“Whenever our consulting projects contain a Sports Travel Industry component, Jon and Huddle Up Group have been great partners. From up-to-the-minute industry intel, to a solid understanding of the underlying tenets of Sports Tourism, Jon is, quite simply, one of the top go-to guys out there.”
— Bill Geist, Owner/CEO, DMO Proz

Political and civic leaders of the Detroit region were looking to the DMCVB for answers on potential success of an expensive athletic bid. We brought the Huddle Up Group in to help us get those answers. Jon didn’t need any hand-holding. He developed a plan, made the contacts, talked to the stakeholders, and produced a timely report that gave us a definitive, final word answer. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Huddle Up Group.
— Larry Alexander, FASE, President & CEO, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
We recently worked with Jon Schmieder and his team at the Huddle Up Group on a strategic project in our local market. The plan was very well developed. They demonstrated an unwavering level of professionalism, delivered the end product in a timely, organized, and well thought out fashion. They definitely hit the mark, and we look forward to working with HUG again when the opportunity presents itself.
— Dave Beachnau, Executive Director, Detroit Sports Commission

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Jon led our relatively new sports commission through an efficient and innovative strategic planning session that helped us identify a path for success that fit for our community and one that the entire Board of Directors felt pride and ownership in. The Evansville Sports Corporation is in a better place because of Jon’s assistance and we highly recommend Jon Schmieder and the Huddle Up Group for any and all of your sports tourism needs.
— Jason Sands, CSEE, Executive Director, Evansville Sports Corporation
Jon and the Huddle Up Group met and exceeded all our expectations for our recently completed facility assessment project. The professionalism, effort, and industry expertise that Jon and HUG brought to our project made it extremely successful. I am confident that we will work with HUG again on future projects.
— Matt Ten Haken, Director of Sports Marketing, Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

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It has been a privilege partnering with the Huddle Up Group through contributing writing to Sports Planning Guide. Their insight and analysis of the sports tourism industry is consistently first-rate. An article, “10 Sports Industry Trends for 2016” written by Jon Schmieder and Gary Alexander, has welcomed thousands of readers online and continues to be one of the most visited articles on Keep up the great work Huddle Up Group!
— Justin Roach, Director of Sports, Premier Travel Media
We hired Huddle Up to assist us with our search for an Executive Director of our start-up Sports Commission. Jon and Gary were extremely knowledgeable, organized and thoughtful in their approach. They were also extremely helpful in navigating political concerns while staying true to the process and very willing to incorporate some of our existing hiring practices and tools into the search. I would hire them again in a heartbeat.”
— Shelly Green, President & CEO, Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau