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Tuesday, March 27 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
How to Drive Customer Traffic with Sports Programming and Events

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Sports enthusiasts are serious about their game-day viewing experiences. They want to feel as though they are at the game without spending a dime on the costly ticket price. This panel will discuss ways to keep the customer engaged from game start to end and how doing so will have a positive impact on your bar revenue.

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Thom Greco

Owner, Greco Holdings, Inc.
Thom Greco is educated as a scientist with a degree in biology and chemistry but, also pursued hospitality while a student. At age 17 he owned his first nightclub, an under 21 dance club, The Vox Box, which within two years resulted in three locations and a TV show on the nationally... Read More →

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Joey Bien

President & CEO, The Treasure Clubs
Joey is the owner of three adult nightclub venues in the Carolina's as well as successful dental practices in Naples, FL. He is considered a highly effective and innovative business operator. His skills include business administration, finance, quality control, strategic planning... Read More →
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Jamie Carawan

Vice President of Food & Beverage Innovation, Twin Peaks Restaurant
Jamie has been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years serving in every facet of the business. Jamie worked his way up through the Tia’s Tex Mex restaurant organization and helped open over 20 restaurants. After a 3 year stint of teaching history at University of North Texas... Read More →
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LaShawn James

VP of Growth Markets, Buzztime
LaShawn James has experience from a number of Fortune 100 companies including Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, Hewlett Packard, and PepsiCo, where he built a distinctive track record of success. He brings 13 years of experience in Marketing, Sales, Product Development, and Business Development... Read More →
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Joe Hand Jr.

President, Joe Hand Promotions
When Joe Hand Jr. was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 10th round of the NBA draft in 1980, he felt certain that his future would involve sports. What Joe didn’t know at the time was that, not basketball, would be the central sport in his life.Joe was a captain of both... Read More →
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Chris Lewellen

President, Lew's Grill & Bar
Bringing a unique perspective to the hospitality industry, Chris Lewellen worked in reverse learning his expertise in the bar restaurant business as a customer first then an owner operator. At an early age he worked and managed his family sports retail stores and learned the marketing... Read More →

Tuesday March 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room S114