Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Women in Parking”

Nine women in parking met on Tuesday to discuss women's issues as they relate to the parking industry. They talked at length about how to reach out to women within the industry and begin recruitment of women into the industry. … Continue reading

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More from the Floor at the IPI

I ran in to Butch Eads, former CEO of Central and now Chairman of National Parking Light Solutions. A very rested Butch told me that he was building a company that would provide turnkey lighting solutions to parking facilities nationwide. … Continue reading

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IPI Day Two – Lots of action on the Floor

The floor was slammed with people the second day – It opened at 10 and went to 1:30. Bobra Wilbanks of POM demonstrates their new Parktel system that allows a parker to pay their fee by credit card: Chris Fuchs … Continue reading

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IPI Opens to reception on Exhibit Hall Floor

The IPI opened its Exhibition to a reception “mix and mingle on the exhibit hall floor with exhibitors and attendees having the opportunity to talk in an informal atmosphere. The exhibit hall floor was crowded as attendees flocked to the … Continue reading

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Dr. Barbara Chance named Parking Professional of the Year

At an awards ceremony following the keynote opening presentation by former Steelers Halfback Rocky Bleier, the IPI awarded its highest honor, the Parking Professional of the Year, to Dr. Barbara Chance, President and CEO of Chance Management Advisors. Dr. Chance … Continue reading

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Primanti’s – A Pittsburgh tradition

Marcy, our sales director, is a Pittsburgh girl and knows all the spots. For lunch today we went to Primanti’s in the “Strip” area by the river. This used to be a heavy duty truckers hangout and truckers needed a … Continue reading

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Live from the IPI and first impressions

If you want to keep up with the goings on at the IPI log on to www.livefromtheipi.com. Andy and I are trying to keep up with the activity on the show floor and even some of the other events the … Continue reading

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First pictures of the IPI Show

It’s five hours to opening – Will they make it. Here are some shots of “set up.: First, Andy completes the PT Booth. We’re Number 1 VP of Sales at Zeag Lee Shorts (right) and a compatriot use the shipping … Continue reading

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The Worm Turns in Calgary

Parking groupie Wanda over on PT’s Facebook Page scooped me on this one. Although fired by the city of Calgary, former Parking Manager Dale Frazier and his assistant have their names on the patent for the city’s technological marvel, the … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh and Parking

I arrived in the steel city last night and after a quick burger in the local burger joint, got a good night’s sleep. Today it begins. I have already received a note from Helen Sullivan from the IPI wondering if … Continue reading

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