Public facilities are an essential part of a healthy, thriving community. In a recent survey, the Center for Active Design (CfAD) found that people that live near popular parks report a more significant community connection and satisfaction with local government. Community event spaces bring ideas, culture, and entertainment to everyone in the community, including those that might not otherwise have
For many gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts, the winter season puts a stop to most – if not all – gardening activities. It’s just too cold and the weather is too volatile. Backyard greenhouses can extend your growing season (and therefore your gardening activities) for much longer, and in many cases, a greenhouse can lead to year-round production for your enclosed
In the U.S., the business of summer camps is an $18 billion industry, providing memory making experiences for over 14 million people every year. Summer camps provide participants a chance to make friends, develop skills, and discover new interests. Despite the cold winter weather, now is the time to start thinking about the return of those warm summer days and
The automobile has held its grip on the American imagination ever since the post-war boom. Selling cars can be a lucrative business, and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) reports that used car sales are set to reach their highest level since 2015. The public demands affordable vehicles, and dealers are responding by emphasizing their used vehicle operations. You may
The food truck culture has taken the country by storm, growing at a rate of almost 8 percent per year, bringing in an estimated $2.7 billion in sales in 2017. Buying a truck and outfitting it for business is only part of the process. Truck owners need to have a good strategy for maximizing their earning potential. Branding is Crucial
Hotels, spas and golf courses can augment their existing revenue-generating channels with fabric structures for a wide range of applications. From providing covered outdoor seating to serve more guests, to offering event tents and canopies for local artisans to rent and sell their wares, hotels and resorts should strongly consider the opportunities for more revenue, presented by engineered fabric buildings.
Canada recently passed bill C-45, otherwise known as the Cannabis Act. According to the Marijuana Policy Project’s website, starting on October 17, 2018, it will be legal for licensed business entities to commercially grow, sell, and distribute medical and adult-use cannabis. Individual provinces will determine the legal age limits, whether private or government retailers will sell cannabis, as well as
There are many benefits of public sports facilities and fitness centers, and engineered structures offer the versatility and durability to make these facilities most beneficial.
Although winter is still months away, it’s time to start thinking about the seasonal protection of your summer vehicles and equipment. WeatherPort has the durable, long-lasting structures you need to maintain the functionality and condition of your RV, motorcycle, boat, and other summer vehicles.
Parking lot structures are used to create covered parking spaces intended to protect vehicles as well as keep customers, employees, and executives comfortable from unfavorable weather conditions. Whether it’s saving a windshield from baseball-sized hail or saving someone from having to sit on a blistering hot leather seat that has been baking all day in the relentless summer sun, covered
There’s no surprise that the foundation of any ski town is the skiing. The National Ski Areas Association has reported, however, that skiing has been on the decline over the past decade. Additionally, there are very real fears about where the industry is headed with the stress climate change is already putting on winter sports. The Four Season Ski Resort
Human activity fundamentally, and often irreversibly, alters the natural world, its available resources, and how it functions. Today, ecologists are hard-pressed to provide accurate information about the current status of the ever-changing environment. This pressure comes from the need to know how to manage natural resources to avoid critical resource scarcity, ecosystem sustainability and degradation, and understanding the planet’s mechanisms
No matter how pretty a golf course is, or how well the grounds are maintained, golf courses that lack quality facilities and amenities that don’t cater to the range of needs from beginner to professional golfers, will lose the ability to attract and retain business. As with many customer-oriented entertainment industries, the quality of many parts work together to create
An improved annual yield, greater sustainability, multiple harvests with yearlong growing, and a lowered production cost… Any one of these advantages would provide a sound reason to make the switch from indoor warehouse grow operations to growing in a greenhouse! While most strongly associated with the cannabis industry, and hotly trending in states like California that have recently legalized recreational
There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with a yurt for personal or professional use. Yurts are durable, portable, environmentally friendly, and can be designed for energy efficiency. It can bring you closer to nature, but not so close that you’re missing out on a comfy bed behind a locked door. They are more long-lasting and functional than any camping tent but don’t have any of the pitfalls of a permanent structure; this makes yurts a fantastic investment for anyone who works close to nature or loves the outdoors.
Props are a key part of any movie or television show, where essentially any item an actor interacts with is part of making the setting believable and realistic, as well as drawing the audience into the story and experiences of the characters. This goes for every chair, phone, computer, lightsaber, and sword in any and all films. As part of
The customer experience (CX) is king for virtually any business or industry. A job well done can be found with any serious competitor, but it’s the experience that earns referrals. The dealership with the most personable and helpful salespeople are the ones to which families return for their second car, or when helping their kids pick out their first vehicle.
Comfort, cost, and quality are the top priorities for most customers considering venturing into the great outdoors and using a guide or outfitter. Priorities depend on the audience; whether the customer is seeking the most reliably positive experience for the cost, or wanting a five-star guest experience from an established adventure or summer camp operator. The same goes for anyone looking for hunting or fishing camps.
Outdoor seating carries a strong appeal for restaurant diners, particularly in the summer months. People love dining ‘al fresco’ in the open air when the sun is shining and the weather is warm, bringing with them a significant bump in profits. This can help restaurant managers as the food industry enters its “recession.” Challenges Restaurants Face in Today’s Market According
Get prepared for golf season by purchasing canopies and shelters for your course or country club now. Canopies can provide protection from weather and shelters can store supplies, golf carts, house security checkpoints, and more. WeatherPort has many different types of canopies and structures to meet your golf course’s needs.
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