Bring Your Child to Work Day… Active Style!

Have you ever asked your kids if they can explain what you do all day at work? It may seem obvious, but I bet if you go home today and ask them, you might be surprised by their answer. Here are a few responses from kids who attended our “Take Your Child to Work Day,” last Friday. “My mom watches all the money….My mom brings people online…My dad makes web sites…My dad gets coffee.” LOL!

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And it’s Active Network for the win!

A huge congrats to our VP of Global Technology Operations, Greg Ingino – a San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) IT Exec of the Year!

The other night, our team headed down to the Reuben H. Fleet Center in San Diego to mingle with some of the top tech execs in town at SDBJ’s 5th Annual Information Technology Executive of the Year Awards. Looks like our crossed fingers and toes brought us luck – Greg walked away the winner in the Large Public Company category!

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5 Benefits from 5 Parks and Recreation Software Users

parks and recreation agenciesOver the past few years, parks and recreation agencies have been squeezed with revenue, staff, and time. To save time and money with fewer resources, P&R agencies are using rec software to run more efficiently and offer better citizen service. Here are five cities that are benefiting in five different ways by implementing recreation software:     Continue reading

Activity Matters

Active Network exists in part because people need Activity – our customers need us to help them manage activities and the general public needs an easy way to discover and sign up for those activities. By meeting those needs, we are fueling Activity Everywhere and enabling millions of people to live healthier, more enriched lives. That fuels our company mission and the reason why we do what we do every day.

We are here to make the world a more Active place.

How are we doing this? We work hand in hand with our customers to bring our mission to life and we help support government legislation that promotes health and Activity. We have also developed our Employee Wellness program, ActiveX, to help redefine the way Active Network, as well as other corporations, attract and retain talent. We are now igniting a movement to inspire Activity in local communities and to redefine the way the world gets Active…….join us! Take a read through our Always Active blog to learn how our customers, partners, employees and people all over the world are finding their Active.

Ever Active,
Dave Alberga, CEO
Follow me on Twitter, @dalberga

 

Opening Day, First Game, First Tears and First Joy!

Under blue skies, puffy white clouds and spring tree blossoms, Little League of Davis celebrated opening day last month.

As the busy mom of a Farm Division Dodger, my heart swelled with pride as I watched my 7 year old son march confidently onto the field, high five some local officials as well as members of the UC Davis Baseball team, and proceed to cheer on the first pitch of the season.

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10 Mobile Statistics You Need to Hear

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Source: crunchbase.com

Mobile phones don’t just produce a bunch of OMGs and LOLs anymore. Everyone has a smart phone or will have one someday. People use their phones to do everything their computers can do, right from their pockets. This means that organizations need to start paying attention. Here are ten stats to show that it’s time to start thinking about connecting with customers through mobile:  Continue reading

New Kansas State Park Reservation System Opens for Business!

Congratulations to our friends at the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism(KDWPT), which launched its first-ever online reservation site today. Clearly there are some night owls in Kansas as close to 700 guests had already made reservations on the system between midnight and dawn this morning! Powered by our ActiveWorks cloud technology, and hosted on our ReserveAmerica.com site, the new reservation system makes it easy for guests to find and reserve campsites and cabins in Kansas state parks and at select fishing lakes and wildlife areas. The KDWPT joins more than 20 other wildlife agencies and over 30 States who rely on Active Network to automate their campgroundhunting and fishing reservations. Learn more about today’s news here.

- Mona Klausing champions global PR and gets active through yoga, camping, traveling, volunteering and spending time with her family and animals.

10 Killer Facebook Cover Images for Community Organizations

By now, we all know about Facebook’s new look: the timeline. At the end of March, all Facebook brand pages were switched to the timeline with the opportunity to post a “cover image” at the top. And since we all know a picture says a thousand words, you can use this space to send a powerful message to your Facebook visitors. Some of the YMCAs, parks and recreation agencies, and community organizations we work with have posted great covers already. Here are ten you can learn from:        Continue reading