Industry Veteran Ruby Newell-Legner Reflects on AB Show Memories
Long-time attendee and prolific speaker Ruby Newell-Legner...
May 18, 2022
AB Show Director Sue Searls Retires
Searls is best known for helming AB Show full time starting in April 1998. She first appeared on the Athletic Business masthead in July 1982 as editorial production manager, before ascending to assistant editor, managing editor, editor and ultimately...
March 11, 2022
Molly Fletcher on Realizing Potential — Hers and Yours
One could look at Molly Fletcher's resume and assume she was destined to speak in front of large groups of business leaders. Her personal leadership skills were evident in college, where she captained the Michigan State University women's tennis team, but
October 25, 2021
Returning to Live Industry Events Post-Pandemic
About two years ago, I wrote a column called "Making the Most of Live Industry Events," with tips on how to get the most out of attending conventions and trade shows. Who could have imagined that those tips would be rendered irrelevant by a pandemic that
October 20, 2021
Virtual Programming, Online Fitness
This is an unprecedented time for the athletics, fitness and recreation industries — and the world as a whole. With social distancing restrictions being put in place by local, state and federal governments, many facilities have had to temporarily close th
May 11, 2020
How Great Customer Service Deepens Relationships with Facility Operators
When Hurricane Irma hammered Florida in September 2017, the Florida Gulf Coast University Recreation Center in Fort Myers — which at the time primarily consisted of a 10,000-square-foot fitness center — became a de facto pet shelter for Lee County.
May 6, 2020
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May 4, 2020
Insights from Athletics, Fitness and Recreation Experts
As this issue of Athletic Business drops in mailboxes on the eve of AB Show 2019 in Orlando, we thought it would be a good time to look back at some of the insights gleaned from a year's worth of magazine features, as well as reach out to a few knowledgea
December 17, 2019
Making the Most of Live Industry Events
I have always believed that the most successful people in any industry are the ones who focus on consistent professional development. In fact, "grow through constant learning" is one of my company's core values.
November 11, 2019
Product Spotlight: AB Show 2019 Exhibitor Spotlight
Product spotlight focuses on exhibitors who will be on display at AB Show 2019
November 11, 2019
Military Debuts Army Combat Fitness Test
October 2018 marked the official beginning of the one-year field test period for the new Army Combat Fitness Test. The military will move into a preparatory phase in October 2019 and expects to see full implementation — including soldier evaluations — by
November 13, 2018
Looking Ahead to AB Show 2018
"Elevating Facilities. Enriching Programs. Empowering Leaders." That phrase is at the heart of what Athletic Business strives to do — our mission. Next month, Nov. 7-10, professionals from all corners of the athletics, fitness and recreation industries wi
October 11, 2018
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Stadium & Arena
Watch: Stadium Roof Collapses During Soccer Match
Dramatic footage of the collapse was posted online, showing the roof being torn off by high winds and deposited on the seating area below.
Why TSSAA Won't Review Video in Pitch-Count Controversy
Nebraska Suspends Balloon Release at Football Games
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