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JANUARY NEWS
 
 
 
 
The Western Fairs Association has been busy the last few weeks getting the finishing touches put together for the 97th Annual Western Fairs Association Convention & Trade Show. We look forward to seeing old friends, new ones, and making lasting memories all while in pursuit of Building Better Fairs! We are looking forward to seeing the coming year with 2020 VISION, and encourage each of you to inspire new visions while honoring our timeless traditions! As the new year begins we are once again reminded what an honor it is to be part of such an amazing industry filled with hard-working, creative, and inspiring individuals! See you at Convention and Happy 2020!
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONVENTION NEWS
EVENING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Jan 19,
8:00 -11:00 pm

Monday, Jan 20, 6:30-10:00 pm

Tuesday, Jan 21, 5:15-7:00 pm

Wednesday, Jan 22, 6:00-8:00 pm
 
 
 
 
WFA Bowling Tournament
(sold out... but there is always room for spectators!)

President's Reception with Fair & Live Entertainment Showcase

Wine & Cheese Reception featuring Blue Ribbon Foundation Live & Silent Auctions

WFA Industry Awards Dinner (ticket required)
*tickets available on site
 
 
 
 
 
KEYNOTE SESSIONS
 
 
 
 
 
TAMI EVANS
Employee Engagement &
Levity Leadership Expert
 
 
 
 
Lighten Up and Lead: Leverage Levity to boost client confidence and employee engagement.
A happy workplace is imperative to success, but how do you remain positive  AND professional? Laugh and learn key characteristics to create levity in the worker, workforce and workplace, with tools that help you reach your personal and professional potential through the power of fun. Connection creates culture and culture creates employee engagement — and the fastest way to connect is through levity. Engagement empowers employees to collaborate through challenges, create innovative solutions and communicate confidently. Not to mention the bump to your bottom line!
 
 
 
 
 
BILL OGG
CFE, Manager
Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days
 
 
 
 
Corn Dogs and Elephant Ears
For every staff, board or service member perennially committed as vocation or labor of passion, the fair business is addictive - and can be tiring. To remain effective professionally and relatively sane, we must re-energize our internal personal batteries. Many of us rely on our “Fair Family” for this support and attending state and zone conventions is a great opportunity to reconnect with a vital power source.  This keynote is guaranteed to make you think, laugh a lot and excited to squeal “we, we, we” all the way home - eager to work hard and cooperate to make the upcoming fair your best fair ever. Bill uses life experiences, quotes and humor to share his contagious enthusiasm and love for fairs to make others feel genuinely good about themselves and their contribution to the success of their fair.
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHANCES TO WIN
 
 
 
 
BUY A KEY!
 
 
 
 
Find a Blue Ribbon Foundation Intern or Western Fair Association Board Member during 2020 VISION to buy a key for the chance to win a wine cooler or a safe!
 
 
 
 
50/50 RAFFLE
 
 
 
 
It's back again! 50% of the final collection goes to the winner and the other goes to the Blue Ribbon Foundation!
 
 
 
 
#FAIRFACE
 
 
 
 
Everyone’s favorite convention photo contest is back! Each day has a new theme, and a $50 cash prize! To enter simply post your photo to Twitter or Instagram and tage it with #FairFace. its that easy! See everyone’s #FairFace on the WFA moble app!

#FairFace Themes:

Saturday: Travel Day! Show us how you travel to Reno!
Sunday: Day Highlight! Let us know how your first day of 2020 VISION is!
Monday: Trade Show - stop by the Trade Show  and take a few pictures!
Tuesday: Sip Sip Horray! Take a picture with your friends at the Wine & Cheese Reception!
 
 
 
 
MORE CONVENTION INFORMATION
 
 
Convention Website
WFA Mobile App
 
 
 
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
 
 
 
 
The Four Freshman
Mazel Marketing
Starman Productions LLC
Spotfinity
 
 
 
 
Acts & Attractions
Commercial Exhibitors
Entertainment Agency/
Internet, Website & Software Services
 
 
 
 
 
See you Sunday in Reno!
 
 
      
 
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