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We’ve re-activated our Leisure eNewsletter today with articles on 27 trends that will reshape location-based entertainment & arts in the post-pandemic era

Back in early March, I was working on our March issue of the Leisure eNewsletter. Mid-March Covid and the lockdowns changed everything. It was suddenly a very different and scary world not only for all of us but for all the location-based leisure businesses across the nation and the world. Everything we were writing about became history in a different era. 

Since developments with the pandemic were changing so rapidly, I decided to switch over to using this blog to report on new developments in a timelier manner than we could in a monthly enewsletter. Since then, I’ve posted a blog at least every week, 62 in total, to be exact. 

I plan to continue posting blogs on timely developments, but a little less frequently than during the past months. We’ve also decided to re-activate the Leisure eNewsletter with its first issue for 2021, our 21st year of publication. In the issue, guest author Bob Cooney and we take a look at 27 different trends that will be shaping the post-pandemic landscape for out-of-home entertainment and the arts, which we’ve hoping will arrive later in 2021.

You can access the January 2021Leisure eNewsletter that was just published today by clicking here. If you aren’t already subscribed for future issues, you can do that by clicking here

About Randy White

Randy White is CEO and co-founder of the White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group. The 31-year-old company, with offices in Kansas City, Missouri, has worked for over 600 clients in 37 countries throughout the world. Projects the company has designed and produced have won seventeen 1st place awards. Randy is considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on feasibility, brand development, design and production of leisure experience destinations including entertainment, eatertainment, edutainment, agritainment/agritourism, play and leisure facilities.

Randy was featured on the Food Network's Unwrapped television show as an eatertainment expert, quoted as an entertainment/edutainment center expert in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times and Time magazine and received recognition for family-friendly designs by Pizza Today magazine. One of the company's projects was featured as an example of an edutainment project in the book The Experience Economy. Numerous national newspapers have interviewed him as an expert on shopping center and mall entertainment and retail-tainment.

Randy is a graduate of New York University. Prior to repositioning the company in 1989 to work exclusively in the leisure and learning industry, White Hutchinson was active in the retail/commercial real estate industry as a real estate consultancy specializing in workouts/turnarounds of commercial projects. In the late 1960s to early 1980s, Randy managed a diversified real estate development company that developed, owned and managed over 2.0 million square feet of shopping centers and mixed-use projects and 2,000 acres of residential subdivisions. Randy has held the designations of CSM (Certified Shopping Center Manager) and Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

He has authored over 150 articles that have been published in over 40 leading entertainment/leisure and early childhood education industry magazines and journals and has been a featured speaker and keynoter at over 40 different conventions and trade groups.

Randy is the editor of his company's Leisure eNewsletter, has a blog and posts on Twitter and Linkedin.

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