Tesla Time: Good Friends and Good Fun at PACnet ’14!

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Every year, PACnet brings together hundreds of people and organizations who use and partner with Paciolan, an Irvine, Calif.-based company that provides sports and entertainment venues with software for fully automated ticketing, marketing, fundraising, and sales. Paciolan helps venues fill empty seats, capture more revenue, strengthen their brands, and foster better customer relationships. Just imagine what a venue can do by combining the power of WebsiteAlive’s AliveChat with Paciolan!


WebsiteAlive attends PACnet as a sponsor. This year, the conference took place in Newport Beach, Calif., from February 9 to 12, and WebsiteAlive CEO Adam J. Stass and vice president of sales and business development Bryan Apgar were both on hand to celebrate existing business relationships and build new ones.


Every year, PACnet hosts an outdoor In-N-Out Burger lunch as a treat (especially for those attendees who don’t live in areas where they can regularly go out for a Double-Double). At this year’s lunch, Adam wanted to do something really special and memorable, so he worked with a nearby Tesla Motors dealership to bring three Teslas to PACnet and offer them to friends, clients, and prospects for a test drive.


The response was out of this world, and no wonder. Everyone loves Teslas. Where else but a high-end electric car can you get 97 miles per gallon while harnessing 300 to 400 HP? These are sports cars that don’t sit in a garage—80 percent of Tesla Model S owners use them as their primary vehicle. Tesla expects 2014 deliveries of the Model S to top 35,000 worldwide.


Mark DiMaurizio, vice president of technology solutions at Comcast-Spectacor (Paciolan’s parent company) was one of the many lucky Tesla test drivers. “Oh, my gosh,” he enthuses. “I don’t consider myself a car guy, but I definitely knew what a Tesla was. It was really cool.”


The response was so positive that it was mentioned in conference sessions the next morning. And Apgar, back at WebsiteAlive headquarters in Texas, looks back on the experience with both admiration and good-humored resignation. “I can never own a Tesla,” he jokes. “I would get a ticket every day.”


Mark DiMaurizio, vice president of technology solutions at Comcast-Spectacor, and Adam J. Stass, CEO of WebsiteAlive, enjoy the sun, the ocean breeze, and the high-performance motoring.


WebsiteAlive vice president of sales and business development Bryan Apgar looks great behind the wheel of a Tesla.


Tom Phan, senior systems administrator at Paciolan, prepares for his test drive.

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