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Happy January!  

We hope the first month of the New Year has been a productive one for all of you!  Our team has been busy getting ready for the 2019 SSIA Conference, which is going to be our most-attended conference in the history of our association.  Looking forward to seeing many of you in just a few short weeks!  

In this month's newsletter, we will share important announcements and reminders, introduce our newest SSIA members, and highlight a partner and a sponsor.

If you have any questions or comments, or would like to be considered for a future Highlight opportunity, please contact Krissy at

~ Your SSIA Team

2019 SSIA Conference Reminders

The deadline to register for the 2019 SSIA Conference and be included on conference materials is Friday, February 1st at 5pm EST.  
We have a great lineup of seminars, revamped Social Star Awards, an exciting SSIA Challenge, and more!  Click HERE to register TODAY!

Please note that our room block at the Hyatt Place reached its capacity.  Chris Giebner of Tampa Bay Club Sport recommends the following near-by hotels: Please also be sure to take care of the following:
  1. If you are leading a seminar, please submit a brief description about your topic, a bio and a headshot to Galen at by Friday, February 1st at 5pm EST.  
  2. Sign up for seminars - Some of our seminars have limited space, so check out the agenda to decide which ones you'd like to attend.  You know what they say about those early birds!  Click HERE to sign up for your seminars.
  3. Bring a friend or spouse to enjoy St. Pete and attend SSIA receptions and dinners! The fee is $100/person and includes access to the Welcome Reception, Social Star Reception and Awards Ceremony, and the SSIA Challenge (as an audience member, not a participant).  Please note that this option is not available to SSIA Members, Partners, Sponsors or affiliated employees.  Click HERE to register your guest(s). 
  4. Sign up for the Friday Night Social - If you are staying Friday night, please join us for a group Pedal Trolley!  Tickets are $35/person and include 3 bar stops.  Drinks are on you at the pub, but on us while we ride!  Click HERE to pedal the night away!
  5. Connect with your Team Challenge teammates - The Team Challenge won't just last for an afternoon at this year's conference!  Points will be awarded throughout the conference week!  Click HERE to see the roster and connect with your Team Captains for further instructions.
  6. Stay tuned for more details about the SSIA Conference App - That’s right, the SSIA is launching a conference app for the first time EVER! You will now be able to customize your schedule and manage almost everything related to your conference experience from your smart phone.  
For additional details about the conference, click HERE.  Please contact Krissy Greenleaf at with any questions.
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Welcome New Members
We are excited to welcome Keith Miller with Metro Soccer NY to the SSIA!  Metro Soccer NY runs year-round adult soccer leagues, including 5, 7, 8 and 11-a-side seasons, both open and co-ed.  They also run Play Study Win, which provides after-school programs in the public school system, and is the official soccer organization of the NYC Department of Education's CHAMPS program.  

Keith will be in attendance at this year's SSIA Conference, so be sure to get to know him!  Thank you David Walker with Big City Volleyball for the referral!
Please join us in welcoming Sal Farruggia and Rich von Rauchhaupt with LI-Kick, Long Island's premier provider of co-ed adult social sports.  Their mission is to provide a fun and social experience for adults on Long Island.  They pride themselves on offering strong recreational and competitive platforms for players to strengthen friendships and meet new people, all while playing a really fun game.  They offer cornhole, bowling, kickball and soccer leagues.

Rich will be in attendance at the conference, so be sure to give him a warm welcome!
Welcome New Partners and Sponsors
We are excited to announce our newest Partner Program with Gametime Technologies.  Their Portable Scoreboard and Audio Player is designed to bring the fun and atmosphere of the stadium to your indoor & outdoor sports and activities.  By connecting your iPhone or iPad to the Gametime Scoreboard iOS App, you can remotely control and fully customize your Gametime Scoreboard as you play.

SSIA members receive the following deal:
- 25% off the regular price of the unit
- Free shipping when 3 or more are purchased

Contact Fil Ivanovski at to place your order...or do it at the conference because he will be there!
We also happy to welcome our newest Silver Sponsor, Dorothy Kolb with DKEast.  As the Founder/CEO, Dorothy guides entrepreneurs and small business owners to grow their businesses, profitably.

"You should expect any business coach to guide you in your business growth but what makes me unique is that I have hands-on experience in helping businesses to grow profitably," said Dorothy.  "I am trained in the Profit First method. What this means for you, is that I have or can immediately get the answer for any challenge you face in growing profitability. Not only do I coach Profit First, I live it."

With a combination of direct hands-on experience increasing the profits for multiple businesses and access to profit specialists throughout the globe, she has the strategies to make your business more profitable than it has ever been before. She offers a turnkey finance solution, allowing business owners to focus their efforts, resources and expertise on product development, service delivery and sales/marketing activities. She provide temporary, interim and long term solutions enabling companies to achieve the highest quality, yet scalable financial advisory and accounting services. You have access a broader range of services/expertise with costs better matched to the actual resource usage. Her specialties include media (digital & broadcast), sports & entertainment industries, marketing agencies and professional service firms.

Contact Dorothy at or 302-289-6996.
Sponsor Highlight
Ace Apparel owner, Marc Mathios, will be attending the SSIA Conference in St. Pete this year.  He works with a number of SSIA members already and looks forward to meeting more at the Conference.  

Marc has great pricing on LEAGUE TEES and has some very unique ideas for CHAMP SWAG.  

Get to know Marc.  He can help you build your brand and save you money!  Contact him at 718-731-1550 or 
Partner Highlight
Over the last 12 years, Bell-Anderson has been a leader within the sports industry, providing insurance and risk management services. Jason Webb created a partnership between Bell-Anderson and the Sport & Social Industry Association in 2012, and now represents 45 SSIA members.

Jason will be in attendance at the conference, along with leading the seminar topic, "Dealing With Death or Catastrophic Injuries."  

Contact him at to learn more about what his insurance program can do to protect your organization, and/or to set up a time to talk with him at the conference about your needs or any questions you may have.
Announcements & Reminders
The Q1 National Quarterly Call will be held Thursday, January, 31st at 3pm EST.  Ian Elston of Tampa Bay Club Sport will be covering the knowledge share topic, "Sponsorship Trade vs Paid".  We will also be providing updates from the EC, along with news about Partner Programs and the Sponsorship and Marketing Sub-Committees.  Call information has been posted to the Facebook group and Slack.
Thank you to our Partners
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors
Thank you to our Silver Sponsors
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