Paradies Sponsors Effort to Employ Nation’s Veterans

Leading Airport Concessionaire Supports “Leave No Veteran Behind Opportunity Fair” Series

Atlanta, GA – Paradies, the nation’s largest US-based airport concessionaire, has agreed to become the co-title sponsor of the 2015 Leave No Veteran Behind Opportunity Fair, a series of events in airports across the country that creates business and employment opportunities specifically for military veterans.

The Leave No Veteran Behind Opportunity Fair is a tremendous program and we are proud to be a lead sponsor in the ongoing effort to employ our nation’s veterans, “ said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies. “We have enjoyed a long standing history of employing people of great talent and through this program, we feel confident that our base of exceptionally skilled and customer-minded associates will reach new heights.”

Paradies joins Avis Budget Group in this title sponsorship endeavor, which is produced by The Veterans Enterprise Training and Services Group, or The VETS Group, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. The main goals of this program include:

  • Creating business and employment opportunities directly related to the airport industry for all veterans
  • Create airport industry awareness of the benefits of hiring veterans and engaging veterans in this airport businesses
  • Offer services and networking sessions to veterans and veteran-owned businesses

“We are thrilled to have Paradies and Avis Budget Group as title sponsors of these important opportunities for our nation’s heroes and their families,” said Adrian Guglielmo, founding partner and producer of the Leave No Veteran Behind Opportunity Fair. “With the training and skill development received in the military, no industry in the country can relate to a veteran experience better than airports.”

Over 30 airports having already committed to hosting an expo in 2015, including: Miami International, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International, Philadelphia International, Houston Intercontinental and Dallas-Ft. Worth. These programs are also being supported by two essential industry partners, the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), that Paradies works closely with throughout the year.

About Paradies

Providing first-class service to the traveling public for more than 50 years, Paradies is the most recognized concessionaire in the industry. Named Best Airport Retailer for the past 19 consecutive years by Airport Revenue News, the company operates over 550 retail and dining locations in more than 75 markets across the United States and Canada. Paradies partners exclusively with such brands as Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, CNBC News, Univision, PGA TOUR Shops, Brooks Brothers, PANDORA, Brighton Collectibles, EA SPORTS, Dylan’s Candy Bar and SPANX. The company also operates several popular proprietary brands, including eSavvy, Say Si Bon!, KidZoo and TravelMart. For more information, please visit, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

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Michael Pietryka

Director of Marketing


One Response to Paradies Sponsors Effort to Employ Nation’s Veterans

  1. The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense.
    I would like to get more information about your Veterans Employment Opportunity Fair & Expo scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2015 in Atlanta Georgia.

    Thank you,

    Jason Allen

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