99 Problems but the Gate Ain’t One

by Devin Meister

 Jul 28, 2022 at 12:48 PM

The labor shortage has created countless problems for parks and recreation departments everywhere, but entry and access control doesn’t have to be one of them. 

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Meeting Patron Payment Expectations

by Devin Meister

 Jul 21, 2022 at 2:56 PM

Are you meeting patron payment expectations? Do you offer the right options for the right situations?

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PayTrac Shorts

by Devin Meister

 Jul 07, 2022 at 3:31 PM

There's nothing funny about getting shorted in your payments, but PayTrac Shorts are a completely different matter. See for yourself.

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12 Ways Leading Parks and Recreation Organizations are Maximizing Patron Experiences

by Devin Meister

 May 27, 2022 at 1:57 PM

We looked around the parks and recreation space to see what creates a blue ribbon experience for everyone, what’s reasonable to expect, and what departments and municipalities can do to increase satisfaction for everyone.

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Are You Meeting Patron Expectations – And Your Own?

by Devin Meister

 May 19, 2022 at 8:52 PM

You’re dedicated to the mission of creating the best experience for your patrons possible. But at the same time, you have to be a good steward of all of your resources. 

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Payment Service Fees - What You Need to Know

by Devin Meister

 May 09, 2022 at 5:48 PM

Everyone is looking for increased revenue, but did you know that government organizations are able to pass payment service fees to those actually making the payment?

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3 Sources of Found-Funding for Parks and Recreation

by Devin Meister

 Mar 31, 2022 at 10:30 PM

Funding. It’s a perennial, universal issue facing parks and recreation departments everywhere – and there will never be enough. That’s why we are all so conscious of costs and resources. It’s been said that you can’t continuously cut your way to growth.

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7 Ways to Fill the Labor Gaps in Parks and Recreation

by Devin Meister

 Mar 29, 2022 at 8:46 PM

Everybody is tasked with doing more with less - but the weight on the parks and recreation departments and facilities everywhere is at another level. Driven by increased demand for services through the pandemic that often hasn’t kept pace with funding, patron experiences have sometimes suffered. 

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Recreation Software Solution's Biggest Trend for 2022

by Abby Frioni

 Feb 14, 2022 at 7:42 PM

The Vermont Systems team was working hard to attend events all across the United States in 2021 and have discovered top trends that you should be implementing in your community for 2022. It’s time to push your community to the next level with this top industry trend. 

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5 Components of a Streamlined, Best Practice Contract Management Process

by Devin Meister

 Feb 11, 2022 at 3:03 PM

Reservation contracts are one of the most critical – and potentially complex – interactions recreation departments can have with patrons.

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Meeting Growth and Growing Student Recreation Demands at the University of Arizona

by Devin Meister

 Feb 02, 2022 at 7:42 PM

The higher education market is changing. Now the experience outside of the classroom is a big consideration for every student when they are choosing a college.

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Why PayTrac is More Reliable Than Plug-and-Pay

by Devin Meister

 Oct 01, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Any time you’re talking about exchanging currency, trust should be at the top of the list of requirements. That doesn’t just mean patron transactions - though it certainly includes that - but also your payment partner activities.

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Advantages of a Single Source Payment Provider

by Devin Meister

 Aug 05, 2021 at 6:11 PM

Answers when you need them. Someone that listens, understands, and can actually resolve your issues when they arise. Those are just some of the things that Vermont Systems PayTrac users are experiencing, and something that they weren't accustomed to with their previous provider.

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Curing 5 Points of Anxiety and Pain in Parks and Rec Payments

by Devin Meister

 Jul 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM

There’s a reason so many businesses save the first dollar they receive – getting paid is a glorious thing! More and more, that first transaction isn’t cash, but digital.

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Finding a Better Way for Payments

by Devin Meister

 Jul 20, 2021 at 8:44 PM

It all started when COVID hit. That's a phrase uttered by probably literally millions of people last year. For Kelsy Maxie, Guest Services Manager at Frisco Adventure Park, it was a definitive turning point.

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