Sneak PeekJanuary 1, 2009 By: Nightclub and Bar Night Club and Bar Magazine
March 1 - 4 brings International Hospitality Week — the Las Vegas mega-event that includes the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, International Restaurant Show - Las Vegas and HotelWorld Expo & Conference. More than 30,000 hospitality professionals will meet to experience the comprehensive educational program, new products and networking events. For more information, visit www.internationalhospitalityweek.com or www.ncbshow.com. Hundreds of vendors will exhibit at the event. Here are just a few.
If you are still managing your beverage operations by pencil and paper, or through a POS system, or if you suffer from late, inaccurate reporting, then it’s time for AccuBar. AccuBar gives you control of beverage operations by allowing streamlined management of inventory, receiving, perpetual, transfers, reordering, requisitions, stock reduction and cost analysis faster than ever thought possible. Barcode scanners cut labor and eliminate error points in management processes, then sync with a hosted database for instant reporting on variances, cost percentages, consumption and more. AccuBar will expose and deter theft, deliver Excel reports by e-mail and reduce paper reporting, help tackle runaway costs, deliver consistent results, eliminate data entry, streamline reordering and easily handle multiple locations. AccuBar will modernize your beverage management and provide an excellent ROI as a standalone system or by integrating with your POS and/or accounting systems. Booth No. 4628. For more information, call (800) 806-3922 or visit www.accubar.com.
Precision Dynamics Corp.
With over 50 years of service and innovation, Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) is a global leader in wristband identification. PDC’s VIP Band Wristbands offer the widest selection of Tyvek, plastic, and vinyl wristbands for secure and highly visible crowd control and identification. The new Tytan Tabless wristbands offer a cleaner alternative to standard Tyvek wristbands. The patented no-mess design eliminates excess tab litter to help you keep a tidy operation.
VIP Band also introduces over a dozen new styles of Expression wristbands — the popular, pre-printed wristbands with fun designs. Check out the new “Over 21,” “VIP” and “Please Drink Responsibly” wristbands designed specifically for bars and clubs. VIP Band wristbands are non-transferable and strong. Numerous custom printing options help prevent counterfeits and increase security while promoting your venue. Booth No. 4626. For more information, call (800) 255-1865 or visit www.pdcorp.com/vipband.
Custom Earpiece specializes in outfitting nightspots with two-way radios and earpieces designed as a solution for their individual communication needs. Improper or inferior equipment produces unnecessary headaches; Custom Earpiece implements the correct equipment to get the job done. Currently ecstatic with its new small lightweight CE 420 radio, the company brings to the exhibit a proficiency in dealing with issues troubling nightclubs, combined with a genuine enthusiasm for solving your problems. Booth No. 3823. For more information, visit www.customearpiece.com.
California Portable Dance Floor Co.
California Portable Dance Floor Co. gives you the greatest amount of versatility with your dance floor. You can add extra sections to your floor at any time you have a huge event and need a larger floor. You can move your floor to any location in your club or make different configurations of your floor. And with the Versa Floor — featuring patented extrusion design — you can personalize your floor with your club’s name, logo, drink specials or anything else you want to showcase. Or, use the reflective holographic material that comes with the Versa Floor to give your club that extra “bling.” Why buy from a reseller when you can buy factory-direct for up to 30 percent? Booth No. 2620. For more information, call (800) 662-2395 or visit www.cpdfc.com.
Tooters Promotions is the originator of the test tube shot glass, and offers a wide variety of top-quality drink ware, including Hurricane glasses, acrylic Martini glasses and cocktail shakers. Tooters is the only officially licensed distributor of the bomb glass, with two styles to choose from — a disposable and a reusable. The reusable glass is imprintable and both glasses are stackable. Tooters products are in use at bars, nightclubs, outdoor venues, sampling events and specialty nights. Booth No. 4427. Most products can be customized with your logo for low-cost advertising. For more information, call (800) 552-0564, ext. 5, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Omega Pattern Works
Omega’s carpet mill is a leading manufacturer of printed fluorescent and standard carpets. All of Omega’s products can be custom colored to match your décor. With hundreds of styles available, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for. Choose from one of our many in-stock items or let us help you create your own custom design. For over 35 years, Omega has been providing the nightclub and bar industry top quality carpet that out-performs the competition at a price that can’t be matched. Booth No. 5527. For more information, visit www.omegapatternworks.com.
Opt It Inc.
Opt It Inc. is a leading provider of text messaging and social networking applications for local businesses, including the bar and nightclub industry. The company offers unlimited text messaging plans, so there are no variable costs for clients’ text message marketing programs. Opt It’s software platform is the essential foundation for word-of-mouth and viral marketing campaigns. These campaigns enable bars and nightclubs to connect with mobile and Web users nationally. Self-service solutions drive revenues, increase brand awareness and allow for targeted marketing on a mass scale. With upgraded features on the recently launched www.optit.com, bars and nightclubs can start their own social network and text messaging campaigns in minutes. Booth No. 3335. Visit Opt It’s booth to view a demo of its new, cutting-edge software platform and sign up for a free 30-day trial. For more information, visit call (888) 577-6577 www.optit.com.