For Scott Dolch, his first ten weeks on the job as the new executive director of the Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) have been non-stop. Last month, Dolch and a number of his board members took their show on the road to Stamford.
The hospitality of Columbus Park restaurant and its’ owner Michael Marchetti welcomed guests from all segments of the restaurant and foodservice industry. “The goal of the Connecticut Restaurant Association is to help restaurants across the state find success,” Dolch noted. “I think there are a number of issue that we all face regardless of where in the State we are located,” added Marchetti.
The event brought an opportunity for restaurateurs to visit with some truly interesting products and programs that are available. Susan Tom chatted about the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport’s Culinary and foodservice management program. Always creative insurance exec Mike Roberts introduced a new sexual harassment insurance program.
Dolch is entrusted with leading CRA’s efforts in promoting, protecting and improving the state’s restaurant industry. The veteran sports marketing executive is off to a great start as CRA’s lobbying efforts were able to block legislation that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021.
Scott Dolch has more than 15 years experience in sales, marketing and communications working for the Travelers Championship, the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and, most recently, the University of Hartford.
Farmington-based CRA said it represents the state’s restaurant industry, which employs more than 150,000 workers and generates more than $7.5 billion annually. as I want to try to meet as many restaurateurs face-to-face as I can. Taking the time to meet people one-on-one in the industry will not only help me succeed as an Executive Director, but will help us achieve the goals of the CRA.
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