Last month, the Zappos Rideshop hosted the first-ever Park Jam Rail Event right here in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. It was two nights of snowboarding, family fun, friends and of course…food! They brought in actual snow and a 30-foot jibbing rail where professional snowboarders showed off some impressive tricks.
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If you're in Las Vegas today and tomorrow, head over to downtown Las Vegas to join us at our first-ever snowboarding event! Yup, you read that right--snowboarding in downtown Vegas!
See below for more info. We hope to see you there!
ParkJam and Zappos.com
ParkJam and Zappos.com are partnering together to produce the first-ever downtown rail-jam event (sponsored by Zappos.com). Featuring two fun-filled nights including a snowboarding competition for both pro and amateur snowboarders, as well as an art competition, food, drinks, music fun and much more!
Park on Fremont Parking Lot - 425 East Fremont Street
Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th from 6PM-12AM
Zappos.com is excited to partner with ShopWithMe to introduce a unique and interactive 20,000-ft. retail experience in downtown Las Vegas between Nov. 21th-Dec. 31st that will bring a new take on holiday shopping, family-friendly fun and much more!
Just like the Zappos.com website, the store will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
“This will be a first-of-its-kind experience that brings the world of Zappos.com to life and gives holiday shoppers the chance to interact with all 4 of the Zappos Cs; Clothing, Customer Service, Culture, & Community.” said Zappos VP of Merchandising, Steve Hill.
As customers move through the experience (located at the Western Hotel, 899 Fremont St.) they’re able to add to a shopping cart that exists in the physical and virtual worlds simultaneously. They’ll be able to choose exactly what it is they want in the color and size they want it and Zappos will deliver it using the same fast & free shipping customers have come to expect!
Customers will be able to browse, discover and find items including more than 2,500 sample items to touch and feel just like they normally would in any physical store. However, in the ShopWithMe experience, when a customer finds an item they like, their options are no longer limited by the walls of the store and they are able to broaden the shopping experience to include everything available to the Zappos customer online.
We hope to see you at the Zappos.com Pop-Up Shop this holiday season!
Interested in moving to Vegas? On the fence? In this new series called In Our Neck of the Woods, we talk to different Zapponians about what they love about living and working right here in Las Vegas.
For our inaugural episode, Norbinn talks about what he and his family enjoy doing in and around the Vegas valley.
We love a good party here at Zappos. Throw in some yoga, a few glow sticks, and some glow-in-the-dark paint, and we’re in a whole new level of partydom! To celebrate National Yoga Month, Zappos invited yogis and yoga newbies from the all over the community to participate in the first ever Zappos Glow & Flow event right here in our downtown Las Vegas campus.
Check out some of the fun footage from this totally zen, one-of-a-kind yoga party:
On April 24th, Zappos hosted its 3rd Annual Earth Day Party at our new LEED-Gold* downtown Las Vegas campus! The plaza courtyard was packed with employees, vendors, and friends – this year’s event was leaps and bounds larger than the two previous year’s events.
Zappos LEAF teamed up with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day this year to bring our kids to our Earth Day Party. The LEAF team gave a presentation about recycling, solar energy and water conservation to more than 100 kids! The kids already know so much about the importance of protecting our earth’s resources – it’s inspiring!
The LEAF team raffled two awesome beach cruisers for Zappos employees who participated in the event. Employees could earn extra raffle tickets for bringing used cell phones and batteries for proper recycling. Needless to say, we collected a whole bunch of cell phones and batteries!
It is evident by the excitement around this event that Zappos employees really care about the environment and actively seek out ways to reduce their impacts. Though we celebrate Earth Day just one day a year, we really try to remind our employees and friends that it is important to celebrate every day with daily acts of “greenness”. The Zappos LEAF team is thankful to have such great support from the company and employees. You guys rock!
Thanks to these very special friends for making Earth Day 2014 a huge success:
Renu Oil of America
Clean the World
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Create a Change Now
Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Outside Las Vegas
Taylored Photo Memories
Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream
Eurest Catering (for the bomb grilled corn)
*Pending final USGBC approval
Zappos LEAF is very proud to work with the Blind Center of Nevada to recycle computers and IT equipment for a good cause. During our epic move from Henderson, NV to Ddowntown Las Vegas, we donated more than 800 flat screen monitors and other IT equipment to The Blind Center to be refurbished and sold, or recycled, with all of the proceeds directly funding programs and job creation for the blind and visually impaired.
Located in North Las Vegas, The Blind Center is the largest private not-for-profit seller on eBay, with 60% of its operating costs covered by electronics re-sale. The Blind Center is also a very green operation; including an impressive rooftop solar array that powers almost 100% of the electricity needed at its North Las Vegas headquarters
On a recent visit to The Blind Center, directors Cory and Ronnie showed the Zappos LEAF team that the Center is a joyful, happy place focused on helping people who are both genetically and newly blind to socialize, be active and reach their full potential.
The Center has grown to include classes in music, crafting, exercise and even bowling! Volunteers also lead members on trips to the grocery store and picnics at Red Rock Park. This holiday season, members of the center are busy assembling beautiful holiday gift baskets filled with delicious chocolate treats, with all proceeds benefitting The Blind Center programs (definitely check it out!).
On November 15, Zappos LEAF celebrated America Recycles Day by collecting computers, printers, and other home electronics from employees for donation to the Blind Center. We look forward to our continued friendship with The Blind Center; improving both the lives of others and the health of our planet.
For more information about the Blind Center of Nevada, please visit: blindcenter.org
Zappos will be moving downtown this fall and we just couldn't wait to show you our new home. Take a look at this video for a sneak peek of our new digs!