Our Raving Partners Invite You To Durant!

Hard to believe, but these are not paid actors. These are our Raving Partners inviting you to our January Conference!

 

Raving’s 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics & Marketing Conference
Raving NEXT

January 29-31, 2018
Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK
Visit our website www.ravingconference.com

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Yes, our Raving Partner’s had a lot of fun doing this video. That excitement? It’s for real! Heck, it’s our 20th!

We’ve got a new one day program, Raving NEXT; we’ve got topics that are critical to what Tribal casinos are facing today; we’ve got a lot of new folks for you to meet.

Plus, we are committed to more organized interaction between you and your peers as well as designing a more interactive classroom. In addition to our popular small group workshops, we’ve added tools like interactive polling, an attendee engagement website and roundtables. After all, not everyone learns in the same way, and we want you to get the most out of your time with us. 

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I Think We’re Onto Something Here … NB3FIT Week Expands in 2017

In November of 2016, a movement took place. More than 10,000 young people from 110 tribes and Native American communities participated in a group exercise for one hour on one day. This “appeal” was created by NB3F, an organization founded by golf broadcaster and the first Native American four-time winner of the PGA Tour, Notah Begay III. NB3F’s focus is to reverse the epidemic of type 2 diabetes facing children in Indian country and that 50% of Native youth are facing a life of obesity and unfulfilled years fighting health problems. Creating NB3FIT Week during Native American Heritage Month is one of many steps in changing these statistics.

This year, NB3F expanded option to have the event any day during the week of November 5 – 11,  allowing participating organizations scheduling flexibility. According to the organizers, they had several locations that hosted events each day of the week!

According to Justin Kii Huenemann, President and CEO of the Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3 Foundation) early data shows that:

  • 91 Native American communities participated in NB3FIT Week
  • 20 states across the country were represented
  • Over 100 events were scheduled

The stats above don’t include the Kid’s Quest locations that participated. According to Ann Zenor, Senior Creative and New Business Development Strategist, “NB3 Fit Week was celebrated at all Kids Quest locations from Connecticut to California! To support the NB3 initiatives, we asked all center Play Pros to come up with fun games that would keep the children moving! During that week, we kept the kids busy with physical challenges. Activities ranged from pick-up basketball games and obstacle courses in the gym to timed races through our Quest play pieces and sessions of some serious climbing on our rock walls! To incentivize our Native families, children received their play time at Kids Quest for 50% off the hourly rate at all Tribal properties.”

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Sharing the Stories that Inspire Us – Submissions Due November 30

The stories that remind us WHY we do what we do

For a number of reasons, Tribal gaming organizations are seldom recognized for their history of uncommon generosity and support that they provide to non-Native and Native organizations and communities. 

This November, we ask you to participate in the third annual Tribal Spirit of Giving Celebration by sharing a story about how your tribal organization has come together to raise awareness, raise funds, or offer assistance to people and to causes in the past year. (See below how to share)

Need some inspiration? Here are a few videos to remind us all of the role of Indian gaming:

Happy 30th Anniversary - Table Mountain Casino

Together We're More - Choctaw Nation

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Raving News: Register today for the premiere tribal marketing conference

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Raving’s 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics & Marketing Conference
Raving NEXT

January 29-31, 2018
Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK
Visit our website www.ravingconference.com

VIEW BROCHURE

REGISTER ONLINE

This January marks the twentieth anniversary of Raving’s signature National Indian Gaming Analytics and Marketing Conference. It also signifies a change of guard: the company is now a tribally owned business. Raving’s CEO, Deana Scott, along with her husband Brady Scott, an enrolled Coquille Tribal member, purchased the firm from gaming industry veteran Dennis Conrad. We want to thank you for your support and help us bring in the next two decades.

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Press Release – Northern Nevada’s Involvement in NB3FIT Week 2017

PRESS RELEASE – November 2017

 

Battling an Epidemic: Northern Nevada’s Involvement in NB3Fit Week, a National Health Initiative

 

Reno, NV – Native American Indian communities are facing an epidemic.  One out of two Native children born since 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes and 81% of Native adults are overweight or obese and 45% of 2-5 year olds are overweight. NB3Fit Week, November 5-11, 2017, is a national movement which moves this issue to the forefront, bringing together thousands of Native American youth across the country in physical activity as well as promoting drinking clean water and eating healthy foods.

A “movement” created

In November of 2016, the inaugural event, more than 10,000 young people from 110 tribes and Native American communities participated in a group exercise for one hour on one day. The “movement” was created by NB3F, an organization founded by golf broadcaster and the first Native American four-time winner of the PGA Tour, Notah Begay III.  Local Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe had over 50 kids show up for their 90-minute cross-training event. Tribal organizations across the county held walks and hikes to Native field games and obstacle courses. This year, NB3F changed the event from a day to a week, allowing participating organizations scheduling flexibility. Several tribes across the country have already registered their event for 2017, including, for the first time, the University of Nevada Reno, Native American Alumni Chapter.

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Tell your story and inspire others – Submit Your Tribal Spirit Entry Today!

We’re asking you to share your story …
it’s more important than ever

For a number of reasons, Tribal gaming organizations are seldom recognized for their history of uncommon generosity and support that they provide to non-Native and Native organizations and communities. 

This November, we ask you to share a story about how your tribal organization has come together to raise awareness, raise funds, or offer assistance to people and to causes in the past year.

Free to enter - Share your story today!

We listened to your feedback and the entry process is now easier than ever. No categories, no fees, just your story. 

Deadline to submit is November 30, 2017. 

Each property can submit up to three entries. Here are the questions you will be asked:

  1. In a nutshell, tell us your story ...
  2. Who was impacted?
  3. How much did the event raise (if applicable)?
  4. How does this event bring value to your community and why do you do it?

People's Choice Award - Cast your vote December 15!

We've decided to put the decision-making in your hands this year with the People's Choice Award; voting will open December 15, 2017. The five entries with the most votes will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win up to $500 donated to the charity of their choice!

Celebrate with us!

We will draw prizes for the five winners of the People's Choice Awards during the Tribal Spirit of Giving Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Choctaw Casino Resort - Durant during Raving's 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics & Marketing Conference. We'd love for you to join us at the luncheon and celebrate the Tribal Spirit of Giving with us! Sam McCracken, Nike N7 Visionary, will present the keynote luncheon.

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Raving News: Register today for the premiere tribal marketing conference

DON'T WAIT ... REGISTER TODAY!

Raving’s 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics & Marketing Conference
Raving NEXT

January 29-31, 2018
Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK
Visit our website www.ravingconference.com

VIEW BROCHURE

REGISTER ONLINE

This January marks the twentieth anniversary of Raving’s signature National Indian Gaming Analytics and Marketing Conference. It also signifies a change of guard: the company is now a tribally owned business. Raving’s CEO, Deana Scott, along with her husband Brady Scott, an enrolled Coquille Tribal member, purchased the firm from gaming industry veteran Dennis Conrad. We want to thank you for your support and help us bring in the next two decades.

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Register NOW for Raving’s 20th Marketing and Analytics Conference & Raving NEXT

Registration Open for Raving’s 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics and Marketing Conference & Raving NEXT

January 29 – 31, 2018
Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK
www.ravingconference.com
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Raving's 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics & Marketing Conference Raving NEXT Conference

 

Dear Ravers,

If there was ever a year to register for our conference, this would be the one. Even if you attended last year. I know, I know, we say that every year, don’t we? (And we do work hard at making every year fresh as well as an incredible learning and growing experience for you). However, for 2018, we’re pulling out all the stops with a new groundbreaking one-day program, vital topics and new speakers, and a whole lot more to get you and your team motivated and primed with skills for the new year.

One location, two events

First, if you are new to this event, we have two programs that complement each other. Most folks attend both. We start on Monday morning, January 29, with our new one-day pre-program Raving NEXT. That evening we kick off Raving’s 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics and Marketing Conference with a top-notch reception, followed by two more days of learning, with the grand finale on Wednesday night, January 31. Continue reading

“What Happens in Durant, Doesn’t Stay in Durant”

Images from Raving’s 19th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference

Do you have any photos you’d like to share? Please send pictures you took at the conference to [email protected] Also, we may have some more photos of you! So if you’re curious, just email Gency and ask!

Check out a full gallery of images by visiting our Facebook page. And please, feel free to tag yourself or your friends. We really can’t say it enough, but thank you once again to everyone for making this year’s Raving Conference the best yet!

Durant Or Bust – Register Today For Tribal Marketing Conference

Conference Spotlight – Durant or Bust!
Register Today for Our Signature Conference 

UPDATE: We’ve had such an incredible response, that we’ve extended our hotel room block through January 20.

That’s Brendan George, Advertising Supervisor at FireKeepers Casino Hotel, Battle Creek, Michigan in the picture to the right. He’ll be joining us along with over 150 (and counting) Tribal casino executives from across the country and Canada for our three-day event. Join your peers: General Managers; Marketing, Advertising, Player Development and Promotions Directors; and Operations Managers from across the country and Canada.

There’s still time to register (don’t wait) for the best learning event that is held only one time a year: Raving’s 19th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference and Dennis Conrad’s Casino Promotions Learning & Sharing Event For Highly Motivated Indian Gaming Casino Executives, January 30 – February 1, 2017 at Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant.

We’ve shared with you all of our critical sessions and all the special events that you’ll only find at a Raving Conference. And here’s one more feature of this event that gaurantees attendees will take home solutions to their organizations:

Besides our general presentations, we’ve got small group, advanced 75-minute workshops on:

*Take Command of ROI: How to deconstruct its many forms and calculate ROI so it works for you, not against you. ( click here for audio) Continue reading