PIE 2022 and the Salt of the Earth of American Small Towns – ParkNews.biz Jan 18th – 24th, 2022

January 24, 2022



PIE 2022 and the Salt of the Earth of American Small Towns – ParkNews.biz Jan 18th – 24th, 2022





“To play catch on an evening, to smell the river, to hear the train pass. These little towns were once the bold ramparts meant to shelter just such peace.”
― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead


This past week, our Parking Today team, were blessed to spend some time in Reno, NV at the Grand Sierra Resort, where our PIE 2022 will be held on May 15th – 18th, 2022.  Marcy Sparrow, marcy@parkingtoday.com, has organized and hosted most engaging and inspiring, get together for us at Parking Today and our sponsors.  Thank you Marcy.  Through those couple days in Reno, we have discovered that kindness, sincerity, courage, appreciating and joy of life, are well alive in small town America.  And perhaps that is where we should look while getting back to living fully.

Please read this blog from JVH, that tells you more about Reno: Jan 24, 2022 – What Kind of a Place is This? – JVH, Parking Today.  

John says: “Reno is 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe, one of the most beautiful settings in the world. It is surrounded by mountains that offer vistas unparalleled. A short drive away is historic Virginia City, reminding one of the times when fortunes were taken from the ground. When you go to Reno, plan to stay a few days and see what this area has to offer.

Locals talk about being able to walk their downtown. Central Reno is 10 minutes from the Airport, traffic is light during rush hour, major hotels are within a few minutes’ drive of each other.  Our hotel, the Grand Sierra Resort, is less than seven minutes from the airport, and 10 minutes to downtown.

This city offers world class accommodations at shockingly low prices. Our rooms, comparable to any in major hotels across the country, were under $100 a night. We aren’t talking Motel 6 here, but recently renovated, ultra modern, extremely comfortable places to stay.”

QR codes are talked much on ParkNews.biz including the headline: Jan 24, 2022 – FBI issues warning after fraudulent QR codes scams in Texas:  

“This week the FBI issued a public advisory about this after fraudulent QR code stickers were found in more than two dozen parking stations in Austin, Texas.

According to the Austin Police Department, those QR codes may have sent those parking payments to a fraudulent vendor instead.

Chris Hamer advises people to question everything even if it’s a trusted business or restaurant.

“It’s very easy to print up a QR code and replace it on a sticker,” said Hamer.”

Also there is a blog spot from Honk addressing the issue: Jan 24, 2022 – Honk: A Quick Response to the Question of QR Security

Last but not least, Brian Bullen has a special email blast offering on the Road to PIE 2022.  Promote your company, your products, your solutions via his program.  Don’t miss out – contact Brian at brian@parkingtoday.com

Have a blessed week.

Thank you.

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

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PIE 2022- Reno, NV
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Thank You,  Astrid