ArticleType: Member News
Neo Laser Tag Inc. celebrated its second anniversary on November 1, 2014. Owner Dan Daoust took a few moments to answer a few questions about his business.
Q: Provide a brief description of your business.
November 1st, 2012 was the grand opening of our Family Entertainment Centre. We started off with 4,100 square feet, which included laser tag, cannonball air blasters and a party room. As time went by, we saw the need to grow and had the opportunity to invest more into our community. Two years later, we've grown to 9,100 square feet which enabled us to add bumper cars, ticket redemption arcades, an indoor playground and a second party room.
Q: How many employees do you have?
We currently have eight part-time employees and will be hiring two more to help with the kid zone.
Q: What factors have helped you to successfully reach this particular milestone?
The main factor that has helped us is our staff. Without them, we would not be where we are today.
A second factor would be that we keep growing to make it a one-stop fun spot.
Q: What has been your most memorable moment in business?
Every time I hear "this place is awesome" or when individuals tell us that they appreciate what we've done for Timmins.
Q: What’s one interesting thing about your business that people might not be aware of?
Most people don't know that NEO stands for Northeastern Ontario because we are the only Laser Tag facility of its kind in our region.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you have overcome as a business to reach this milestone?
The biggest challenge has been awareness. Because of our multiple expansions, it's been hard to let people know about us.
Q: What has your experience doing business in Timmins been like thus far?
We've been grateful for the community's support so far. We are from Timmins and we know that we needed more activities that families can to do together.
Q: What can we expect from your business in the future? Are there any plans on the horizon you would like people to know about?
We just launched our indoor playground. As we continue getting the community's support, we will keep giving back with more activities.
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