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April 2021

College Faculty Panel on Morality, Psychology and Business

April 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This is the fourth in an annual college-wide discussion of the leading policy issues of our time. The conventional view of business as being narrowly economic and divorced from morality and psychology is increasingly challenged. Milton Friedman’s famous dictum that the “Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase Its Profits” no longer holds full sway. That morality and psychology play a central role in individual decisions, and are thus of relevance to businesses selling to and employing these individuals, is…

PIHE’s Entrepreneur in Residence: Kenny Blatt ’81

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021

Kenny Blatt

Key areas of expertise: Real Estate – mixed use/integrated development Hospitality – ownership and asset management International – developed and emerging markets Entrepreneurial start ups Kenneth M. Blatt is chief operating officer of the Hospitality Division and principal in Caribbean Property Group LLC (CPG). He has been with CPG since 2003. CPG is a real estate investment firm based in New York; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and West Palm Beach, Florida that develops, redevelops, acquires, manages, operates and owns real…

PIHE’s Entrepreneur in Residence: Jacob Wright

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until April 27, 2021

Key areas of expertise: Development Leadership Business Formation Jacob G. Wright started his first business at the age of 18 and became a serial entrepreneur who has founded, led, and sold successful businesses in the action sports, website development, real estate development, restaurant, hotel, and management industries. Wright has funded, developed, and managed more than 25 companies and more than $100 million in real estate. He has grown companies to more than $30 million in revenue and has hired and…

CHR/PIHE: What Keeps Us Coming Back – How to Build Consumer Loyalty

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Event Overview Thanks to evolving customer needs and expectations, loyalty programs in the hospitality sector have come a long way from the “earn-and-burn” points-based loyalty programs and the lower-funnel transactional focus. The current pandemic has also accelerated the emergence of new opportunities to create a broader ecosystem of benefits and partnerships that can be part of customers’ day-to-day lives beyond travel and stay. This webinar will take a deeper look at emerging customer loyalty trends and modernizations occurring in the…

PIHE’s Entrepreneur in Residence: Jacob Wright

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until April 27, 2021

Key areas of expertise: Development Leadership Business Formation Jacob G. Wright started his first business at the age of 18 and became a serial entrepreneur who has founded, led, and sold successful businesses in the action sports, website development, real estate development, restaurant, hotel, and management industries. Wright has funded, developed, and managed more than 25 companies and more than $100 million in real estate. He has grown companies to more than $30 million in revenue and has hired and…

CHR: Restarting the Cruise Industry – Challenges and Opportunities

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Event Overview The cruise industry and destinations that rely on cruise ship visitors have been deeply impacted by the pandemic. Since a No Sail Order was issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in March 2020, cruises from U.S. ports have not resumed. However, with the guidance of top medical and public health experts, the cruise industry has spent the last year reimagining the entire cruise experience based on newly designed health and safety protocols. Join us for…

PIHE’s Entrepreneur in Residence: Brandon Barton ’03

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 1, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until May 1, 2021

Online, online event
Brandon Barton EiR

Key areas of expertise: Restaurant Technology Startups SaaS Sales Brandon is a hospitality tech entrepreneur who has used his experience working in operations at the top hospitality groups such as Danny Meyer’s USHG and Patina Restaurant Group to build and scale early stage tech products that help restaurateurs. He is currently CEO of Bite, the best in class digital ordering solution for restaurants, leading the company to incredible growth within top QSR brands like Chick Fil A, Taco Johns, and…

PIHE’s Entrepreneur in Residence: Brandon Barton ’03

April 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Thursday, repeating until May 1, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until May 1, 2021

Online, online event
Brandon Barton EiR

Key areas of expertise: Restaurant Technology Startups SaaS Sales Brandon is a hospitality tech entrepreneur who has used his experience working in operations at the top hospitality groups such as Danny Meyer’s USHG and Patina Restaurant Group to build and scale early stage tech products that help restaurateurs. He is currently CEO of Bite, the best in class digital ordering solution for restaurants, leading the company to incredible growth within top QSR brands like Chick Fil A, Taco Johns, and…

May 2021

PIHE: Hospitality Business Plan Competition Finals – 2021

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

The Hospitality Business Plan Competition provides an experiential learning opportunity to rising entrepreneurs looking to make their mark on the hospitality industry. The competition kicks off at the start of the academic year and culminates in early spring with the submission of final business plans and group presentations. Cash prizes over $35,000 are awarded to the top three teams!  Watch the 2021 competition livestream here   Congratulations to the top 5 teams that made it to the final round! Adaptive…

CIHLER: Requiring the COVID-19 Vaccine: Implications for Businesses

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Event Overview As the United States attempts to move past the pandemic, many people contend that the vast majority of our fellow citizens must be vaccinated in order to do so. There is, however, an anti-vaccine movement. While many colleges and universities are requiring students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated, a number of states are considering legislation or executive orders to prohibit such mandates for employees and/or customers. In this webinar, we will explore the legal risks associated with…

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