Pecan, Apple, Pumpkin, Privacy  … and PIE 2022 – Nov 9th – 15th, 2021

November 15, 2021



Pecan, Apple, Pumpkin, Privacy  … and PIE 2022 – Nov 9th – 15th, 2021



‘Tis the time of the year to bake a pie.  The Parking Industry Expo one and the various flavors we bake or order or buy for the most beautiful Holiday of the Year, that is Thanksgiving.


Is your preference a store bought or yourself made one?  There are pluses and minuses with both. The former, less time in the kitchen can be spend on other things and especially on being fully engaged with others.  The latter, nothing shows love and appreciation as something we make from the scratch.  Be it a pie, a dish or creating something wonderful that benefits others even in the smallest way.   Another plus with baking your own pie, there is joy in work for the sake of work itself.  As when we go the extra mile, this work gives us happiness beyond measure.

Think Michelangelo Buonarroti and his David, his Sistine Chapel ceiling, Bacchus, the Last Judgment, Pieta and so much more including Michelangelo becoming the architect of St. Peter’s Basilica at age of 74 and work on it till his last days.  He passed less than a month short of his 90th birthday Feb 18th, 1564.  Michelangelo truly worked for the sake of work.  For the glory of creating something that outlasts us.  He didn’t do anything half way.  He didn’t produce half baked pie.  It was all or nothing.   All, as with all of his heart, mind, soul and body.  Complacency was not in his MO.

Therefore, in our gratitude for you as the people who put their everything to creating the best parking experience for our customers, and the best parking industry for all of us involved, we are determined to make PIE 2022 the most productive and beneficial conference yet.  Everyone one of us and the parking industry has been going through myriad challenges due to the pandemic and beyond.  How can we turn the poison to medicine and create better products and practical solutions.  This is our goal and determination.  This Monday, our Website for PIE is up and running.  Marcy is working non stop be of service to every exhibitor and every attendee.  We see you and we hear you.   Go to PIE website here and secure your exhibiting space or your attendance at the lower early bird special price.  #PIExpo

Last but no least, there is no PIE without you and our Parking Today Magazine.  This January issue focusses on environment and parking industry truly caring about climate and sustainability.  We have some engaging articles coming in and Brian Bullen, who not only provides the best service, can do some magic with you to showcase your company, your mission and your brand.  The space is due immediately but he is willing to work with you till the end of this week.  Please, reach out to Brian at

Privacy flavor: Please read JVH’s latest blog here – Nov 15, 2021 – Dog Bites Man Story — Parking at Trader Joe’s – JVH, Parking Today  – more to come in the near future apropos of this subject.  The quagmire is: it is your information thus, shouldn’t it be protected?

In the meantime, I pray you are enjoying this miraculous season of Thanksgiving and just like us, putting your heart into baking your pies, actual ones or proverbial, at work and in your daily life.  We appreciate you, respect you and celebrate you.  We can’t wait to see you in Parking Today Magazine each month and then in May 2022 in Reno for PIE 2022.

Thank you.

Have a blessed week!


Astrid Ambroziak


Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9