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Eaux Claires Music Festival Chooses EPG Security for Their Debut

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Eaux Claires Music Festival Chooses EPG Security for Their Debut

MINNEAPOLIS, July 9, 2015 — Fresh home from the largest deployment in company history at the Electric Forest Festival in Michigan, Twin Cities-based EPG Security will head to Eau Claire, Wis., for the last two weekends of July for two of the Midwest’s hottest music festivals of summer 2015: July 17-18, 115 agents will go to Eaux Claires, the much-anticipated festival being launched by Eau Claire native Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of the National. July 23-25, 50 agents will go to Country Jam, back for its 26th year as one of the nation’s top country music festivals and bringing EPG Security on board this year. At the same time, another 50 agents will head to the Lakefront Music Fest in Prior Lake, Minn., July 17-18.

“Our special events division is exploding this summer,” said Erik Bergling, founder and CEO of EPG Security Group. “We’ve just had 214 agents at Electric Forest in Michigan, and now we’re about to roll out our work for Eaux Claires, an amazing new festival we are proud to be part of.”

“We picked EPG Security for our event first based on their wide range of clients and second on their approach to security. Festival security is a difficult world that takes an independently owned company to analyze and master,” said Eaux Claires operations director Michael Snow (http://eauxclaires.com/). “The average consumer has more face time with security personnel over the course of the event than any other department aside from the artists they watch perform. EPG understands from their range of duties that every concert event is NOT the same and you have to create a method for each event with each position being a bit different in attitude towards the consumer. Erik understands that his people are there to enhance the experience while protecting the attendee along the way. We are excited to launch our partnership at our first Eaux Claires festival.”

ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT PROTECTION GROUP, LLC
Based in Minneapolis and with networks extending worldwide, EPG Security Group is independently owned and is the third largest veteran-owned business in Minnesota. Clients range from large public festivals to small private events, from restaurants to hospitals, from entertainers and sports celebrities to politicians and private individuals. For more information, visit http://www.epgsecuritygroup.com/.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Fiona Pradhan, 612-926-8283, fiona@pradhanconsulting.com

Twin Cities’ EPG Security Rocks the National Music Festival Market

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Twin Cities’ EPG Security Rocks the National Music Festival Market

EPG Security Bus

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2015 — When your security agency becomes the go-to source for providing top-notch, customer-friendly security for music festivals from Minnesota to Arkansas, what better way to get your agents where they are needed than to buy a school bus?! The special events division of Minneapolis-based EPG Security Group is exploding, repeatedly beating out other security firms for business in the music festival industry. With a line-up for summer 2015 that is leading the agency to hire more agents, a bus was the logical next investment as EPG’s growing reputation crosses more and more state lines. That bus just returned from Arkansas, having brought 50 agents to EPG’s newest client, Indie rock music festival Wakarusa.

“EPG is one of the few Midwest security companies that can handle large-scale festivals, and now with our bus, we are mobile,” said Erik Bergling, founder and CEO of EPG Security Group. “Now we can bring our people to underserved areas that don’t have security options, and all at a reasonable cost. In fact, we will be purchasing two more buses in August to support our clients located farther afield.”

EPG worked the Northern Invasion heavy metal music festival in Somerset, Wis., back in May with 100 agents. At the same time, the bus was wrapped up in EPG’s black-and-gold logo and colors by Midwest Signtech in Rochester, Minn. The newly minted EPG bus will be making multiple runs this summer, as EPG’s June special events schedule is loaded:

  • June 4-7: Wakarusa, Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, Ark. (50 agents)
  • June 10-13: Kick’n Up Kountry Camping & Music Festival, Karlstad, Minn. (13 agents)
  • June 11-13: Blue Ox Festival, Eau Claire, Wis. (10 agents)
  • June 20-21: Rock the Garden, Minneapolis (75 agents)
  • June 26: Bryant Lake Bowl block party, Minneapolis (25 agents)
  • June 26-27: Buffalo Rodeo, Buffalo, Minn. (13 agents)
  • June 27-28: Pride Beer Dabbler, Minneapolis (25 agents)

ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT PROTECTION GROUP, LLC
Based in Minneapolis and with networks extending worldwide, EPG Security Group is independently owned and is the third largest veteran-owned businesses in Minnesota. Clients range from large public festivals to small private events, from restaurants to hospitals, from entertainers and sports celebrities to politicians and private individuals. For more information, visit http://www.epgsecuritygroup.com/.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photograph of new EPG bus is available here for download.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Fiona Pradhan, 612-926-8283, fiona@pradhanconsulting.com

EPG Security Group Signs with Kaskaid Hospitality

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Twin Cities’ EPG Security Group Signs with Kaskaid Hospitality
EPG brings signature style of security to CRAVE Downtown, Union/REV,
Muse Event Center

MINNEAPOLIS, May 6, 2015 – EPG Security Group announced it has been selected by Kaskaid Hospitality as the new security firm for three of their downtown Minneapolis locations: the rooftop of CRAVE, REV nightclub and Muse Event Center. EPG transitioned the security program for REV and Muse in April, and they will launch rooftop season at CRAVE in early May.

“For CRAVE’s rooftop, REV and Muse, we wanted to move to a more customer-friendly security crew, rather than having the old style of nightclub bouncer,” said Keyvan Talebi, co-owner with his brother Kam Talebi of Kaskaid Hospitality, parent company of the CRAVE restaurants and others. “Hospitality is the cornerstone of our business, and we want that to carry through to all aspects of our guests’ experience, including security. We chose EPG because this is what they are known for, and they share our values of integrity and accountability.”

With the new contract with Kaskaid, EPG will provide a total of 10-14 agents for the three venues, with more on event nights. The contract focuses on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday brunch during CRAVE’s rooftop season and year-round at REV nightclub, and all events at Muse Event Center, seven days a week.

EPG’s hospitality division continues to grow as more venues choose EPG’s signature approach to hospitality security: Providing agents trained both in superior customer service and in the specific needs and values of each venue’s clientele, to be representatives of the clients themselves. Kaskaid joins EPG’s expanding roster of hospitality clients, which includes Cara Irish Pubs, Lowes Minneapolis Hotel, Aria at Jeune Lune, Chow Girl Catering, Passion Event Center and Dave and Buster’s.

ABOUT EPG SECURITY GROUP
Entertainment Protection Group (EPG) is the parent company of EPG Security Group, EPG Event Medical Solutions and EPG Guest Services. Based in Minneapolis, EPG is independently owned and is the third largest veteran-owned businesses in Minnesota. Clients range from large public festivals to small private events, from restaurants and hotels to hospitals and places of worship, from entertainers and sports celebrities to politicians and private individuals. Licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida and Washington, DC, EPG Security has networks extending worldwide.