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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 10, October 2013, Posted On: 9/27/2013

AMOA Road Scholar Program Helps Operators Take Charge Of Change: Nov. 9-10

Nick Montano
TAGS: coin-op business, jukebox, coin machine, vending operator, Amusement and Music Operators Association, AMOA Road Scholar educational program, Take Charge of Change, Gregg Fraley, Jack's Notebook, Tim Carson, Amusement Services, AMOA Notre Dame Management Program

CHICAGO -- The Amusement and Music Operators Association will hold its first-ever Road Scholar educational program with a two-day seminar themed "Take Charge of Change." It's set for the Hyatt Regency O'Hare here on Nov. 9 and 10.

Keynoting the inaugural presentation of the new program will be Gregg Fraley, whom AMOA describes as "a thought leader in corporate innovation and creative problem solving." A consultant who takes a "whole-brained" approach to idea generation, Fraley's presentation at the Road Scholar symposium will lead registrants through the process of identifying challenges and invoking creativity to successfully address them.

The speaker's business career has included founding and managing software technology firms and working as an interactive television producer. He is also the author of the first-ever "business fable" about creative problem-solving, Jack's Notebook (Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN, 2007).

The Road Show initiative was developed under the direction of AMOA's Notre Dame and Continuing Education Committee. According to chairman Tim Carson, Amusement Services (Billings, MT), registrants can expect "high-level content and high-energy interaction and networking." Starting with a continental breakfast and the keynote address, the business sessions will focus on technology, gaming, redemption, taxes and regulations, maximizing profits and managing costs, alternative sources of revenue and organizational differentiation.

The program, which also will offer ample time for networking with industry colleagues will run all day Saturday (Nov. 9) and will conclude by 12 p.m. on Sunday. It's open to those engaged in all facets of the industry: operators, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers. A special registration rate of $99 is offered to members who have completed or are currently enrolled in the AMOA Notre Dame Management Program at the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN).

Located five minutes from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, the Hyatt Regency offers complimentary airport shuttle service. A special room rate has been negotiated for AMOA Road Scholars.

Information may be had from AMOA deputy director Lori Schneider at (800) 937-2662 or llschneider@prodigy.net. The association, which was founded in 1948, is based in West Dundee, IL.

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