Your Course, Your Golfers

ACTIVE Network’s golf course management software, with low-price guarantee, enables clients to build successful online strategies for the future.

Ed Mullen, ACTIVE Network GolfEd Mullen
ACTIVE Network, Golf

The golf industry is changing at a very fast pace in terms of how golfers research, find and book your golf facility. If a golf course wants to remain competitive in today’s market, then it is vitally important to create a strategy that drive golfers to your club’s website first—not only to book tee times, but to review all of the activities at your club.

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Kids in the Office, Kids in the Game

Emily Hite is our employee communications go-to pro and helped coordinate ACTIVE’s Kids in the Office event. Below, Emily shares highlights from the day. 

ACTIVE Network welcomed more than 60 kids to its San Diego headquarters on the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

We had a blast engaging them in our mission to power the world’s activities and connect people to the things they love, want and need to do.

True to our values, we powered an abundance of activity. The children checked themselves in on iPads using ACTIVE On-Site™ registration. They learned how to budget their allowance from our finance executives. Kids danced, played red light/green light, and ran a race wearing bibs and earning medals. The team helped the four to 12-year-old kids create a collective bucket list; items included, “Go on a safari,” “Start my own video game company,” “Ride my bike to Hawaii,” and “Eat pizza with dolphins.”

The day’s festivities coincided with the kickoff of the annual ACTIVEx Charity Challenge, which funds a cause aligning with our effort to make the world a more active place. From now through July, hundreds of our employees will train for a local endurance event and work together to reach our $100,000 fundraising goal.

This year, all of ACTIVE’s offices will race for Kids in the Game (KITG), an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on empowering youth to live up to their full potential through positive sports experiences that form active, healthy habits for a lifetime. Every $30 raised gives a low-income, underserved boy or girl a chance to participate in organized sports for one year. KITG believes every kid deserves a chance to play. We want to help more youth get in the game and stay in it as adults.

At our kickoff brown-bag lunch, Charity Challenge veterans spoke about the impact training and fundraising has had on their work, families and communities. “We do it to challenge ourselves physically, mentally and philanthropically,” remarked Jon Christopher, a software development manager at ACTIVE. “We’re philanthroletes.”

University of Hawaii’s TIM Alumni Hall of Honor Recognizes ACTIVE VP

We’re excited to announce that the School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) at the University of Hawaii inducted ACTIVE’s Kevin Iwamoto, vice president of industry strategy, earlier this week into its prestigious Alumni Hall of Honors.

TIM recognized Kevin for his career achievements that have helped push the travel and meetings industry forward.

In a recent article, Business Travel Executive said, “It is without question that Kevin Iwamoto has delivered countless contributions to travel industry advancements while elevating each individual professional in managed travel. His individual and company level achievements have garnered well deserved recognition.”

Prior to leading enterprise strategy at ACTIVE, Kevin managed global travel and SMM programs at HP, and held positions at The Walt Disney Company and Northwest Airlines. He also served as the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) president and CEO from 2001–2003. Kevin has received many industry accolades including the NBTA’s 2009 Industry Icon Award, which is the association’s highest honor, as well as the 2008 Business Travel NewsBest Meeting Practitioner Award. He was also named one of Business Travel News and MeetingNews’ top 25 most influential executives.

The author of the, “Strategic Meetings Management Handbook: From Theory to Practice,” Kevin penned the first guidebook for developing strategic meetings management programs. He is a distinguished industry spokesperson, representing business travel interests globally, to the U.S. Congress after 9/11, and to national media outlets.

“While I maintain it’s much too early in my career to be receiving this type of recognition, I am nevertheless incredibly blessed, humbled and honored by this Hall of Honors recognition and hope to live up to its ideals and standards of excellence,” Kevin said.

Congrats Kevin! We’re so proud to have you on our team.

5 Reasons We’re Pumped About ACTIVE World

ACTIVE World kicks off next week and there’s an electric energy in the air here at ACTIVE as we prepare for the big show.

ACTIVE World is our biggest, most comprehensive educational experience for our customers, where we offer them the chance to LEARN from our product experts, CONNECT with other customers and discover ways to GROW their business.

We’re bringing together our best team of product experts and industry thought leaders to discuss the latest industry news and product updates in dynamic keynotes, breakout sessions, 1×1’s and more. What are we most excited about? It’s hard to choose, but here are our top five:

 

Haven’t registered yet? No sweat, click here to get in on the action.

Can’t make it? Follow all the excitement on our social channels. We’re going behind the scenes at the show, recounting unique customer stories and providing an exclusive look into our technology right here on the Always ACTIVE blog. On Twitter, jump in to the conversation using the hashtag #ACTIVEWORLD and follow us @ACTIVENetwork.

What are you most excited about? Leave a comment here or jump on Twitter and let us know!

We can’t wait to show you all that ACTIVE has to offer next week. It promises to be an amazing experience. See you there!

YMCA of Greater San Antonio migrates to ACTIVE Net

We’re excited to announce that one of our largest YMCA customers, the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, is migrating from Class® software  to ACTIVE Net™ so that their staff can operate more efficiently and create an awesome member experience by providing easy access to its activities, like spring flag football, boot camp and swim lessons, online.

I sat down with Liesien Benet, Vice President of IT at the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, to understand how this technology can help her staff better engage with their 50,000+ members.

Liesien said that with ACTIVE Net, “The YMCA of Greater San Antonio IT staff won’t have to spend the time maintaining database servers, worrying about PCI compliance or purchasing additional hardware. Our front-office staff can easily access the system anywhere at any time and can focus on creating a great member experience.”

Check out ACTIVE Net in action at YMCAs across North America, including Odessa Family YMCA in Odessa, Texas and Randolph County YMCA in Winchester, Indiana.

To learn more, see the full news releaseor visit http://www.activecommunities.com/technology-solutions/non-profit-overview.htm.