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Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz Featuring Scott Swaldo on September 8

Greater Akron—The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success.  On Friday,September 8, 2017, 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 their 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.  
The Morning Buzz will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Akron, 1307 E. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44305. Business connections, registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., and the program will be held from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. The cost is $25 for members, $50 for non-members and includes a breakfast buffet. To make a reservation, call the Greater Akron Chamber at (330) 376-5550 or register on-line at www.greaterakronchamber.org
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