Companies big and small relied on inventive marketing strategies to attract people to their booths at Business Expo 2013, hosted by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, on June 12.
Attendees and other exhibitors stopped to watch and eat, giving Masterpiece employees decked in bright red chef coats the perfect opportunity to market the company’s catering services.
Event manager Chris Lee said the food and cooking spectacle let the company stand out from the other 170 booths, most offering financial services, insurance packages and distribution deals.

TruFusion just wants to be different.
The fitness studio, under construction in south Las Vegas, is developing proprietary classes to go with the hot yoga, hot Pilates, boot camps and TRX sessions it’ll offer when it opens in August.
Compare that to 91 percent among companies with 500 or more workers, and 76 percent among businesses with 100 to 499 employees.

Ronna Timpa doesn’t view her company, Workplace ESL Solutions, as just a business that teaches English to non-English-speaking employees.
“There are all the soft skills, such as making eye contact and shaking hands firmly,” said Timpa, who has been designing workplace education courses for more than two decades.
Workplace ESL is Las Vegas-based, but Timpa has taught courses in Reno, and throughout California and Texas and Mexico.

Nevada is expected to benefit economically from its first New Markets Tax Credit allocation.
Clearinghouse CDFI, a Lake Forest, Calif.-based financial institution with an office in Las Vegas, recently received an $80 million allocation.
Clearinghouse CDFI will spend $34 million in tax credits on large-scale, job-creating projects, the company said.

As vice president of Anaheim, Calif.-based Starbuzz Tobacco Inc., Las Vegas resident Jake Jacobson noted a demand for an office in his city.
In July, he opened Starbuzz Las Vegas, a branch dedicated to servicing local distributors and outlets.
At his office and warehouse on South Tenaya Way, Jacobson employs nine people.

Alaska Airlines, Inc. has announced that it will launch nonstop flights between Anchorage and Phoenix, starting December 18, 2013, and Anchorage and Las Vegas, starting December 19, 2013.
“We know how Alaskans enjoy the sun and fun that these two great cities have to offer, and the addition of nonstop flights to both Las Vegas and Phoenix will be welcomed,” said Marilyn Romano, the airline’s regional vice president in Alaska.
Flights will operate on each route three times a week.

Tokyo, June 24 (Jiji Press)–Italian luxury sports car maker Pagani Automobili SpA launched its new supercar, the Huayra, in Japan on Monday.
Pagani will initially sell the 730-horsepower two-seater for some 130 million yen but raise the price by 5 pct every six months, exclusive importer Pagani Japan said.
It can accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.3 seconds, with its top speed reaching 360 kilometers per hour.

June 24–BROWNSBURG — Bobbling around like I was sitting on the world’s most violent washing machine, I kept a white-knuckle grip on my knees, never having felt the exhilaration of being whipped around in a NASCAR stock car.
Preparing to enter Turn 3 on the second lap of my Rusty Wallace Experience ride-along at Lucas Oil Raceway, I was just gaining some semblance of comfort in the 700-horsepower rocket.
But it didn’t last long.

EPPING, N.H. – Courtney Force claimed a Funny Car victory against her father on Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals.
She improved to 4-2 against her father, John Force, a 15-time Funny Car world champion.
Courtney, who lost to John in the first round at Bristol Dragway last weekend, outran Alexis DeJoria, Tim Wilkerson and defending Funny Car world champion Jack Beckman to reach the final round.

MCKINNEY, Texas, Jan. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Biscotti Inc., a technology leader in high-definition video calling products for the home and business, today announced its plans for CES 2013 in Las Vegas, highlighting the company’s newest video calling innovations and solutions for connecting people worldwide.
During the four-day show, the company will debut Biscotti XS, the newest member of its line of HDTV-based video calling appliances, and new MyBiscotti services, including video mail, multiparty calling and PSTN interoperability, in LVCC, South Hall 2, Booth MP25458.
“Biscotti is reinventing the video calling experience,” said Dr. Matthew B. Shoemake, CEO and Founder of Biscotti.

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