Industry Focus - Retail and Hospitality
Hello and I hope you all had a happy Valentines Day and Presidents Day!!!
This month we continue our exploration of various sectors of the economy and what if any opportunities we see for small consulting practitioners. RETAILING AND HOSPITALITY are the listed sectors. I think dealing with both these sectors is an overly ambitious task and suggest we select one to focus on in our session and return to the other in another session.
RETAIL is an industry facing tremendous challenges. And I would venture that those challenges are being felt very strongly by the medium to small retailers in malls and "main street" shopping districts. Now this is not to say the HOSPITALITY sector (restaurants, bars, casinos, hotels/motels, time shares, air b&b landlords) are not seeing changes in their industries that they consider major threats and/or opportunities.
So the agenda is open for shaping on Friday morning. There is a rich landscape of issues that can be covered, so let's be prepared to have a lively discussion about our discussion..... and then have a lively discussion (does that make sense?) about where and how we might fit in the sector we cover.
This is one of our three monthly breakfast meetings.
We offer three locations throughout the Greater Chicago Area
First Friday ABC - Northbrook @ Max & Benny's
Second Friday ABC - South Barrington @ Panera in the Arboretum
Third Friday ABC - OakBrook @ Corner Bakery in OakBrook Mall
Our ABC meetings are interactive discussions, so come prepared to participate. Members engage in high level networking with colleagues to perfect our craft and build stronger relationships. We provide insights to help you grow your business and enhance its success. Feel free to invite a guest, especially a prospective IMC member, to attend.
There is no charge to attend our meeting - each person is responsible for the cost of your own breakfast.