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Our Industry is better at diversity, hiring exec says
22 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

Our Industry is better at diversity, hiring exec says »

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that currently, more than one out of 10, or 1.2 million, of all eating-and-drinking-place employees in the United States are African American, and that number is expected to grow. Restaurant companies are more intentional and better at recruiting minorities into their corporate ranks...

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Restaurants serve up success for Missouri
15 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

Restaurants serve up success for Missouri »

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In Missouri, restaurants employ 12 percent of the state’s workforce – over 295,600 people. We are an industry where a person can begin with no experience, no formal education, and reach the middle class. When you visit a restaurant, note what you see there. Our people and our foods are a reflection of what makes this nation so great.

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Data shows the importance of foreign-born workers
14 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

Data shows the importance of foreign-born workers »

Competition for employees is also heating up in the restaurant industry. 27 percent of restaurant operators said recruiting-and-retaining employees is the single most important challenge facing their business. This was up from just 9 percent two years earlier.

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ProStart in the Classroom
2 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

ProStart in the Classroom »

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“I was looking for curriculum to prepare students for the world after high school, or to help them acquire a part-time job while in school,” commented Clearwater High School educator Christy Johnson on her founding of the Clearwater ProStart program in 2009.

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6-hour Disappearing Deductible Saves the Day and the Dollar$
2 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

6-hour Disappearing Deductible Saves the Day and the Dollar$ »

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Business owners are often confused and perplexed by the complicated terminology of a typical insurance policy, which causes them to make their insurance decisions based entirely on the price of their policy. Those customers that saved a few hundred dollars on their insurance package may have lost tens of thousands of dollars in this situation.

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2016 Restaurant Neighbor Award
2 Nov
2016
Written by MRA

2016 Restaurant Neighbor Award »

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The prestigious Restaurant Neighbor Award was created through the joint efforts of American Express, the founding sponsor of the award, and the National Restaurant Association to recognize a select group of America’s restaurants that go above and beyond the call of duty in service to their local community.

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A Call for Judges
2 Nov
2016
Written by MRA

A Call for Judges »

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As we do every year, we are reaching out for help. We need judges for the Culinary Competition and the Management Competition. A required judges’ orientation will be held Thursday evening, February 16, at the Oasis.

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Stopping workplace violence
19 Aug
2016
Written by MRA

Stopping workplace violence »

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“Over the years, incidents of workplace violence have increased,” Solomon said. “With that comes increased publicity and awareness and a desire to protect your employees and patrons. It is important you know how to keep them safe.”

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Cut costs while doing social good
25 Jul
2016
Written by MRA

Cut costs while doing social good »

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Donating surplus food does more than divert waste from landfills. It helps disadvantaged members of your community, provides tax savings to your business and helps restaurants better manage their businesses.

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Social Media Metrics at Your Fingertips
19 Jul
2016
Written by MRA

Social Media Metrics at Your Fingertips »

Analyze what content garners the best engagement from your target markets so that you can focus your time crafting media that earns more engagement. As a result, your social media channel(s) will help engage your clientele towards overall brand recognition, and better yet, brand participation.

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