All Blog Posts Tagged 'connections' (5)

Connections that make a difference

We hear a lot these days about connecting. Today, social media has raised the art of connecting to new levels - but does this represent progress?


Back in the '50's when neighbors chatted over the clothesline in the backyard, reaching out and sharing tales of their daily lives, hopes and fears, they often related one-on-one in a more than superficial way.


Today, we have hundreds, even thousands of 'friends' and followers on Facebook and Twitter…
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Added by susan holaday on July 2, 2010 at 7:10am — 2 Comments

DAWG Talk: A New Year...



A new year is upon us. It’s an exciting time. It’s a time of closure and new beginnings. It’s a time for introspection and reflection. It’s a time to look ahead.



A lot of things happen over the course of a year. While we’re in the throes of all that activity, it’s hard to pull back and fairly assess what’s going on. Over time, we gain valuable perspective.



We are in a fortuitous position when we have the ability to look… Continue

Added by David Rose on December 17, 2009 at 7:15am — 3 Comments

What does your restaurant opening say about you?

I went to a restaurant 'opening' the other night at Bella Luna/Milky Way, a long-time favorite neighborhood place in Jamaica Plain, a Boston neighborhood that moved into a new space.



It turned out to be totally different from any opening I’ve maybe ever been to before and led me to wonder, what do restaurant openings say about the restaurant?



Many openings are big, dressed-up occasions full of friends of the owners, local foodies and press. They’re very social but usually… Continue

Added by susan holaday on July 1, 2009 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

A View From NRA

Greetings from the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago! How cool that I get to blog from the show to my FOHBOH friends, many of whom, I know, are attending. In fact, FOHBOH is hosting its second annual gathering at the Regal Beagle later tonight and I'm looking forward to meeting some members of the community offline.



At the show this year, much talk has centered on social media, just like is happening practically everywhere else. I think we'd all agree that no one has… Continue

Added by John Scroggins on May 18, 2009 at 8:07am — 5 Comments

Improving Your Connections: Networking in the Food Industry

As a professional in the restaurant industry, you realize keeping your edge is essential. Somewhere in the midst of ordering supplies, managing employees, and maintaining a robust menu, you need to take the time to network with other restaurant owners and suppliers to make sure you are up on the latest and greatest.



How can you make sure your establishment is competitive? Where can you find the best prices for quality foodstuff? Who can give you a sneak peek at the most popular… Continue

Added by Kathleen on February 29, 2008 at 11:31am — 1 Comment

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