Joe Bush

Versatile reporter/writer

Location icon United States of America

I’ve been paid to report and write almost continuously since 1988 for all formats and deadlines, full time and freelance, and for industries such as shopper marketing, petroleum/c-store, recreation management, electronic payments, and meeting/events planning.

My foundation is in sports at all levels, but have been 90% B2B since 2004. I have done and can do: Blog posts, journalism, white papers, ghostwriting, Q&As, top 10s, How Tos, podcasts, and Wordpress website management.

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Portfolio
Connect Association
07/31/2014
DMOs: Where the Money Goes Now - Connect Association

For the past two decades, tourism has been one of the major economic drivers in Savannah, Georgia. In 2006, nearly 7 million visitors came to the city. By 2011, that number had almost doubled. The city consistently ranks high on best-of lists for its culture, beauty, history and service.

CSP Magazine
Star of Stripes

Profile of petroleum marketer Susser and its CEO

Connect Sports
How To Avoid Hotel Rate Piracy | Connect Sports

A few years ago, exhibitors and attendees of a conference in Fort Worth, Texas, were just looking for a deal to save a few bucks on their stay during the event, so they booked rooms at the Sheraton through a phone or e-mail offer.

CSP Magazine
The Big $4?

Award winning article on rising gas prices, shared byline

Recreation Management Magazine
Four-Legged-Friendly Parks

Feature Article - March 2016 By Joe Bush There's a growth industry in parks and recreation, and it's something other than waterparks and SoulCycle and climbing gyms. Dog park construction is part of a dog industry that one estimate values at $7.5 billion.

Americansportsnet
08/05/2015
One year to Rio: Former EIU runner Lauren Doyle found Olympic footing in rugby

Five years ago, Lauren Doyle had never played rugby. Today, she is one of the five best women's rugby players in the world according to U.S. women's head coach Ric Suggitt. For a sport determined to grow in the U.S., Doyle is a prime example that athleticism, hard work and game study can take a small-town girl who had never heard of rugby to the Olympics.

PaymentsSource
04/02/2012
Transit And Open-Payment Platforms: The Wait Is (Nearly?) Over

There's a train pulling into the station, and it's right on time. Some of America's largest transit agencies have begun to switch their fare systems from closed, proprietary technologies to open electronic-payment platforms similar to retail point-of-sale systems. Through such systems, commuters may pay with their regular debit or credit cards, including contactless cards and NFC phones.

Connect Sports
11/06/2013
Sports Commissions vs. CVBs: Is One Better? | Connect Sports

There are 450 members of the National Association of Sports Commissions, with 110 claiming the title of sports commission. Thirty from that set operate as divisions of a convention and visitors bureau in cities like Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Philadelphia and Detroit. That leaves 80 independent sports commissions, some from towns as large as St.

Connect Sports
01/07/2015
How Increased Safety Awareness Is Changing Youth Sports | Connect Sports

Matt Bowen is in his late 30s and he and his wife have four boys, ages 18 months to seven. The four-year-old in particular loves football, always wanting to play in the basement of the Bowens' suburban Chicago home. The Bowens are sure they will have to answer the question, "Can I play tackle football?"

American Sports Network
12/28/2015
BEST OF ASN | Who let the Yard Goats out? Hartford - and there's a reason

What's in a name? Let's find out. New Britain (Conn.) has fielded a minor league baseball team since 1983, but last year the Rock Cats owners announced they would move the franchise to Hartford, nine miles northeast, and open the 2016 season in a newly-built $56 million park, recently named Dunkin Donuts Park.