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What issues affect your DMO?

In today’s post we recognize some advocacy issue topics that DMOs deal with on an ongoing basis. 1. Relevancy – What value do you bring and to whom do you bring that value? 2. Economic Development – Do you participate in the decisions on economic development for your community? 3. Funding Models – Is your […]

5 Advocacy Challenges for DMOs

When I talk with DMO leaders, five advocacy challenges always bubble to the top of the list. These challenges need to be addressed for DMO leaders to become better advocates. 1. THE MARKETPLACE IS EVER CHANGING. DMO leaders never imagined advocacy would affect them to the degree it is in their daily lives. The destination […]

Capital V – stands for VETO.

It is time for the people of Arizona to lead with a capital V. It is time for the people of Arizona to raise their VOLUMINOUS VOICE in a chorus to demand a VETO by Governor Jan Brewer to the shameful piece of legislation known by the legislative name SB 1062, when in reality it […]

50 Years later – Let Freedom Ring

Two Hundred and thirty-seven years ago, our forefathers brought forth a new dawn in which all men are created equal with certain inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We reaffirmed this principle eleven years later, stating in the Preamble, “…and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do […]