Dina Berta
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Dina Berta is a freelance writer who specializes in features, news and corporate communications. Formerly, she was the human resources editor at Nation’s Restaurant News and Rocky Mountain bureau chief, covering trends and business news in the industry for the region.

A seasoned reporter, Dina has worked for the Associated Press in Lincoln, Neb.; the Coloradoan in Fort Collins, Colo.; the Orange County Register in California; and the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, Calif. Prior to joining NRN, she was a business reporter for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver where she wrote about restaurants, retail, marketing and beer.

Dina received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia. She lives in Denver with her husband and her teen-age son.

Dina Berta's Blog

workplace policies for social networking

Anyone out there figured out a good policy for employees and their use of social networking sites?

Posted on August 12, 2009 at 11:20am — 6 Comments

Age Discrimination?

More than half of restaurant employees are under the age of 30. How tough has it become for people over the age of 40 to find work in the restaurant industry?

Posted on April 27, 2009 at 1:01pm — 4 Comments

social networking for employees

My latest assignment: what's going on with social networks as they relate to employees? Is this a useful tool for operators? Are companies setting up their own internal networks to get employees to log in and share what's on their minds?

I'd love to hear what you think about itl

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 9:17am — 16 Comments

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At 2:39am on December 24, 2009, Kathy Hamlin said…
Happy Holidays Dina!

Email me, that is the best way to get hold of me.

At 10:04am on August 13, 2009,
Alyson Mar, RD
Hi Dina,

Thanks for the connection. Looking forward to reading your blogs and seeing you around on here.

At 1:00pm on January 13, 2009, Mark Brandau said…
So I never realized until reading your Fohboh profile that you're a University of Missouri alumna. I take back all the mean things I said about your alma mater following this year's Alamo Bowl.

Lots of luck getting the same kind of mea culpa from Molly, though. She's a Kansas grad and takes that rivalry far more seriously than I do.
At 1:25pm on January 7, 2009, Robert Solonche said…
Dear Dina....
Read your piece on TempChefs. Its a terrific idea, especially for a 'well seasoned' chef like myself. Never seen anything as welcome. Keep up the good work, and spread the word.....experience pays!!
At 8:53am on January 6, 2009,
Paul Green
Thank you.
At 2:03am on November 4, 2008,
Paul Paz
Hi Dina...
You just can't escape me!
At 9:50am on May 23, 2008, Michael L. Atkinson said…
Hi Dina,

Nice article on social networking for the restaurant industry. Glad to see big mac validating our business model. So, who is Michael Rudnick? Can you direct me to him?

Have a great holiday weekend Dina.

At 9:04am on April 24, 2008, Ron Ruggless said…
Dina ~ I sat in on a FohBoh-Sodexho session at fs/tec and led that jammed social-networking roundtable. I figured I should enter the the new century. Best. Ron
At 7:29am on March 17, 2008, Tami said…
Hi Dina. Nice to meet you and see someone from NRN in the community. NRN is a great publication. Hopefully will get to interact with you in the near future. Have a fantastic day.

Tami James
At 11:14pm on March 9, 2008, Curt Archambault said…
Dina the conference was great. We did some great things in Minneapolis. The service events were awesome. The speakers were excellent. TJ Schier did an outstanding job. The venue was awesome, I love the historical locations. John Alexander, Kelly Ames, and the conference team lived up to the high CHART standards and put together a great conference. I hear we will be missing you in August. Maybe I will see you at the NRA show.




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