PROGRAMS

 

Carole Moody Scholarship

The Saint Louis Attractions Association has been awarding scholarships to qualified students interested in pursuing careers in the tourism and hospitality industry since 1991. The Carole Moody Scholarship is named for founding Attractions Association member Carole Moody, in recognition of her nearly 30 years of contributions to the tourism and hospitality industry. We are honored to carry on Carole’s memory and spirit through this program. Click here to make a donation to the scholarship fund.

This scholarship is open to any undergraduate college student or high school senior entering college majoring in a field that could contribute to the tourism/hospitality industry and maintaining a 3.0 or B grade point average. In addition, the student must have accomplished one of the following:

  1. Work in the industry for a SLAA member
  2. Completed an internship with a SLAA member
  3. Be a current member of SLAA (student memberships are available)
  4. Be a family member of a SLAA member
  5. Belong to a hospitality organization

One or more students are awarded a scholarship in the amount of at least $1,000. One or more students may be awarded an Honorable Mention Award in the amount of $500.

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities from SLAA members are organized into a digital booklet that is made available to high schools and colleges in the metropolitan St. Louis area. This is a wonderful opportunity to give a student an amazing experience in the St. Louis tourism industry.

SUBMIT AN INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

VIEW THE CURRENT LIST OF INTERNSHIPS

Spirit of St. Louis Awards

The Spirit of St. Louis Program Award is given to a program, activity or event that has contributed to the St. Louis region by raising public awareness, increasing visitorship or in general having a positive impact on the industry. Click here a submit your nomination.

The Spirit of St. Louis Individual Award is given annually to honor an individual who has gone the extra mile and put forth exemplary effort in helping to further the goals, objectives and spirit of the tourism and hospitality industry. Click here to submit a nomination.

The Hall of Fame Award is the Saint Louis Attractions Association’s highest honor, reserved for individuals who have made and sustained noteworthy contributions that have broadly impacted the tourism and hospitality industry. Click here to submit a nomination.

Auction

Mark Your Calendar for the 2023 Silent Auction!
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 ~ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ~ The Smith & Co. at Moto Museum
Click here for more information and to register.

Help make this year’s auction a success – donate an item!

The SLAA Silent Auction is one of the most popular events each year, thanks to the generosity of our members! Help us make this year better than ever by donating an item to the auction!

Would your company consider making a donation to support our efforts? Items as varied as gift certificates, complimentary passes or tickets, merchandise, gift baskets, private tours, services and more are sought to create exciting auction items.

A portion of the proceeds from the auction benefit the Carole Moody Scholarship Fund, which is awarded annually to a high school senior or undergraduate college student majoring in a field that contributes to the tourism/hospitality industry.

Donations are being accepted now through Friday, October 27th.

Submit your donation form online or download a donation form.

2024 Events

March 20, 2024
Topic: Safety Strategies
Location: The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
Click here for more information and to register.

May 15, 2024
Topic: Spirit of St. Louis Awards
Location: TBD
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

July 17, 2024
Topic: TBD
Location: TBD
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

September 18, 2024
Topic: TBD
Location: TBD
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

November 20, 2024
Topic: Annual Silent Auction
Location: TBD
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

January 17, 2024
Topic: AI & the Tourism Industry
Location: Angad Arts Hotel
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
Click here for more information.

FOR INFORMATION ON SPONSORING A SLAA EVENT, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

FOR INFORMATION ON HOSTING A SLAA EVENT, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Past Meetings

2020

January 15, 2020
Topic: New in STL
Location: 612North Event Space + Catering
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

July 15, 2020
Topic: Virtual Chat About What’s Happening in the Industry & St. Louis
Location: via Zoom
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

September 16, 2020
Topic: Virtual (Un)Happy Hour
Location: via Zoom
Time: 4:00 p.m.

2021

February 3, 2021
Topic: Industry & St. Louis Update
Location: Virtual
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

April 21, 2021
Topic:
Panel Discussion with Area Attractions
Location:
Virtual
Time:
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

July 14, 2021
Topic:
Networking
Location:
Sports & Social at Ballpark Village
Time:
11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

September 15, 2021
Topic:
Working with the Media
Location:
Eckert’s in Belleville
Time:
11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

November 17, 2021
Topic:
Auction Festivities, Aquarium Tours & More!
Location:
St. Louis Union Station
Time:
11:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

2022

March 16, 2022
Topic: What’s New in St. Louis!
Location: Sports & Social at Ballpark Village
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

May 18, 2022
Topic: Spirit of St. Louis Awards & Carole Moody Scholarship Presentation
Location: City Foundry STL
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

July 20, 2022
Topic: Roundtable Discussions
Location: National Museum of Transportation
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

September 28, 2022
Topic: Networking
Location: Missouri History Museum
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

2023

January 18, 2023
Topic: St. Louis Update
Location: The Armory STL
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

March, 15, 2023
Topic: Regional Tourism Update
Location: 18Rails The Venue at The City Foundry
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

May 17, 2023
Topic: Spirit of St. Louis Awards & Carole Moody Scholarship Presentation
Location: The Royal Sonesta Chase Park Plaza Hotel
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

July 19, 2023
Topic: Networking Luncheon
Location: The EDGE in Belleville
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

September 20, 2023
Topic: Working with Journalists, Influencers & Other Partners to Promote Your Venue
Location: Gateway Arch Riverboats
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm

October 18, 2023
Topic: Networking Happy Hour
Location: Wild Crush Wine Bar
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

November 15, 2023
Topic: Annual Silent Auction
Location: The Smith & Co. at Moto Museum
Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm