Even in Dog Days of Summer, Lots On 'To Do' Lists
Is there really a slow period in our business cycle anymore? Sure, there are peaks and valleys in collections and certain times when operators' schedules are crazy--ramping up leagues or setting equipment for seasonal spots--but I don't know any in our trade who are sitting around waiting for the phone to ring during the off-peak times of year.
While coin-op may not be an all-out sprint year-round, there is no off-season...just a recovery-regroup-retool and refine-season.
Here at AMOA, we've got a lot in the pipeline, too. Our "prime time" is mid-November through April, when membership renewal season collides with peak Expo planning that coincides with the Hesch scholarship and fundraising efforts that overlaps with the State Council meeting that intersects with leadership and committee transitions, etc.
But even when those major, annual programs and events are behind us, there is plenty in play during this time of year:
- The sun never sets on the Hesch fundraising efforts. Ticket sales are underway for 2016 and a special earlybird drawing (see accompanying story) will be conducted in late September;
- Led by President Jerry Johnston, AMOA has been represented at seven state association meetings the past two months and we will attend several other gatherings around the country the balance of the summer and fall;