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2009 DIRECTORY

Event Management

Buyer’s Guide

Featuring: Scoreboards & Displays Concessions Crowd Management Food & Beverage Sound Staging Lighting Insurance Seating Flooring Tables Event Products Software Consultants Ticketing

For Public Assembly Facility Managers


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Departments Viewpoint......................................................................................2 Buyer’s Guide Products & Services Directory................................................. 5 User’s Guide Directory Index by Category......................................................4 Directory Index by Company..................................................... 20 Advertiser Index........................................................................ 20

Your Suppliers From A-to-Z

The Facilities Media Group • www.facilitiesonline.com

Smart Spending in These Economic Times

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mart Spending. In a sluggish economy, venues reflect the consumer—they have curtailed purchases. But curtail doesn’t mean an end to spending, it means that more choices are considered and more value is demanded. In other words, Smart Spending. That’s the mission of Facilities & Event Management, to help venues of all type achieve Smart Spending. We call this directory A-Z, which sums up the comprehensiveness of the selection of products and services available in these pages. This diverse scope of products enables F&EM to almost serve as a checklist for venue managers—staging, parking, security, architecture, insurance, design, lighting, sound, rest room products, etc., etc., etc. Is your venue up-to-speed in each segment of your business? The dilemma venues face is that all aspects except for one may be state-of-the-art, but it’s that one drawback that event attendees may remember, affecting all future bookings for your facility. It can take very little to tip the scales of customer satisfaction. Before Smart Spending begins, a two-fold process takes place. The first step is internal, evaluating the many segments of your venue. The second step—and this is where Facilities & Event Management comes in—researching the market, which includes finding out what products and services are available, what are the latest improvements in each specific category, and what are the price points available. Facilities & Event Management provides not just a selection of the latest Products & Services available, but the websites to visit and the contacts to call to complete the process. With our circulation of more than 5,000 venue managers and executives, and bonus distribution at the International Association of Assembly Managers 84th Annual Conference & Trade Show, and the new Winter Facilities & Event Management issue, due to premier and have bonus distribution at the 2009 International Association of Fairs & Expositions Convention & Trade Show, Facilities & Event Management is a match-maker between venue and vendor. Timothy Herrick Whether that audience is a concert, family show or other entertainment event or attending a meeting, convention, trade show, exhibition or exposition, your personnel and venue wants to make sure each customer has an optimum experience. Facilities & Event Editorial Director Management is here to help you deliver that experience. It’s an therrick@facilitiesonline.com essential tool for your Smart Spending. 2

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Volume 8 No. 1

Editorial Director Timothy Herrick Associate Publisher Michael Caffin Creative Direction & Design Scott-Goodman Associates Circulation Manager Therese Langer Account Executive Andrew Reeves Research Manager Amber Tavarez Business Operations Leo Oh © Copyright 2009 by Bedrock Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Opinions expressed in by-lined articles and advertising copy are not necessarily those of the publisher. Advertisers are responsible for all costs, damages and claims regarding advertising insertions. Facilities & Event Management is published twice a year by Bedrock Communications, Inc., 6 East 46th Street, Room 301, New York, NY 10017. Telephone: (212) 532-4150. Fax: (212) 213-6382. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Facilities & Event Management, 6 East 46th Street, Room 301, New York, NY 10017. Printed in U.S.A. Cover ad space is available by contacting a Facilities & Event Management advertising account executive at 212-532-4150 x103.

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The Facilities & Event Management Buyer’s Guide Directory Index by Category Catering

Seating

SAVOR............................................................... 15 Sodexo.............................................................. 16 Consultants

Clarin Seating...................................................... 6 MTS Seating...................................................... 14 StageRight Corporation.................................... 16

VenuWorks Consulting...................................... 17

Sound Systems

Cup Holders

Community Professional Loudspeakers............. 7

Caddy Products.................................................. 5

Staging

Food & Beverage Items

StageRight Corporation.................................... 16

Odell’s .............................................................. 14

Ticketing

Furnishings

Choice Ticketing Systems . ................................ 6 ExtremeTix........................................................ 12 Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc............................. 17

CoverCo, Inc....................................................... 7 Crown Industries............................................... 10 Maywood Furniture.......................................... 14 Witt Industries.................................................. 18

Turnstile Advertising

Entry Media....................................................... 10

Insurance

Venue Management

K&K Insurance ................................................. 13

SMG.................................................................. 15 VenuWorks........................................................ 16

Restroom Products & Services

Venue Services

Excel Dryer........................................................ 10 Scoreboards/Displays

Imperial Parking (IMPARK)................................ 13 Accurate Event Group........................................ 5

First Team LED Video Display, Inc.................... 12

Wristbands

Wristband Resources, Inc................................. 18

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VOTE FOR THE 2009 F&EM PRODUCTS & SERVICES AWARDS! Name of Nominee(s): _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Name, Title:___________________________________________________ Organization:_________________________________________________ Types of Companies: Food & Beverage Seating • Flooring Staging & Rigging Lighting • Sound Tables/Furniture Computer Software Ticketing Security/Crowd Management Insurance Architects/Engineers Event Products Scoreboards & Displays 4

Phone:_ ______________________________________________________ Email:________________________________________________________ Describe the Product or Service: _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ May we contact you? Yes ____ No____ Please Fill out Form & Mail your Vote to: Facilities & Event Management 6 East 46th Street, Suite #301, New York, NY 10017 or Fax it to: (212) 213-6382 Winners will be showcased in the F&M IAFE Issue—Deadline is October, 1, 2009. All votes will be kept confidential!

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Caddy Stadium Arm Cap & Caddy Stadium Armrest Cupholder Creating Innovation Through Imagination

Event Staffing & Parking

Specialist in event staffing (valet & managed, security, registration, ticket takers) Security-Registration staff-Greeters Ticket Takers Parking services for all events

Caddy Stadium Armrest Cupholder: Adds Comfort, Easily Installed (no hardware) adds protection, Effective Advertising Medium.

All inclusive-one place for all events staffing needs See Ad Page 3

Caddy Stadium Arm Cap: Adds Comfort, Easily Installed (no hardware), Adds protection.

Caddy Products: World's largest manufacturer of cupholders and accessories for public seating facilities. See Ad page 1

Accurate Event Group 2419 Hollywood Blvd. HC Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 927-4155 (954) 927-4156 www.accurateevents.com

Marlies Jones Controller

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73-850 Dinah Shore Drive, Unit 115 Palm Desert, CA 92203 (800) 845-0591; Fax: (760) 770-1799 www.caddyproducts.com President: Peter W.A. Bergin

Gordon Marrin Vice President

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Choice Ticketing Systems Choice Ticketing Systems is a powerful, easy-to-use, fully integrated, real-time ticketing software solution (both inhouse and online) that efficiently manages ticket sales, marketing, fundraising, print@hometechnology, and database management operations. Turn to Choice for a proven, user-friendly, affordable software system that delivers intelligent technology to the global entertainment industry! The Power of Intelligence

19-50 Final

1200 28th Street Boulder, CO 80303 (303) 402-0400; Fax: (303) 402-9483 www.choiceticketing.com VP/Sales & Marketing: Robert Friend 9/5/08 8:35 AM Page 37

PREMIUM PORTABLE SEATING BY CLARIN Distinctive Seating

Show your VIP patrons that you invest in their experience as much as they invest in your tickets with Clarin’s Premium Portable Seating line. The VIP, Club and Contour models are made for comfort, durability and most of all, style. They’re sure to impress even your most distinguished of guests. The VIP and Club models provide the ultimate seating experience with their contoured plush seats and “tucked” backrests, while the Contour chair takes on a more modest approach without sacrificing comfort. Revive and refresh your premium seating sections and watch your high-priced tickets move faster than ever. Options: ganging, armrests with or without cupholders, fabric or vinyl, screen printed or embroidered logos, identification plates and more Clarin is the leading manufacturer of premium portable seating for venues and professional sports franchises across North America. They earned their reputation with time-tested innovations and trusted seating products and service since 1925. See Ad page 5 927 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, IL 60044 (800) 323-9062 Fax: (847) 234-9001 www.clarinseating.com Vice President of Sales, Sports and Entertainment: Steve Luttazi, (508) 528-9708

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Custom Hospitality Covers Banquet Table Covers are low maintenance table covers with stain resistant tops. These long lasting covers come in several sizes and offer embroidered logo information. R-Series Covers Toyota Fuji International Speedway, Japan’s  Premium Motorsports Venue.

R-Series Loudspeaker Systems Innovative Design.  Legendary Sound.

  Community Professional Loudspeakers has been a leading supplier of professional sound systems since 1968.  Community distributes its products to over 50 countries on six continents.

Community Professional Loudspeakers 333 E. Fifth Street, Chester, PA 19013 (610) 876-3400 • (800) 523-4934 • Fax: (610) 874-0190 www.communitypro.com  Vice President: John T. Wiggins

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“Covering the Globe” CoverCo Inc.

4040 Sorrento Valley Blvd, Suite A San Diego, CA 92121 (800) 959-8527 Fax: (858) 646-0506 www.covercoinc.com President: Breck Johnson Office Manager: Robin Redd

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Turn Ordinary Turnstile Units Into Powerful Revenue Generators using Turnstile Advertising with Turnstile AdSleeve® Armcovers

Aluminum Uprights and Drape Supports Exhibition Booth Equipment for Trade Shows

Turnstile Ads at Grand Central Station, NYC

Features: Our aluminum uprights and horizontal drape supports have a true .065 inch wall thickness. Our competitors claim .065 inch wall thickness, but actually ship aluminum with wall thickness as thin as .055 inch. Crown Industries, Inc. manufactures Pipe and Drape, Crowd Control Stanchions and Rope, Aluminum Display Easels, Brass Rails and Fittings See Ad Page 18

Crown Industries, Inc. 155 North Park St. East Orange, NJ 07017 (800) 255-5678 Fax: (866) 200-5546 (toll free) www.gocrown.com Vice President: Carmen Braime

A great way to pay for handheld scanners!

Turn Ordinary Turnstile Units Into Powerful Revenue Generators Turnstile Advertising with the multipatented Turnstile Adsleve® Armcover signage effectively allows companies to reach and influence consumers at the point of entry.

Benefits of Turnstile Advertising • First message consumers are exposed to and the only one they are guaranteed to touch. • Perfect compliment to high profile sponsorships such as Naming Rights, Gate Sponsorships and Entry Dominations. • Revenue from Turnstile Ads can offset the cost to add handheld scanners • Market research shows that 66.7% of consumers recall unaided the advertiser on Turnstile Ads. For over 15 years, Entry Media has been offering high traffic venues a quality, proven-effective, multi-patented ad vehicle called Turnstile Advertising with Turnstile AdSleeve® Armcover signage. See Ad on Page 10 Helping companies to stand out with Turnstile Advertising since 1994 (407) 678-4446 • info@entrymedia.com • www.entrymedia.com President & Founder: Martin Hering

XLERATOR High Speed Energy Efficient Hand Dryer Time To Throw In The Towel

The Official hand dryer of the New England Patriots! XLERATOR dries hands in 10 seconds, uses 80% less energy, saves 95% vs. paper towels and qualifies for LEED Credits. • 3 Times Faster! Dries hands completely in 10 Seconds • Uses 80% Less Energy than other dryers • 95% Cost Savings vs. Paper Towels • Qualifies for LEED Credits and GreenSpec Listed • MADE IN USA Certified • Lowers a facilities Carbon Footprint Excel Dryer, Inc. manufactures the industry’s finest quality hand dryers. For more than 40 years, Excel’s full line of American-made dryers has provided costeffective hand dryers for schools, hospitals, airports, service stations, correctional facilities, restaurants, stadiums, movie theaters, health clubs, office buildings, factories, hotels and many other commercial facilities. See Ad page 11

Excel Dryer Inc.

357 Chestnut Street East Longmeadow, MA 01028 (800) 255-9235; Fax: (413) 525-2853 www.exceldryer.com Director of Marketing: William Gagnon

Helping Companies Stand Out with Turnstile Advertising Since 1994 407.678.446 info@entrymedia.com • www.entrymedia.com

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First Team LED Video Display, Inc.

Multi-venue, multi-use video board solutions... Flexibility!

ExtremeTix, Inc.

Extremetix, Your Ticket to Success Extremetix combines state-of-the-art ticketing technologies, innovative marketing programs and over 30 years of event services experience to help promoters and venues deliver more profitable events! Complete Ticketing Solution: Box Office/On-Line & Phone Sales/Outlet/Consignment/Kiosk/Box Office Management Interactive Marketing: Social Networking/Artist Fan Club/Merchandise Stores/Digital Content Event Services: Production/Talent Booking/Sponsorship Support/Marketing & Media/Financing Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ExtremeTix is the fastest growing live event services company in the U.S. We provide a powerful combination of services, from ticketing to event financing, to our 500+ clients to create bigger, more profitable events! See Ad page 7

First Team LED Video designs, engineers and installs scoreboards with integrated LED video displays that can be easily removed when your facility needs the space for entertainment or other events. First Team Video Display, Inc. specializes in the custom design, engineering, and installation of multi-venue LED display systems. First Team offers one-stop service. We select the perfect match of equipment for your venue from all leading manufacturers. We provide all LED equipment, install and service that equipment and design and install video control rooms to client specifications. We also develop custom logos, animation, and advertisement content, and train staff for a commanding knowledge of their LED investment. See Ad page 12

ExtremeTix, Inc.

13111 NW Freeway, Suite 520 Houston, TX 77040 (800) 370-2364; Fax: (866) 654-0487 www.extremetix.com Executive Vice President: W. Brent Currier Vice President Business Development: Michael Patrick

10441 S. Regal Boulevard, Suite 290, Tulsa, OK 74133 (918) 808-6602 • www.firsteamvideo.com President: Terry Phipps

Have Your Product or Service Reach Key Decision Makers Buyer’s Guide – “Your Product & Services Resource,” is a special section in each of our publications. Our marketing programs are customized to meet your needs and sales objectives. 2009 Facilities Booking Guide/2010 Facilities SuperBook: 10,000 Event Bookers, including Booking Agents, Promoters, Talent Buyers, Business/Personal Managers, College Concert Buyers & Owners/ Managers of Entertainment Management Firms. 2009 Facilities & Destinations Planner Guide/2010 Facilities & Destinations SuperBook: 51,000 Association and Corporate Meeting & Event Planners. 2010 Facilities & Destinations CONFERENCE: 30,000 Association and Corporate Meeting & Event Planners. Discount Pricing • Multiple-Issue & Multi-Media Packages Value-Added Programs • Target Marketing Real Time Results

The Facilities Media Group Michael Caffin Associate Publisher (212) 532-4150 ext 103 • mcaffin@facilitiesonline.com

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Your Fans First and Last Impression. Impark, Your Parking Authority. Impark—Parking that provides a guaranteed ten percent improvement in net revenues and ten percent in improved fan scores. Your Fans First and Last Experience, parking for the best fans in the world—yours. Turnkey Parking and Transportation management services that: •Improve the owners net revenues by ten percent (minimum) •Improve Fan scores on average by at least ten percent •Reduces Fan complaints by an average of fifty percent •Increases concession revenues by a minimum ten percent •Friendliest and most professional staff in the industry •Every Fan, Every Time training program International parking & transportation provided for several MLB, NHL, and NFL venues. Impark has more than 1,900 locations in North America, and was founded in 1962. Impark has a dedicated stadium/arena division, with our most recent ballpark added, Citi Field, home of the New York Mets! See Ad on Page 13

Impark (Imperial Parking)

Facilities & Venues Insurance Program At K&K, we take fun seriously—we are committed to providing insurance products designed specifically for the sports, leisure and entertainment industries. Our Venues Program offers commercial insurance products for a variety of facilities, including arenas, auditoriums, convention centers, movie theaters, performing arts centers, sports centers and stadiums of all sizes. The Special Events Program insures thousands of events across the country every year, including fairs & festivals, sports events, trade shows, concerts, pageants and weddings. K&K’s Tenant User Liability Insurance Programs provide facilities with the ability to offer event coverage to those who rent or lease their facilities for special events. Our Concessionaire, Exhibitor and Vendor Program provides general liability coverage for individuals who participate in activities which take place at your facility. K&K underwriters will work with you and your agent to craft coverage unique to your organization.

Stadiums & Arenas 5536 South Quintero Way Centennial, CO 80015-2522 (303) 884-3710; Fax: (303) 680-7705 www.impark.com Vice President, Stadiums & Arenas: John Oglesby

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1712 Magnavox Way Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (866) 554-4636; Fax: (260) 459-5800 www.kandkinsurance.com

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CONGRESSO

Original Series Banquet Table Available in Plywood Tops; High Pressure Laminate Tops, and Mayfoam Tops (5/8” thick plywood and permanently bonded 1/16” expanded vinyl sheet); Aluminum Flush Edge; Vinyl Flush Edge; Crimped Aluminum Edge; Metal parts black powder coated; Legs made from 1 1/2” square, 20 gauge steel tubing; Chassis is a self-supporting unit welded and riveted throughout; rectangular stretcher piece, 1 1/2” x 4”, is welded between the legs near the top to provide maximum strength and rigidity. Shape configurations include Round, Rectangles, Square, Half Round, Quarter Round, Peninsula, Race Track, Oval, Crescent, Crescent Riser, Round Riser, Rectangle Riser. Maywood Furniture is the home of the “Original” folding banquet table Since 1930, Maywood Furniture has been the leading manufacturer of quality folding banquet tables. See Ad Page 14

The MTS Congresso stacker combines Europeandesigned flare with highdensity stack functionality. Add in a no-charge integral flex back and a wide variety of finishes and textiles, and you’re sitting pretty. Congresso has a high density stack design that stacks 13 in same space as 10 conventional banquet stackers or you get 30% more chairs in the same floor space! Three back styles available with or without handhold/top rail. Designed with integral flex back and gang at no extra cost. Available in 25+ standard powder coat finishes or optional chrome or satin nickel plated finishes and in your choice of MTS textiles or C.O.M. European Design, American Craftsmanship— Comfort & Style are Universally Understood! See Ad Pages 8-9

MTS Seating

23 West Howcroft Road, Maywood, NJ 07607 (800) 238-6797; (201) 845-6517; Fax: (201) 845-4586 www.maywood.com VP Sales & Marketing: Ken Persson

7100 Industrial Drive, Temperance, MI 48182 (734) 847-3875; Fax: (800) 329-0687 • www.mtsseating.com Accounts Manager — Lodging: Linda Bordner Accounts Manager — Lodging/Convention: Eileen Kulish

Odell’s Original Butter Popcorn

To create these beautiful rooms…

Features: The original REAL Butter popcorn topping—– used in theatres and concessions for over 45 years; Shelf Stable— needs no refrigeration. No Trans-Fats! Will not make popcorn soggy. 100% Natural, no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Adds quality and value to plain popcorn. When used with Odell’s popping oils provides the Theatre Popcorn experience. We Pop & Top America’s Popcorn! Odell’s is the leading supplier of quality popcorn popping oils and popcorn topping products to the theatre and concession industry. Odell’s is the exclusive supplier of Original Popcorn Butter for stadium, arena and theatre concessions.

Pictured: Georgia World Congress Center

...you need to start with the Maywood Furniture Original Series®

543 White Fir Street #D-1, Reno, NV 89523

See us at Booth #855 Visit us on our website:

(800) 635-0436; Fax: (775) 323-6532 www.popntop.com VP of Sales & Marketing: Jim Peterson

www.maywood.com

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SAVOR…

SAVOR… creates connections by marshaling our creativity, experience, and love of good food into every meal we serve. Our clients come to us for our commitment to quality and a seamless customer experience. As part of SMG, the global leader in public facilities management, SAVOR… has been providing food and beverage services since 1983. A hallmark of SAVOR… is our emphasis on flexibility as the means to be responsive to specific facility needs, special requests, and culinary trends. SAVOR… is committed to making food and beverage services an important revenue source for your facility. The desire to connect over food is universal. We create the reality.

300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 770 West Conshohocken, PA 19428 (800) 964-4764; (610) 729-7920; Fax: (610) 729-1595 www.savorsmg.com Vice President, Business Development & Operations: Stephen Lazar

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SMG's clients benefit from the company's depth of resources and its unparalleled professionalism, experience, effectiveness, and creative problem-solving. Our successful growth has been built on the many partnerships, relationships, and resources  we have developed with our clients — both municipal and private. The SMG story, built during the past three decades, is one of professionalism, expertise and unparalleled success. Beginning in 1977 with its first account, the Louisiana Superdome, SMG has defined a management philosophy and style that has led to its industry-leading position; more than 215 facilities. See Ad Cover 2 ‑

SMG

300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 770 West Conshohocken, PA 19428 (800) 964-4764; (610) 729-7920; Fax: (610) 729-1595 www.smgworld.com Senior Vice President, Business Development: Bob Cavalieri

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Sodexo Sports & Leisure Services

Extravaganza Seating

Sodexo is the leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, serving 10 million customers in 6,000 locations every day.

Extravaganza Seating Risers are the solution for large-scale temporary seating. Maximize seating capacity for each event or customize to gain seating in areas you never thought of before. Extravaganza Seating provides portable large-scale seating that is quick to setup and strike and is versatile to provide multiple configurations for today’s multiple use venue demands. Our system provides a safe and sturdy seating environment that ‘feels like concrete’ providing unparalleled quality, reliability, and versatility.

Making every day a better day Sodexo is a global leader in providing guest and facilities services to museums, zoos, aquariums, historic properties, sports venues, and more. Sodexo helps create a more memorable experience for your guests and members by extending the entertainment, education, or excitement of your venue to all aspects of guest and facilities services. We focus on sustainable practices and work with you to advance your mission. See Ad Page 15

9801 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878 (240) 505-4275 • www.sodexousa.com Russ Mushro, Vice President Sports & Leisure Services russ.mushro@sodexo.com

Your Conversion Company

Bringing over 25 years of innovative solutions and products, StageRight has stood at the forefront in platform design and application. From major event staging to seating risers, ADA equipment, and accessories our products are designed with two goals in mind: to make your performers and events look and sound better & to help you save labor costs on changeovers and setup. See Ad page 17

StageRight Corporation 495 Pioneer Parkway Clare, MI 48617 (989) 386-7393; (800) 438-4499 Fax: (989) 386-3500 www.StageRight.com General Manager: Jeff Schultz Regional Sales Representative: Rusty Lenners

VenuWorks provides full management services for arenas, theaters, and convention centers. • Professional management • Fiscally responsible stewardship • Food and beverage expertise • Booking and event planning professionals • Facility and event marketing At VenuWorks, we know that every location we serve is unique. That is why we work with community leaders in each of our locations to custom tailor a management plan that will work for them. Behind every theater, arena and convention center ever built, there was a dream and a promise. It is our job to unlock those dreams and fulfill those promises. See Ad Cover 3

VenuWorks

4611 Mortensen Road, Suite 111, Ames, IA 50014 (515) 232-5151; Fax: (515) 663-2022 www.venuworks.com President: Steve Peters Director of Business Development: Andy Long

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Consulting Services • Feasibility Studies, including facility design, location, operating costs, and expansions • Operational Audits—our team looks at each aspect of operation - mission statement, operations, programming, administration, human resources, marketing and sales, and catering and concession - and targets areas for improvement. • Securing Contractually Obligated Incomes, including naming rights, beverage pour rights, suite and seat license sales, advertising signage sales, event sponsorships • Pre-Opening Services, including designing to maximize revenue potential and minimize operating expense; construction cost savings; optimizing FF&E budget See Ad Cover 3

4611 Mortensen Road, Suite 111, Ames, IA 50014 (515) 232-5151; Fax: (515) 663-2022 www.venuworks.com President: Steve Peters Director of Business Development: Andy Long

Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. Sports tickets, roll tickets, entertainment tickets, parking stickers and decals, credentials and passes, gift certificates, coupon books, custom tickets, hangtags, ticket security, thermal labels, Lickety-Split Laser Tickets, wristbands and arm bands. “Meeting Your Custom Security Printing Needs Since 1898” Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc.—Serving our clients since 1898, we have built a strong tradition of quality customer service and cost-effective ticketing solutions. Located in the historic Wild West frontier town of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Weldon, Williams & Lick continues to be a pioneer in setting industry standards for admission ticket security and ticketing services. Our experienced staff can help you with any and all of your custom security printing needs! See Ad page 16

Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc.

711 North A Street, Fort Smith, AK 72901 (800) 643-2598 ext. 436 or 329; Fax: (479) 783-7050 • www.wwlinc.com Small Venue Manager: Katie Bunzel

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UrbanRide

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Chief Executive Officer: Jeremy Milikow Senior Vice President: Mitch Bornstein, SVP

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UrbanRide is a global provider of ground transportation for meetings & events, and or exchanged. uses theThey top-of-the-line sedans, SUVs, vans, minibuses and motorcoaches. We provide can be our clients with IMS, our software that enables meeting planners to better manage completely transportation for their meetings, conferences, conventions, tradeshows & other events. customized from We work exclusively with meeting & event planners and our customer service is the best in the color, text, the business. UrbanRide is a one-stop solution for meeting & event transportation.

imprint, numbering, and much more! Great for admission, security, and an easy way to promote your company. Cheaper than tickets & convenient!

Wristband Resources Inc. - Fast turnaround and high quality wristbands! We are the only Wristband manufacturer to produce all of our wristbands in the USA.

Keppler Speakers

4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22203 (703) 516-4000; Fax: (703) 516-4819 www.kepplerspeakers.com Senior VP for Sales and Marketing: John Truran With Keppler Speakers, creating memorable meetings never felt so easy. With over 25 years of experience, we provide you solid, seasoned expertise, Wristband Resources Inc. making speaker selection stress-free by managing all of Court the details. Keppler Speakers saves you 21365 Gateway Suite 100, Brookfield, WIprecious 53045time by matching you481-2263; with speakersFax: who (262) are right373-1909 on target. From proven performers to dynamic (800) • www.wristband.com rising stars, our speakersSales bring fascinating, realBonnie stories and a gift for inspiring audiences. Manager: Lewis

POTHOS, Inc.

2260 El Cajon Blvd. #474 Are You Buying “Egg Shell” San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 546-0621: Fax: (413) 723-7838 Aluminum? www.pothos.us President & CEO: Michael Patton, CMM

“Egg Shell” aluminum is “Our company ethos is Integrity, Clarity and Reliability. POTHOS works in a forthright we call aluminum manner what that considers transparent communication as the cornerstone to a successful relationship with our guests partners.” uprights withand antravel .055" Oh No! wall thickness. POTHOS, Inc. is a globally recognized strategic meeting management company and corporate travel agency that specializes in using cutting-edge technology and resources to compete They are less with much larger companies at a expensive value, offering clients cost savings and efficient personal event planning services. POTHOS, Inc. to buy at first, butspecializes it’s a in the following 3 core competencies: 1. Full Service Strategic Meeting Management; 2. Full Service Corporate/VIP Travel Management; 3. They will tear and have to Logisticsfalse – Freighteconomy. & People. POTHOS, Inc. is your ONEsoon source for meeting, travel and logistics. Achievement of goals and objectives, ROI and ROO are the basis of our strategic approach.

be replaced. In the long run, you will pay twice. Our competitor is selling .055" aluminum, and calling it .065" Don’t take our word for this, measure the wall thickness of your aluminum. See if you are getting what you are paying for. Crown Industries’ aluminum uprights have true .065 inch wall thickness.

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