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Wild Connections: August 2014

Mary Healy, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Sacramento Zoo for almost 15 years, died unexpectedly August 7 while traveling to the Galapagos Islands. She was 61. Mary was headed to the Galapagos Islands on business and vacation with her husband Steve to see animals in the wild and their habitats.

The Sacramento Zoo began its partnership with SSA in 1997.

Tim Brantley, SSA PCEO said, “I was deeply saddened to learn the news of Mary’s ...

Employee Profile: Vince Scalamogna

Friends and family describe Vince Scalamogna, Food and Beverage Director at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium as always on the go.  And Vince described himself as a person who doesn’t sleep much as he’s always on the go, and sometimes going nowhere.  To bring order and to help focus his mind, Vince makes lists. These vary from lists of people to call, lists of ideas, lists of things to do and more.  Each day there’s a new list, ...

Wild Wednesday: Tuskers Restaurant

Tuskers Restaurant, located at the Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina, has undergone a ton of renovations – It is now considered one of, if not the best restaurant in the zoo and aquarium industry. It’s so cool that it has it’s own weekly TV series. To learn more about this amazing cafe,  CLICK HERE


When Thanksgiving Point, a museum complex in Lehi, Utah, wanted to take its gift shops to the next level of fiscal responsibility and guest satisfaction, the staff turned to Service Systems Associates (SSA) and signed a multi-year retail contract.   The Denver-based company will be managing four retail shops at the venue, which attracts more than 1.9 million guests each year from all 50 states and around the world.

Founded in 1996, the Thanksgiving Point complex includes 55 acres of manicured ...