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5/7/2020 Member News

Best practices to safely reopen hospitality businesses considering COVID-19

Experts will discuss the balance of customer confidence and readiness for reopening businesses safely.

St. Petersburg College will host a collaborative and informative virtual discussion with industry experts about best practices to help re-open businesses from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, May 8. From providing a safe environment for guests and employees to rebuilding a business model to adjust to evolving guidelines, this session will provide new information and new ideas for re-opening.

Local leaders who will provide insight on how to safely reopen will feature:

  • Ryan Griffin, Board of Governors Chair of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Restaurateur
  • Danielle Egger, Founder and CEO, Florida Food Safety Systems and former State Regulator

The virtual conversation topics will include:

  • How do I interpret guidelines from state and local officials regarding re-opening?
  • What are some of the safeguards I can implement to protect my staff and customers?
  • How can we boost consumer confidence in eating out again?
  • How should I balance my food costs and alter my inventory with reduced seating capacity? How can I communicate effectively and efficiently with employees and patrons?

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