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Marketing Quick Bite Sessions Sponsored by:
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Workforce Quick Bite Sessions Sponsored by:
DiscoverLink & US Foods

Quick Bite Sessions
Ask questions. Gain insight. Connect with peers.

Keep learning going inside the exhibit hall! Snag quick 15-20 minute presentations focused on Restaurant Marketing, Workforce Solutions and Business Building strategies and solutions. Take advantage of a laid-back learning zone led by a peer in the industry.

Monday MARKETING
Left side of Exhibit Hall,
3rd Floor
WORKFORCE
Back of Exhibit Hall,
3rd Floor
BUSINESS BUILDING
Front of Exhibit Hall,
3rd Floor
11 am – 5 pm Midwest Foodservice Expo Exhibits Open
12:00 pm What’s Up with Mobile Apps?
Presented by: Graydient Creative
Interviewing – What to Ask and NOT Ask
Presented by: DWD Job Service
Restaurant Marketing Simplified: 4 Steps to Building Regulars
Presented by: Boelter Blue
12:30 pm Basics Needed for Every Website
Presented by: Graydient Creative
Leading from the Back of the House
Presented by: Foster Deadman, US Foods
Is a Food Truck Right For You? Tips on What to Expect
Presented by: Scott Baitinger of Streetza Pizza
1:00 pm Loyalty Programs: Reward Customers, Reward Your Business
Presented by: Graydient Creative
5 Insider Tips for Getting Started with E-learning
Presented by: Mike Andrews of DiscoverLink
Tips on How To Brand and Market Your Food Truck Business
Presented by: Scott Baitinger of Streetza Pizza
1:30 pm Online Menus – Why HTML Rules over PDFs
Presented by: Graydient Creative
Leading a Respectful Workplace: How to Prevent Harassment
Presented by: DisoverLink
Monitoring with Predictive Analytics: How to reduce energy and staffing expenses
Presented by: Chris Washburn, OneEvent Technologies, Inc
2:00 pm Food Photography & Styling Tips
Presented by: Kris Larson, Becket’s
Hire and Keep the Best of the Best: Tips and Millennial Thoughts on Interviewing, Onboarding and Training
Presented by: Jenny Krueger, US Foods
How Food Trucks Can Expand Into the Events and Catering Business
Presented by: Scott Baitinger of Streetza Pizza
2:30 pm Rock Your Social Posts with Photos that Pop
Presented by: Kris Larson, Becket’s
   
3:00 pm How to Take Food Photos Like a Pro
Presented by: Kris Larson, Becket’s
Putting the “Return” in Training ROI
Presented by: Mike Andrews of DiscoverLink
 
Tuesday
10 am – 4 pm Midwest Foodservice Expo Exhibits Open
11:30 am Smart Strategy for Email Marketing
Presented by: Graydient Creative
Diversity Training Delivery:  The method matters
Presented by: Cindy Poulos of DiscoverLink
Business Apps to Help You Be More Productive
Presented by: Brian Lee, Revelation PR, Advertising & Social Media
12:00 pm Get to the Top in Search Engines
Presented by: Graydient Creative
Job Center of Wisconsin:  Connecting Candidates and Employers
Presented by: DWD Job Service
Social Media + Your Restaurant App = The Key to Building Regulars
Presented by: Boelter Blue
12:30 pm   Create the Ultimate Employee Experience to Retain Great People
Presented by: Jenny Krueger, US Foods
 
1:00 pm Web 101: Creating a New Website
Presented by: Graydient Creative
Putting the “Return” in Training ROI
Presented by: DiscoverLink
 
1:30 pm Online Menus – Why HTML Rules Over PDFs
Presented by: Graydient Creative
New DWD Tools & Grants to Help Your Staffing Needs: Wisconomy, Wisconnect & FastForward
Presented by: DWD Job Service
Monitoring with Predictive Analytics: How to reduce energy and staffing expenses
Presented by: Chris Washburn, OneEvent Technologies, Inc
2:00 pm Loyalty Programs: Reward Customers, Reward Your Business
Presented by: Graydient Creative
Leading from the Back of the House
Presented by: Foster Deadman, US Foods
Food & Beer Pairings—What Makes Sense & How to Promote
Presented by: Danielle Baerwald of Erv’s Mug
2:30 pm   Your Growth Strategy is Only as Good as Your Next GM
Presented by: Cindy Poulos of DiscoverLink
Tips on How to Host Beer Dinners—Developing brewery partnerships, logistics and promotion 
Presented by: Danielle Baerwald of Erv’s Mug
Wednesday
10 am – 3 pm Midwest Foodservice Expo Exhibits Open
11:30 am Easy Email Marketing Platforms
Presented by: Graydient Creative
Improving Retention with Employee Development
Presented by: Cindy Poulos of DiscoverLink
 
12:00 pm What’s Up with Mobile Apps?
Presented by: Graydient Creative
5 Insider Tips for Getting Started with E-learning
Presented by: Mike Andrews of DiscoverLink
Dining is at the Top of the Tourism Industry – Are you connecting with travelers?
Presented by: Drew Nussbaum of Wisconsin Department of Tourism
12:30 pm Tips on Creating a Visual Social Campaign
Presented by: Kris Larson, Becket’s
The Perfect Server Guide: Help your staff increase their income by creating the perfect customer experience
Presented by: Jenny Krueger, US Foods
Tips on Making Online Ordering Successful
Presented by: Aaron Fang of MenuDrive
1:00 pm How to Take Food Photos Like a Pro
Presented by: Kris Larson, Becket’s
Leading a Respectful Workplace:  How to Prevent Harassment
Presented by: Cindy Poulos of DisoverLink
 
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