EXPO Certification Seminars: Passing the bar

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) Spearmint Rhino’s Mark Alums and Tootsie’s Cabaret’s Selem Kamareddine — both longtime bar management experts —  will tell EXPO 2022 attendees how a poorly managed bar can lead to theft and waste from your bar staff, which can sink one of your greatest […]

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EXPO Certification Seminars: Club security — controlling what you can see and what...

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) The EXPO’s “ED University” Certification Security Seminar will see three experts — Charles Wilson, Gary Sikorski and JC Pomerleau — speak on diverse areas of club security, including conflict de-escalation and cybersecurity. As the world becomes increasingly connected and digital, so too is the potential for […]

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Club Safety: Putting out Fires Before They Blaze

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) As a 30-plus year firefighting veteran, Paul Calderwood is an expert — and has spoken as such before — when it comes to fire and safety programs. Paul Calderwood has been a firefighter for more than 30 years and is a professor for […]

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Club Security: Attacking gun violence

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) *Story by Robert C. Smith Robert C. Smith of Nightlife Security Consultants outlines five solutions to combat an uptick in gun violence in the hospitality industry. The other night there was a fight in a club, a guy started losing and before security could intervene, […]

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Club Chain Spotlight: The Quarterback Keeping the Chain Moving

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) Jeb Jarrell has always known it’s about playing the right song at the right time. In the mid-80s, the very-religious parents of Pony Bama DJ Jeb Jarrell, a 30-plus year industry veteran and pioneering PANDA (Professional Adult Nightclub DJ Association) statesman bought a skating […]

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Club Chain Spotlight: “Father Figure” protective of his flock

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) Dane Hansen made the leap from Las Vegas to Alabama, from lauded DJ to attentive, nurturing GM. Huntsville Pony TOO GM Dane Hansen was a founding father of the PANDA DJ association and an uber-successful DJ for 26 years — 14 of those […]

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Circle back with us on Vol. 98 StripJoints reviews

Spiritbox “Circle With Me” You only want to play “popular music” at your club? Sure, we get it. How’s this for popular: A band gets 66 million streams before their debut album even comes out, and 155 million streams after that debut album is released. That band is Spiritbox, who hit number one on the U.S. […]

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Club Chain Spotlight: More Than Numbers

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) Stephanie Wilbanks has been hailed by Jerry Westlund as an integral part of the smooth operations at the Pony Club chain and she is emblematic of what a sustainable career in the industry can provide. Pony Clubs’ Operations Director Stephanie Wilbanks came from […]

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The three-ring act that is Soul Circus Cowboys

Billy McKnight, the frontman for Tampa-based Soul Circus Cowboys, remembers the first time the band landed on the Billboard Charting songs list. “(It) was a thrill,” McKnight recalls. “However, Billboard Magazine went online. We had to look it up online and then make a post. Growing up in the business, I always wanted that paperback […]

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On the Cover: Your club deserves the best, so give it a go!

(Note: This story appears in the May 2022 issue of ED Magazine) In September 2021, industry veteran Jason Mohney announced the formation of Go BEST!, an unprecedented, all-in-one resource for the hospitality and nightlife sectors. As this cover story will detail, Go BEST! provides decades of expertise in the areas of purchasing, cybersecurity, digital marketing, […]

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