RIS is moving to a virtual format for 2020!

RESTAURANT INSIGHTS SUMMIT

The most effective operators are those with the knowledge and resources to thrive.

The Restaurant Insights Summit—RIS—is a powerful series covering hot topics in restaurant rebuilding, marketing and adapting to consumer shifts, leadership during trying times and trends in workplace culture. Operators and GM’s and those in HR, marketing and general operations will benefit from these sessions, leaving participants with fresh perspectives and practical skills that can be implemented immediately. 

Amy Nitschke

For more information, contact:

Amy Nitschke, CEM | Conference Manager

608.216.2809

anitschke@wirestaurant.org

RIS 2020 Sponsors

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2:00 – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, September 30th

Webinar: “Purpose and Compassion at Work”

John McHugh, Director of Corporate Communications at Kwik Trip, Inc.

Regardless of your role, what are people, customers and business partners looking for in you? What is the workplace culture you have created with your team that leads to success? Creating a mission driven culture with compassion and trust turns satisfied customers into loyal customers. In addition, if the work we do is tied into a purpose beyond profits our job satisfaction increases substantially and employee turnover is reduced.

Join John McHugh as he explores the role you play in your organization’s success and how you can find the key people to help you achieve that greatness. His examples and stories are ones that you won’t forget.

WRA Member Registration

Non-member Registration

 

WRA Members – Complimentary!
Non-Members – $10/person

Registration is open to foodservice professionals that work within a restaurant, beverage or hospitality outlet.

Are you an industry product or service provider? Contact Amy Nitschke at 608.216.2809 or anitschke@wirestaurant.org for varied sponsorship opportunities.

 

John-McHugh

John McHugh

Director of Corporate Communications at Kwik Trip, Inc.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 14th

Webinar: “Effective Strategies for Navigating Uncertain Times”

Many of us are facing a new reality with our careers, families, and personal lives. Yet, there are ways you can bring focus, clarity, and intention to how you view yourself, your relationships, and the world around you. Using tips from their Building Blocks of Well-Being courses, Madison College instructors will share ways to face these challenges head on and develop strategies for a more productive and meaningful life.

Hear from five experts on discovering daily practices to improve your quality of life and future outlook, explore elements that can positively affect your mindset and uncover tips to be more aware of your own emotional intelligence.

  • Dr. Lynea LaVoy, Hospitality Program Chair & Hospitality Management Program Director and Instructor
  • Kristin Gebhardt, Director, Program Development and Special Projects
  • Jill Huizenga, Small Business Entrepreneurship Program Director & Instructor
  • Jodi Goldbeck, Event Management Program Director & Instructor
  • Lynn Baldwin, Business Technology Instructor

WRA Member Registration

Non-member Registration

 

WRA Members – Complimentary!
Non-Members – $10/person

Registration is open to foodservice professionals that work within a restaurant, beverage or hospitality outlet.

Are you an industry product or service provider? Contact Amy Nitschke at 608.216.2809 or anitschke@wirestaurant.org for varied sponsorship opportunities.

 

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9:00 – 10:00 am

Wednesday, October 28th

Webinar: “Maximize Your Business for Tomorrow”

Jason Schneider, AE New Business Development at K-Kom, Inc.
Mary Jane Sanchez, Owner & CEO of WurkHub

How will you stand out? Being in the forefront on Social Media and Google Searches will be even more critical during this pandemic season. These tough times have also caused a shift to migrate to a touchless business. Learn how using technologies already in place can maximize your profits through your website’s menu layout, creating an online ordering system both you and your customers will love.

WRA Member Registration

Non-member Registration

 

WRA Members – Complimentary!
Non-Members – $10/person

Registration is open to foodservice professionals that work within a restaurant, beverage or hospitality outlet.

Are you an industry product or service provider? Contact Amy Nitschke at 608.216.2809 or anitschke@wirestaurant.org for varied sponsorship opportunities.

 

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Jason Schneider, AE

New Business Development at K-Kom, Inc.

Mary-Jane-Sanchez

Mary Jane Sanchez

Owner & CEO of WurkHub

August 19th

The Impact of a Positive Mindset During Crisis

Morgan Schnabl, Founder & Owner of Brunch Milwaukee and Brunch Brookfield, 2019 MMAC-COSBE Future 50 Award Winner

Hear from two experts on the impact of positive leadership and the importance of attitude during tough times. Both Dave & Morgan have extensive training and experience on how a healthy mindset is key to coping through crisis and the role of a leader to carry their team through during times of uncertainty.

Dave Molenda, Founder of Positive Polarity Business Coaching, Amazon #1 best-selling author of GROWING ON PURPOSE and Host of the Positive Polarity Podcast

Free to WRA Members
Watch Session

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Dave Molenda

Founder of Positive Polarity Business Coaching

Morgan-Schnabl

Morgan Schnabl

Founder & Owner of Brunch Milwaukee and Brunch Brookfield

September 9th

Riding the Pandemic Storm & Navigating into the Future

Christine Specht, Chief Executive Officer at Cousins Submarines, Inc.

Jim Doak, CCC; JWD Consultancy - menu, food and beverage innovation consulting for both independent and chain restaurant operators

Tom Anderson, Owner/Operator Buck & Honey's Restaurants

Don’t miss this integral session with discussions from a well-versed panel of the industry. They will go over not only how to pivot during times of the pandemic, but also how to prepare for re-emergence and new growth. This will include menu revamping, supply issues, how to attract new customers and build loyalty, COVID 2.0 and how we prepare for it again and sharing of what guests and staff have been comfortable with during these tough times.

Free to WRA Members
Watch Session

Christine-Specht

Christine Specht

Chief Executive Officer at Cousins Submarines, Inc.

Jim-Doak

Jim Doak, CCC

JWD Consultancy - menu, food and beverage innovation consulting for both independent and chain restaurant operators

Tom-Anderson

Tom Anderson

Owner/Operator Buck & Honey's Restaurants