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Giving Back to the Hospitality Sector

Supporting On-Premise Through Shifts in Workplace Dynamics

Moderated by SevenFifty Daily's Editor-in-Chief, Courtney Schiessl Magrini, the roundtable featured insights from the following panelists:

  • John Bodnovich, Executive Director, American Beverage Licensees (ABL)
  • Jayanthi K. Daniel, Executive Director, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
  • Neal Bodenheimer, the owner of Cure and Cane & Table in New Orleans, and a Tales of the Cocktail Foundation board member
  • Kelly Himel, Senior Sales Director (Florida), Constellation Brands

About the Discussion

The events of the last four years have had a profound and lasting effect on those working in the drinks industry resulting in a tumultuous employment landscape. While some workers made the change from retailer or producer to wholesaler, tier-jumpers most commonly left on-premise jobs to join the importer/distributor or off-premise sectors.

In this virtual roundtable discussion, leaders will discuss the shifts in the workplace tier that have lasting effects on the hospitality industry. They will discuss how industry partners can support on-premise as it works to retain top talent and regain their pre-pandemic motivation and sense of purpose. 

ABOUT THE SERIES

Moderated by SevenFifty Daily Editor-in-Chief, Courtney Schiessl Magrini, panelists will share their perspectives and ideas to help foster the growth and progression of the community.

The free series aims to amplify voices across the beverage alcohol and hospitality industries, bringing together industry experts to discuss important issues and trends that are shaping the future of the industry. 

June 6, 2023

Trends Driving The Future of Beverage Alcohol: How to Capitalize on the Industry's Inflection Point to Grow Your Business (Watch Recording)

Panelists include: Taylor Katzman, CEO and Founder at Provi; Mike Boswell, Vice President of Digital and eCommerce at Breakthru Beverage Group; Brian Sudano, Managing Partner at Beverage Marketing Corporation; and Jake Wright, Director B2B eCommerce & Strategic Channels at Pernod Ricard USA. 

September 12, 2023

The Rise of the Conscious Consumer: Adapting Strategies to Adhere to Evolving Consumers' Interest Around Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion, and other Social Consciousness Efforts

Panelists include: Nicolas Beckers, CEO, Rémy Cointreau Americas; Jackie Summers, Founder and CEO of JackFromBrooklyn, Inc. and creator of Sorel Liqueur; and Chris Swonger, CEO, Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS); Dia Simms, Former CEO & Current Executive Chairwoman, Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal

January 9, 2024

Panelists include: John Bodnovich, Executive Director, American Beverage Licensees (ABL); Jayanthi K. Daniel, Executive Director, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation; Neal Bodenheimer, the owner of Cure and Cane & Table in New Orleans, and a Tales of the Cocktail Foundation board member; Kelly Himel, Senior Sales Director (Florida), Constellation Brands

Previous Panel

The Rise of the Conscious Consumer

Guided by Courtney Schiessl Magrini, Editor-in-Chief of SevenFifty Daily, the esteemed panelists included:

  • Nicolas Beckers, CEO of Rémy Cointreau Americas
  • Dia Simms, former CEO and current Executive Chairwoman of Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal
  • Chris Swonger, President and CEO of Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) and Responsibility.org
  • Jackie Summers, Founder and CEO of JackFromBrooklyn, Inc. and the creator of Sorel Liqueur. 
This roundtable assembly dove into the vital importance of corporate social responsibility initiatives for brands and organizations operating within the beverage alcohol and hospitality landscape.