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It’s Show Time!

It’s already that time of year; ZAG is excited to host our annual events again for our members and sponsors.  Don’t forget to stop by the show ZAG hospitality room in Las Vegas, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and the show office in Gatlinburg to pick up your ZAG sponsor sign off sheet. Just visit at least 15 of our Sponsors and you could win!  We are giving away 2- $250 sponsor credits in Las Vegas, and 1-$500, 2-$250 and 3-$100 Sponsor credits during ZAG week in Tennessee. It’s easy to do and the card conveniently fits into your badge holder It’s a good way to say “thank you” to our Sponsors for their support.

Las Vegas Mixer- Thursday, September 18, 2014 5 p.m. – 7p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Sponsors and Members are invited.  Light Appetizers, beer and wine will be served.

ZAG Week Mixer- Monday, November 3, 2014 6:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Rainforest Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN. Sponsors and Members are invited. Appetizers, Beer and Wine.  R.S.V.P. needed michaeld@cameronparkzoo.org

ZAG Dinner and Annual Meeting- Tuesday, November 4th – Cocktail hour 5p.m.-6pm. Dinner/Meeting 6pm-8p.m.  Members only. R.S.V.P michaeld@cameronparkzoo.org

ZAG Wants YOU! By Denise Lamoureux

That’s right! ZAG is opening up new avenues for networking and information sharing and we need our member’s help to do it! We are in the process of updating the ZAG website www.zaggift.com. We’ve included a Buyer’s Resource page that will feature sales tips, merchandising information, links, power point presentations, conservation commerce information, sponsor lists, product categorizations and the like in order to assist our members with their retail operations. We all know that the collective experience within our membership is extremely valuable and we gain much insight from our Annual Membership Dinner in Tennessee that we want to expand and offer the shared information to members who are not able to attend the meeting. Therefore, ZAG is reaching out to our membership to see if you would like to add or offer suggestions on what you would like to see on the Buyer’s Resource page. If your facility would agree, we would love to share retail SOP’s from other facilities, Retail Sales Handbooks, Links to Great Resources, Training Manuals, Merchandising Plans, etc. If you are able to share, please send content, photos, links, documents and resources to denise@southwickszoo.com. Together, we can compile an assortment of amazing resources that may assist in raising our sales and level of professionalism. I wish to THANK YOU in advance and would love your input to this page.

Another quick insert:

RSVP to the Annual Membership Dinner on November 4, 2014 at the Le Conte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to michaeld@cameronparkzoo.com.

Do you need some retail advice or have something you would love to ask other ZAG members? Please feel free to prepare and bring questions to ask the ZAG BOD and other ZAG members! We would love to answer your questions and address your needs at the meeting. If you have some great resources and information to share with the group, please feel free to share.


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ZAG Events

03 Nov 2014 6:30 PM • Rainforest Adventures
04 Nov 2014 5:15 PM • La Conte Center

Upcoming Trade Shows

02 Nov 2014 • Sevierville Events Center 202 Gists Creek Road, Sevierville, TN. 37876
03 Nov 2014 • 234 Historic Nature Trail / Airport Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
16 Nov 2014 • Roland E. Powell Convention Center
07 Dec 2014 • Myrtle Beach Convention Center

ZAG Contact Information

If you are looking to join ZAG, either as a Buyer or a Sponsor, click on Join Us, and select the level you want. If you are a new Sponsor. please fill out the application completely and mail both your dues and application to the address provided. You will receive an email either confirming your membership or an explanation as to why it was denied. New sponsors please read the New Sponsor information here.

Want to know what ZAG is all about? Check out the About Us section to see our Mission Statement, History and other information.

If you have any questions about becoming a Sponsor contact Robin by phone 561-793-1084 ext. 2240 or email: lionden@lioncountrysafari

If you have any questions about becoming a ZAG Member email:  mrosevear@lvzoo.org

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