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Rise and Shine…It's Coffee Time with the California Restaurant Association: What are YOU doing on Social Media?

Hosts: Emily Garcia, Digital Media Specialist, California Restaurant Association
Jessica Roots, Digital Content Manager, California Restaurant Association

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Restaurants Care® Wellness Webinar : Managing Financial Anxiety During a Pandemic Sponsored by United Healthcare

Moderator: Alycia Harshfield, Executive Director, California Restaurant Association Foundation

Panelists: Sean M Lucas, Wealth Management Advisor and CFP, Merrill Lynch 
Tiffiney Lockett, District Manager, VP Southern San Gabriel District, Wells Fargo 
Alliah Sheta, Program Director for United Health Group (UHG)
Dr. Monika Roots, Chief Medical Officer, Sanvello

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Independent Restaurants

Small to Mid-Sized Chains

Foodservice

Retailers

SEO Can Be Your Best Friend During These Times of Social Distancing

Jorge Pacheco, CCO and Founder, Kulture Konnect

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Restaurant Evolution in the Time of COVID-19

Scout Driscoll, CEO, DesignScout
Elizabeth Plecha, Senior Interior Designer, Harken Interiors

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Are You Reading a False Positive? How to Retain New Market Share Gains

Eric Anderson, Principal, AR Marketing

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How Technology Helps Independents Compete with the Big Boys

Moderator: Larry Reinstein, President, LJR Hospitality Ventures
Panelists: Adam Greenburg, Chairman, Restaurant Zone
Fred Thimm, Owner, Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar

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How to Position Your SMB for Growth - Strategic Planning and Positioning for Growth is Key for Small to Midsized Restaurant Chains

Moderator: Toby Malbec, Principal, ConStrata Technology Consulting
Panelists: Madelyn Alfano, President and CEO, Maria’s Italian Kitchen
Justin Keenan, Director of IT, The Madera Group
Kathy Alcaras, Director of IT, Eureka! Restaurant Group

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Leverage Technology Integration for a Multi-Concept Space

Moderator: Rob Grimes, Founder and CEO, IFBTA
Presenters: Todd Kaufman, VP of IT, SSP America
Peter Czimback, VP Global Digital Incubation and Founder of Emerge, Aramark

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Using Technology to Pull it All Together

Moderator: Martyn Holland, Managing Director, StrataBare International
Panelists: Michael Penner, Director of Retail & Technology, Fairway Market
Jennifer Wible, Deputy Director/COO | Business Operations, Business & Support Services, Headquarters Marine Corps

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Culinary Demonstration with Chef Mareya Ibrahim aka The Fit Foodie Featuring the Top 8 Immunity and Boosting Foods to Help You Thrive!

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The Coaches Hot Seat

Hosts: Darren Denington, Founder, Service with Style Hospitality Group
Sandy Korem, Founder, The Catering Coach; Owner, The Festive Kitchen
David Scott Peters, Author, Restaurant Coach, and Speaker, Davidscottpeters.com

In the "Hot Seat": Emmy Barnick, Owner, Captain’s Cabin
Amy Cryderman, Owner, Crydermans Barbecue 
Chad Cryderman, Owner, Crydermans Barbecue
Paul Glaser, Owner, Fionn MacCool’s

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Independent Restaurants

Small to Mid-Sized Chains

Foodservice

Retailers

3 Things You Must Do Now: Restaurant Survival Guide

David Scott Peters, Author, Restaurant Coach, and Speaker

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Focus on Customer Service Like Your Business Depends On It, Because It Does!

Darren Denington, Founder/Operator, Service with Style

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What's ON the Label is as Important as What's Inside

Betsy Craig, CEO & Founder, MenuTrinfo

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The "How To" of Training that Drives Performance and Profit!

Rudy Miick, CMC, FCSI, Founder and President, The Miick Companies, LLC

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Operator's Best Practices to Recruit, Retain, and Manage a Workforce in 2020's New Normal

Moderator: Anthony J. Zaller, Founding Partner, Zaller Law

Panelists: Ti Chang, McDonald's Franchisee
Javier Vasquez, CEO and President, Miguel's Restaurants
Jeff Goodman, CEO, Pitfire and Superba

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A Grand Reopening?: Litigation Risks for Foodservice Employers Due to COVID-19

Alden J. Parker, Sacramento Regional Managing Partner, Fisher Phillips LLP

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PPP Loan Forgiveness

Robert Graybill, President & CEO, FMS Solutions

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OpenTable’s In It Together Webinar Series Featuring A Conversation with Andrew Zimmern and Rohini Dey on Reinventing the Industry

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Michael Politz and his Friends in the Industry

Host: Michael Politz, Publisher, Food & Beverage Magazine; Author of Guide to Restaurant Success
Friends: Chef David Burke, President, David Burke Hospitality Management
Dan Simons, Co-Owner, Farmer's Restaurant Group

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Keynote: A Scott Blanchard Seminar: The Keys to Leading Your Restaurant Through the COVID-19 Crisis!

Scott Blanchard, President, Ken Blanchard Companies

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Coffee Break with the California Restaurant Association: How Are You Supporting Your Employees?

Host: Erin Mascho, Development Director with the California Restaurant Association Foundation and Restaurants Care

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Independent Restaurants

Small to Mid-Sized Chains

Foodservice

Retailers

We're Not Going to Pay the Rent! Lease Negotiating Tactics for Restaurants

Moderator: Hunter G. Hall, Executive Director, Main Street B.I.D.
 
Panelists: Dale Willerton, Founder, The Lease Coach
Jordan Bernstein, Attorney, Restaurant Owner
Elan Kermani, L.A. Based Commercial Restaurant Real Estate Broker 
Will Knox, The Knox Company, Commercial Real Estate Brokers
 
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8 Secrets to Thriving in the Post-COVID Economy

Donald Burns, Founder |CEO, The Restaurant Coach

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Yes, There Are Catering Companies Thriving Right Now

Sandy Korem, Founder, The Catering Coach; Owner, The Festive Kitchen

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Unlocking Profitable Growth in Grocery eCommerce: Click & Collect and Microfullfillment Centers

Rob Wilson, Managing Director and Partner, L.E.K Consulting

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Safety Has Always Been #1...However Your Customers Now Want to See It

Betsy Craig, CEO/Founder, MenuTrinfo
Crystal Duncan, MBA, FMP, Co-Founder/Owner, Cox Duncan Network LLC
Carlos R. Menes, CP-FS, Director, Food Safety & Product Quality Assurance, Sodexo NorAm

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Leveraging Shifts in Your 2020 Customer Base to Drive Market Share and Brand Loyalty

Todd Robinson, Director of Marketing, Busch's Fresh Food Market
Lonnie Lattie, Senior Client Strategy Manager, LOCALiQ
Shannon Curcuru, Account Executive, LOCALiQ

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Culinary Demonstration with Chef Shaun O'Neale Featuring Honey Chipotle Hanger steak with Goat Cheese Tamale


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Legal Center Live at Your Table with the California Restaurant Association

Moderator: Jackie Gutierrez, Sr. Member Services Manager, CRA Helpline

Panelists: Lukas Clary, Shareholder, Weintraub | Tobin
Bruno W. Katz, Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP
Alden Parker, Sacramento Regional Managing Partner, Fisher Phillips, LLP
Anthony J. Zaller, Founding Partner, Zaller Law Group

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Increasing Restaurant Online Food Orders

David Mitroff, Ph.D., Founder & Chief Consultant, Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.

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Independent Restaurants

Small to Mid-Sized Chains

Foodservice

Retailers

Al Fresco Dining: Taking Your Restaurant Outside Successfully 

Moderator: Hunter G. Hall, Executive Director, Main Street B.I.D.
 
Panelists: Ann Hsing, Founding partner and COO, Pasjoli & Dialogue 
Jason Berkowitz, Founder and CEO, ArrowUp Training 
Misty Mansouri, Owner Opus 76, Lady Byrd Cafe
Alexis Readinger​, Founder, Preen, Inc.

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Epic Post-Pandemic Beverage Programs

Doug Radkey, President, KRG Hospitality, Inc.

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Operational Impacts in a Multi-Concept Environment​

Moderator: Rob Grimes, Founder and CEO, IFBTA 

Panelists: Afsaneh Benson, Senior Director of Marketing, SSP America 
Michael B. Cron, I.T. Coordinator, University of Maryland 
Tim Cross, Executive Director, System Administration, Mercy Technology Services


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Farm to Store: Adding Flexibility to the Supply Chain

Dr. Russell J. Zwanka, Associate Professor- Food/CPG Marketing, Western Michigan University
Dr. Marcel Zondag, Associate Professor of Marketing and Integrated Supply Management, Western Michigan University

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ReSetting Your Restaurant from Survive to Thrive: Five Keys to Save Your Sanity and Build Your Sales, Profits, and Team!

Presenters: Kathleen Wood, Founder, Kathleen Wood Partners
Jamie Griffin, Founder, Consult to Grow

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