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West Des Moines, IA (May 9, 2012) – FreebeeCards celebrated its grand opening in Hubbell Realty Company’s Riverpoint Business Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Pat Beckerdite, East & South Des Moines Chambers of Commerce President, and Mindy Palmer, Hubbell Realty Company Property Manager, helped Ken Lazzaro, FreebeeCards Founder and CEO cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the occasion. Speakers included Jessica Dunker, Iowa Restaurant Association President and CEO; Brian Laurenzo, Brick Gentry Law Firm Head of Intellectual Property Practice Group; and Tim Bianchi, Trilogy Solutions Owner. Special guests included Ted Tran, District Representative; Bob Mahaffey, City Councilman; East & South Des Moines Chambers of Commerce members; and Jimmy the Bee.

FreebeeCards creates products to help merchants attract, retain and engage with shoppers. A FreebeeCard is an electronic gift card that gives customers a range of values to spend in a merchant’s store or online business. Shoppers reserve a gift card at no cost and then visit the merchant to redeem it via their phone or print voucher. The value of the card is not revealed until the customer visits the merchant’s location or website.

Merchants are given a free digital tablet, which interacts with shoppers’ smartphones and allows businesses to track, reward and encourage the shopping habits of their customers. The platform on is set to launch in Greater Des Moines and surrounding areas on May 15. The company has more than 50 merchants participating and continues to sign more, including multiunit locations primarily in the retail, restaurant, service, and entertainment sectors.

“We're thankful for the opportunity to have a positive impact on local economies, and the 17 locals we employ are doing a fantastic job of spreading the word,” stated Ken Lazzaro. “The Greater Des Moines community has given us a wonderful reception, and we look forward to being here for a long time.”

FreebeeCards’ RiverPoint Business Park location is at 501 SW 7th Street, Suite G, Des Moines, Iowa.

RiverPoint Business Park is owned and managed by Hubbell Realty Company. For leasing opportunities contact Paul Weeks at 515-224-4900 or visit CBRE/Hubbell Commercial online at

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