HBG Principal, Dike Bacon Joins a Roundtable Discussion on Non-Gaming Amenities at Casino Properties

Each year, Casino Design magazine gathers a group of experts in the field to talk about issues that impact their discipline. For this year’s edition, moderator Julie Brinkerhoff Jacobs, the president and chief financial officer of Lifescapes International, Inc., focuses on the crucial subject of non-gaming amenities.

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Design by Evolution: How to Maximize and Reinvent Every Space in Your Existing Casino

“For many gaming tribes across the country, a challenge is not trying to figure out what to new-build next (unless market opportunities and demand warrant), but how to aggressively maximize or reinvent every square foot of existing space,” says Dike Bacon, principal for the Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo Group, which has a rich tradition with tribal gaming projects.

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LYFE Kitchen reveals opening date for Downtown location

From Memphis Business Journal

LYFE Kitchen at The Chisca on Main has an opening date.

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HBG Expands Western Presence

As we continue to strengthen our commitment to clients in the Western US, HBG is pleased to announce we will be opening an office in Southern California during the first quarter of 2016. The new office will be led by Joe Baruffaldi, AIA, who has joined HBG as Principal and Group Leader. Joe represents an exciting addition to our project leadership team, complementing other HBG principals already familiar to you including Rick Gardner, Dike Bacon, Paul Bell, Craig Conrad, Kelly DeVine, Rob Lee, and Danny Valle.

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The Story of Dan: A special retirement celebration for our friend, Dan Elias

As we send our friend, HBG Principal Dan Elias, off to retirement (as only HBG can), we want to say a special thanks to him for making our lives a little brighter and a little funnier over the last 32 years.

Now watch our video tribute to Dan…which may or may not be based on Dan’s true life events. Have fun in Chicago, Dan Elias! We’ll miss you! 

Click on image to view video.

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A Three Step Plan to a Millennial-Ready Casino

for webBy Danny Valle, AIA, Principal, Hnedak Bobo Group

You have a thriving regional casino operation and loyal gaming customers. Baby Boomers have been your bread and butter demographic for years. Now you are wondering how to reach the millennial generation, when article after article tells you that millennials do not prefer slot machines-but your main revenue source has typically come from slot gamers. So, where do you start and how soon do you need to put a plan in place?

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Workforce Magazine Announces HBG as 2015 Optimas Awards Finalist

Workforce magazine, published by Human Capital Media, announces the companies that are the finalists for the 2015 Optimas Awards. The awards program, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, recognizes companies that are achieving measurable business outcomes through visionary and impactful human resources initiatives.

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Soaring future: One Beale design embraces ‘tension’ between old, new

By Thomas Bailey Jr. of The Commercial Appeal

The towers that soar highest in the Memphis skyline share at least one characteristic: Materials other than glass dominate their skin. And old-fashion brick prevails among the historic understory buildings throughout Downtown. All of which means that the glassy One Beale towers will stick out in more ways than one on the south edge of Downtown’s high-rise core, like some transparent bookend.

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HBG Congratulates Rising Leader of Indian Gaming, Joanne Israel

Joanne Israel, Corporate Director of Finance Operations for the Seneca Tribe of Indians, was recently awarded the inaugural Rising Leader Award. Co-sponsored by Hnedak Bobo Group, Wells Fargo, KlasRobinson Q.E.D. and Indian Gaming Magazine, in conjunction with the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), the nominees were reviewed and selected by NIGA. “The magnitude of responsibility that goes into these very productive gaming operations in Indian Country is remarkable and it is this hard work that builds towards a stronger, progressive future,” said NIGA Chairman Ernest L. Stevens. “The Rising Leaders have grown in our industry through  experience and education. We continue to count on this kind of rising leadership in order for us to continue to keep our industry strong.” The fundamental purpose of the award is to recognize the next generation of leaders. “There is a whole next generation of leadership in the industry that needs to be celebrated and recognized,” said Dike Bacon of Hnedak Bobo Group.

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HBG Designer Mark Weaver: Why the One Beale Towers are designed completely with glass

Designs for Carlisle Corp.’s $160 million One Beale tower development were approved by the Design Review Board Wednesday. (more…)


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HBG Principal, Dike Bacon Joins a Roundtable Discussion on Non-Gaming Amenities at Casino Properties

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Each year, Casino Design magazine gathers a group of experts in the field to talk about issues that impact their discipline. For this year’s edition, moderator Julie Brinkerhoff Jacobs, the president and chief financial officer of Lifescapes International, Inc., focuses on the crucial subject of non-gaming amenities.


Design by Evolution: How to Maximize and Reinvent Every Space in Your Existing Casino

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality, Uncategorized.

“For many gaming tribes across the country, a challenge is not trying to figure out what to new-build next (unless market opportunities and demand warrant), but how to aggressively maximize or reinvent every square foot of existing space,” says Dike Bacon, principal for the Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo Group, which has a rich tradition with tribal… Read more »


A Three Step Plan to a Millennial-Ready Casino

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By Danny Valle, AIA, Principal, Hnedak Bobo Group You have a thriving regional casino operation and loyal gaming customers. Baby Boomers have been your bread and butter demographic for years. Now you are wondering how to reach the millennial generation, when article after article tells you that millennials do not prefer slot machines-but your main… Read more »


Soaring future: One Beale design embraces ‘tension’ between old, new

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By Thomas Bailey Jr. of The Commercial Appeal The towers that soar highest in the Memphis skyline share at least one characteristic: Materials other than glass dominate their skin. And old-fashion brick prevails among the historic understory buildings throughout Downtown. All of which means that the glassy One Beale towers will stick out in more ways than… Read more »


HBG Congratulates Rising Leader of Indian Gaming, Joanne Israel

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Joanne Israel, Corporate Director of Finance Operations for the Seneca Tribe of Indians, was recently awarded the inaugural Rising Leader Award. Co-sponsored by Hnedak Bobo Group, Wells Fargo, KlasRobinson Q.E.D. and Indian Gaming Magazine, in conjunction with the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), the nominees were reviewed and selected by NIGA. “The magnitude of responsibility… Read more »