Jun
15

OABA-Duke Smith Memorial Education Fund Scholarship

The Mobile Amusement Industry, Inc. (MAI), through its OABA-Duke Smith Memorial Education Fund, is interested in furthering the educational goals of young people within our industry. The youth of today will be the leaders of tomorrow and will require the education necessary to be competitive in an increasingly complex business environment. Individual and company contributions to the OABA-Duke Smith Memorial Education Fund and the annual generosity of Allied Specialty Insurance Company and Gold Medal Products provide opportunities to eligible applicants for financial assistance with advanced education. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Each applicant must be a member in good standing of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association. Each applicant must be a graduating high school senior or a continuing student at a university, junior college or trade school or be employed in the mobile amusement industry. Each applicant must have plans of attending an accredited educational … [Read more...]

Jun
01

Worldwide Circus Summit 2015

The Worldwide Circus Summit 2015 will be held on the Big E Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts USA from July 14th until July 18th 2015. The Summit will be a unique and wonderful opportunity for a wide variety of circus-related organizations to join together at a world-class location at a common time to hold their conventions, meetings and/or activities and share their love for the circus. The theme of the Summit is: Celebrating the Circus … Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow! Click Here for Information … [Read more...]

Apr
23

OABA’s Commitment to Owners of Performing and Exhibition Animals

The Outdoor Amusement Business Association’s (OABA) Board of Directors believes that performing and exhibition animals are an integral part of the circus, fair and festival experience. Exhibition animals provide an opportunity to both educate and entertain while imparting to our patrons the value of the human/animal bond, an appreciation for animals in agriculture, and the importance of species conservation. The care and handling of performing and exhibition animals is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly and one that requires a great deal of commitment and experience. Our Guidelines, re-published in 2012, reflect the combined expertise of OABA's members and incorporate by reference the most current best practices available for the care, housing, transport and handling of exotic and performing animals in the public display and mobile exhibition community. These guidelines are consistent with, but not limited to, the rules and regulations set forth by federal, state and … [Read more...]