Bits Arcade Brings Retrogaming to Water Valley, Mississippi

By Daniel Lee Perea Citizens of North Mississippi can now whittle away their disposable income on tokens thanks to Bits Arcade in Water Valley.  The brainchild of Scott Sisk and Brad Lyle, Bits is the first attempt to bring a complete arcade bar experience to Mississippi. Nestled in the green hills of the north half of the state, Water Valley is a picturesque, quaint small … Continue reading Bits Arcade Brings Retrogaming to Water Valley, Mississippi

7 Tips for Suggestive Selling

Upselling, also known as suggestive selling, is an easy way to increase sales at your establishment. By developing a non-threatening approach and training your staff to take advantage of every upselling opportunity, you can see a substantial uptick in check averages almost immediately. Here are seven upselling strategies to consider: 1. Instill the skills. It all starts with server training. The upsell should feel natural … Continue reading 7 Tips for Suggestive Selling

Arcade Bars Attracting Mainstream Media

Although the industry has typically been covered regionally (usually when a new arcade bar opens, and a local media outlet covers the story), more mainstream national outlets are starting to take notice. The Hollywood Reporter put out a feature titled, How Arcade Bars Are Reviving a Decades-Old Subculture, noting: Thirty-five years after the sun set on the “Golden Age” of arcades, taverns touting cabinet gaming rigs … Continue reading Arcade Bars Attracting Mainstream Media

Mission Control: Orange County’s First Arcade Bar

The joystick jockeys of the OC will have a new haunt to sip brew and drop quarters. According to Time Out Los Angeles, Mission Control has opened its doors in McFadden Public Market.  McFadden has brought in one spot that’s sure to distinguish it from the pack: Mission Control, an arcade bar featuring vintage pinball arcade games. Mission Control is Orange County’s first “arcade bar,” combining … Continue reading Mission Control: Orange County’s First Arcade Bar

Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show Day 2 Recap

LAS VEGAS – The ribbon is cut and attendees got their first look at hundreds of exhibitors on the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show expo floor. Throughout the day, thousands learned new tips of the trade through speaker sessions, reveled in off-site boot camp tours and explored the expo floor featuring a variety of vendors from around the world, where many discovered new … Continue reading Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show Day 2 Recap

Yalobusha Brewing Co.

Yalo from Blue Magnolia Films on Vimeo. For years, the only production breweries were along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The founders of Yalobusha Brewing Company wanted to change that, and give a locally brewed beer to the north Mississippi hill country and beyond. So when fate had our managing partner Andy be introduced to Amos, our first brewer, the rest is history!  We quickly learned about the … Continue reading Yalobusha Brewing Co.

ENTREPRENEUR AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR KRIS JONES TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT 2017 NIGHTCLUB & BAR CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW

Las Vegas— Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and best-selling author, Kris Jones, will keynote, “Six Tips to Grow Your Business, Maximize Profits and Find Your Passion,” during the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. Speaking on Wednesday, March 29 at 11 a.m., Jones will offer attendees insight into bringing their nightclub or bar to the next level. Jones argues that the … Continue reading ENTREPRENEUR AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR KRIS JONES TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT 2017 NIGHTCLUB & BAR CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW