This August marks the 13th anniversary of the Sarasota Trivia Revolution that we call Game Show Trivolution. Our company has revolutionized corporate events with its unique blend of trivia and live game shows. To celebrate this milestone, we sat down with founder Jim Casey to reflect on the journey so far and look ahead to what’s next.
The Birth of Game Show Trivolution
Jim Casey, originally an elite wedding DJ from Portland, Maine, moved to Central Florida and saw an opportunity to inject more excitement and engagement into Sarasota trivia events. After witnessing a lackluster trivia event in Bradenton, he was inspired to create a more dynamic and entertaining experience. Thus, Game Show Trivolution was born, hosting its first pen and paper game show on August 5, 2010, at Evie’s Tavern in Ellenton, Florida.
The Evolution of the Game
Over the past 13 years, Game Show Trivolution, under Jim’s leadership, has evolved significantly. The game format has transitioned from pen and paper to the SpeedQuizzing format, which allows for more efficient and flexible game sessions. This transition was a game-changer, enabling the company to host more shows and reach a larger audience.
Creating Memorable Experiences
Game Show Trivolution has been part of many memorable events and milestones. One such event was the 100th episode celebration at Applebee’s on Cortez Road, and our subsequent release from that location. However, it’s not just about the big wins or the number of shows; it’s about the people. The company’s first Hall of Fame inductee, Norman Korswold, is a testament to the community and camaraderie that Game Show Trivolution fosters. In his honor, a trophy is awarded to the team of the year every August.
The Power of Live Game Shows and Team Building
Game Show Trivolution is not just about Sarasota trivia; it’s about creating engaging live game shows that foster team building and camaraderie. These events are designed to be interactive and fun, encouraging participants to work together and engage with one another in a friendly competition.
Resilience and Adaptability
Despite facing challenges, including a difficult year in 2018 and the global pandemic in 2020, Game Show Trivolution has demonstrated remarkable resilience and adaptability. The company bounced back from these setbacks, setting a record in 2022 and projecting a 20% increase in 2023.
The future looks bright for Game Show Trivolution. With plans to expand into new locations and the addition of the Big Music Game Show, the company continues to innovate and grow. Furthermore, a venture into the college student market opens up a whole new avenue for the company.
A Message of Gratitude
As Game Show Trivolution celebrates its 13th anniversary, Jim Casey’s message is one of gratitude. The support from clients and the team has been instrumental in the company’s success. In his words, “There’s no way I would still be in business without them. I’ve met some truly great people in the over 2750 events that we have done since 2010.”
The journey of Game Show Trivolution is a testament to the power of innovation, resilience, and community. As the company celebrates its 13th anniversary, it looks forward to continuing to revolutionize corporate events and create memorable experiences. Here’s to many more years of Sarasota trivia, live game shows, and fun!