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Outdoor Amusement Business Association

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Our Mission: “TO PROMOTE THE PRESERVATION AND GROWTH OF THE OUTDOOR AMUSEMENT INDUSTRY THROUGH LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION”


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  • New Board Leaders

    The OABA’s 50th Annual Member Meeting, held last Friday evening in Tampa, Florida, in conjunction with the IISA trade show and Fare Foods trade show, plus NICA events, with over 400 members attending, witnessed many changes in the leadership of this trade association. Chairman Chris Lopez turned the gavel over to Michael Wood, as the…
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    Hall of Fame and Pioneer Inductions

    OABA Adds Class of 2015 to Hall of Fame and Pioneer Leaders Recently, four additional industry leaders, including a second female leader, were added to the legacy of the mobile amusement industry’s Hall of Fame and Pioneer recipients in Tampa at the OABA’s 50th Annual Meeting and Golden Jubilee Gala. Since 2001, a total of…
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    John Sykes Named 2015 Chair of IAFE

    John Sykes, president and CEO of The Park of East Texas, Inc., which produces the East Texas State Fair and Academic Rodeo in Tyler Texas, was elected the 2015 chair of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) today during the final business session of the 124th IAFE Annual Convention. After graduating magna cum…
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    Jim Tucker Inducted into IAFE Hall of Fame

    The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) 124th Annual Convention, Jim Tucker, president and CEO of the IAFE, was inducted into the IAFE Hall of Fame. The IAFE Convention is taking place Dec. 7 through Dec. 11, 2014, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. The highest honor bestowed by the IAFE, the Hall of…
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