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NEAAPA Weekly News - March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021


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While we still can't meet in person, we can still get the business of the Association done. NEAAPA will hold its Annual Business Meeting virtually this year. There is no cost to attend and be part of this online event.


The agenda will be:

  • Call to Order
  • President’s Report from Eric Anderson
  • Regional Legislative Update from Paul Cavanaugh
  • Secretary’s Report (minutes from the 2019 Annual Meeting)
  • Finance Committee Report from Cindy Brewer-Lavoie
  • Nominating Committee Report from Kevin Naughton
  • New President's Speech from Dave Oberlander
  • Membership Committee Report & Milestones from 2020 and 2021 from Tom Tessitore
  • Adjournment

Anyone wishing to participate must register in advance.


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Popular Massachusetts roller rink welcomes back customers as capacity limits increase

Carousel Family Fun Center and Charlene Conway were recently featured on Boston's WCVB since getting the green light to reopen at 50% capacity. Click on the image below to see the story at

Carousel Family Fun Center on WCVB

Study Details Measurable, Hard-Hitting Impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. Attractions Industry

A study released by IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, details the massive scope of COVID-19’s impact on the U.S. attractions industry workforce – with an employment loss five times larger than the average loss across all other industries.


The report, compiled by Jim Futrell, IAAPA historian and market research professional,showcases an industry in dire need of support from elected officials and policymakers who play a key role in facilitating the safe reopening of attractions and can spearhead COVID-19 relief legislation.


“Just as amusement parks and arcades, historical sites, zoos and other attractions were ramping up seasonal hiring last year, the economy shut down,” said John Hallenbeck, vice president, North America, IAAPA. “That meant a sudden and immediate drop in employment. It’s imperative to the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Americans that state and local governments continue to push for the safe reopening of attractions facilities as soon as possible.”


Read the full press release online at


View the Study Here


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