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ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

Two Hearts, One Ledger: Fostering Love in the Family Business

Lisa Ware  (President, Catering by Michaels)

Jeff Ware  (Chief Operations Officer, Catering by Michaels)

Location: 16B

Date: Tuesday, February 13

Time: 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass - Get your pass now!

Track: CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-Culinary Business & Operations

Theme: CSEP approved, ICA-approved, LCA member

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Leading Caterers of America

A tale as old as time, you run a business as a family by day and must (try to) turn the business off and still love each other by night. If you know then you KNOW, this is much easier said than done! Jeff and Lisa Ware, a happily married couple, who own a large catering company together in Chicago will spill the beans on their journey to run a business and still have an incredible marriage. This session isn't limited to married couples; insert any business relationship herefather/son, mother/daughter, brother/sister, boss/employee. Their tried-and-true methods, with a healthy dose of laughs, are sure to help improve your coworker relationships and business efficiencies as a team. Join us as we riff off each other and share our method, comedy meets business meets love, because we promise it takes all three all day long to run a business together and not hate each other at night!
You will learn:
1 - Actionable Business Communication Strategies
2 - Developing Efficient Business Lanes in Your Business
3 - Coping Methods for Managing Business Stress in a Family (or any) Business
4 - Catering is Hard - Laughing is Good for the Soul!