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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
WhiteWater is thrilled to welcome Phil Edgell as President of Vantage, the company’s pioneering guest engagement platform designed to elevate venue operations and visitor experiences.   A well-known name in Canada’s technology industry, Edgell most recently led Vancouver tech darling Hootsuite’s sales operations as their Global Vice President; helping to drive revenue predictability for the more
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Eastern States Exposition (ESE) announces that Cliff Hedges, of Longmeadow, Mass., has joined ESE and will serve as the organization’s director of Public Safety.    Hedges has an extensive, 31-year background in federal and local law enforcement, having retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigations in 2012 after 26 years as special agent and a supervisory special agent; spending 21 of those more
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced Josh Powers has joined the organization’s team as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Powers will serve as IAAPA’s strategic advisor on all financial issues impacting IAAPA’s global mission and service offerings, including financial analysis, investments, asset and cash management, and financial functions more
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Friday, February 15, 2019
Robert Kelley, of Westfield, Mass., has been named director of Operations at Eastern States Exposition. A graduate of Agawam High School, he continued his education at Holyoke Community College before starting his career at ESE in 1975. Over the past 25 years, Kelley has served ESE as its contractor coordinator, overseeing numerous capital improvement projects. Under his direction, ten new more
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Friday, January 11, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Gene Dean, owner of Fiesta Shows/Dean Enterprises, Seabrook, N.H., will be inducted into the New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (NEAAPA) Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 19.  The ceremony will take place during NEAAPA’s 106th Anniversary Education Conference & Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel here.  “It’s a nice honor after more
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Thursday, December 17, 2015
  MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – The electrified rail line that once weaved its way through the wooded hills of this quiet borough in northwestern Connecticut has been gone for more than 80 years.   Even though 1930 spelled the end of the line for the Connecticut Trolley Company, its most popular summer stop, one that filled the rail cars to capacity, lives on.   Quassy Amusement & Waterpark is nothing more
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