October marks the 48th year since the debut of the ABA

Forty-eight years ago this past Tuesday, the American Basketball Association made its debut.  Many remember it as the league that played with the red, white and blue basketball.  They played in Denver’s Municipal Auditorium Arena and I was a ball boy for the Denver Rockets Basketball Team.  Additionally, I was tasked with the job of […]

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The Burris Group Conducts Sponsorship Seminar with Community for Coaches Association

Had a delightful two-day session with Executive Director Ryan Krzkowsky and Matt Williams of Community Coaches Association regarding the sale of sponsorships for their fine organization.  This organization has so much potential and is so good for the community as it supports the real heroes of our society – the people who are at the […]

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Client, UMBC Soccer advances to first ever Final Four!

The University of Maryland Baltimore County has advanced to its first ever Final Four as the Men’s team faces Virginia this weekend.  Other finalists include Providence, Virginia and UCLA.  Good Luck to the Retrievers’!

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Athlete Endorsements are going to other Celebrities!

During the recent cold spell I thought a lot about the athletes, just in the last month, who have found themselves in trouble with the law. Specifically, NFL star Ray Rice indicted on charges of assault and domestic abuse; Adrian Peterson indicted on charges of aggravated assault and reckless injury to a child; and Olympic […]

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Sometimes you just need to ask

While traveling this past week in the northeast I accompanied my client on several sales calls.  What I learned was eye-opening, to say the least.  The first three calls we made were to people who have been supportive in the past but admitted that they had never ever been asked to purchase tickets; a sponsorship or even to make a donation […]

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