Recap Of 2009 Independent Baseball Fall Meetings

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Here is a quick recap of the 2009 Independent Baseball Fall Meetings which were hosted by Jamie Toole and the Joliet Jackhammers of the Northern League:


  • Clark Griffith, of the Northern League, spoke about the state of independent baseball
  • Pat Salvi, of the Gary Southshore RailCats, spoke about the state of independent baseball
  • Uri Geva, of Infinity Pro Sports, spoke about internet advertising and using Twitter/Facebook/MySpace to promote teams
  • Jonathan Cole, of Pendulum Studio, spoke about stadium construction and renovation
  • Chris Franklin, of the River City Rascals, spoke about promotions and marketing
  • Kurt Hunzeker, of Sparts Marketing, spoke about logos, trademarks, and branding
  • Jim Miksis, of the Schaumberg Flyers, spoke about how to close the gap between the front office and players
  • Sean Keegan, of the Joliet Jackhammers, spoke about promotional concepts
  • Mike Then, of the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate), spoke about promotions, concessions, and using the stadium when teams are not playing
  • Matt Mc Dermott, of IndependentBaseball.net, talked about how to use internet marketing to improve team and league profitability

Vendors included:

  • Joe and Craig from Outdoor Cap
  • Greg from Click Effects
  • Pendulum Studio
  • John from DBat

Thanks to everyone with the Joliet Jackhammers front office for their hospitality and handling the logistics for the event.

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