TWEET IT: Nominations are now open for 2015 @Nightclubbar Entrepreneurs Awards. Submit your bar/nightlife innovation by 11/17: http://bit.ly/EPAwards2015
Nightclub & Bar Media Group, the go-to resource for the on premise professional, announced that nominations are now open for the third annual Nightclub & Bar Entrepreneurs Awards. This distinctive program aims to seek and reward emerging small businesses producing innovative products for the nightlife industry.
Winners will have the opportunity to showcase their innovation in front of thousands of on-premise professionals at the 30th Anniversary Nightclub & Bar Show taking place March 30-April 1, 2015 in Las Vegas.
“Our mission with the Entrepreneurs Awards program is to discover, celebrate and support new companies,” says Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and host and executive producer of Spike TV's “Bar Rescue”. “I really look forward to this year's talent and providing a platform to new products that excite our ever evolving industry.”
Nightclub & Bar Media Group will select three companies to be named 2015 Nightclub & Bar Entrepreneurs of the Year. Winners from this year’s competition will receive a booth on the show floor at the 2015 Nightclub & Bar Show with a chance to personally show Taffer their industry changing innovation. The honorees will also receive two VIP all-access passes to attend the Nightclub & Bar Show, onsite promotion of winning product, editorial coverage, social media mentions, and the 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year award plaque.
The 2015 Entrepreneurs Awards Program is now open for submissions. Applicants can submit their entry forms by visiting NCBShow.com. To qualify, candidates must be a new business, brand, product or innovation (all spirit brands entering must have less than 20,000 cases sold per year and in business less than two years); must have less than two years in business; must employ less than 10 employees; cannot be owned or funded by a large corporation; and must be new to exhibiting at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show. Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 17, 2014, with the winning applicants chosen and announced on Dec. 16, 2014.
Winners from last year’s competition included OM “organic mixology”, a company that produces USDA certified organic and gluten-free bottled cocktails; LavCup, an antimicrobial drink shelf, the first product of its kind, that adds a health-conscious element to combat a bad habit most nightclub and bar guests have- taking their drinks to the bathroom; and Guester Technologies, a cloud-based management system that enables nightlife operators to increase efficiency through the same technology most employees use on a daily basis which has allowed venues to increase revenues and cut expenses to generate profits. For those media interested, high-resolution images of the 2014 Entrepreneurs Awards Program winners are available on request.