Friday, April 23, 2010

League Meetings - Kelso (Cowlitz Co.)

Well, in Longview-Kelso today and tomorrow for the WCL semi-annual meetings. It is always a fun part of this kind of thing - getting together with other league leaders and to learn from each other. You learn what is and isn't working in each market - one goal I have for this weekend is to see what can be done to better brand the league as a whole. Individually, clubs in our league do a great job in their individual markets, but a growth area for the league is building a brand identity that doesn't take away from what each team is doing, but strengthens individual efforts because Bend vs. Kitsap means something to fans in Walla Walla - like Texas vs. Los Angeles means something to fans of the Seattle Mariners. It will help recruit better talent to the playing field as well.

What are your ideas for building brand recognition of the league outside of individual markets?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

So, I forgot the pictures...

But, we really did move into our new offices on Main Street. The natural light is great, and it is awesome to be out of the dungeon. Retail displays start going up, and we will add some pictures and "accent" items and we will host a ribbon-cutting grand opening on May 11...the merchandise is going to be fantastic.

On the player front, I am really excited about the players that we have recruited. We have some players that I think will be real stars in this league. Solid OPS guys at the plate, pitchers that throw will be great to see what happens as the season unfolds.

Stop by and say hello in the new digs.