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Tuesday, May 8
 

9:00am

Tips and Strategies from the Trenches
Larry Clark the founder of Made from Scratch, a Columbus Catering company will be sharing what it takes to go from a startup business to 35 years of success. Larry will be sharing his celebrations and trials along the way.

Speakers
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Larry Clark

President, Made From Scratch Catering
Larry Clark is a third generation Chef and Entrepreneur. The founder of Made From Scratch Catering and Crafted Events, Larry has overseen the dramatic growths, declines, and resilience of his corporation for over 35 years. The company started business in a recession and has weathered... Read More →


10:00am

Leading with Culture
Heather will be sharing the magic ingredient for the Cameron Mitchell brand success and how their focus on culture and leadership has gotten them to where the are today.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Buck

Heather Buck

Director of Training and Guest Services, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Heather has had a passion for hospitality since she was sixteen, working as a dishwasher at her father’s Air Force base. She joined the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ (CMR) family in 2004 and today serves as CMR’s Director of Training and Guest Services.  In her role she supports... Read More →


2:00pm

The Things to Know Before You Open the Business
This panel includes experts in the food/bev industry who know what it takes to get a startup Up and going" and how to navigate common challenges along the way. Including experts on legal, real estate, PR, and team development.

Moderators
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Chris Shirer

Founder, Madison + Fifth
Chris Shirer’s marketing agency, Madison + Fifth, works with several high profile Columbus, Ohio-based restaurant groups and single location restaurants.  She drew on her 18-year relationships in the space to create JoinMyTable - a social dining and guest relationship management... Read More →

Speakers
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Chuck Davis

Vice President of Human Resources, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Chuck Davis joined the team at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants in May 2002 as the Vice President of Human Resources. Chuck helps ensure the best practices and policies are in place to attract and retain great Associates, and to support the company’s principal goal of always putting... Read More →
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Ed Hastie

Managing Member, Hastie Law Offices
Ed is the Managing Member of Hastie Law Offices, a boutique law firm in Columbus focused on advising business owners in all facets of operations.  His focus is on the hospitality industry, primarily bars, restaurants, breweries, and the like.  In his 14 years of practice, he estimates... Read More →
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Hinda Mitchell

Founder and President, Inspire PR Group
Hinda Mitchell is the founder and president of Inspire PR Group, a strategic communications firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The agency provides counsel to clients nationwide in areas including media relations, social and digital strategy, crisis preparedness and response, issues... Read More →
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Mark Smith

Mark Smith specializes in retail/restaurant leasing and tenant representation as well as site development acquisition and investment sales. An 18-year corporate real estate veteran, Mr. Smith has worked with a variety of retail and restaurant concepts in developing and implementing... Read More →


3:00pm

Bootstrapping 101
Nile & Mico started an island inspired street food restaurant - Hai Poké in Columbus, Ohio. They started out as a popup restaurant and launched a successful food truck and now have brick and mortar locations in the Short North and Polaris Mall.

Speakers
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Mico Cordero

Co-Founder & Partner, Hai Poké
Mico Cordero & Nile Woodson started an island inspired street food restaurant - Hai Poké in Columbus, Ohio. They started out as a popup restaurant in the short north, launched a food truck, and now have a short north, and Polaris Mall brick and mortar locations.
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Nile Woodson

Nile Woodson & Mico Cordero started an island inspired street food restaurant - Hai Poké in Columbus, Ohio. They started out as a popup restaurant in the short north, launched a food truck, and now have a short north, and Polaris Mall brick and mortar locations.


4:00pm

Mixing Business with Cocktails
Mixing Business with Cocktails
- Begin with a little fun in a quick lesson on at home mixology with samples of a crafted cocktail
- Transition into the art of turning crafted cocktails into a local Start-Up business (the story of Simple Times Mixers)
- The Revolution Experiment story of where I came from and where we are going
- Finish with a vision for where we can take the Cocktail business here in Columbus, OH

Speakers
avatar for Mark Tinus

Mark Tinus

President and Founder, Revolution Experiment LLC
With a lengthy background in the beverage industry, Mark Tinus started a liquor business first.  After falling in love with the cocktails he knew his next venture had to be on building the other side of the drink with all-natural cocktail mixers (Simple Times Mixers).  Drinks, as... Read More →