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Security Industry Association and Nightlife Association Help Keep Bars and Nightclubs Safe
PRWEB, September 6, 2016
Bars and nightclubs can be some of the most challenging public places to secure, with potential threats coming from unruly customers, robbers, even terrorists. How do venue owners and managers ensure the safety and security of their patrons, particularly after the mass shooting in a night club in Orlando, Florida.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13663638.htm
 
 
cipherbrief
The Security Challenges for Soft Targets in the Wake of Orlando
Mackenzie Weinger June 15, 2016
J.C. Diaz of the Nightlife Association...said the group has been receiving many calls from members asking for security guidelines for how to respond to such incidents. And since the Paris terrorist attacks, which targeted a concert hall, restaurants, and a sports stadium, the association has “been seeing a lot more venues wanting to get their staff certified for security training,” Diaz said. “It’s not just the manager or the security, they also want their bartenders or bar members to be certified and trained how to properly engage these type of situations,” he said. “We don’t believe that alcohol and guns mix. We would rather leave that to the professionals, as long as they are licensed, have taken a certification course, and are trained tin the rules of engagement — whether that be law enforcement, security, or the bar staff.”
https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/exclusive/north-america/security-challenges-soft-targets-wake
Foodservice Training Portal Forges Partnership with the International Nightlife Association to Offer Online Active Shooter Training
July 12th, 2016  
Incidents of shootings and the prevalence of active shooters in North America are increasing at an alarming rate. In 2015 alone, 367 fatalities and 1317 injuries were attributed to mass gun violence. Incidents at soft targets have increased steadily over the last fifteen years- more than doubling in the last seven years.
 
Nightclub Groups Rethink Security Strategies After Orlando Shootings
Ernie Smith Jun 14, 2016
But J.C. Diaz, executive director of the Nightlife Association...that even with limited resources, clubs can take steps to prepare for attacks—including training bartenders on how to fight back to prevent a situation from getting worse
 
Experts Say Nightclubs Need More Security in Wake of Orlando Shooting
Jim Carleton and Jon Kamp June 13, 2016
Crowded clubs and bars can make attractive targets for terrorists, law-enforcement officials say. J.C. Diaz, executive director of the Nightlife Association, a trade group for the nation’s 50,000 clubs and bars, said security varies widely, ranging from a club in Atlanta that is patrolled by a guard toting a semiautomatic rifle to ones that simply have a doorman. But even with few resources, he said, clubs can better prepare for an attack by teaching bartenders and other staff to fight back with beer bottles, fire extinguishers or anything else they can grab. The key, he said, is to confront a shooter rather than wait to be possibly shot. “What it comes down to is doing something versus doing nothing,” Mr. Diaz said.
 
Coming to a Bar Near You: The Domesticated Bouncer
Jim Carlton May 25, 2016
California, Oregon and Hawaii are among states that require bouncers to train, said J.C. Diaz, executive director of the Nightlife Association, a trade group for the nation’s 50,000 clubs and bars. Some coaching is available online.
 
Millennials Gone Mild
Neil Howe March 16, 2016
According to the Nightlife Association, approximately 6,500 nightclubs have either cut back their hours or closed up shop within the first year of operation. Atlantic City is on the verge of bankruptcy after four of the gambling hub’s 12 casinos shut down last year. European nightlife isn’t booming, either: Over the last decade, the number of nightclubs in Britain fell 45% from 3,144 to 1,733. 
 
nytimes
The Last (and Most Expensive) Night of the Year
By Rachel Abrams December 31, 2015
“New Year’s Eve is pretty much going to determine for some venues whether you’re going to be in the red or in the black,” said J.C. Diaz, executive director of the Nightlife Association, a trade group of bars, restaurants, night clubs and rave festivals, and also the founder of the Nightlife Hall of Fame. “I would say it’s financially imperative that they close out the year with a bang.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/01/business/new-years-partying-prepare-to-pay.html
 
Bid Farewell: Why Millennials are Abandoning Nightclubs
New Theory Magazine October 12, 2015
J.C. Diaz from the Nightlife Association remains hopeful that as long as people want a place to hang out, dance, and have fun with friends, the nightclub scene should prosper once again if they attempt to regain nostalgic, or ground-breaking themes.
Millennial Impact: The Evolution of Nightclubs
By Bernadette Hasson on September 29, 2015
J.C. Diaz predicts, “The industry is definitely evolving.  You’re beginning to see people focused on fusion or flavors whether it be cocktails or food. You’re seeing new design elements and advanced LED technology.  You can make your place look like you’re in the middle of the forest or in space.  It’s becoming more of a real life experience when you get companies like Cirque du Soleil partnering up with a club.”
 
1933 Group raises the bar for themed watering holes
By SHAN LI on September 19, 2015
More entrepreneurs are jumping into the $26-billion night-life industry, inspired by reality TV shows such as "Bar Rescue" and the huge popularity of craft cocktails and local brews. As a result, standing out from the crowd has become a key focus in the last few years, said J.C. Diaz, executive director of the trade group Nightlife Assn. "We are beginning to notice within the industry that people want an experience," Diaz said. "It's not just the drinks and the food, but the atmosphere. That's what people are really paying for." Millennials are driving a night-life renaissance; many rely on bars as their principal spot to hang out with friends and meet new people, he said.
 
Bloomberg
Nightlife Experts Will Gather In Ibiza For The First International Nightlife Awards
By J.C. Diaz on September 1, 2015
More than 500 delegates from 30 countries will attend the 2nd International Nightlife Congress at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza on October 7th and 8th. From Europe, America to Asia, the leaders of the international nightlife industry will be coached by 15 of the most influential speakers on nightlife community solutions...“The congress will alternate between Ibiza and Las Vegas in order to fully utilize the global nature of the nightlife leisure industry, which includes dayclubs, nightclubs, bars, lounges, restaurants, and hotel casino resorts,” said J.C. Diaz, 1st Vice President of the International Nightlife Association. “We just want a stronger and more unified Nightlife & Club Industry.”
 
David Magazine
Turn Up Town, EDM Culture Meets Vegas to Meld World’s Hottest Club Scene
By Brian Sodoma on July 2015
Of late, clubs have turned to the outdoors. Pool clubs feed nightclubs...“You’re 11 stories above the Strip. The view, that’s where it’s at,” says JC Diaz, of the International Nightlife Association.
  
Could Liability Insurance for Bars Curb Drunk Driving?
By Brenda Salinas on March 17, 2015
Most people in the industry agree, including J.C. Diaz with the national Nightlife Association. "We don’t feel that there should be some sort of mandate or some sort of bill that should come across the board," Diaz says. "But we do feel that businesses should carry liability insurance, not only as a venue, but as a venue owner as well." In fact, Diaz says, the government should be working to protect small business owners from frivolous lawsuits. He argues the law is already too hard on bartenders and venue owners. "As an individual I know that I’m responsible for my actions," Diaz says.
  
 
PRweb - TÜV Rheinland Partners with International Nightlife Association to Introduce Safety Protocol for Entertainment Venues
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2015
First-of-its-kind International Security Protocol called “SECURE NIGHTLIFE VENUE.” The International Nightlife Association and TÜV Rheinland are looking to prevent future accidents from happening, an important goal as nightclub fires caused 3,749 deaths since 1940, according to the International Nightlife Association.
 
Boston Globe - Nightclub meets the circus at Stage
By Scott Kearnan, JANUARY 21, 2015
Today, it requires something a bit more unusual to tempt guests away from their neighborhood pubs, restaurants, and quality time with their iPhones. Enter: Stage, serving up electronic dance music with a side of circus-style showmanship.
  
Montreal Gazette - Nightlife Association calls for loosened regulations for bars to compete with festivals
by Sandy White, January 19, 2015
While we celebrate their supposedly enormous economic benefits, there is a dark side to the city’s festival-worship, as these largely government-funded events operate in a regulatory realm unto themselves, frequently to the detriment of local businesses, and particularly those in the nightlife industry.
 
  
The Atlantic - Why Not Just Breathalyze Yourself
By Paula Vasan, on December 31, 2014
A driver who is pulled over for a DUI offense with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit can suffer up to $20,000 in fines over the long term, including bail, legal fees, increased auto-insurance premiums, loss of work income, court-ordered alcohol education programs
 
  
Advertising Specialty Institute - Editor's Letter - Drinks On Me
Published in Advantages By Kathy Huston on November 2014
In addition to restaurants/bars, there are 65,000 drinking establishments primarily engaged in the retail sale of Alcoholic drinks, according to the Nightlife Association.
 
 
Insurance Journal - Top 10 Things to Know About Restaurants and Bars
By Insurance Journal West Magazine on October 16, 2014
States representing the majority of drinking places were: Wisconsin with 4,489; California with 4,449; Texas with 4,388; New York with 4,283; Illinois with 3,634; Pennsylvania with 3,572; Florida with 3,191; and Ohio with 3,201. Other significant states included Michigan, New Jersey, Louisiana, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and Washington.
 
 
Reno Gazette Journal / Gannett - Grand Sierra's LEX ups ante for Reno-Sparks night life
By Bill O'Driscoll, on July 11, 2014
Now LEX stands to raise the stakes for Northern Nevada, and the region appears ready, said the Nightlife Association a Washington, D.C.-based trade group. "Reno has needed something. People have been asking for it for some time," Diaz said. "People want to go out. They want an escape, and the hospitality venues realize they have to create something."
http://www.rgj.com/story/money/business/2014/07/10/grand-sierras-lex-ups-ante-reno-sparks-night-life
 

NY Daily News - As festivals and nightclubs get louder, hearing advocates push for earplug use 
By Jenna O'Donnell on June 4, 2014
the Nightlife Association, noted that more DJs, performers and staff now protect their ears. He didn't see a problem with requiring free earplugs for patrons. “I think we should take care of our healthy bodies,” he said. “And this would be a great step in the right direction.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/hearing-advocates-push-earplug-article-1.1817066 
  
Pollstar
POLLSTAR - Warehouse mega-nightclubs in D.C. disappearing
May 26, 2014
the Nightlife & Club Industry Association of America, was quicker to attribute the closings to ebbs and flows that are to be expected in the fleeting and at times fickle nightlife industry. “Everybody has to evolve to stick in this industry,” he said. “The average life span of a club is usually two to five years. They renovate or they change names.”

Washington Times - Warehouse mega-nightclubs in D.C. disappearing as ‘crappy’ areas fade away
By Andrea Noble on May 15, 2014
the Nightlife & Club Industry Association of America, was quicker to attribute the closings to ebbs and flows that are to be expected in the fleeting and at times fickle nightlife industry. “Everybody has to evolve to stick in this industry,” he said. “The average life span of a club is usually two to five years. They renovate or they change names.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/15/dcs-love-affair-with-megaclubs-has-ended/?page=all
 
New Pittsburgh Courier - Warehouse mega-nightclubs in DC disappearing
http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2014/05/27/warehouse-mega-nightclubs-in-dc-disappearing
 
Bloomberg Business Week - Las Vegas's Lucrative Nightclubs Pump Up the Spectacle
By Christopher Palmeri and Nadja Brandt on May 15, 2014
Nightclub experiments that succeed in Vegas have a tendency to spread. “They have the capital to try out these new ideas,” says the Washington-based Nightlife Association, a trade group. “If it works, a lot of people will mimic them.”
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-15/las-vegass-lucrative-nightclubs-pump-up-the-spectacl
 

Daily News - Las Vegas's Lucrative Nightclubs Pump Up the Spectacle
By Christopher Palmeri and Nadja Brandt on May 15, 2014
Nightclub experiments that succeed in Vegas have a tendency to spread. “They have the capital to attempt out these new concepts,” says the Washington-primarily based Nightlife Association, a trade group. “If it works, a lot of people will mimic them.”
http://www.dailynewsen.com/life-style/las-vegass-lucrative-nightclubs-pump-up-the-spectacle-h2493920
 
 
The Denver Post - Behind the velvet rope: Getting into Denver's hottest nightclubs can be a controversial process
By John Wenzel on June 17, 2012 
Nightclubs make up less than 10 percent of that, or $1.9 billion, and their revenues have declined an average of 2 percent since 2008, according to the National Club Industry Association of America.
http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_20859205/behind-velvet-rope-getting-into-denvers-hottest-
 

Palm Beach Post - Body count mounts with South Florida nightclub killings on the rise
By Robert Nolin, Sun Sentinel on Feb. 27, 2012
National Club Industry Association of America, advocates training security personnel in techniques to spot and deal with potential troublemakers. And metal detectors are a must. "That's definitely an industry standard," he said.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/body-count-mounts-with-south-florida-nightclub-k-1/ 
Serving Alcohol - Gun violence at nightclubs becoming more common
By Safe Server and Robert Nolin on February 26th, 2012
National Club Industry Association of America, advocates training security personnel in techniques to spot and deal with potential troublemakers. And metal detectors are a must. “That’s definitely an industry standard,” he said.
http://servingalcohol.com/blog/managing-alcohol-serving-environments/gun-violence-nightclubs-common/
 
South Florida Sun-Sentinal.com -  Body count mounts with nightclub killings on the rise

National Club Industry Association of America, advocates training security personnel in techniques to spot and deal with potential troublemakers.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/fl-nightclub-shootings-20120226,0,4666809.story

 

Press-Release.com - NEIGHBORHOOD BARS MAKE COMEBACK IN ROCKY ECONOMY
Neighborhood bars and lounges which serve food in addition to drinks have gained in popularity in the U.S., according to the National Club Industry Association of America (“NCIAA”). Smaller establishments like these compete with larger companies by offering unique products, entertainment, and superior customer service. 
http://www.free-press-release.com/news-neighborhood-bars-make-comeback-in-rocky-economy-1287770201.html

Clay Collins' BusinessIdeas.net - Why You Should Consider the Bar and Nightclub Promotions Business
If you love the nightlife and would like to turn your passion into a profitable business, you should consider starting a bar and nightclub promotions business. There are over 75,000 bars and nightclubs in the U.S. and the majority of them have events that need promotion. Such events include club openings, concerts, sponsored events and charity event.
http://www.businessideas.net/businessideas/bar-and-nightclub-promotions-business-0033

 


eHow - Ideas for Nightclubs
The right ideas for a nightclub could generate business and result in a packed house. In the nightclub business, there is strength in numbers. According to the National Club Industry Association of America, bars and nightclubs compete with a variety of businesses, including restaurants, hotels and casinos, to bring in patrons.
http://www.ehow.com/list_6743156_ideas-nightclubs.html

 


My$mallBiz.com - How To Start A Nightclub
For night-owls and party-animals, learning how to start a nightclub may sound like a no-brainer. However, running this type of establishment is full of potential pitfalls.
http://www.mysmallbiz.com/how-to-start-a-nightclub/

Cengage Learning/A.M. Best Company - Slip sliding away: patrons in flip-flops have put dance clubs their insurers on shaky footing.
Denizens of the nightclub scene at the New Jersey shore may be outraged that a local bar has banned its patrons from wearing flip-flops, but insurance experts said preventing falls is no laughing matter.
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Slip+sliding+away%3a+patrons+in+flip-flops+have+put+dance+clubs+their+...-a0205858907

 


LA Times - LA clubs offer cheaper New Year's Eve revelry
By Tiffany Hsu on December 30, 2008
... More than half the nation's 50,000 or so clubs, bars and dance halls had their last call in 2008, said the National Club Industry Assn. ...
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-clubs30-2008dec30,0,3168547.story

 

Indie-Music.com - The MusicDish Network Partners With NCIAA ...

The MusicDish Network, an online community gathering music sites & webradio, has partnered with National Club Industry Association of America (NCIAA) and ...
www.indie-music.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3939 

 


MusicDish Industry e-Journal
The National Club Industry Association (NCIAA), Headquartered in New ... NCIAA has the most comprehensive source of DJ and club information in the world. ...
www.musicdish.com/mag/index.php3?id=10215 

iio - Interview
NCIAA crew interviewed iio on Feb. ... I would also like to take a moment to Thank the NCIAA crew for giving me the ...
http://people.uleth.ca/~t.wirch/iio_interview.htm

BluePie
The NCIAA are one of our strategic alliance partners. The NCIAA are part of the global marketing and awareness machine that will promote Hurt Myself project ...
www.bluepie.com.au/hurtmyself/friends.htm 

Open Press - Glideascope Launches Global Remix Competition - Winter Music ...
Every participant in the competition will receive a free NCIAA DJ or Artist Membership, a 6 month free membership to OnlineGigs.com and a 10 per cent ...
http://www.theopenpress.com/index.php?a=press&id=1761

 


Futuremusic - The Next Big Thing DJ Contest 2004 - DJ ...
IgniteSystems.com. > TuRitmo The Worldwide Community of Online DJ's. TuRitmo.net. > NCIAA Building an International Spirit of Music Cooperation. NCIAA.org ...
www.futuremusic.com/djcontest/2004/links.html 

Experiments In Sound :: The Ultimate DJ and VJ Mix Contest
TuRitmo.net. > NCIAA Building an International Spirit of Music Cooperation. NCIAA.org. > DJ School USA Services for the professional DJ. DJSchoolUSA.com ...
www.experimentsinsound.com/links.html 

Music Banter - MusicDish.net Launches Remix Competition
The MusicDish Network Partners With NCIAA/TrakHeadz To Launch Remix Competition The MusicDish Network, an online community gathering music sites &
www.musicbanter.com/promotion/5857-musicdish-net-launches-remix-competition.html 

 


MusicDish Industry e-Journal
NCIAA-TrakHeadz - "Music In Motion" (Blue Pie Record Label joins NCIAA-TrakHeadz ... NCIAA Targets Indie Artist & Label Companies 2004-03-07 by Mi2N ...
www.musicdish.com/mag/archive.php3?page=8&cat_nb=10

<< noozes archive>>
NCIAA President/CEO announced Monday April 19, 2004 that they have accepted and activated Blue Pie Productions as the next record label to join ...
www.bluepie.com.au/v4/arch.htm 

PRweb - DJ Jaspa Announces Residency at Club XOX in Vancouver, BC
As a new member of the NCIAA, Jaspa’s music is gaining international attention with a recent feature on raves.com. This comes after Jaspa—AKA Jason Hogg—has ...
www.prweb.com/releases/2005/5/prweb237128.htm 

Music Banter - DJ Remix Competition for Caribbean's Bajan Mason
Launched by the MusicDish Network and hosted by the National Club Industry Association of America (NCIAA), the competition offers Bajan Mason's track ...
www.musicbanter.com/promotion/6352-dj-remix-competition-caribbeans-bajan-mason.html 

Dark Ghost Records Online
We are very thrilled to be a sponsor in the NCIAA-Music Dish GLIDEASCOPE - WMC Remix Competion. Check The link on the bottom of the page to Enter. ...
www.darkghostrecords.com 

Syndicated Content
The partnership will complement MusicDish Network's webradio and digital distribution partners such as Audio Graphics, TrakHeadz/NCIAA and The Record Pool ...
www.indiewave.net/articles/050705_indienewsbeat.asp 

breaksblog.biz » 2005 »
host: nciaa.com. Heavy night feat special guests Skynet from the US and DJ Ink, Tech Itch and Raiden from the UK. Webcast recorded live from bassdrive.com. ...
www.breaksblog.biz/?m=200511&paged=2 

Downtempo Artist Glideascope Announces Deal with Jet Star Music
In recognition of his independent status, Glideascope, in conjunction with the NCIAA (National Club Industry Association of America) and several other ...
www.theopenpress.com/index.php?a=press&id=1964 

Trakheadz - MP3Machine Resource Database
Thanks to Trakheadz.com's affiliation with the NCIAA (National Club Industry Association of America), whose 43000 members make it the largest trade club ...
www.mp3machine.com/database/resource/rec/280 

Science-Technology-Mathematics
They paired up National Club Industry Association of America (NCIAA) to work. with MIT. The committee invited some of the students to present research as a ...
www.utahsciencecenter.org/downloads/dbedreport.pdf