Go for the (fried) dough, it's apropos


Looking to spend a little dough this month? Maybe these tips can help direct your focus.

June 7 is National Doughnut Day, so if you’ve been looking to check out local doughnut shops, that might be the day to do it. Last year a few places around town offered free samples, so you might get a free treat, too, if you venture out to your local doughnut shop on the holiday.

However, if you’re looking for a more savory meal this month, it might cost you.

Beef hit an all-time peak for wholesale cost in late May, and the retail price is expected to keep rising as herds have thinned due to droughts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Out of the food sector, June might be a good month to go shopping for lingerie.

Retail watch site DealNews reported that last June was filled with lingerie sales, and 2013 should bring more of the same. Retailers Victoria’s Secret, Frederick’s of Hollywood and Maidenform are among the brands that are expected to lower prices this month.

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Later this month, Licensing Expo 2013 is going glam.

The convention’s organizer, Advanstar Licensing, secured Gwyneth Paltrow to deliver the keynote address this year followed by a question and answer session with the actress and her business partner.

Paltrow is lending her voice to the licensing industry’s annual show as the founder of Goop.com, a digital media company and lifestyle resource, and as co-owner of the Tracy Anderson brand. Her keynote is entitled Brands on the Brink of Global Expansion.

Paltrow and Anderson will exhibit in the new fashion district at Licensing Expo, where they will launch global extensions for the Tracy Anderson brand, which includes fitness content, custom machinery and equipment, four U.S. fitness studios and a range of DVD fitness programs.

The Expo takes place June 18-20 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center and is set to feature more than 5,000 brands seeking licensing partners and product collaborations.

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A longtime local business is getting tanked.

Johnnie Walker RVs was featured on the Animal Planet series “Tanked” May 31. The episode featured a custom fish tank built into an Econ trailer, furnished by Pacific Coachworks.

The series follows brothers-in-law, business partners, best friends and rivals, Wayde King and Brett Raymer, as they travel the country building show-stopping custom aquariums.

In the episode, the Johnnie Walker RV tank is viewable from both the outside of the trailer and the inside. The tank was custom designed to fill up the front and two side windows of the trailer. The team also custom rigged a large hatch on the roof of the trailer to maintain the tank and feed the fish.

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The mob is getting one more nod in Las Vegas.

On Sept. 7 and 8, the first-ever Mob-Con is scheduled to take place at the Palace Station, produced by Las Vegan Robert George Allen who also organizes the Vegas Paranormal Conference.

Expected guests include Frank Cullotta, Tony Montana, Andrew DiDonato, Frank Calabrese Jr. and Kenji Gallo.

Thus far almost 400 people have visited the conference website.

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