Getting Back into the Arena: March 9th-15th, 2021

March 15, 2021







Getting Back into the Arena: March 9th-15th, 2021



“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” –  April 23, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt


Congratulations to Kevin Uhlenhaker: Kevin has been named CEO and is joining the OmniPark Board of Directors.  Read about it here: March 15, 2021 – Parking Industry Veterans Join OmniPark Leadership Team



Kevin says: “I am excited to join the OmniPark team and build upon the track record of customer service and innovation.”


In addition to Kevin, Sharon Schilly is joining as COO of OmniPark.  Thus, Kevin adds, “The opportunity to work with Sharon again to build another customer focused parking technology company was too good to pass up. We look forward to helping our customers turn the challenges facing the parking industry today, into opportunities for their growth tomorrow.”


In other it is all about reopening and getting things back to normal. Not the new normal but basic human normal.


John writes a blog this week: March 15, 2021 – The Crystal Ball – The New Normal – Balderdash – JVH, Parking Today .  Yes I did have to look up the word “balderdash.”  Otherwise, it is spot on.  Human nature and common sense, always triumphs.  This past weekend in Las Vegas, streets and the cassinos were packed with people.  They were all eager to move around and live.  More and more people are getting confidence in fully participating in life due to vaccines especially.  More and more events are happening in person.


In Los Angeles today, the gyms and movie theaters opened up as well as indoor dinning.  Yes, a year of priming by mixed and very confusing messages, as the 6ft vs just 3 ft for one, has left lots still leaving in fear.  Yet, as it is in the Bible said at least 365 times, Thou Shalt Not Fear!   Yes to caution and science.  Yet, if anything the latest massive Oprah interview has taught us, when they say they this and they that, victimhood isn’t that appealing.  Enough with a victim more with a victor.


In other news this week on, March 9, 2021 – PT Plus: EasyPark Group announces intent to acquire ParkMobile. Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile says: “Over the past 12 years, ParkMobile has emerged as the technology leader in North America for contactless parking and mobility payments. Joining forces with EasyPark Group will enable us to continue this momentum into the future and opens up an array of new global growth opportunities.”


Excited what the future in Parking Industry will bring.  Fortune tellers or not. In the meantime, I am wishing everyone good health and courage to dare greatly!




Astrid Ambroziak


Creative Director

Parking Today

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