Marketplace Events Enters Motorcycle Consumer Show Business
News from USRider News:

Marketplace Events VP & GM, Motorcycle Group, Larry Little

For manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles, accessories and apparel, the Progressive Insurance International Motorcycle Shows  (IMS) are where new models and products are unveiled to the press and the motorcycle consumer.  It’s a market that has been dominated by one player, Advanstar Communications.

But that all changed yesterday when  Marketplace Events announced it had hired former long-time publisher of Cycle World magazine, Larry Little, and was expanding into the motorcycle events business with the American International Motorcycle Expo, set to open sometime in the fall of 2013.

Marketplace Events is well positioned to go head to head with Advanstar.  The company produces 21 home shows in major markets across the US and has the infrastructure and experience in running successful consumer trade shows.

Little said AIME will be” timed to align with the annual reveal of new motorcycles…and is intended to create a greater efficiency for the industry to conduct business with retailers, promote new product to the press and consumers, while cre…………… continues on USRider News

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Progressive Car Insurance to Create 1106 Jobs in Five US Metros
News from Area Development Online:

Progressive, a major American insurance company, has announced it will create 1,106 new jobs in cities where five of its six major U.S. offices are located.

Specifically, the firm will add:

  • 185 positions in sales, service and claims in Austin, Texas,

  • 65 positions in sales and service in Phoenix, Arizona,

  • 129 positions in sales and service in Colorado Springs, Colorado,

  • 390 positions in sales, service and claims at its Riverview contact center in Tampa, Florida, and

  • 337 positions in sales, service and claims in Cleveland, Ohio.


In addition to those five cities, Progressive operates a sixth major location in Sacramento, California, as well as numerous claims service centers and claims offices throughout the nation.

Progressive offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boat…………… continues on Area Development Online

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