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ON THE
ROAD | INSIDE SCOOP
Get Your Game on in 2018!

I

'm always amazed how much we operate on set
needs of our members and the industry. In June, we
schedules, doing things at a certain time every
pulled together a group of members to start crafting a
day, week, or new year. Each of these occasions
new strategic plan. In the months that followed, staff
is an opportunity to hit the reset button and start
outlined specifics for the objectives set by the commitagain. Sometimes it means repeating exactly what we
tee. After multiple reviews, the ABA board of directors
did in the last cycle. But we can't do that if we expect to approved a rolling three-year plan.
be successful.
More details of the plan will be unveiled during the
We need to reset at every opportunity and use these
ABA Annual Meeting & Marketplace, Jan. 26-30. But
time/date targets only as markers. Think of each as a
suffice to say, this is a living, breathing document. It
quarter in a football game. There is another quarter to
is a three-year plan, but it does not stop at the end of
play, and you want to be as good- if not better-than
three years. Each year, a new year will be added so that
you were in the last quarter. You need
it remains current, always looking to
to assess your performance and that
the future and around the corner.
"I invite everyone to
of your opponent, and make sure you
I invite everyone to read the highread ABA's strategic lights of ABA's strategic plan on page
are playing to your full potential. But
football players don't wait to adjust
30 and use it as a template for your
plan and use it as a
their game only at the quarters; they
own business. What are the threats
template for your
assess and adjust at every play.
and opportunities for your business
own business."
To continue the football analogy,
today and tomorrow, and what plans
at ABA, the team includes nearly 20
do you have in place to address them?
individuals on staff. It also includes
How will the environment you work
our members, who are often out on the field, shoulder
in change over the next three years, and what are you
to shoulder with us on certain plays. At other times, our
doing to prepare for those inevitable and sometimes
members are sending in new plays-their ideas for ways
unlikely changes?
to improve the organization and get more return on
Planning needs to be done every day-like a football
their investments.
player does for every play-and not just at the quarters
Members and the ABA board of directors also serve
or on other arbitrary timelines.
as owners, managers, commentators, and in other roles
Wishing you a successful 2018 and a year full
you would see on game day. It is through their collective of planning!
wisdom and insight, as well as their commitment to
improve and enhance the association, that ABA is able
to perform at its peak and find a clear path to improve
Sincerely,
when there isn't one. Working together, we continually
strive to move the association and the industry to a
higher level.
But we can't wait for benchmarks in time to do it. We
must do it with ongoing regularity.
PETER J. PANTUSO, CTIS
ABA has been working to update and improve its
President and CEO
strategic direction to ensure that we meet the future
Follow Pete on Twitter at @PantusoPeter

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018

U.S. Space & Rocket Center
The George W. Bush Presidential Center
Enter the World of Miniatures
'Space’ Tours Take Off
South Florida Parks Rebounding After Hurricane Irma
Silverado Stages
ABA Gives Back During Marketplace
Heroes of the Industry
Meet the New Faces at ABA
Outdoor Adventures in Big Cities
ABA Strategic Plan
Tour Stop: Southern Appalachian Sampler
City Guide// OMAHA
Travel Resource: Charlotte
Travel Resource: Louisville
Equipment & Services Guide
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - The George W. Bush Presidential Center
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Enter the World of Miniatures
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - South Florida Parks Rebounding After Hurricane Irma
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Silverado Stages
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - ABA Gives Back During Marketplace
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Heroes of the Industry
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Meet the New Faces at ABA
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Outdoor Adventures in Big Cities
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