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F&B Trends: Healthy Growth Amid HR, M&A Challenges


Growth across the various segments of the restaurant business points to a thriving industry. A recent report by Technomic, a leading foodservice industry research and consulting firm, indicates most will grow about as quickly in 2019 as they did in 2018, with some expanding faster. For linen, uniform and facility services, however, it may be more important to increase revenue per stop.

Young Executives Gather for Workshop and Networking


Nearly 20 next-generation leaders recently participated in TRSA’s Young Executives Workshop at The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook, IL, west of downtown Chicago. The interactive Family Business Success Factors and Paradoxes workshop generated dialogue around the contradictory nature of family businesses. It focused on best practices to aid multigenerational family members and nonfamily members in leveraging these contradictions for success.

Hotel Expert to Headline TRSA’s Inaugural Hospitality Conference


Anthony Melchiorri, the renowned hospitality expert, creator and host of The Travel Channel shows Hotel Impossible, Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets and Hotel Impossible: Showdown once thought of opening his own hotel laundry when he was fresh out of the Air Force and entering the hospitality industry. Attendees at TRSA’s inaugural Hospitality Conference, Feb. 20-21, 2019, will hear about that and more when Melchiorri delivers the keynote address at the Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

‘Stomp Out Breast Cancer’ Campaign Clobbers Expectations


Rentwear recently concluded its campaign to aid breast cancer patients, raising $8,000 from local businesses. That’s roughly quadruple the amount that the organizers of this North Canton, OH, textile service company had anticipated when they launched their fundraiser in August.