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Morning Buzz

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Hilton Garden Inn
1307 East Market Street, Akron

The Morning Buzz, sponsored by SummaCare and Roetzel, is a monthly speaker breakfast series which aims to connect small and medium size businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success. 
Join us to hear Scott Swaldo, General Manager of Gervasi Vineyard and The Twisted Olive, present "Lessons Learned From a Family Built Successful Business".

Scott is just ONE member of the “Swaldo Family” that took the challenging leap to build these two unique and very successful restaurants. His presentation will reveal several of the past and current challenges in this family endeavor including:

·         How it all got started with “Dad’s Vision” and determination.
·         Early on mistakes!
·         Positive aspects of our initial and ongoing plan and process!
·         What separates their two restaurants from others?
·         Lessons learned?
·         What does the future potentially hold for this business?

Scott is responsible for the overall operations of Gervasi Vineyard including the offsite restaurant, The Twisted Olive.  Scott, along with his family started Gervasi Vineyard in 2010 and Scott has been an integral part of the vision and development of this 55 acre destination Winery Estate since its beginning. 

Prior to Gervasi Vineyard, Scott was the Executive Vice President of Operations for ASC Industries, the world leader in aftermarket water pump manufacturing where he was responsible for HR, Purchasing, and Manufacturing. 

Scott has his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Akron and his Master’s Degree from Northern Arizona University. 

Community Service Includes:
36 year involvement with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps based in Canton, OH.  Board President for last 9 years.

2016 Co-Chair of the Greater Stark County United Way Campaign.  Servers on the United Way Board

2017-18 Chair of the Visit Canto Convention and Visitors Bureau Board

2017 Advisory Board of the University of Akron Hospitality Management Program


Morning Buzz Schedule
7:30 a.m. - Business Connections/Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - Welcome/Presentation
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* At this time, we are only taking credit card payments online.  If you are a Greater Akron Chamber member and would like to register by check or VIP Pass, please call 330-376-5550.

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Morning Buzz