About this event
Join Oakland County for three short sessions packed with information important to you, including:
- “Best Practices”
- Latest data and trends for the restaurant industry
- Ideas to help you prepare for the colder weather ahead
- Creative ways to attract and retain workers
- Increase and measure your digital marketing sales
Networking and resource vendors will also be available to you onsite.
Welcome and Introductions
Restaurant Industry Updates, Best Practices and Preparing for the Winter Season
Amanda Smith, Executive Vice President, Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA); and Executive Director, MRLA Educational Foundation, Lansing
Hear about “Best Practices” from successful restaurants, related news from the state and federal government agencies, latest data and trends for the restaurant industry, staffing shortages, wage inflation, demands for outdoor dining, and ideas on how to prepare for the colder weather in the months ahead.
Creative Ways to Attract and Retain Employees
Jennifer Llewellyn, Manager, Oakland County Workforce Development, Waterford; and Director, Oakland County Michigan Works!
Learn how you can use training programs to attract and retain employees, implement new approaches to bring more women back into the workforce, and utilize apprenticeships in the restaurant industry.
Proven Ways to Increase Your Digital Marketing Sales
Brendan Hunt, Digital Marketing Manager, Pitch Black, Ferndale
See how to Increase your sales in the digital world, including developing a low-cost advertising campaign and tracking results through analytics, dashboards, and a new product for restaurants called “Findable.”
Coffee and light morning snacks will be provided.
: You can attend this event in person or virtually
. Attendance onsite will be limited to 50 people
to provide some social distancing. Masking is appreciated.