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    Your Essential NRA Show Guide

  • Navigating a show with 58,000 industry professionals and 1,800 exhibitors can be tough. But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

    Tuesday | May 8, 2012

    10–11:30 a.m.

    How to Access Capital for Growth

    If you need money, you need to attend this panel presentation that will discuss all aspects of foodservice industry money and finance in today’s market. Room S404D

    Building Cultural Intelligence

    Knowing how to effectively interact and communicate across racial, ethnic, and cultural groups is a leadership requirement. Gerald Fernandez, president of the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (mfha), and Roger Carole Rogers, president of R. C. Rogers & Associates, will deliver a highly interactive session that will present valuable insights on Asian, black, and Latino cultures to help you better engage multicultural employees and customers. Room S402A

    Noon–1:30 p.m.

    The C-Store Game Changer

    Restaurant operators and C-Store managers are both working toward reducing labor in the home kitchen and enhancing foodservice offerings. As their foodservice operations expand, C-Store managers face increasing food and labor costs, product management challenges, and other financial pressures. Experts explore the future of foodservice offerings in C-Stores, as well as the importance of cost controls, inventory management, and value. Room S402B

    Navigating the Wage/Hour Compliance Labyrinth

    Hear from an expert on how to ensure your operation is compliant with the ever-changing laws around wages, overtime, tip-credit, meals, and other key HR areas. Even the best operators can always make sure to dot their I’s and cross their T’s in this critical area. Room S4 03A

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