GF Strategies marks work with 50th event

2014-06-28 07.48.20From a start in 1993 with the Oregon State Fair in Salem, Oregon to the Big Fresno Fair in California this fall, its been quite a ride. GF Strategies grew out of a need to better manage the food and beverage program at the Oregon State Fair and since that time has worked with events from Vermont, to Florida, to Texas, to California. “I remember in the early days we were working with small county fairs and very happy to help them out” said company President Greg Flakus. “Little did we know that that small start in 1993 would have us now working with six of the largest attended Fairs in North America, major music festivals like Bonnaroo, some great rodeos like the St Paul Rodeo in Oregon and the Houston Livestock Show in Texas, and festivals like the Portland Rose Festival, Seafair in Seattle, Detroit Freedom Festival,and help many smaller events get their start.
The company is now working with major events to help them take the leap to going cashless. “This is the next step in the event and venue business” said Flakus. We are working with many of the large music festivals with attendance of over 80,000 per day. The new payment option is being well received by attendees so far.
In addition the firm does consulting work for stadiums,arenas and venues around the nation, with a focus on meeting with these venues and helping them to achieve higher sales per attendee, and increase per capita spending.
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