If you’re in the foodservice industry—whether a bar or restaurant owner or vendor—and want to find out first-hand what the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association is all about, this is a prime opportunity. And stop by the Foodservice News table at the trade show!For more information about this event, contact the MLBA at email@example.com or 651-772-0910.
—Mike Mitchelson, managing editor, Foodservice News
MLBA Midwest Expo at Jimmy’s Conference Center in Vadnais Heights
We’ve got a slightly bigger venue this year, but given last year’s attendance, which swelled slightly beyond capacity, we would advise signing up early. Details are below; this promises to be a great event. We’ll post a list of producers that have committed to bring product in the coming days. Sign up!
—Mike Mitchelson, managing editor
Foodservice industry’s largest event will stay in Chicago, but move to May 5-8 to avoid overlap with Global G8 and NATO Summit
The National Restaurant Association (www.restaurant.org) today announced that the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, originally scheduled for May 19-22, 2012 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, will be held from May 5-8, 2012 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. This change reflects the Association’s decision to avoid overlap with the Global G8 and NATO Summit scheduled to take place in Chicago from May 15-22, 2012.
There is still space available for the Foodservice News “Get the Sales Up” event at Kieran’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis on June 7. Hear from restaurant marketing leaders, social media experts and the master of restaurant promotions himself, Mr. Kieran Folliard, as we explore the best new ideas for building sales. Then stay for a sampling of 2 Gingers Irish whiskey and Green Ox Foods’ artisanally crafted and locally-sourced charcuterie. What could be better? Get smart with the experts, then sample great whiskey and meat. Download a registration form here, or call to register at 612-767-3200.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Kieran’s Irish Pub • Minneapolis
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $35 • Includes breakfast
Ya, the Food & Wine Experience is happening at Target Field this weekend. Ya, your humble editor is going, try to tackle him on Saturday, if you can. He will fight back.
But, what are you doing on Wednesday, March 9, restaurant industry peeps? There’s a couple things going on. If you’re concerned about legislative issues affecting the industry, you could check out Hospitality & Tourism Day at The Capitol, registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Paul. Remaining schedule is as follows:
10:30 a.m. …………………. Program
(Overview of key industry issues, presentations by invited legislative leadership, boxed lunch provided)
1 p.m. ………….Legislative Visits
(Call your legislators now to set up appointments)
4 p.m. ……Legislative Reception
(Best Western Kelly Inn)
OR, if learning some great lessons on generating sales at your restaurant is more of a priority, a person could attend 4 Remarkable Service‘s “University” seminar, “No Excuses.” Stuart Gray, 4 Remarkable’s president, holds sales-building seminars on a near monthly basis at the MSP Airport Hilton. He’s been around and in the industry a long time, and delivers hands-on presentations. the ones I’ve attended, everyone leaves with new ideas. The info:
“At Your Restaurant, NO EXCUSES!”
For: Restaurant owners, operators, managers, supervisors
Wed. March 9
Info: 877-741-9390, firstname.lastname@example.org
—Mike Mitchelson, editor, Foodservice News
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