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June 16th, 2008

SLATTS PUB UNVEILS UNIQUE MODERN BUSINESS CENTERSlatts Pub, a recently remodeled neighborhood restaurant located in downtown Blue Ash, is proud to announce its technologically equipped conservatory and dining room as the next generation of business centers.

The restaurant has invested over $100,000 in high tech audio/visual equipment, including high speed wireless Internet, wireless microphone, and DVD and PowerPoint presentation abilities featured on big screen plasma HDTVs. In addition, the Slatts Pub webcam allows participants not in the building to view from a remote location.

Cincinnati based, Alamo Electronics undertook the substantial Slatts Pub audio/visual install. “In my 25 years with Alamo Electronics, I have yet to see a restaurant encompass such a wide range of technological resources as Slatts,” stated Alamo Director of Professional Services Team, Tim May. “Some have tried to add conference facilities, but no one else has succeeded in combining the atmosphere and conference center capabilities uniquely blended within a restaurant.”

“Our goal was to create a space where meetings could take place with all of the technological capabilities of the office, but with a much more relaxed atmosphere,” said Slatts Pub owner Bob Slattery. “Its design creates an environment unique to any conference room and encourages creative ideas not elicited by the traditional office setting.”

In addition to the high tech audio/visual equipment, Slatts Pub offers full menu service and professional wait staff.

“I urge local businesses, professional organizations, social groups, and event promoters to consider Slatts Pub for their next meeting, event or press conference,” Slattery continued, “If the state of the art equipment, convenient location and comfortable atmosphere aren’t enough, wait until you try our famous biscuits.”

News America, a division of News Corp, recently held a 2007 strategy and planning session with one of their Cincinnati-based national accounts at Slatts Pub. “Slatts was the ideal place for our gathering” said Stefanie Detwiler, vice president and general sales manager of the Cincinnati News America office. “The atmosphere was perfect for continuing to build our relationship with this account, as well as plan for 2007 and beyond. Our national vice president of sales was able to monitor the activities from New York, via the Slatts Pub webcam.”

American Digital Imaging CEO, Sal Passanisi, was also impressed with Slatts. “Where else can you go to whet both your traditional and techno taste buds? From E-Bay to Blue Ray, it’s a great environment for a lunch and to learn.”

For more information on Slatts Pub, please visit www.slattspub.com.

Contacts:

Slatts Pub
Lisa Kuhn

(513) 794-4120


“NO SHIRT, NO SHOES… NO PROBLEM AT SLATTS PUB”
Slatts Pub, a recently remodeled neighborhood restaurant located in downtown Blue Ash, is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with the AVP Crocs Tour. “We are thrilled to forge this new partnership between Slatts Pub and the AVP,” said Slatts Pub owner Bob Slattery. “The AVP is a great organization with fantastic fans. We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with this fast growing sports tour.”To showcase the partnership between Slatts Pub and the AVP, any customer who comes to eat at Slatts wearing only their board shorts or bathing suit will be outfitted in the official AVP Slatts Pub Crocs shoes and an AVP Staff T-shirt. “It’s ‘No Shirt, No Shoes…No Problem at Slatts Pub!” said Slattery. “This is a great way to illustrate our new relationship with the AVP and is a fun way for our customers to have an entertaining dining experience.”The surrounding community is also pleased to learn of the newly established partnership between Slatts Pub and the AVP. “We are proud that Blue Ash-based Slatts Pub is associated with a prestigious national touring series featuring one of our country’s fastest growing sports,” said Blue Ash City Manager David Waltz. “We invite players and fans to frequent the Blue Ash area during their visit to Greater Cincinnati.”Rapidly becoming a volleyball hotspot, the season-ending, world-class AVP Tour championship will be held over Labor Day weekend in Cincinnati. As the Official Pub Sponsor, Slatts will be hosting a special Valentine’s Day media event from 4-7 p.m. on Feb. 14 to kickoff ticket sales for the 2007 AVP Crocs Cup Cincinnati Open. AVP stars Rachel Walcholder and Sean Scott will be among the special guests in attendance to help promote the event. “I am excited to get back to Cincinnati and head to Slatts Pub” said Walcholder. “Slatts is a great place to hangout and grab a bite to eat. It feels right that they have partnered with the AVP. See you at Slatts!”Players and fans from across the country can stay connected with Slatts Pub by viewing the “What’s up at Slatts” webcam at www.slattspub.com. The webcam streams live real-time video of Slatts Pub 24 hours a day. Leonard Armato, President, CEO and Chairman of the AVP Crocs Tour, said that Slatts’ creative use of technology was one factor that led to this partnership. “Slatts Pub understands that to reach our mostly young and well-educated fan base, you must utilize various forms of new media. With the technological modernity of the restaurant, the success of the Cincinnati event and listening to the great reviews from all the players who visited Slatts in 2006, this partnership is a sure winner.”For more information on Slatts Pub, please visit www.slattspub.com. For more information on the AVP Crocs Cup Cincinnati Open, please visit www.mustseeavp.com.
About the AVP, Inc.
AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, Inc. is a leading lifestyle sports entertainment company focused on the production, marketing and distribution of professional beach volleyball events worldwide. AVP operates the industry’s most prominent national touring series, the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, which was organized in 1983. Featuring more than 150 of the top American men and women competitors in the sport, AVP is set to stage 18 events throughout the United States in 2007. In 2004, AVP athletes successfully represented the United States during the Olympics in Athens, Greece, winning gold and bronze medals, the first medals won by U.S. women in professional beach volleyball. For more information, please visit www.avp.com.Contacts:
Slatts Pub
Lisa Kuhn
(513) 794-4120AVP
Meg Bruno
(310) 426-7157


SLATTS PUB LAUNCHES WEBCAMRevamped Blue Ash restaurant is first in the Midwest with technologySlatts Pub, newly renovated and located in downtown Blue Ash, recently unveiled a high-tech webcam mounted inside the restaurant that will broadcast live video on its website, www.slattspub.com, and on HDTV’s inside the restaurant. Slatts Pub is the first restaurant in the Midwest and only one of a handful nationwide featuring this technology. Accompanied with free Wi-Fi and twelve flat-screen high-definition TVs, the “What’s Up at Slatts?” webcam establishes Slatts Pub as the technological leader among restaurants in Greater Cincinnati.Bob Slattery, owner of Slatts Pub, said: “The ‘What’s Up at Slatts’ webcam is another example of how Slatts Pub is not your standard family-style restaurant. We intend to use the webcam technology to enhance our relaxed, fun atmosphere and affordable tasty menu. See you at Slatts!”Unlike most webcams that provide still photography updating every few seconds, the modern technology at Slatts Pub broadcasts in full color and in real time.The Slatts Pub webcam will allow customers to view up-to-the-second wait times and to get a sense of the restaurants atmosphere and décor. However, Slatts Pub intends to use the webcam for other innovative promotions, including:

  • PICTURE OF THE MONTH: Slatts Pub will select a still picture taken from the webcam each month as the “Picture of the Month.” The winner will receive a free dinner for two and their picture will join others on the wall of Slatts Pub. The winning picture will be entertaining and creative, just like Slatts Pub! Additional webcam photos from Slatts Pub will be featured on www.slattspub.com.
  • MILITARY FAMILIES: Slatts Pub will sponsor meals for local families who have relatives serving America overseas. The family member overseas will be able to have an interactive meal with their entire family by viewing the webcam from Slatts Pub’s website. Voice and sound capabilities will be enabled for these special occasions. Additionally, other businesses or groups who wish to rent this service may do so and should inquire via email at info@slattspub.com.
  • OFFICIAL PUB OF THE AVP: As the “Official Pub of the AVP Professional Volleyball Tour,” players and fans from across the county can log onto the Slatts Pub website and be part of the action!
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