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Get your vitamin D
Sun, glorious sun! Good for your health, good for your spirits, and a good deal of the bright stuff is found throughout our open, airy, cheerful concourse!
Who needs peanuts? You have Amish Granola!
At the CAK Marketplace, you'll find all sorts of unique, locally
produced food and merchandise to bring along on your trip.
That's what you'll do through check-in and security, thanks to our shorter lines. (We get you
from car to gate 40% faster, in fact). My, oh, my, what a wonderful day!
Wanna go on a great trip? Follow Kristie's many quirky journeys and jaunts inside and outside of the airline industry.
Posted on 10/16/2008 by Kristie VanAuken
Wow! The last few weeks have been so busy and so exciting that I haven't had even a spare moment to share with you what's happening. So, let me bring you up to speed on some really cool stuff:
Rick McQueen was named President and CEO of the airport. He is a 26 year veteran at CAK and is a really nice guy. He is a shrewd financial manager (penny pincher really better suits his financial style), a top notch administrator with a vision for our...
Posted on 09/23/2008 by Kristie VanAuken
I am still trying to wrap my arms around it. My boss, my mentor, my hero in so many ways is retiring from the airport. I know stuff like this happens all the time but I guess that doesn't make this much easier.
I sent Fred a note today thanking him for believing in me. For believing in the potential of this place and its people. For standing tall when most would bow down. Fred Krum is an amazing leader and his physical presence will...
Posted on 09/12/2008 by Kristie VanAuken
Ok, we have a new contest. Thomas Mulready from coolcleveland.com came down to the airport to shoot some videos of yours truly, in my traveling hats. If you've ever seen Thomas, you'd know that he is always sporting a funky, cool fedora hat. So we decided to do a whole promotion wrapped around hats. Let's see, there's my business traveler hat, the vacation hat, the pick up your friend at the airport hat and of course, my hard hat. Check out the
Posted on 09/05/2008 by Kristie VanAuken
I am so excited! Kevin Healy, a big wig at AirTran Airways, is coming to CAK to talk to the SMEI Akron group next Tuesday. Sign up here. You may wonder why I am so jazzed about this. Well, Kevin notoriously says nice things about CAK…but it's not only that. I really, really respect this guy. He has spent most of his career in the airline industry deciding where to put airplanes, how to grow profitability and leading a...
Posted on 08/26/2008 by Kristie VanAuken
We finally did it! We broke our all time monthly passenger record in July. Check out the presser. We were just shy of the 150,000 passenger mark (darn it, I would have like to break that barrier too!).
When we released the story to the media, my friend Marcie at WAKR called me and really tried to understand why and how we did it. She said "it seems like everything is working against you and still you are breaking records…how can...
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