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In Reply to: Re: My Soap Box (long) posted by BBbrew on February 23, 2011 at 13:28:43:
I think, sir, that you are very wrong in believing that the local stores will not find these contests to be a good thing. Our team, as well as the 24 other teams who were at the Sam's Club contest last August in Midwest City, OK, saw first hand how invested the local store and management were in the event. They special ordered meat for the teams, brought in lettuce and parsley and assorted other things that the teams had requested.
The entire staff wore event T-shirts on Friday and Saturday and a number of employees even brought extra T-shirts around to the teams for autographs much the same way teams have barrel heads signed at The Jack. We were all treated like very important and very welcome guests.
While there will always be exceptions in any situation, I fully expect that as we get closer to each event, the stores involved will be fully aware of these contests and will be great hosts.
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