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2019 Western Regional Conference - Recap

By Jarrette Moore posted 03-26-2019 15:15


And they're off!

The 2019 Western Regional Conference is currently underway, and attendees are already gushing about what they are loving about the conference thus far… But don’t take our word for it: Robin Biles, San Francisco Chapter Member who joined the USBG approximately 6 months ago to “meet other people serious about a career in bartending” shares her #1 Takeaway:

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I hope to one day be able to own my own bar and was really excited to hear a seminar on how to find money to open your own bar; I am feeling inspired!


This year's WRC educational seminars covered topics, such as: Fundraising: How to Find Money to Start Your Own Bar, Italian Spirits-Alchemy of the Finest Ingredients, Mis En Place Your Career, Food Seeking Beverage, Negroni Family Tree, United We Create, and educational lunches presented by Terlato, and Keystone Sponsor-DIAGEO. 


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USBG World Class Studios Lunch and Learn, sponsored by DIAGEO

The WRC conference also held an especially informative seminar, Dangerous Drinks & Risky Techniques, presented by Camper English, which provided members with industry insights and education to help them succeed inside their careers; And a mindful and highly impactful seminar, Mastering Work/Life Balance, presented by National USBG President, Kyle McHugh, that provided members with tools to achieve entrepreneurial success through preventing burnout.


Dangerous Drinks and Risky Techniques, presented by Camper English, sponsored by USBG SF Chapter

Mastering Work/Life Balance, presented by Kyle McHugh, USBG National President

Special Thanks to our generous sponsors for helping make this conference a huge success. We appreciate you immensely!

A virtual toast!

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We'd also like to congratulate the Western and Southwest region's World Class Finalists and look forward to seeing everyone next week at the Southwest Regional Conference in San Antonio!