I hope you dance: Thank you for attending and participating in PIE 2022 in Reno, NV (pics)
After coming down to earth from PIE 2022 and Reno, NV, Lee Ann Womack’s, I Hope You Dance is playing in my head. And I “blame” it all on amazing Marcy Sparrow. Who captain a truly sincere, fun and engaging PIE show, despite all the challenges that we all have been facing.
“I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance… I hope you dance…”
We plan the location of our PIE conference 3 years ahead. 3 years ago, it was a very different world. It was even different just a several months ago, when we first met for PIE 2022 in Dallas, then the NPA in Las Vegas and the IPMI conference in Tampa. I believe most of us who thought we are double or then triple vaccinated, are immune to covid. And the inflation as we have today, with the gas prices as they are, was unimaginable. Back then flight were inexpensive. And plentiful even to Reno, NV. Today, the world is a tad upside down. Yet, we must have faith and hope and move forward.
Victor E, Frankl in his life changing Man’s Search for Meaning said: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Thus, with lead of our captain Marcy Sparrow, we have decided to make PIE 2022 a joy fest with genuine interactions, celebrations, new perspectives and simple joy. Albeit it was challenging to get to Reno. Despite our JVH for first time due to Covid, not being able to be with us in person, just as many of you, this PIE to me was most special.
I met some incredible people and got closer to people I knew. I attended some fantastic presentations and danced my behind off, at the greatest party sponsored by Duncan and organized by Marcy.
Thank you with all of my heart to all of our sponsors. Thank you to all of you who gave us your most precious time to be with us in Reno. Next year, we will be a direct flight away as in Chicago, and we can’t see you there.
We have lots of photos from PIE 2022 that you will be able to see soon. In the meantime, here are a few of my snapshots.
“I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance,
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’,
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’,
Don’t let some Hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin’ out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance… I hope you dance. …”
Lets keep on on dancing! You all are amazing and you make this awesome parking industry strong and innovative. God bless you all.
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ParkNews.biz is gearing up for PIE 2022: Special rates for special attendees!
The countdown to PIE 2022 is on! We are 25 days away to seeing you in the magical Reno, NV.
If you are a part of the public sector, we offer you a special discount:
50% off of a 3-Day Full
Conference Ticket or
Single-Day Seminar Badge
using discount code*
(*This discount applies to public sector attendees only. Non-Exhibiting vendors do NOT qualify)
Please register here: https://pieshow.parkingtoday.com/attendee_rates.cfm
In the meantime, have a blessed new week.
Also, if you have story based articles addressing parking experience, please send them to me at email@example.com
And if you want to be in the parking industry news of Parking Today, please send me your press releases.
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To fearlessness and the victory of peace and freedom! – ParkNews.biz March 1-7, 2022
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
― Winston Churchill
We can never give up! We can never give in! In war, in peace and thus in life! Today, Ukrainian People, are showing us with their courage and their unity. With their president Volodymyr Zelensky. The Poles especially, are showing us how to be the best neighbors. People around the world, are reflecting on what is truly important in this life. What makes the life worth living. It is truly the fact, that we are not equipped for living for some illusory self pleasure. The secret is serving and living for others. Through work and daily life. Then we as individuals get stronger. Get more creative. We experience more joy and lasting happiness.
In a bit over two months we will be seeing you in Reno, NV. A few years ago, I heard a colleague say that perhaps we have too many conferences. Now, I hear more and more people being eager, to go to any conference they can go to. To travel and to be together. The days of zoom and superficial connecting via our smart devices screens are over. In person is what matters. And in person, it is the way the work gets done.
We are excited about our seminars at PIE 2022. Some of our speakers are, Dale Denda, Todd Tucker, Kevin Uhlenhaker, Sara Blouch, Brandy Stanley and many others. And the key note will be the best because it is given by the IPMI’s Cindy Campbell.
For our awards, we have a fun and engaging magician who will MC our awards. He will keep you engaged and on awaken to your wits.
In addition, we are excited about our Bowling Event. You can’t go to Reno without bowling.
Please contact Marcy, firstname.lastname@example.org to sponsor one of the bowling lane or ask her about other sponsorships opportunities, so your company gets extra visibility. Also, you can find these options on the PIE 2022 website: https://pieshow.parkingtoday.com/schedule_glance.cfm
And this year, after being amiss in Dallas, our Speed Networking returns. Once again, the drinks will be flowing and the connections will be made.
Albeit the world is upside down and the suffering of people in Ukraine is unfathomable, we must go on. Otherwise, we are giving in to evil. Churchill wouldn’t be pleased.
Slava Ukraini. May the Lord bless Ukraine and the rest of us. Peace and safety for all of us.
And please, if you can make a donation to the humanitarian efforts for Ukrainian Refugees. There are many organizations. If you need the name of one, please reach out to me at email@example.com and I will share some links.
Have a blessed new week.
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“Stuff” or “the places we didn’t go” – Super Bowl and ParkNews.biz Feb 8th – 14th, 2022
“Remember… the Force will be with you. Always.” -Obi-Wan Kenobi
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
This Sunday Feb 13th, there was joy back in town as the city of Los Angeles. LA Rams played in and won the Super Bowl LVI, here in Inglewood, CA at the spectacular Sofi Stadium, where 70,048 spectators, including hundreds of unmasked celebrities, were cheering, nail biting, laughing, eating and drinking and over all ,enjoying themselves on the chamber of commerce postcard, perfect weather day.
One of the best part of the Super Bowl telecasts, are always the commercials and the half time show. The later, in my opinion was one of the best I have ever seen due to its simplicity and sincerity. It was not the over the top Las Vegas spectacle, but hip hop concert honoring its roots of Campton. Snoop Dog? He is a legend and I could smell his presence 15 miles away. Dr. Dre? Made me think I should finally get my seat of beats. And surprise appearance of 50 cents and his Dre produced “In da Club” made me hum “Go, shorty, It’s your birthday …” And Eminem and his “Loose Yourself” rocked! I am thankful that missed the line from Dre about still not loving police and Eminem’s knee and what it meant to him. Maybe he was praying? Yet, we all can have an opinion and not get cancelled for it hopefully.
Then the former, the commercials: I don’t understand bitcoin so the floating QR code made me think my tv on my internet were broken. However, I enjoyed other commercials, especially the Alexa Read my Mind spot staring Starring real-life husband and wife Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost. The commercial’s irony, especially with the dinner party and the oysters, were fun. One commercial, in particular, made me feel inspired and motivated. It was the Expedia ad with Ewan McGregor. Star Wars’ star starts with “We love stuff, and there is really some great stuff out there. But I doubt if any of us look back at our lives and think, I wish I had gotten a little sportier looking SUV, or even a thinner tv, or found the trendiest scent … Do you think any of us look back at our lives and regret the things we didn’t buy? Or the places we didn’t go!”
Thus, in the words of Dr. Seuss, “Get on your way! Your mountain is waiting.”
We have PIE 2022 just around the corner: Discover Reno and its beautiful surrounding areas including Lake Tahoe and Virginia City. Most of all, meet your colleagues, make new friends and new deals. Ask questions so you are not expected to read others’ minds like Amazon Alexa and learn and have fun. Don’t regret the places you haven’t gone to.
It is the going that is more important than ever now. It is the celebration, irony, togetherness and laughter. John wrote a blog about the importance of awards. Read more here: Feb 14, 2022 – Super Bowl: Awards are Important – JVH, Parking Today
And participate in this celebration, be it via nominating yourself or your colleagues or sponsorship of one of the categories. Please, contact Marcy Sparrow at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
And reach out to Brian Bullen, who has travelled the world, at email@example.com, to promote your company, your products and your presence at PIE 2022 via our PT magazine.
Let’s Go Parking Industry and Let’s Go America! As this weekend Super Bowl has shown us, we are all ready to move forward!
Have a blessed weekend.
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Road to PIE 2022: You are the best kept secret that must be known and appreciated!
Dear PIE 2022 Exhibitor,
We are on the Road to PIE 2022! Our Conference and Expo are just around the corner, May 15th-19th, 2022 held at Grand Sierra Resort, in this most magical small town America that Reno is. As one of the best kept secrets of the USA that it is being discovered, by huge number of people moving there from California and other states daily.
Apropos of secrets: Do you want to be a secret, even if the best kept secret, or do you want to be seen, known and understood? And thus, have others know what solutions you can provide to those looking for solutions?
William James said: “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”
And being appreciated is understanding first and being understood second. Thus, create your own seat the table of PIE 2022: Understand and be understood.
Brian Bullen has created a special email blast that will let are PIE 2022 attendees know what is on menu: Your products, your cases studies, your solutions, your tools that make the parking experience better for everyone involved. Through telling your story, we guarantee you will fill up your PIE 2022 table and you are not to be missed.
Starting in February, we will have a 4 month series of email blasts going out all the way leading to PIE 2022. In 250 words (more is an option) tell your story and engaged others.
Create your calling cards to your presence at PIE 2022 and showcase you are ready to listen, ask questions and then solve all the problems of the parking world.
You are at PIE 2022 and you mean business. You can’t be missed. You are relevant and every customer will appreciate you for your listening and your skills.
Tell your story: The 4 month email blast series is only $2500. However, the space is limited and Brian has it almost sold out.
Please immediately, reach out to Brian Bullen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to me at email@example.com.
Don’t stay hidden under the bushel. It is your duty to showcase your light! Be the best known little secret that everyone needs to appreciate!
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Pecan, Apple, Pumpkin, Privacy … and PIE 2022 – ParkNews.biz 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 Brian@parkingtoday.com.
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.
Have a blessed week!
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PIE 2022 Opens Website to Attendees and Exhibitors
The Parking Industry Exhibition 2022 is announcing that its exhibition hall and attendee registration sales are now open. Early bird pricing for attendee registrations is currently available.
“We are appreciative that nearly half of the exhibit hall floor is already reserved,” said PIE director Marcy Sparrow. “Exhibitors should head for the PIE web site and reserve their booth space now. It’s going quickly.”
PIE 2022 will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV. The world class venue offers one of a kind entertainment, gaming, multi star restaurants, and the exhibition center all in one location. Reno is located minutes from the high Sierras with golf, skiing, boating on famous lake Tahoe, historic Virginia City, all only minutes away.
Unlike ‘the other’ Nevada city, Reno isn’t only a desert, but offers a milder climate, mountain vistas, and the historic gold rush country nearby.
Join us “On the Road to Reno” and PIE 2022’s gold rush. Log on to https://pieshow.parkingtoday.com now and experience what PIE and the Biggest Little City in the World have to offer.
PIE 2022: Parking Today Awards’ Entries Due March 15th, 2022
Participate in Parking Today’s 4th annual awards program by recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations.
Nominate potential awardees at the PIE: https://pieshow.parkingtoday.com/awards_info.cfm
Feel free to enter any organization public or private or any individual including yourself.
Deadline March 15th, 2022
The Award Categories for 2022 are:
- Excellence in Customer Service
- Parking Person of the Year
- Outstanding Parking Garage/Development
- Parking Organization of the Year
- Excellence in Technology and Innovation- OFF STREET
- Excellent in Technology and Innovation- ON STREET
*In order to make it to the finalists of any category, you must have a paid registration and plan to attend the PIE 2022 show.