories of 2014

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    As the year winds down, we take a look back at our most-read stories from 2014. More than a million people visited our website this year, so just what were you reading? Some of the stories on the list may surprise you. Others, not so much. (Click each headline to read the entire story.)

  • Athletic Business' 10 Highlights from 2014

    by Michael Gaio December 2014

    Excuse me while I catch my breath. It’s been a busy year around here. And I’m sure you can relate. If you’re in this industry — whether it’s athletics, fitness or recreation — “busy” is a way of life. Hopefully you’ll get a chance for some well-deserved R&R this holiday season.

  • 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.