Five Tips to Help Local Communities Thrive with Technology in 2014

In 2014, hundreds of cities and community recreation facilities will migrate to ACTIVE Net, the cloud-based software designed to help organizations do more with less.  These forward-looking organizations are using technology to maximize their resources to better manage facilities, develop programs, and keep their community active.

Last fall, in the CIO Review, ACTIVE Network CEO, Darko Dejanovic shared some simple guidelines to help communities find the right technology for their needs in order to continue to better serve their citizens.

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ACTIVE Network Celebrates Customer Successes

COGSIn November 2013, we launched a series of events around the country for “Customer Owner Groups” or COGs. The events are a way to bring together customers of ACTIVE Net and Class products for a day of learning, networking, and collaborating.

Attendees will share best practices, be inspired by new business ideas, and learn the latest tips and tricks for ACTIVE Net and Class. During each event, we celebrate our customer successes with a Customer Excellence Award that recognizes key customers for their work in pioneering the use of new technology within their communities. The COGs series continues into 2014 with events throughout the US and Canada. If you are an ACTIVE Net or Class customer check out the schedule below and register for the next COG event near you!

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ACTIVE Powers TEDx San Diego and Invites you to Watch Live Tomorrow!

TEDx San DiegoFor the second year in a row, ACTIVE will be powering TEDx San Diego with its technology and its team of 50+ volunteers.

TEDxSanDiego 2013 is tomorrow, Saturday, December 14th on the UCSD campus in partnership with Calit2 and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. Adopting the theme of re:Think, this year’s event is rethinking the experience for participants, speakers, our partners and team members.

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ACTIVE Network™ Business Solutions Recaps 2013, Now Powers Meetings & Events for Nine of Top 10 Global Technology Companies

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As 2013 comes to a close, ACTIVE Network™ Business Solutions wanted to take a moment to reflect on our business and the event technology industry, in general, in 2013. We are extremely proud to say that two more of the world’s top 10 technology companies chose ACTIVE this year because of our innovative approach. These companies understand that event technology is as important to engaging customers as CRM and marketing automation technologies. We now power the Meetings and Events for nine of the top 10 global technology companies, reaffirming our position as the leader in SMART EVENTS™ technology.

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ACTIVE escorts Medina swim coach to Golden Goggle Awards

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Cori Knutson and tablemate Megan Romano – winner of the Perseverance and Race of the Year Award

Congrats to our customer appreciation sweepstakes winner, Cori Knutson of Medina Swimming!  This past weekend, we flew Cori and her husband Tate out to Los Angeles to celebrate her favorite sport at USA Swimming’s Golden Goggle Awards. Joined by our general manager, Eric McCue, the Knutsons wined and dined, mingled with all-star athletes, and saw some incredible swimmers receive much-deserved awards. It was a great night!

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We’re Back from the 2013 IAAPA Expo

IAAPAWe’re back from largest conference and trade show in the global attractions industry. Approximately 29,000 amusement parks and attractions industry professionals spent 5 days at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, to debut new products, connect with industry peers, and discuss the latest trends.

The expo floor was full of a variety of booths with interactive activities including multi-sensory simulations, a “spinning coaster,” a scare factory booth, and much more. IAAPA felt more like an amusement park than a business trade show. Companies were also exhibiting new mobile technologies that have the potential to streamline parks operations, while enhancing interactions with guests. Continue reading

Award Winning Success

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It has been an exciting few months! Last week, ACTIVE Network was selected by Deloitte & Touche as a Technology Fast 500 winner, an award program that recognizes the fastest growing technology companies in North America based on percentage of fiscal revenue. This is the fifth consecutive year we have been named a Fast 500 winner, which we humbly regard as an affirmation that we are headed in the right direction. Continue reading

ACTIVE Takes on IRONMAN Arizona

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Last weekend, was awe-inspiring for us at ACTIVE. We cheered on 17 of our employees as they pushed their bodies to the limit to earn the coveted IRONMAN Title in Tempe, Arizona.

ACTIVE has a deep history within the endurance community, and over the years our employees have competed in more than 120 IRONMAN events. It was just a month ago that ACTIVE cheered on two of its own at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.

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