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Rebecca Layton Gunter is a Business Development Service Provider with a successful, documented, 15-year career in business development, communications management and marketing. Ms. Gunter is an innovator recognized for producing top-quality results, contributing to growth while simultaneously increasing customer satisfaction. She has a proven ability to lead in high-pressure operations.
Ms. Gunter holds a BA in Anthropology from George Washington University and is a hospitality industry veteran. She has taken management roles in several front-of-the-house positions and has spent much of her career supporting food businesses with professional services through her boutique marketing firm LAYTONcreative. She empowers small businesses to compete on a level playing field with larger organizations by creating identity, streamlining systems, capitalizing on communications and maximizing technologies.
Ms. Gunter is a professional bartender and server with twenty years of experience in the restaurant industry. She has a proven ability to build a loyal following based on her engaging professionalism, magnetism, and deep knowledge of food, wine and service. She is currently an instructor for the Restaurant Opportunities Center, where she shapes fine dining hopefuls into seasoned professionals. She also participates on the Jobs Committee, the Fundraising Committee, and is on track for a position on the Leadership Board.
.In addition, from 2004-2010, she was the owner/operator of a boutique catering & special events firm, CakeLady Catering, in which she honed her business sense and management skills. In 2012, Ms. Gunter applied those skills to her role on the Steering Committee and as a sustaining sponsor of ThinkLocalFirst DC’s week of local food-focused events and initiatives called EatLocalFirst DC where she recruited large sponsorships, hosted events, and provided services. She was also a presenter at a conference for food-focused entrepreneurs, presented by Upstart Foods.
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Main Event Entertainment, the fastest-growing family entertainment center in America, is celebrating its new center opening in Pharr, Texas, a suburb near McAllen in the Rio Grande Valley. Doors will open to the public at 9 a.m. on August 6.
Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced that Clarence Otis is stepping down as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Darden's Board of Directors has appointed the Company's current Independent Lead Director, Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. The Company also announced that it has amended its corporate governance policies to provide for the separation of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer roles.
Today the National Restaurant Association issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision asserting McDonald’s Corporation is a joint employer of its franchisees:
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If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.
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