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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

Today's theme for Fairgrounds Appreciation Month is Vendors! Send your support to our vendors today! Make sure to tag us on social media and use #FairgroundsAppreciationMonth and #WFAHereToHelp. We are looking forward to seeing all of the ways you are sharing what our amazing industry does! We have loved seeing all of your posts so far! Keep up the great work!

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
 
 
Several days ago, we called on you to help, and you delivered! Whether it was from making financial contributions, engaging on social media, writing letters to your elected officials, sharing your story with your community, or maybe all four, you, Western Fairs Association Members, delivered! Thank you for your participation and support of the Network of Fairs!

While Stage 1 was effective, we are not done. The Western Fairs Association and the California Fairs Alliance have been busy preparing additional materials for you so that we can effectively tell our story, and take action on behalf of our members. Use the link below to see how you can take action on behalf of the fair industry! 

 
 
 
 
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NEW! IEG Releases State Of The Sponsorship Industry Report
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NEW! Coronavirus live updates: Global coronavirus deaths top 300,000
NBC
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NEW! Shanghai Disneyland reopens with timed entry and social distancing
CNN
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NEW! Five Ways to Monitor the Coronavirus Outbreak in the U.S.
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NEW! The effect of COVID-19 and disease suppression policies on labor markets: A preliminary analysis of the data
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NEW! Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households
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Financial circumstances were generally positive for most adults at the end of 2019. However, the Federal Reserve Board's latest Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households, Featuring Supplemental Data from April 2020, found that financial conditions changed dramatically for people who experienced job loss or reduced hours during March 2020 as the spread of COVID-19 intensified in the United States....READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
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