Michael L. Atkinson's Blog – April 2008 Archive (7)

Peeking Behind the Scenes at FohBoh, Inc. | #2

Hi again,



Yesterday was a great day for FohBoh. We spent the day at an all-hands meeting with our new amazing advisory board discussing our vision, status, growth and plans for the future. The talent, wealth of experience, passion and excitement was inspiring. I am grateful for their commitment and participation as I know that FohBoh will feel their impact in the coming months.



We are the leading online social-business network for the restaurant industry. Our plan is to… Continue

Added by Michael L. Atkinson on April 26, 2008 at 9:56am — No Comments

Peeking Behind the Scenes at FohBoh, Inc.

Hi all,



I have been asked by more and more members to start sharing what's going on at FohBoh.com (FohBoh, Inc.). The reality is that as a start-up Web 2.0 company engaged in the social media industry, I guess we should walk-the-talk and become a bit more transparent. Now having said that, there are certain strategic matters and IP that we can't share (those pesky competitors), but suffice to say, we need to, plan to and will be more open. This is your community, not the Michael and… Continue

Added by Michael L. Atkinson on April 24, 2008 at 11:53am — 4 Comments

Earth Day is April 22, 2008



Earth Day 2008 is Tuesday, April 22nd. Be kind to your environment. Think about everything you do and take a moment to evaluate your knowledge on the environment. Take the Quiz.



More steps you can take to… Continue

Added by Michael L. Atkinson on April 21, 2008 at 8:26am — 2 Comments

Culinary Corps

Hi, I thought this would be an interesting post about the CulinaryCorps a non-profit run by FohBoh member Christine Carroll.



The organization that designs and launches volunteer outreach trips for cooks. They are currently recruiting 12 culinary professionals for our fifth trip to New Orleans and the MS Gulf Coast.



Overview

CulinaryCorps is inviting eligible culinary students and professionals to join their fifth volunteer outreach trip to New Orleans, LA from… Continue

Added by Michael L. Atkinson on April 15, 2008 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Napa Valley is a Gem



I just wanted to share some thoughts on why I believe real estate and wine is generally more expensive in Napa than in say, some other non-Napa place....(don't want to offend anyone here).



1. It's stunningly beautiful. My wife Kim, Sarah and I visited Napa… Continue

Added by Michael L. Atkinson on April 14, 2008 at 12:11pm — 3 Comments

Great Causes Deserve Our Attention



It's the 12.6 million number that got to me. As I see and meet all the lucky ones in my family and around my neighborhood, I want to be reminded of this. I also want FohBoh to be a part of this. This post is just the beginning of what we as a company will do and what I hope we as an online community should do.



Thanks and please… Continue

Added by Michael L. Atkinson on April 3, 2008 at 3:29pm — 7 Comments

Restaurant Leadership Conference



It's still going on...through tomorrow and it is quite the gathering. I heard that combined, the CEO's in attendance, run over 500,000 of the 945,000 restaurants operating in the U.S. market! If that's true, I am truly impressed.



One of the more interesting (and passionate) presentations was a pessimistic economic perspective presented by the People Report. More like a sky-is-falling announcement that everyone in the industry should… Continue

Added by Michael L. Atkinson on April 1, 2008 at 11:28pm — 4 Comments

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