North Webster, Ind.—In 1972, with a love for competition water skiing, Indiana University graduate Bart Culver rented an old farmhouse and began selling Cypress Garden and Maherajah skis. With a promise to ship within 24 hours (a relatively new concept at the time), Culver’s enterprise steadily grew. The booming business moved to a second location in 1976, and then into its current 42,500-square foot distribution facility in 1994. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Bart’s Water Sports has recreated that original farmhouse, built right into the facility showroom. Visit bartswatersports.com for more information.
Toronto—Realizing how camp shaped his character and leadership development, management consultant Jay Gilbert wrote The Cabin Path: Leadership Lessons Learned At Camp, a book that helps camp staff think more consciously about the everyday experiences camp presents, and the leadership lessons associated with them. Gilbert is a seasoned camp veteran who, after 15 consecutive summers at camp, took the skills he learned into the business world. After two years as a management consultant, Gilbert completed his master’s degree at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada. Visit www.cabinpath.ca to learn more, or contact Jay Gilbert directly at email@example.com.
Chicago—Shelly Olesen, vice president of sales and marketing for C. Cretors and Company, earned the 2012 Bert Nathan Memorial Award recognizing leadership and accomplishment in the theater concessions industry. Founded in 1885, Cretors is a leading designer and manufacturer of food processing and concession equipment. Olesen has worked at Cretors for more than 20 years, beginning as western regional sales manager, rising to senior marketing manager responsible for developing the North American theater market, and finally reaching her current position, in which she directs the company’s overall domestic and international sales and marketing effort.
Complying With ADA Regulations
Cleveland, Ohio—Tomlinson Industries, manufacturer of products for the foodservice industry, offers goods that can help convenience store owners comply with new ADA regulations for access to merchandise:
∙ Cup, lid, napkin, condiment, and ice cream cone dispensers built into cabinets or hung at the appropriate height
∙ Low-profile handle options for faucets used on coffee and tea brewers and beverage dispensers
∙ Tomlinson foodservice equipment can be placed on counters to comply with height and depth requirements.
For more information, visit www.tomlinsonind.com.
Atlanta—Scouts and non-scouts alike can identify with the core values of America’s leading volunteer organization for young girls. In celebration of the Girl Scouts’ centennial celebration, award-winning author Carole Marsh took some of those values—leadership, character, courage, and service—and penned The Giggling Ghost Girl Scout Mystery, a story following four Scouts in Savannah, the site of the first organized Girl Scout Troop in 1912 by founder Juliette Gordon Low. To learn more, visit the publisher’s site at www.gallopade.com.
National Park Service Launches Civil War Website
Calling all Civil War buffs! As part of its commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the National Park Service has launched a Civil War themed website (www.nps.gov/civilwar) that provides an overview of the war, with special emphasis on the Civil War sites administered and preserved by the National Park Service. Check out some of these interactive features:
∙ Plan Your Visit gives users the tools to plan a trip to Civil War sites and provides maps, distances, and descriptions.
∙ Follow the Civil War Reporter via Twitter (@CivilWarReportr)
Word On The Web
Summer Camp Opportunities Provide An Edge (SCOPE)
(@SupprtSCOPE) writes: “Thanks so much for the mention @campbusiness! SCOPE greatly appreciates your support!” (“SCOPE-ing Out New Partners” March/April 2012)
Cory Harrison, Camp Director, YMCA Camp Benson, Ill.
(@coryharrison) writes: “Just downloaded the @campbusiness app and you should too!”
YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow, Hunt, Texas
(@YMCA_CFA) writes: “@CampsNReviews Thanks for the follow! Looks like you’re going to be a great Twitter resource for searching summer camps.”
Let’s Talk Camp, a community connecting people who work in or with all types of camps
(@LetsTalkCamp) writes: “Good stuff from Gary Forster @campbusiness survey-only four percent hear about camp from brochure, yet so much marketing money spent.”
Dave Bell, cofounder of CampLeadership.org, an online platform for sharing and discussing industry trends
(@CampLeadership) writes: “Just reading through @campbusiness Jan/Feb issue and found article that mentions our website! Thanks Curt Jackson! (“Tune In” January/February 2012)
1-3 ACA Southeastern Conference
Charleston, S.C.—Charleston Marriott Hotel; www.ACASoutheastern.org