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2019 Southern Regional Conference Recap

By Jarrette Moore posted 04-09-2019 13:57


The 2019 Southern Regional Conference is currently underway, and attendees are telling us all about what they are enjoying most about the conference thus far… But don’t take our word for it: Cody Dunavan, Richmond Chapter Member, who joined the USBG one year ago to seize the opportunity of taking the Spirit Professional Exam at the member rate; and is celebrating his 30th birthday with us at the Southern Regional Conference shares his #1 Takeaway:

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The sense of community, networking, and friendships.

This year's SRC educational seminars covered topics, such as: Dangerous Drinks & Risky Techniques; Fundraising: How to Find Money to Start Your Own Bar; Mastering Work/Life Balance; United We Create; Italian Spirits: Alchemy of the Finest Ingredients; The Negroni Family Tree... And some especially insightful seminars...

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The Blender is NOT Broken, presented by Kim Haasarud,
USBG National Board of Directors

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Body Language: The Invaluable Part of Bartender Communication, presented by Nikolay Georgiev

USBG members also experienced two impactful presentations while enjoying lunch:

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Food Seeking Beverage, presented by David Schroeder,
sponsored by Guinness

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USBG World Class Studio Lunch and Learn, presented by
Laura Newman, sponsored by DIAGEO

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

A virtual toast!


We look forward to seeing everyone next week at the Northeast Regional Conference in New Haven!


1 comment



04-10-2019 11:56

Enjoyed all the seminars.