"Focus on making a contribution rather than on making a career."

-Brian Stovall, Allen Event Center

"The view is always better from the high road."

-Paul Turner, CFE, AT&T Stadium

"Fancy carpet and trendy art do not bring customers back ... a great experience does!"

-Bryan Chatterton, Sacramento Convention Center

"Another day in paradise."

-Allen Johnson, Orlando Venues

Enhanced patron experiences + loyal partners + enthusiastic employees = Stronger Business”

-Steve Hevern, Sydney Entertainment Centre

“The show is not confirmed until the artist goes on stage and stays.”

-Michael Marion, CFE, Verizon Arena

“It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.”

-Eric D. Hart, CFE, Tampa Sports Authority

“What you allow is what will continue.”

-Stephanie Curran, Spokane Convention Center and INB Performing Arts Center

“Never try to teach a pig to fly.  You’re wasting your time and you’re annoying the pig.”

-John Rhamstine, CFE, Seven Venues

“High-performance teams succeed through leadership, communication and balance of purpose.”

-Mark Gnatovic, SearchWide

“Our Benchmark is to provide Excellent Quality and Service by retention of staff.”

-Joe Floreano, CFE, Rochester Riverside Convention Center

“The customer experience is at the heart of everything we do.”

-Brian Morris, CFE, Melbourne & Olympic Parks

“Success is not permanent and failure is not fatal so get the hell out there and just TRY!”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Atlantic City Convention Center

“You are who you surround yourself with…hire wisely.”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Atlantic City Convention Center

“You can do anything as long as you have the right people, a great plan and the right equipment.”

-Paul Cramer, CFE, Classic Center

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

-Kim Bedier, CFE (via Dr. Seuss), City of Tacoma Public Assembly Facilities

“When faced with a choice, do what would make your mother proud.”

-Kevin Mattingly, Phoenix Convention Center & Venues

Region 7 Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meetings Overview | Hosting a Meeting | Additional Resources

February 20, 2018

Utah Chapter Winter Workshop - vivint. SmartHome Arena - Salt Lake City, UT

February 12, 2018

Arizona Winter Chapter Meeting - ASU Gammage - Tempe, AZ - More Information

January 30, 2018

LA Chapter Meeting - Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, CA - Registration

July 12, 2017

IAVM Arizona Summer Chapter Meeting - ASU Kerr Cultural Center - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Itinerary and Registration

February 1, 2017

IAVM Arizona Chapter Meeting - Phoenix Convention Center. Itinerary details.

May 23, 2016

Region 7 – San Diego/Long Beach/Anaheim/Los Angeles – 9:30 AM – The OC Fair & Event Center. Itinerary details.

January 14, 2016

IAVM Arizona Chapter Meeting – 8:30AM-5:00PM – Grand Canyon University. Click here for more itinerary details: http://www.iavmaz.org/events.


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