Yesterday's seminars, workshops, keynote and Super Session were packed full of the tools you need to streamline, reinvent and rescue your bars, clubs and restaurants. Perhaps more importantly, you were taught how to shut down your competition and make more money!
Jon Taffer, Spike TV Bar Rescue star and executive producer, welcomed a standing room only audience and introduced keynote speaker Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact, who taught the eager crowd about engagement marketing and how to succeed in a socially connected world.
Other industry experts taught us all how to hire, train, reward and retain rock star employees, handle savvy customers and embrace our online presence and identity. Russell Davis of Bar Rescue fielded questions in a room packed with bartenders and bar owners alike, offering up the keys to going above and beyond while behind the bar. Elayne Duff, also of Bar Rescue fame, and Kevin Vanegas of Wirtz Beverage Nevada explained everything you need to know about tequila to not only better offer it to your customers but make much more intelligent decisions when purchasing the spirit yourself.
The Welcome Kickoff party found NCB attendees partying underneath the stars at the Bud Light Hotel while enjoying complementary Bud beverages. DJ Turbulence amped up the crowd for the main event of the evening: Ludacris with Lil Fate. The hip-hop icon killed it on stage, going through his extensive catalogue of hits and giving the NCB crowd a taste of a new track, "Party Girl." Ever the showman, Luda asked the crowd if it would alright for him to extend his 30-minute performance, eliciting an roar of approval.
On to Marquee the crowds moved to party the night away with the stunningly beautiful Christina Milian. She strutted the red carpet is style puffing on her Platinum E Hookah. After climbing the dance music ladder seemingly overnight, DJ Carnage rocked it as revelers sipped on Bud Light, Ciroc, Tanqueray Ten, Liquid Ice and Don Julio.
With a kickoff party and platinum party that amazing you do NOT want to miss out on any of the parties this week!