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Digital surveillance firm in deal with 30 McDonald’s

DTT, a Las Vegas-based digital surveillance solutions company, recently reached a deal for installations in more than 30 McDonald’s locations across the Valley.

DTT is expanding on its relations with WBF Management, the new owner of the franchise stores. The same systems are in place at WBF’s 19 stores in West Palm Beach, Fla.

“Due to my past experience with DTT, I didn’t hesitate to install the solution in my new stores,” said Brent Bohn, the franchisee.

Bohn went on to describe the toolset DTT uses.

“The tools are highly comprehensive and customized to our particular needs. Audio was a necessity for us, so we needed a clear and easy-to-use module. DTT’s audio function helps us monitor tone of voice, greetings, upselling, and overall customer interactions,” said Bohn. “The SmartAudits are another unparalleled feature that gives us a concise and effective view of daily operations in a number of important areas such as transactional integrity, food prep, productivity and safety.”

The solution takes on loss prevention inside organizations, mainly in the hospitality and retail industries. DTT has placed its solutions inside more than 35,000 stores, including Subway, Dairy Queen, Burger King, Dunkin Brand and McDonald’s, since its inception in 1999.

“It’s always exciting for DTT to contract deals that result from successful enterprise rollouts, and we are delighted to gain additional business from WBF Management,” said Tom Moran, executive vice president for DTT. “Our team is dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition so that clients can hit the ground running and see results as soon as possible. We’re tremendously pleased that our solution has proven its value over the years for Brent and WBF, and we anticipate further impact with the new Las Vegas locations in the coming months.”

Local entrepreneur dives into Shark Tank

Shaan Patel, owner of 2400 Expert SAT Prep, a local SAT preparation company, is heading to the Shark Tank—a show where entrepreneurs can get their idea funded if it passes a stiff audition—on ABC-TV Jan. 29.

Patel is looking to give his business a boost onto the nation scene with an endorsement from “the sharks,” the name given to the self-made, multimillionaire and multibillionaire tycoons looking for the right product to back. Sharks are pitched by the entrepreneurs, and ideas could potentially be funded, if they’re chosen.

Regardless of him taking down the main prize, Patel is planning to give $30,000 worth of his SAT prep book to students at his alma mater, Ed W. Clark High School, during a Shark Tank Viewing Party.

On top of that, Patel plans to give away $100,000 in SAT courses and will be streaming an online viewing party.

Patel is looking to break the Shark Tank record for most viewers through his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/shaan.b.patel/videos/10153211060442750/?pnref=story

Patel said his business started more by accident.

Trying to get published, Patel read books on the subject and made a go of it. But a potential deal didn’t come through, he said. Patel had a lot going for him though. He was in his last year of college at USC in Los Angeles and about to enter medical school. Not knowing what to do with the material, he taught a summer SAT class at a local testing center—and the students improved their scores dramatically, he said.

Since, Patel began a successful venture in Las Vegas in SAT prep, went to business school at Yale and will be heading back to Los Angeles to finish medical school later this year. He also was able to get his book published through McGraw Hill. Patel said he would like to eventually practice medicine and continue in his business future.

Las Vegas Philharmonic agrees to 36-month contract

 

The Las Vegas Philharmonic’s musicians ratified a new 36-month collective bargaining agreement in mid-January. Negotiations had been going on since mid-2015 and the deal will be retroactive to that time.

 

“The success and continued artistic development of the Las Vegas Philharmonic lies in the active partnership among the musicians, Donato Cabrera, the attentive stewardship of the board, continued diligence of the staff, and the enthusiastic and steadfast support of the community,” said Jeri Crawford, president of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. “This new agreement represents the shared vision and dedication that will aid us in striving to break new ground, achieve new levels of artistic excellence, develop a broader audience, achieve our education and community outreach goals, and insure the long-term vitality of our great orchestra as we enter our 18th season and beyond.”

 

The new agreement gives the musicians a slight increase in base pay over the life of the contract. It also included fringe benefits such as seniority pay and travel accommodations for traveling musicians.

 

The Las Vegas Philharmonic debuted in 1998. Its Youth Concert Series brings more than 16,000 children annually to the concert hall for a music education program.

 

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