Viva Las Vegas!
“Donna and I were excited to start something new and with our love of baseball, Extra Innings was a perfect fit. Having to wear so many hats as small business owners, we have learned more in the last year than we have in the last 10 in our previous corporate management jobs” – Lee Vinocur
The past year began a new journey for owners, Lee and Donna Vinocur as they opened their doors in February 2015, becoming the first Extra Innings training center in Nevada. Their state of the art indoor facility has 24-foot high ceilings and over 17,000 square feet, which includes 6 multi-use tunnels, 3 auto-feed batting simulators, a fully stocked pro shop, training area, and a private birthday room.
Lee and Donna set their first year goals and far surpassed their expectations. Their location almost tripled their pre-opening projections of 100 MVP members by the end of 2015. Donna says “This has been a huge part of our success. Providing true value in our memberships has been vital in growing that segment which helps create consistent foot traffic. Our MVPs are special and are treated that way.”
The MVP membership package consists of various discounts and exclusive benefits for players of all ages in the community. Last month, the MVPs enjoyed a one day camp with Domingo Ayala!
The employees love the fact that they get to come to work in a complete baseball/softball environment, which means working hard but always having fun and being around the sports they love most. Las Vegas instructors have a passion for coaching and teaching players of all ages, but agree that it has been the most rewarding feeling to see the young players improve so much in just one year. The Vinocur’s strongly feel that they have built a quality and diverse team where each employee has genuine strengths that benefit the business. Lee and Donna hope to grow their camp and clinic attendance going into year number two. Word continues to spread about the quality instruction provided at their facility and do expect to reach their goals. Extra Innings Las Vegas offers camps, clinics, and leagues for all ages, all year round. With online scheduling, reserving your spot on the roster is easy with a click of a button.
Extra Innings Las Vegas has been a remarkable addition to the Extra Innings team and working with their staff has been great. “We could not be more proud of what Lee and Donna have accomplished within their first year and wish them the best for many more.” – Rob Nash, President EIFC
We asked the Vinocurs what advice they would give to someone thinking about franchising, and Lee had some encouraging words. “If your local baseball & softball community is strong enough, the Extra Innings business model and support from the franchise provides a path to business success.”
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