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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-772-0910.
—Mike Mitchelson, managing editor, Foodservice News
MLBA Midwest Expo at Jimmy’s Conference Center in Vadnais Heights
• Learn About New Products and Services
• Sample Beers, Wines and Spirits
• Free Seminar: Sales ROCKS! – A Three Set Event to GROW SALES.
• Enjoy Prime Rib & Walleye Dinner
• MLBA Children’s Fund Silent Auction
• Alcohol Server Training @ 12:30 PM
• Hospy™ Hall of Fame Awards Celebration
• Live Music with the Michael Paul Duo
Trade Show 2pm – 6pm (Jimmy’s Ballroom and Foyer)
Meet with representatives from wine, spirits and beer companies and sample products and learn about new promotions before the start of the busy Holiday Season. Meet with representatives of related industries and learn about their products and services. Participate in the MLBA Children’s Fund silent auction with great prizes like signs, mirrors, Vikings and Wild tickets, etc. Back by popular demand is the Midwest Expo Scavenger Hunt Game where players must find answers to questions at the various exhibits and have a chance to win great prizes. Several vendors will have TVs to watch the NFL and MLB games. Several vendors will have hot hors d’ourves as well.
CLICK HEREto head to the MLBA website to download a registration form.
Seminar 3pm – 4pm (Jimmy’s Vadnais Room):
Sales ROCKS! – Let’s Party!
A 3 Set Event to Grow Sales
Set 1: Passion Drives Profits
Enthusiam Elevates Results!
Tony Chesak, Master Sales Leader and MLBA Assoc Director
Set 2: Marketing that Matters
Messages that Move People to BUY!
Ryan Tonolli, Chief Marketing Catalyst of Tonolli Grows Results Organization
Set 3: You ROCK! and You’re RIGHT
Belief Determines Outcomes, get YOURS!
Stuart Gray, Artist of the 4U2 Rock Success Brands
Hospy Awards 6:30pm:
After dinner will be the Annual Hospy Hall of Fame Awards Celebration. Several awards will be given out first to hospitality employees who have been nominated by their employees and voted on by the MLBA Board of Directors. Industry awards will be given to the 2011 “Friend of the Retailer”, “On-Saler of the Year”, “Off-Saler of the Year”, “Elected Officials of the Year” and someone will be elected to the “Hospy Hall of Fame”
Entertainment 8:00 pm – Midnight (Jimmy’s Lounge)
After dinner and the awards program, attendees are invited to Jimmy’s Lounge to take in some free live music. This year we have The Michael Paul Duo which is a high energy party band in a compact package. Their songlist expands weekly and and covers music from the 1960s to now.