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Bar Rescue Host Jon Taffer to Address AFP Summit

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COLUMBUS  — Americans for Prosperity announced today that Jon Taffer, author, restaurateur and host of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue, will address attendees of the group’s roving signature annual event, the Defending the American Dream Summit ®. This year, thousands of grassroots advocates will gather for the conference in Columbus, Ohio on August 21 and 22.

Members of the media can request a credential by emailing credentials@afphq.org.

AFP Chief Executive Officer Luke Hilgemann had the following to say:

“The Defending the American Dream Summit is the chance for all of us to come together and learn how to be more effective advocates for freedom and champions of the American dream. We are excited to welcome Jon Taffer, whose track record as an entrepreneur proves that economic freedom still drives prosperity in America. We look forward to hearing his insights into how we can work to preserve and advance it.”

Jon Taffer joins a lineup that includes Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio),Ted Cruz (Texas), Marco Rubio (Fla.), former Govs. Rick Perry (Texas) and Jeb Bush (Fla.), and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. 

The Defending the American Dream Summit will be held on August 21 and 22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Members of the media can request a credential by emailing credentials@afphq.org.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Levi Russell at (703)224-3200 or LRussell@afphq.org

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

Spike TV Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth is – “Hungry Investors” Premieres May 4

New Original Series Features “Bar Rescue” Star Jon Taffer,

Along with Expert Chefs John Besh and Tiffany Derry

New York, NY, April 02, 2014 – World-renowned bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer teams up with acclaimed celebrity chef and author John Besh and “Top Chef All-Star” Tiffany Derry to vet competing restaurants and decide which is worthy of a significant investment in Spike TV’s new series “Hungry Investors,” produced by Eyeworks USA. Premiering Sunday, May 4 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT, the esteemed “Hungry Investors” trio will take their search for “diamond in the rough” restaurants – establishments that are struggling, despite having amazing potential to succeed – across the country to Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV, among others.

The new original series will track these business savvy experts as they make life-altering investments into restaurants that demonstrate the most promise for success. The owners will seek to prove to Taffer, Besh and Derry that the only thing keeping them from financial fortune and success is finding an investor who believes in them.

In each episode, two local restaurants that serve the same type of cuisine (i.e. Mexican, sushi, barbeque, etc.) are pitted against each other as they make every effort to demonstrate to the “Hungry Investors” that their business is willing to make the necessary adjustments to maximize the return on an investment. After the expert team utilizes rigorous “Invest Tests” to get to the core of the operation and the business owners’ abilities, one establishment may earn a substantial investment. These highly skilled entrepreneurs are not afraid to tell it like it is, and offer their combined decades of expertise in the food and hospitality industry to these equally strong-willed business owners. Which restaurants will heed the experts’ advice, beat out the competition, and earn this once in a lifetime opportunity to save their business?

“Hungry Investors” will premiere at 10:00 PM after the season finale of “Bar Rescue” on Sunday, May 4, and then move to 9:00 PM on Sunday nights for the remainder of the season.

The “Hungry Investors” team is a venerable all-star squad of restaurateurs, featuring three experts from different parts of the country who possess sharp business acumen and impeccable knowledge of the food industry.

A longtime fixture in the bar and nightclub business, Jon Taffer, star of Spike TV’s highly rated series “Bar Rescue,” is also an internationally recognized, award-winning restaurant operator, owner and concept developer. He’s a respected industry “voice” with 30 years of hands-on experience in over 800 establishments worldwide, with expertise in the creation, development and management of casual restaurants, entertainment venues, nightclubs, bars, stadium and arena food service, resort facilities and large theme restaurants. In January 2010, Taffer was appointed President of Questex Media Group LLC’s Nightclub & Bar Media Group, which includes the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, Nightclub & Bar magazine and related digital media products.

John Besh is the executive chef and co-owner of Besh Restaurant Group, based in New Orleans, in addition to his work as an author and philanthropist. His collection of nine highly acclaimed restaurants includes August (twice nominated for
the James Beard “Outstanding Restaurant” Award), La Provence, Lüke, Lüke San Antonio, Besh Steak, American Sector, Soda Shop, Domenica and Borgne. He has been recognized with several of the highest honors awarded to a chef, including Food & Wine‘s “Ten Best New Chefs in America” in 1999 and “Best Chef in the Southeast” by the James Beard Foundation in 2006. In 2007, the Sundance Iconoclasts series featured him as a creative visionary whose passion helped transform a culture. Besh’s two cookbooks, “My New Orleans” (October 2009) and “My Family Table” (November 2011) were each recognized with an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Award, and his third cookbook, “Cooking From The Heart,” was published in fall 2013. The John Besh Foundation oversees the Chefs Move! scholarship program, in addition to a microloan program for local Louisiana and Mississippi farmers.

Beaumont, Texas native Tiffany Derry began her career in hospitality when she was 15 years old at International House of Pancakes (IHOP). By age 17, she was the youngest person ever to earn a management position in the company. After attending The Art Institute of Houston, Derry worked her way up to executive sous chef at Grotto Cucina Napolitano. Later, she moved to Dallas to become an instructor at the Art Institute of Dallas Culinary School, and also served as executive chef at the acclaimed Go Fish Ocean Club. Derry gained national fame as a contestant on the seventh season of Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Derry’s overall talent and strong demeanor led her far into the competition, and made her a natural choice for “Top Chef All-Stars,” where she made it to the final four. Most recently Derry was brought on to help Patrick Halbert and Andy Austin build the Private | Social restaurant in Dallas from the ground up. Derry is also the recipient of The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) 2013 Hall of Fame Award.

Fans of “Hungry Investors” can join in the conversation about the show by following @SPIKETV on Twitter and using #HungryInvestors. Sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, blog posts, full episodes, biographies and more can be found on Spike.com’s dedicated “Hungry Investors” destination, spike.com/shows/hungry-investors, where content will be updated throughout the season. For additional series updates, follow Spike on Facebook and on Instagram.

“Hungry Investors” is a one-hour, ten-episode series produced by Eyeworks USA (“Extreme Weight Loss,” “Bar Rescue”) and Executive Producers JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic, DJ Nurre and Tim Warren. Jon Taffer also serv
es as Executive Producer.

Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series. Chris Rantamaki is Spike TV’s Senior Vice President, Original Series, and Justin Lacob, Vice President, Original Series serves as the network’s Executive in Charge of Production.

Eyeworks USA, run by CEOs and executive producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson, is one of television’s most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming, both for broadcast and cable, producing shows grounded in the ability of people to make real change and transform their lives. Eyeworks USA series include “Extreme Weight Loss,” in season four for ABC; “Bar Rescue” in season three for Spike; “My Cat from Hell,” in season five for Animal Planet; “LA Hair,” in season three for WEtv; “My Big Fat Revenge” for Oxygen, new hit Syfy series “Opposite Worlds;” and the upcoming “Funniest Wins” for TBS, as well as “Catch a Contractor” for Spike.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

 

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Spike TV Orders Fourth Season of “Bar Rescue”

Network Greenlights 20 More Episodes of Network’s Highly Rated Series

 Starring Jon Taffer

New York, NY, March 21, 2014 – Spike TV has greenlit 20 more episodes of the network’s popular original series, “Bar Rescue” starring renowned bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer.  From the producers of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” and Syfy’s “Opposite Worlds,” the series follows Taffer as he utilizes his nearly three decades of experience in the restaurant, bar and nightclub business to help give failing establishments one last chance to transform themselves into profitable businesses.

The new season will debut on Spike TV this fall.

“Bar Rescue” is among Spike TV’s original series that have successfully managed to broaden the network’s audience base. A new batch of original episodes (part of season three) kicked off on Sunday, March 9 at 9:00pm ET/PT, and have averaged 1.8 million viewers and improved the timeslot by a staggering +173% with Adults 18-49 and +131% with total viewers.

In “Bar Rescue,” Taffer travels nationwide, targeting a different failing establishment in each episode.  His approach may ruffle feathers along the way, but Taffer pulls no punches and values bottom lines above hurt feelings.  Owners and employees he believes are standing in the way of success are urged to check their egos at the door while he employs a proven scientific approach to solving the problems befalling bars.

“Bar Rescue” is produced by Eyeworks USA and Executive Producers JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, DJ Nurre, Tim Warren and Jon Taffer.

Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Chris Rantamaki is Senior Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV, and Justin Lacob, Vice President of Original Series, serves as the network’s Executive in Charge of Production.

Taffer will also be featured in the new Spike TV series, “Hungry Investors,” premiering in May. With Eyeworks USA producing, Taffer teams up with acclaimed celebrity chef and author John Besh and “Top Chef All-Star” Tiffany Derry, to seek out “diamonds in the rough” — establishments that are struggling, despite having amazing potential to succeed.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

 

The Official Bud Light® Hotel Makes Its Las Vegas Debut during the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention & Trade Show

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 11, 2014

The Official Bud Light® Hotel Makes Its Las Vegas Debut during the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention & Trade Show 

Festivities are highlighted by the Nightclub & Bar Welcome Kickoff Party featuring a performance by Ludacris

LAS VEGAS The Bud Light® Hotel will make its Las Vegas debut when the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino transforms into the exclusive party experience during the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention & Trade Show March 24-26, 2014.

Bud Light Hotel Las Vegas festivities will set the tone for the entire Nightclub & Bar Show when the venue plays host to the annual Welcome Kickoff Party, featuring a special performance by three-time Grammy award-winning entertainer Ludacris, at the Hard Rock’s Paradise Beach Pool on Monday, March 24 at 9 p.m. PT. The kickoff party (7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.) will be open to all badge-holding attendees, media, speakers and exhibitors, who will be treated to the one-of-a-kind atmosphere created through the immersive Bud Light Hotel activation during the nightlife industry’s premier annual trade gathering. Within the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino foundation, Bud Light will create a unique world where amenities throughout the resort are transformed to embody one of the world’s most popular and respected beer brands.

“I am honored Anheuser-Busch has chosen the Nightclub & Bar Convention & Trade Show as the event during which they will host the first branded Bud Light Hotel experience in Las Vegas,” said Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and host and executive producer of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” “Throughout my career, I have used the brand strength and business presence of Anheuser-Busch and Bud Light as tent pole examples of how to standout in the beverage world, and the Bud Light Hotel Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is going to be another home run experience presented by the best in the business.”

The Bud Light Hotel made its first appearance during the 2010 pro football championship festivities in Miami. Since its inaugural appearance, the Bud Light Hotel experience has developed a life of its own and is routinely sought after by some of the largest and most prolific event coordinators across the United States, most recently taking over a cruise ship docked in New York during the 2014 pro football championship.

Bud Light Hotel Las Vegas inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be at 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169 from March 24-26, 2014. Those interested in experiencing the Bud Light Hotel and attending the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show can register directly through the conference website. Press are encouraged to attend and can apply for credentials through the press information page from now until the deadline on March 14, 2014.

About Nightclub & Bar Media Group

Nightclub & Bar Media Group is the go-to resource for the on-premise professional. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the beverage industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing the specific tools bar professionals, owners and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this competitive industry for over 29 years. In 2012, Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show was recognized by Tradeshow Executive as one of the “Largest Shows of 2012” and one of the “Top 25 Fastest-Growing shows” by Trade Show News Network.  Nightclub & Bar Media Group also presents the VIBE Conference (http://vibeconference.com), March 25-26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Jon Taffer’s Rescue Tour (http://ncbrescuetour.com/), Jon Taffer’s On the Rocks (http://www.ontherockslasvegas.com), Nightclub & Bar Top 100, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and produces daily content on www.nightclub.com along with two newsletters, Bar IQ and VIBE.

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MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                                                                              
Matt Guidish, Kirvin Doak Communications
mguidish@kirvindoak.com
702-737-3100

Nightclub & Bar Media Group Honors the Best in the Nightlife Industry by Naming 2014 Nightclub & Bar Awards Winners

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Feb. 4, 2014

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Newton, Mass. – Nightclub & Bar Media Group has named the winners of the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Awards. After receiving hundreds of qualified nominations, the annual awards winners are recognized for being 2014’s best and brightest movers and shakers in nightlife.

“This is no beauty contest selected merely on aesthetics,” said Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and host and executive producer of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” “Receiving this award means the recipient has demonstrated the skill and innovation needed to succeed and excel in this highly competitive business. We are proud to welcome these accomplished award winners into an elite class of establishments, operators and industry professionals that are truly the best in the business.”

As the premier national program dedicated to recognizing and celebrating all aspects of success across various levels of the nightlife industry, the Nightclub & Bar Awards honor both individual winners, demonstrating expertise, professionalism and sales success, and establishments, exhibiting excellence in concept development, operations, promotion and innovation.

Winners are featured on Nightclub.com, and will be celebrated during an awards ceremony at the upcoming 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, March 24 – 26.

The winners of the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Awards are:

Nightclub Awards:

Dayclub of the Year

  • Winner: Spinnaker Beach Club, Panama City, FL
  • Finalists: Roof on the Wit, Chicago, IL and Delano Beach Club, Miami, FL

Lounge of the Year

  • Winner: Epernay Lounge, Denver, CO
  • Finalists: Brahmin, Boston, MA and Side Bar, San Diego, CA

New Concept of the Year

  • Winner: The Huxley, Washington, D.C.
  • Finalists: Clinton Hall, New York, NY and VIP Room, New York, NY

Nightclub of the Year

  • Winner: Story, Miami, FL
  • Finalists: Cielo, New York, NY and LIV, Miami, FL

Promo, Party or Event of the Year

  • Winner: Intervention Sundays at Float, San Diego, CA
  • Finalists: SKAM Thursdays at Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA and FIVE/TEN Party at Side Bar, San Diego, CA

Resident DJ of the Year

  • Winner: DJ Homicide, Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA
  • Finalists: DJ JUS-SKE, 1OAK, New York and DJ Sid Vicious, FLUXX, San Diego, CA

Bar Awards:

Bartender of the Year

  • Winner: Sean Kenyon, Proprietor, Williams & Graham and Beverage Dir., The Squeaky Bean
  • Finalists: Beau Williams, GM, Manifesto and Co-Owner, Hawthorne & Julep and Justin Pike, Head Bartender, The Tasting Kitchen

Beer Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Neighborhood, San Diego, CA
  • Finalists: Taproom No 307, New York, NY and The Surly Goat, Hollywood, CA

Cocktail Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Carthay Circle, Anaheim, CA
  • Finalists: Copa d’Oro, Santa Monica, CA and Wise Guy’s, Hilton Head, SC

New Concept of the Year

  • Winner: 2 Birds 1 Stone, Washington, DC
  • Finalists: Bergerac, San Francisco, CA and No Vacancy, Los Angeles, CA

Promo, Party or Event of the Year

  • Winner: Bounce Sunday at Matrix Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
  • Finalists: 12 Month Calendar Promotion at Martini Bay, Lake Havasu, AZ and Sunday FunDAZE at The Hangar, San Antonio, TX

Restaurant Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Beauty
    & Essex, New York, NY
  • Finalists: Catch, New York, NY and Isola Trattoria, New York, NY

Small Wonder Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Trick Dog, San Francisco, CA
  • Finalists: Brandy Library, New York, NY and Matchbox, Chicago, IL

Sports Bar of the Year

  • Winner: The Globe Pub, Chicago, IL
  • Finalists: Lansdowne Road, New York, NY and The Bleacher Bar, Boston, MA

Las Vegas Nightclub Awards:

Cocktail Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Laundry Room at Commonwealth
  • Finalists: The Chandelier and Vesper Bar

Dayclub of the Year

  • Winner: Encore Beach
  • Finalists: Daylight and Wet Republic

Lounge of the Year

  • Winner: Ghostbar
  • Finalists: Fireside Lounge and Parasol Up & Down

New Concept of the Year

  • Winner: Light
  • Finalists: Hakkasan and Sapphire Pool

Nightclub of the Year

  • Winner: Hakkasan
  • Finalists: Light and XS

Promo, Party or Event of the Year

  • Winner: Summer Lovin’ with Kaskade at Marquee
  • Finalists: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Wednesday at Surrender and Night Swim at XS

DJ of the Year

  • Winner: Diplo, XS/Surrender
  • Finalists: Calvin Harris, Hakkasan and Major Lazer, 1OAK

Restaurant Bar of the Year

  • Winner: Herbs & Rye
  • Finalists: TAO Restaurant and Yellowtail

About Nightclub & Bar Media Group

Nightclub & Bar Media Group is the go-to resource for the on-premise professional. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the beverage industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing the specific tools bar professionals, owners and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this competitive industry for over 29 years. Nightclub & Bar Media Group also presents the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show (http://ncbshow.com) March 24 – 26, 2014, the VIBE Conference (http://vibeconference.com), March 25-26, 2014 in
Las Vegas, Jon Taffer’s On the Rocks (http://www.ontherockslasvegas.com), Nightclub & Bar Top 100, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and produces daily content on www.nightclub.com along with two newsletters, Bar IQ and VIBE.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kirvin Doak Communications
Matt Guidish / Graham McMurry
mguidish@kirvindoak.com / gmcmurry@kirvindoak.com
702.737.3100

Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas Showcases an All-New Lineup & Exclusive Additions for the First Time in the Event’s 28-Year History

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More than 600 booths, the inaugural United States Bartenders’ Guild “Shake It Up” competition and Platinum Parties with DJs Calvin Harris and David Guetta highlight current event

Las Vegas – The industry’s most important bar, beverage, nightclub, restaurant and hospitality event of the year, the Nightclub & Bar Show, is making its mark once again, returning to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 24 – 26. Throughout the show, industry professionals will be educated and entertained during what is being dubbed the greatest conference and nightlife program in the show’s 28-year history.

“This is an opportunity for bar, beverage and nightlife industry professionals to gain incredible amounts of knowledge while learning about the newest and best parts of our industry, all in the greatest environment in the world,” said Jon Taffer, Nightclub & Bar Media Group president and Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” host and executive producer. “Bottom line: if you’re in our business and you’re not there, you need to find another line of work.”

More than 70 moneymaking seminars, four in-depth workshops and three powerful keynotes, with an introduction by Taffer, are included in the show’s lineup. The 2014 show’s historic lineup also features several “Bar Rescue”-recommended sessions, including:

  • Bar Rescue: Where Are They Now? moderated by Thom Greco, owner of Greco Holdings, Inc. and a panel of previously ‘rescued’ owners.
  • Going Above and Beyond Behind the Bar with Russell Davis, expert, Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” and president of Unlimited Liabilities.
  • One Tequila, Two Tequila, 10? with Elayne Duff, expert, Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” and expert mixologist/brand ambassador, DIAGEO; and Kevin Vanegas, director of tequila, Wirtz Beverage.
  • Raising Profits with Pizza with Tony Gemignani, expert, Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” and owner and pizza chef, Tony’s Coal Fired Pizza, International School of Pizza and Tony’s Pizza Napoletana.

The top convention in the nightlife industry wouldn’t do any true justice without a premier lineup of events for those who want to celebrate once business on the trade show floor is complete each day. With premier entertainment and celebrity hosts, Nightclub & Bar Show attendees will be treated to the most exhilarating nightlife yet.

  • March 24 – Welcome Kickoff Party, Hard Rock Paradise Beach Pool, at the completely transformed Bud Light Hotel – sponsored cabanas with complimentary cocktails and beer from Bud Light, Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon, Captain Morgan White Rum, Tragos Frescos and many more
  • March 24 – Opening Platinum Party at Marquee inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • March 25 – “Bar Rescue” Happy Hour at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas featuring the cast of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue”
  • March 25 – Platinum Party at Hakkasan with entertainment by Grammy Award-winning superstar, Calvin Harris – complimentary beer from Platinum Sponsor Bud Light
  • March 26 – Closing Platinum Party at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas with entertainment by two-time Grammy Award-winning artist/producer/DJ David Guetta; complimentary cocktails and beer from Platinum Sponsors Captain Morgan White Rum, Ciroc Amaretto  and MillerCoors
  • Plus, all-new Nightlife Pass with more surprise entertainment to be announced.

New cocktail-driven aspects within the show will provide depth and variety to the business-centric event. For the first time at the show and in Las Vegas is the Craft Spirits Awards International Competition, where a blind taste test to determine bronze, silver and gold medal-winning spirits will be judged on-site with the winners also announced at the trade show on Tuesday, March 25. Also not to be missed is the Shake It Up Competition, planned in partnership for the first time ever with the United States Bartenders’ Guild to highlight up-and-coming mixologists who will be asked to demonstrate skill, flair and creative concoctions while being judged by a panel of the nation’s leading mixologists.

The growing collection of sponsors and event partners involved indicates the 2014 show is bound to be unforgettable with names like Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, DIAGEO, DIRECTV, Bar Business Magazine, Food & Beverage Magazine, PMQ Pizza Machine, Shiftgig, The Tasting Panel, Beverage Industry and The San Diego Spirits Festival. To see a full list, click here.

Attendees are encouraged to purchase trade show passes prior to Jan. 31 to take advantage of the early bird offer at www.ncbshow.com. The trade show offers a variety of passes for attendees to customize their experience. The packages range from the Taffer-recommended VIP Pass ($579*), which grants access to all areas of the trade show and nightlife celebrations, to the basic Expo Pass ($99*).

*Indicated pricing for advanced registration

About Nightclub & Bar Media Group

Nightclub & Bar Media Group is the go-to resource for the on-premise professional. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the beverage industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing the specific tools bar professionals, owners and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this competitive industry for over 29 years. Nightclub & Bar Media Group also presents the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show (http://ncbshow.com) March 24 – 26, 2014, the VIBE Conference (http://vibeconference.com), March 25-26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Jon Taffer’s On the Rocks (http://www.ontherockslasvegas.com), Nightclub & Bar Top 100, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and produces daily content on www.nightclub.com along with two newsletters, Bar IQ and VIBE.

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MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                                                                            

Kirvin Doak Communications
Matt Guidish / Graham McMurry

mguidish@kirvindoak.com  / gmcmurry@kirvindoak.com

702.737.3100

Jon Taffer Welcomes Constant Contact’s Ron Cates as Guest Speaker for 2013 Rescue Tour Workshop in Los Angeles

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LAS VEGAS – Presented by Nightclub & Bar Media Group, Jon Taffer’s Rescue Tour workshop continues to flourish with the addition of Ron Cates, director of new market development for Constant Contact® Inc., (NASDAQ: CTCT) who will join Taffer for the first stop at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 16.

Cates is an award-winning business leader who has dedicated his career to helping small business owners, marketing professionals and nonprofit organizations strengthen their relationships with customers. His expertise and dedication to educating his peers on the power of successful email marketing and social media strategies allows Cates to identify the newest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the ever-changing online marketing space. Expected discussion topics during his seminar at the Los Angeles Rescue Tour workshop include a rundown on leveraging creative and efficient social media strategies to enhance customer traffic and revenues for small businesses.

“I admire Ron and the work he has done as director of new market development at Constant Contact,” said Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub & Bar Media Group and host and executive producer of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” “I believe that forming a relationship with your customers through social media marketing is critical to running a successful business and Ron’s uncanny ability to offer new and exciting methods, skills and opportunities to develop and strengthen these relationships will be extremely beneficial for Rescue Tour attendees.”

Now in its third year, Jon Taffer’s Rescue Tour continues to thrive with a growing roster of experts. With more than 30 years of experience and his role as Nightclub & Bar Media Group president, Taffer created his Rescue Tour workshops as a platform for bar owners, managers, bartenders, chefs, and other hospitality industry professionals to learn ways to take their career and business to a higher level of success. Additional stops for the third annual Rescue Tour will include Scottsdale, AZ, New York, NY, and St. Louis, MO to take place in the spring of 2014.

Registration is now open for the Rescue Tour in Los Angeles on Dec. 16 with pricing at $349 for advanced registration and $399 for on-site registration the day of the workshop. Groups registering with three or more participants will save $50 per ticket. Rescue Tour registration includes a four-hour workshop, take-home workbook filled with actionable items and workshop presentation, and a one-hour complimentary cocktail reception following the workshop in which attendees can network and meet with sponsors, including Diamond Level sponsors Anheuser-Busch, TouchTunes, Constant Contact, and Accubar and Emerald Level sponsors 2TouchPOS, Breadcrumb, and TurboTap.

Registration will open soon for the additional tour dates.  Those looking to receive updates on confirmed dates for upcoming workshops, to register individually or in groups for the Los Angeles workshop, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for any workshop dates can visit the Rescue Tour website.                                            

About Nightclub & Bar Media Group

Nightclub & Bar Media Group is the go-to resource for the on-premise professional. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the beverage industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing the specific tools bar professionals, owners and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this competitive industry for over 29 years. Nightclub & Bar Media Group also presents the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show (http://ncbshow.com) March 24 – 26, 2014, the VIBE Conference (http://vibeconference.com), March 25-26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Jon Taffer’s On the Rocks (http://www.ontherockslasvegas.com), Nightclub & Bar Top 100, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and produces daily content on www.nightclub.com along with two newsletters, Bar IQ and VIBE.

Jon Taffer Set to Launch Third Annual Rescue Tour with an Engaging Workshop in Los Angeles

Jon Taffer Rescue Tour
Presented by Nightclub & Bar Media Group, Jon Taffer’s Rescue Tour continues into its third year with an inspiring new workshop for bar owners, managers, bartenders, chefs, and other hospitality industry professionals aiming to take their career and business to a higher level of success. The first stop for this acclaimed workshop will be held inside the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 16.

With more than 30 years of experience and his role as Nightclub & Bar Media Group president, Taffer has developed the instincts, work ethic and expertise needed to run a successful business, and he brings his proven philosophies and skills to workshop attendees through the workshop’s keynote discussions, breakout sessions, and interactive activities. Expected topics of discussion during the Los Angeles Rescue Tour workshop will include Reaction Management ® and Bar Science Objectives, Human Resource Dynamics, Effective Marketing Tools, Viable Food and Beverage Program Development, and Social Media Initiatives.

Following the workshop, Rescue Tour attendees will receive a comprehensive workbook complete with Taffer’s essential tips and tools while also having the opportunity to attend a networking reception with venue operators, speakers, and Rescue Tour sponsors. In addition, all attendees will gain access to the exclusive online video learning series Taffer Time, which provides condensed business lessons from Taffer that can be accessed anywhere on any device.

Additional stops for the third annual Rescue Tour will include Phoenix, AZ, New York, NY, and St. Louis, MO. Registration is now open for the Rescue Tour in Los Angeles on Dec. 16 with pricing at $349 for advanced registration and $399 for on-site registration the day of the workshop. Groups registering with three or more participants will save $50 per ticket. Registration will open soon for the additional tour dates.

Those looking to receive updates on confirmed dates for upcoming workshops, to register individually or in groups for the Los Angeles workshop, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for any workshop dates can visit the Rescue Tour website.

In addition to serving as host of the Rescue Tour, Taffer also serves as host and executive producer of the popular “Bar Rescue” series on Spike TV, now in its third season. Taffer also recently released his newest book titled “Raise the Bar: An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions,” which distills the secrets to running a successful enterprise with Reaction Management ®, a strategy and philosophy Taffer developed and uses in his every day business strategies.

About Nightclub & Bar Media Group

Nightclub & Bar Media Group is the go-to resource for the on-premise professional. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the beverage industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing the specific tools bar professionals, owners and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this competitive industry for over 29 years. Nightclub & Bar Media Group also presents the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show (http://ncbshow.com) March 24 – 26, 2014, the VIBE Conference (http://vibeconference.com), March 25-26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Jon Taffer’s On the Rocks (http://www.ontherockslasvegas.com), Nightclub & Bar Top 100, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and produces daily content on www.nightclub.com along with two newsletters, Bar IQ and VIBE.

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