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Hollywood Casino reaches out to local vendors
Hollywood Casino is scheduled to open this fall and has reached out to local vendors for their services.
According to Maurine Adams, chief financial officer for Hollywood Casino, about 70 percent of purchasing will be on food and beverages.
The $400 million casino will feature a steakhouse, a 10,000 square-foot banquet hall, cocktail lounge and sports bar.
The casino also needs sellers in gaming equipment, cleaning supplies, paper products, maintenance supplies, promotional equipment, and tech equipment.
Adams said, the wide span of activities inside the casino creates opportunities for a large variety of business. She said they have been visiting vendor fairs to network with potential suppliers.
According to Rikki Tanenbaum, vice president of marketing, they already found good relationships with Westside businesses, like Live! Technology on Fisher Road for IT support and staging.
Adams added they use area businesses for services like painting, dry cleaning and floral arrangements. They also give special attention to minority and women oriented vendors.
To qualify as a service provider, a business must have a solid financial standing, be competitively priced, show a proven track record, be prompt, and submit references.
Casino officials will approach national vendors for items not found locally and for products like Coca-Cola.
Adams said if three companies apply to provide services, and all things are equal, the Westside business will have the edge on the competition.
The first step to become a supplier is to apply online, Adams said. Sellers will be asked to define who they are, their area of services and what they can provide to the casino.
For information on services needed and to submit applications, visit www.hollywoodcasino.com/vendor.
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