I love going to Chicago each October for the Club Industry show. It's just a great time to meet up with people that I talk to on the phone but don't get to see in person. I'm trying to schedule some time to meet with some of these people this year, but honestly, my schedule is getting so full that I'm not sure I'm even going to have time to get something to eat most days.
Club Industry 2007 Conference and Exposition is occurring Oct. 10-13 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Beyond meeting with the people I talk to on the phone, I'm most excited about our Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to Alan Schwartz, founder of TCA (11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 in room N227b) and our Best of the Best presentation (2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 in room N226). This week, I'm getting the introductions ready for both events, and I should be receiving the presentations from the Best of the Best winners today and tomorrow. I know they've put a lot of effort into their presentations so I'm excited to be at the awards seminar (sponsored by SportsArt Fitness) as they share with attendees the details about their award-winning programs.
I hope you can join us at the show, but if you cannot, please come back to the blog from Oct. 10-13 to see what seminars, exhibitors and events we've attended. We'll be blogging about as many of them as we can. --Pam