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Monday, February 12


John Geoghagan, Next Level Food Group, ‘Taking Products to the Next Level’ 
John Geoghagan, the Managing Partner at Next Level Foods, will discuss how to take your products from your home kitchen, to a commissary, to large scale manufacturing. He will detail how to overcome the struggles of trying to get into big box stores and outline the many mistakes businesses make in the process so you can avoid them!

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John Geoghagan

Managing Partner, Next Level Foods
John stared in the Food Service industry with the Carnation Company creating items such as the Burger King French toast stick and the Hardees Biscuit. From there he started strategic marketing with one of the first national brokerage companies in the countries and later launched America's... Read More →

Monday February 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
4 - Brave People 1613 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Tuesday, February 13


Ann Geoghagan, Root Branding ‘Why Your Employees Don't Listen; and Other Culture Problems’ 
Culture is important in every industry but the intimacy of hospitality magnifies that. This presentation will outline how to translate the image your business is trying to project to the world to the employees who need to execute it on a daily basis. Hiring is crutial, training is vital, but maintaining an internal brand every day is what will make your business excell - learn how here. 

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Ann Geoghagan

Internal Branding Consultant, Root Branding
Working in locations from Singapore to Italy to the Maldives to New York City - Ann has seen the impact an internal culture can make on a business. Using this knowledge she helped open the Baccarat Hotel, the 1 Hotels, NYC night clubs and even a few pizza brands. Knowing that a company... Read More →

Tuesday February 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Thursday, February 15


Hospitality: Do You Have What it Takes?
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Kyle King

Business Consultant, Florida SBDC at USF
Before joining the Florida SBDC at USF, Kyle King had a successful career in the franchise hospitality and craft beer industries. As an area manager for an international hospitality company, King directed the local training efforts for all levels of the organization. He also planned... Read More →

Thursday February 15, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3 - Station House - 4th Floor 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701