Monday, June 24, 2013
This Increment of 1 Initiative event will take place Wednesday, June 26 at Paco’s International Smoked Cuisine, 3851 Rio Grande Blvd. N.W. The program runs from 7:30 – 9 a.m. and continental breakfast will be served.
Restaurant and catering professionals are encouraged to sign up early for a free small business and information session aimed at promoting new and expanding ventures in Bernalillo County.
The month’s summit is entitled, “Buen Provecho: Whetting Your Patrons’ Appetite for Your Restaurant.”
The summit features three experts from the restaurant industry in Bernalillo County who will address key issues paramount to successful restaurant ventures including customer service, food quality and consistency, and knowing your customers.
“Bernalillo County is dedicated to supporting our small business community,” Commission Vice Chair Debbie O’Malley says, “Restaurants are a major part of our small business community and provide jobs and great food to many in Bernalillo County. This summit is designed to provide critical ingredients of success as demonstrated by thriving restaurants in Bernalillo County.”
Program participants include Jim Garcia of Sadie’s of New Mexico; Yashoda Naidoo of Annapurna’s; Mike Spinn of Spinn's Burger and Beer.; and Paco and Brandi Aceves and Sue Heistermann of Paco’s International Smoked Cuisine.
In addition, Increment of 1 Initiative representatives from WESST, Accion, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, South Valley Small Business Development Center, and the Community Development Loan Fund will be on hand to share their expertise.
The Increment of 1 Initiative is a small business assistance program offering technical assistance, partnerships and a revolving loan fund. The program is designed to encourage job creation within the small business community and aims to add hundreds of jobs to boost the local economy.
These free small business summits are offered periodically and rotate through each of the five Bernalillo County Commission districts.
Please click here for a downloadable and printable flier.
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