RECENT ARTICLES
  • AB Show 2016: On the Trade Show Floor at #ABOrlando

    by Jason Scott December 2016

    A trade show floor can be a daunting experience for the inexperienced. Such was my perspective coming away from my first AB Show last year in New Orleans, where I spent the majority of my time manning the AB booth. 

  • AB Show 2016: The Magic of Orlando

    by Paul Steinbach November 2016

    There’s something about Orlando, Fla., that stirs the nostalgia in this AB Show-goer. It’s where the conference and expo (as it used to be known) was held my first eight years at Athletic Business, and it has been there another four times since. In all, Orlando has served as the annual home away from home for AB roughly half the time in our show’s 35-year history.

  • AB Show 2016: Thankful for the Chance to Share Ideas

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    Nothing helps transition back into office life after the whirl and excitement of another Athletic Business Show quite like a three-day workweek (apologies to our audience in Canada!). But even as I look forward to a day of good food and family, I’m reminded of some of the new ideas shared among recreation professionals at a revenue roundtable seminar hosted by Jeff King and Ken Ballard of Ballard*King Consultants.

  • AB Show 2016: A Recreation Rundown

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    An abundance of sunshine made up for the slight chill in the air as AB Show attendees boarded the bus to University of Central Florida. Undeterred by the 7:30 am start time, the mix of tourists hailed from as far as Hawaii (5 hours behind) and Taipei (13 hours behind!) and was excited to see what Central Florida had to offer.

  • Letter from the Editor: Our Military Fitness Problem

    by Emily Attwood November 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Blog: Cubs’ Victory One for the Ages

    by Jason Scott November 2016

    Just in case you thought 2016 couldn't get any more bizarre: you now live in a world where the Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions. The Chicago Cubs!

  • Introducing Courtney Cameron, AB's New Editorial Assistant

    by AB Editors October 2016

    The Athletic Business team welcomed a new member in September, when Courtney Cameron came on board as our new editorial assistant. You may have already noticed Courtney's writing on the website or in our daily e-newsletter, where she'll continue to contribute. Courtney will also be tackling special projects and making contributions to our print publication. 

  • Letter from the Editor: Facilities Worth Talking About

    by Emily Attwood October 2016

    This article appeared in the October issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Incorporating Conservation into Rec Facility Design

    by Stephen Springs September 2016

    Proud members of any organization often like to cite that particular group’s mission statement. But actually operating in accordance with those objectives and goals can be a little tougher.

    Take, for example, the National Recreation and Park Association, which promotes three pillars designed to help its members positively impact the communities they serve. They are:

    1. Conservation
    2. Health and Wellness
    3. Social Equity

  • Letter from the Editor: Preparing for the Year to Come

    by Emily Attwood August 2016

    This article appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.