Upcoming Webinars

Operating Now Series


Tuesday, July 7, 1:30 pm via Zoom: Restaurant Restart and PPP Loan Forgiveness with CLA


Join us for the first in our Operating Now Series, Restaurant Restart and PPP Loan Forgiveness with CLA. Karen Blacik, BizOps Chief Financial Officer for CLA, and Rachael O'Leary, Manager of CLA Oak Brook, will cover operational steps restaurants may want to consider for operating in the context of COVID-19. Then they’ll discuss PPP loan forgiveness and tax considerations. REGISTER HERE

Thursday, July 9, 10:00 am: Consumer Attitudes and the "See You Soon" Campaign with Explore Minnesota


Pat Simmons and Leann Kispert of Explore Minnesota will discuss consumer attitudes and comfort levels about travel with the risk of COVID-19, the "See You Soon" recovery marketing campaign, and provide you with tools you can use to further build consumer confidence. REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, July 14, 2:00 pm: Hospitality and COVID-19: Mitigating Health and Legal Risks


Join attorneys from Nilan Johnson Lewis discussing safety considerations and legal risks in reopening businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. REGISTER HERE

The attorneys will address the following topics:

  • COVID-19: How Did We Get Here?

  • State and Local Regulation Overview

  • Proactive Steps to Protect Employees and Patrons

  • Litigation Risk and the Role of Waivers

Tuesday, July 21 2:00 pm: Making Your Web Presence Work For You


David Vinge of Minnesota Web Marketing will share some tips to ensure your web presence works for you in the context of COVID-19. How do you ensure you’re inspiring confidence in your customers and potential customers these days? REGISTER HERE

Past Webinars


Sarah Norton Webster of Serving Those Serving joins us to talk about taking time to take care of yourself, acknowledging that things are hard right now, and suggestions for how to set some goals for taking care of yourself right now. Serving Those Serving will join us again on May 18 to talk about the Employee Assistance Program they provide in partnership with the Sand Creek Group. Stay tuned for more info!

Serving Those Serving is a non-profit devoted to the social, mental and physical welfare of the Service Industry. www.servingthoseserving.org/


David Scott Peters is a restaurant expert who teaches restaurant operators how to cut costs and increase profits with his trademark Restaurant Prosperity Formula. David joined us on Friday, April 3, 2020, to discuss creating a 12-week cash flow budget to help guide your business decisions in the context of coronavirus. The examples in the video are restaurant-based but hotels, campgrounds, resorts, and all hospitality businesses can use this information to create a 12-week cash flow budget. In this video, David refers to access to his Budget Builder MVP template. That template was made available to participants during the live webinar.

Free resources David has available. www.davidscottpeters.com


Hospitality Minnesota Allied Members Boyum Barenscheer discuss the CARES Act. Boyum Barencheer’s Nick Swedburg, CPA, QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor, and Chris Wittich, CPA, MBT, will discuss Practical Advice and SBA Loans, Unemployment, and Income Tax Provisions, as well as take your questions. This webinar will help prepare you to apply for EIDL and PPP loans. www.myboyum.com


Presented by Campground Accounting www.campgroundaccounting.com


Martin Kappenman of PRK&A discusses legal mandates of employers during the constantly shifting landscape of COVID-19. www.prkalaw.com


Martin Kappenman from PRK&A provides context around the most recent developments with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.


Stephen Cohen of Stephen Cohen Law sat down with us to talk about steps you can take for temporary lease or mortgage payment relief from your landlord or bank. Make sure you watch to the end so you can hear Stephen’s encouraging closing words of advice.

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