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Your Small Venue Needs Proactive Operations Too

September 08, 2016

“It’s a 400-person stadium,” your Principal tells you.

“Our faculty is enough to oversee tonight’s game,” she continues. Your Principal, Angela, is a seasoned administrator with the district.

You trust her judgment.

It’s now 5 PM, and you’re finishing up the faculty meeting for tonight’s football game against the Sequoyah Indians.

“You two take the rear entrance,” pointing to John and Sarah, two 11th grade teachers standing in the back.

“Jim, you and Sandy handle concessions tonight,” you continue. You finish running through names on this evening’s volunteer roster.

“OK, everyone good luck tonight,” you shout as you wave to everyone.

You expect this game to go off without a hitch.

Several hours later, around 9:15 PM, you begin shutting down the small stadium when you hear a loud noise.

It’s a gun shot.

You hear screams as everyone flees.

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Incident Management Mobile Apps are Game Changers for Smaller Venues

August 07, 2014

Are you struggling with limited resources? Not enough staff? Do you have too much on your plate?

Have you felt that your venue was just too small to implement any incident management applications?

You really need to keep reading, because the “Our venue is too small” is a far cry from the truth AND we have a solution for you to not only resolve your staffing concerns, but help overcome your shortfalls.

Game day for a smaller venue can be quite different than their much larger counterparts. We get that. When you have limited resources combined with too much on your plate…the thought of implementing applications might be too overwhelming and your least priority, right? We say, “Bologna!”

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Smaller Venues: The Vital Lesson This Attack Will Teach You About Safety & Security

April 22, 2014

During our interactions with colleagues and professionals in the industry we often encounter the adage:

“Our venue is too small.”

This is a popular challenge we face, especially when communicating with facility managers for smaller venues. In case you were wondering…we disagree with this adage quite a bit. The reason why we do, well, that’s the easy part. As you may know, we like to back our viewpoint with real-world events – so let’s get real.

The suspect in the deadly shootings at two Jewish institutions in suburban Kansas City made no secret of his hateful views, but few could have anticipated the attack that claimed three lives on Sunday April 13th. The shooter was identified as Frazier Glenn Miller, a 73-year-old white supremacist. The attack illustrates that bad things happen in venues of any size.

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