TAM® of Nevada to Participate in Henderson Community Expo – National Night Out

community-expoWe are always happy to get involved with community events to promote safe beverage service, and we are happy to announce that TAM® of Nevada will be exhibiting at the Henderson Community Expo on Saturday, October 15th. The free event promises to be a great opportunity to meet your neighborhood business community. Fun for families, there will be interactive demonstrations and activities for all ages. So come by and join us!

The Henderson Community Expo 2016 will feature exhibits from over 100 local businesses that are based on health and wellness, fire and crime prevention, and public safety.

To learn more about the services offered by TAM of Nevada, visit our website, or stop by our booth and say “hello” on October 15th.  Be sure to stay up to date about this and other activities and events TAM® of Nevada will be attending by connecting with us on Facebook.

Event Details:

  • Henderson Community Expo – National Night Out
  • October 15, 2016
  • 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Location: Galleria at Sunset
  • Address: 1300 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, NV

Join us! TAM of Nevada to Participate in Flavors of the Heart Culinary Event

foth2Trying to make heart-healthy choices? Dining out doesn’t have to be difficult!

As you learned in TAM® training, drinking too much alcohol can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, and other health conditions. Learn more about alcohol and heart health at the AHA website, by taking an online TAM® course, or by joining us later this month at a special event.

As food and beverage professionals, TAM® students have a unique opportunity to help promote heart healthy food and beverage choices in their daily work. Restaurateurs and kitchen staff can develop healthy dishes to wow guests with discerning tastes. Servers can make recommendations about heathy menu items. And as individuals, we can all benefit from making smart choices in our own lives. What’s not to like about that? To promote these choices, attend the always exciting Flavors of the Heart event later this month. Join us for great education, great food, great tunes, and great company!

We’re pleased to announce that TAM® of Nevada staff volunteers will be on site to assist in the American Heart and Stroke Association’s Flavors of the Heart event in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 17th.

The purpose of this event is fourfold:

  • To celebrate the wonderful Teens Cook with Heart Program in Las Vegas
  • To educate the community on how to make healthier choices when eating out
  • To motivate restaurants to create heart healthy dishes (and promote those dishes at this event)
  • To increase awareness of the American Heart and Stroke Association and its mission

If you’ll be attending this fantastic event, TAM® Manager Sherry Cummings and additional TAM® Staff members will be on site and participating. Please stop by and say hello! Hearing directly from the community about what issues are important to them helps us to provide the best training possible for our students.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 17th. The event will include over 25 participating restaurants, food and wine tasting, music and special guests, and we’d love to see you there! Also be sure to stay up to date about this and other activities and events TAM® of Nevada will be attending by connecting with us on Facebook.

Event Details:

For more information, visit the Flavors of the Heart website.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

World Market Center Las Vegas

Worldview on 16, Building B

495 Grand Central Parkway

Las Vegas, NV 89106

Serving Alcoholic Beverages in a Limo or Party Bus? TAM Cards are required.

TAM® Nation in Vegas!

Tourists and locals alike often rely on chauffeurs to transport them in limousines, sedans, and party buses for a variety of events and special occasions. Even if limo drivers and transportation companies cannot sell alcoholic beverages, in many cases passengers are permitted to bring their own drinks, and drivers will be responsible for carefully monitoring passengers. In the regular course of business, drivers may find themselves pouring glasses of champagne or other alcoholic beverages for passengers on airport pickups, nightclub crawls, chartered tours of the Las Vegas strip, wedding and bachelor parties, and more. If you work in a position where you may serve alcoholic beverages to passengers, you are required by Nevada state law to complete alcohol awareness training and obtain a TAM® Card.

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Top Tips for Hosting a Successful Cinco de Mayo Celebration

dreamstime_m_6947265Las Vegas is a city that knows how to celebrate. Establishments all across town are currently promoting Cinco de Mayo special events, and in some cases, turning it into a long weekend promotional opportunity. Is your establishment prepared to make the most of the increase in bar traffic? It’s not too late to plan an activity sure to increase sales and customer buzz.

While marked regionally in Mexico to commemorate the Battle of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is a traditionally observed in the United States as a day of celebration of Mexican culture. It is a popular party night not only Mexican restaurants, but all types of bars and clubs. Much like events on St. Patrick’s Day and Valentine’s Day, marketers and business owners have upped the ante on holiday promotions in recent years.  Here are some tips to get in on the action:

  1. Special events such as Cinco de Mayo are a great opportunity to try special menu items, live music, or themed promotions. Why not offer a Mexican beer sampler or specially-priced happy-hour cocktail menu to entice your guests? Your bartenders could create a signature cocktail or themed menu items to get your guests in the celebratory mood and trying something new. For inspiration, check out Nightclub and Bar’s article, “¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!” for some great cocktail recipes you could try mixing up for your own event.
  2. Once you have an idea for the type of promotion you’d like to run, spread the word! We recommend using social media as a way to reach both your existing customer base as well as new customers. Social media is an easy and effective way to get the word out about your events when time is of the essence. Check out our blog post, “Boost Your Bar Sales and Increase Your Guest Count with Social Media Presence and Deals,” for ideas on how to maximize your event exposure with tools like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. But remember; be cautious when using social media. Do not put anything on social media that you would not feel comfortable putting in a print ad.
  3. Make sure your customers are safe. Servers should be certain they are not over serving your guests when featuring special drink promotions. The atmosphere should remain light and fun for all of your patrons, while emphasizing safety. TAM® of Nevada will train you and your co-workers to provide a great celebration that will keep your patrons safe, and leave them wanting to come back and party at your next holiday event.

Looking for even more inspiration or want to visit some local events around town? Check out Vegas.com’s guide to Cinco de Mayo events around Las Vegas.

How are you planning to celebrate? Tell us about your planned event in the comments section below, or share with us on Twitter!