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2:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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Liberty National Golf Club

Tuesday April 21, 2020

Featuring Two Speakers

 Recruitment & Retention Strategies in the New Decade

Presented by

Jodie Cunningham, SPHR  SHRM-SCP


Evolution of the Martini

Presented by

Dale DeGroff


Liberty National Golf Club

 100 Caven Point Road

Jersey City, NJ 07305


2:30pm-3pm registration

3-5:00pm Meeting Jodie Cunningham

5:00- 6:00pm Food & Cocktails

6:00pm-8:00 pm Dale DeGroff Mixologist program

8:00pm Event Concludes


Host Manager:  Shaun C. Lewis


 4 Education Credits


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   $75.00 per person

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 April 21, 2020

Recruitment & Retention Strategies in the New Decade


 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Most business problems are people problems.  Lack of motivation, disengagement and poor fit will spread like an infection to impact your team's creativity, teamwork, productivity – and ultimately your bottom line.  Most of those people problems trace back to how we hire and manage.  In fact, experts say an employee's manager is responsible for 70% of the variance in employee engagement levels.  Wow.

So how do we get in front of this problem?  Your people strategy.  We have financial plans, marketing plans, operational plans – but do you have a people plan?  In our workshop, we will touch on all things PEOPLE:

· Creating a people strategy

· Recruitment, interviewing, selection and onboarding

· Creative labor techniques

We will go over Human Resources basics, dig deep into the challenges you face at your clubs and share best practices to build strong teams. 

6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.


The Evolution of the Martini examines the heritage of the martini cocktail, introducing guests to some legendary 19th century bartending pioneers like Jerry Thomas, the father of the profession whose 1862 manual: How To Mix Drinks, which served as the impetus for my work pioneering a classic cocktail menu at the Rainbow Room in the early 1990's and reviving the profession of bartending.    

We'll also look at Cato Alexander, a freed slave who in 1810 whose reputation extended beyond our shores and was legendary for his Juleps, Slings and Nog; Harry Johnson's  who wrote the New and Improved Bartenders guide in 1888, providing the first serious business plan and operating guide for anyone entering the bar business; William T. "Cocktail Bill" Boothby from  San Francisco's Palace hotel , Charley S. Mahoney ... at the Hoffman House and Harry McElhone of Harry's New York Bar in Paris.  

Actually, not a single one of these bartenders ever sat down one day and said... 
I've got the perfect drink and I'm going to call it the martini and it is made with gin and vermouth! The fact is the martini evolved as a result of the arrival of new products to the market, combined with a shifting over time of popular tastes- preferences which talented bartenders noted and then cultured. That is what we will explore in this presentation, while treating guests to some wonderful history and lore and a sampling of different versions of this iconic drink.

 Join Dale DeGroff and Erik Andersson and taste your way through the history and evolution of the drink that became the modern Dry Martini.

6:00pm-8:00 pm Dale Groff Mixologist program


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