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FGCU Small Business Development Center Hosts Food Service Management Seminar with Bonita Springs Chamber

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in partnership with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a food service management seminar, "Ingredients for a Successful Restaurant," 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 9 at the Chamber office located at 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs.

The seminar focuses on six areas that restaurant owners need to know to help make their business profitable. A panelist discussion will present views on marketing, management, finance, service, quality and strategic alliances.

Speakers include George Alexakis, assistant professor in the College of Professional Studies Division of Resort and Hospitality Management; Robert Parks, owner of Twilight Café on Sanibel; Julio Estremera, certified business analyst with the SBDC; and Christine Ross, president and CEO of Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

"It is our pleasure to partner with the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce to offer a very important workshop that relates directly to our hospitality industry," stated Dan Regelski, director of the SBDC. "The ultimate goal is to provide guidance to the restaurant owners who want to learn how to make their kitchens profitable especially in these difficult economic times."

There is no cost to attend the seminar, but reservations are encouraged. Registration can be completed online at or by calling (239) 992-2943.

The SBDC at FGCU has been helping Southwest Florida small business owners for over 13 years with free counseling, workshops and seminars. The SBDC is located in the Lutgert College of Business at FGCU.

For more information, media representatives should contact Regelski at (239)745-3700.

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