By R.V. Baugus
Sam Dores, CVP, Director, Business Operations, Strategy and Development at ExtraMile Arena in Boise, ID, and one of IAVM’s hardest-working and most dedicated volunteers, sent an email the other day to share how the weekly IAVM blogs as well as the social media ask-and-answer VenueNet, has come to his aid recently. We will let Sam take it from here:
“I wanted to share a success story from the IAVM blogs. We found out late yesterday that we’ve been tasked with hosting a food distribution site in our parking lot in a few short days. Scrambling to find some ideas on how to run an event like this, I Googled, ‘IAVM food distribution site’ and had several IAVM blog stories come up – Berry Center, Alamodome, Fair Park, etc. I blindly reached out to each and Beth Wade (Berry Center) responded in minutes and then both Steve Zito and Eric Blockie from Alamodome gave me 10-15 minutes of their time. Couldn’t have done it without the original blog stories pointing me in the right direction (not to mention the always generous industry colleagues!)!
“I would also add that the outpouring of information provided on and off VenueNet has been tremendous as well! A lot of great responses and in-depth information both on the board and directly to my email.”
Don’t miss out on what Sam is talking about. As we all continue navigating through the pandemic and with 2021 looming around the corner, VenueNet is the go-to forum to ask your questions to your industry colleagues and peers. Many a testimonial has been shared about the value of VenueNet, so if you are not acquainted with it then by all means make it one of your 2021 resolutions.
As Sam mentioned, our weekly blogs will continue to tackle the news within our industry and especially how our valued IAVM members continue making huge differences in their communities.
Thank you, Sam, for the nice email to help us bid adieu (finally!) to 2020 and look with great optimism and anticipation toward the new year.