The ‘EKKA’ is described as country meets city and brings together the best of the Queensland community in a ten-day extravaganza. This creates a sense of unity and builds support for those parts of the community that are at times isolated. The economic benefits of such a large-scale event are widespread and cover the tourism industry, local business and the entertainment industry. It also creates media and publicity opportunities both indirect and direct for stakeholders and participants. The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) is an active industry associate for the EKKA.
Much of the publicity about Yosemite Park was due to Hutchings and Ayers’s articles and magazine issues about the valley. Many of Ayres artwork was exhibited in New York City where many people were able to see it and admire it. During the years of 1855 and 1860, tourism increased dramatically in the valley. The Yosemite National Park has 3.5 million tourists every year. According to the readings, tourists prefer to visit during the summer.
They also plan to upgrade the shopping experience by offering new and exciting initiatives. TJX plans to build their brand presence to bring more exciting assortment to the customers. Customer service has always been one of their number one priorities. In 2013, their customer satisfaction scores increased. They are working to raise the bar in the future years as well.
In recent years Oklahoma has begun to take a new approach to the way music is presented by producing more opportunities for live shows and allowing a larger variety of genres. In 2008 Norman Music Festival was born, thus developing one of the first of many new venues and festivals that would eventually spread through the entire state. Norman Music Festival was originally one day but has since grown to spread out over 2 full days and three nights, popularity has generated an increasing number of attendees each year. News Ok did a review of the festival and had this to say, “Main stage act Horse Thief entertained a crowd of at least 250 patrons. The band’s pastoral pop performance was breezy, beautiful and only a taste of what the festival had to offer.” The most recent addition to the Oklahoma music scene was Mystic Sanctuary, a two day EDM (Electronic Dance Music) rave where 25,000 people from across Oklahoma and neighboring states came to join in the festivities.
The key factor that influenced Costco’s financial performance during 2012 is customer loyalty. The number of Costco members increased by 11%, even after membership fees increased. Although there were tough economic conditions in 2012, Costco managed to grow the business by 17 locations in 2012. Increasing sales is also critical to Costco’s success. The number of warehouses that exceeded $200 million in annual sales volume rose from 93 locations in 2011 to 134 locations in 2012: and eight of those warehouses exceeded $300 million in annual sales.
Kudler is such a high profile business and has many exclusive selections; the company has much to consider when it comes to selecting an IPO as an option. As far as strength, the company has grown and expanded very quickly since the start-up. They broke even within the first year, which is phenomenal and expanded to having three locations within the first five years. This speaks wonders for a company because they were able to establish a customer base and multiply in other locations. The weaknesses that Kudler may face would be the financial burden of going public.
In 2010 summer, enrolment of July session and August session were at Wahanowin’s 95% and 60% capacity respectively. Therefore, there still are roughly 5% capacity of July session and 40% capacity of August session to be growth room for Wahanowin. Financial position – Over more than 50 years, Wahanowin had earned steady financial success in every fiscal year and reinvested part of its profits in the camp’s facilities and activities. As of September 2010, Wahanowin has sufficient retained earnings and cash to be invested in any profitable projects or marketing campaigns. Program developing and operation – Wahanowin had shown its strong abilities in develop typical and well – recognized camp programs to provide campers opportunities to enjoy the assigned activities or participate in some activities on their choices.