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  • Event Mixes STEM Education with Sports

    by K. Burnell Evans April 2017

    Peals of laughter and excited chatter ricocheted off the center's walls Tuesday morning as students shot basketballs, manipulated gears and pulleys, and kicked soccer balls outfitted with sensors.

  • AB Show: 35 years advancing the industry

    by Kate Rampone March 2017

    At our last company meeting, huddled around the conference room table reminiscing about the history of the Athletic Business Show, we couldn't help but ask ourselves where the time has gone and marvel at the evolution of our annual show from its humble beginnings to where it is today. With the growing success of Athletic Purchasing and Facilities, it became clear that athletic, fitness and recreational professionals, as well as manufacturers around the world, needed an event where they could come together to share ideas, find solutions and drive the industry forward. The AP&F Facilities/Equipment Conference was born, providing a single event and educational platform designed to cultivate a strong sense of community within our industry. Join us on our trek down memory lane, as we recall some key moments over the past 35 years that have helped to shape today's AB Show and our industry:

  • Reader Perspectives: What did you enjoy most at the AB Show?

    by AB Staff December 2016

    Now that you've had a couple of weeks to transition back to regular life, AB wants to know, what was your favorite experience at the AB Show? Was it a particular session, the trade show, the Welcome Reception? Tell us about it! 

    Your answer may appear in an upcoming issue of Athletic Business!

  • What's New at the AB Show? A Lot.

    by Stuart Goldman 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.

  • One on One with Don Yaeger

    by Paul Steinbach September 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.

  • Preventing Water-Borne Illnesses

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    This summer, health agencies in two states reported outbreaks caused by cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that can have an enormous impact on the safety of recreational aquatic facilities. The Maricopa County (Ariz.) Department of Public Health investigated at least 19 reported cases of cryptosporidiosis in the Phoenix area, and the Wake County (N.C.) Public Health Division confirmed 29 cases of the parasite, which causes diarrheal illness in victims.

  • How to Improve Your Multi-Generation Team

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The millennial generation has come of age. According to statistics from the Pew Research Center, millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015) surpassed Generation X (ages 35 to 50) last year as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. This year, millennials overtook baby boomers (ages 51-69) as America's largest generation.

    As baby boomers retire from the workforce and millennials enjoy a greater majority, it's crucial to understand how that shift affects the wants and needs of an organization's employees. Relationship development consultant and AB Show speaker Lori Hoffner keeps a close eye on trends in the workforce as they relate to the three main generations, as well as the silent, or traditional, generation (ages 70-87).

  • Four Fundamentals for Successful Leadership

    by Tim Selgo August 2016

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

  • Creating an Environment for Excellence

    by Jordan Shenker July 2016

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

  • Choosing a Continuing Education Program in Sports Administration

    by Emily Attwood April 2016

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