We’re proud of our recent story featuring the great Joe Floreano, CFE! For a few of the photos used in our April/May Facility Manager story, we arranged a custom photo shoot that leveraged quite a bit of technology to make it a quick, successful project for everyone involved. Here’s a little behind-the-scenes:
We found a great fashion photographer (no other photographer would handle that spectacular tie properly!), Ira Morris, local to Joe Floreano’s homebase, the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Continue Reading →
More than 150,000 spectators will pour into Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the largest and highest-profile U.S. sporting event since last month’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.
What they’ll witness is a scene that became familiar in stadiums nationwide after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001: a heightened security presence that will include electronic wand searches of patrons for suspicious objects and a fresh ban on coolers in the infield of Louisville’s storied Churchill Downs.
But who are the private security guards protecting the nation’s stadiums? Are they more often tasked with subduing an inebriated fan than defusing a terrorist plot in the making? How good are they?
No venue wants its revenue stream to become a trickle. That’s why sessions and discussions about non-traditional revenue streams are always among the most popular. Who doesn’t want their revenue stream to turn into a flood of money?
One such stream gathering steam is FanPhotos, a concept from Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc. that engages patrons at events by having roving photographers snap pictures of the event-goers that are sold to the patrons to capture the memory and experience. The company announced a recent partnership with AEG Events that includes FanPhotos fan activation services at 10 select AEG-affiliated venues.
Score one for Houston as it becomes the first United States destination to host the Human Genome Meeting in 2016, an accomplishment made possible through joint efforts by the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Texas Medical Center. Continue Reading →
The Dallas City Council voted unanimously 11-0 to rename the Dallas Convention Center the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in honor of the state’s retired U.S. senator, who served from 1993 until this year. The move puts Dallas in line with other major cities which have named their convention centers for political leaders but is especially significant in that this is the first major convention center in the country named for a woman.
Hutchison’s legacy includes bringing federal tax dollars to Texas for a host of projects, including the Trinity River project in Dallas. Her work was enough to unite Democrats and Republicans on a city council that is often fragmented.
As for the renaming of a venue that takes out the city’s name and inserts a name that might not be known to most outside of Texas, the issue of how the brand is impacted bears watching. Continue Reading →