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NRAEF's Apprenticeship Program Creates Career Opportunities

Tell me about the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship project. How did it come into being?Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) invested $90 million in Apprenticeship USA to help states accelerate apprenticeship strategies and grow programs in new industries to provide economic opportunities for more Americans.

Lisa Wong is San Antonio's Risk-to-Riches Restaurant Story

When Lisa Wong opened her first restaurant at age 18 with the $7,000 she had saved for college, she knew it was a big risk.Her business partner backed out at the last minute. Nevertheless, Wong overcame the obstacles and led her restaurant, Lisa’s Mexican Restaurant, to success in San Antonio, Texas.

A Michigan Restaurant Group is Out to Give History New Life

Mapping a timeline of the buildings that house Michigan restaurant group Union Joints’ seven concepts is much like chronicling the development of an entire community.You could start with the Baptist church constructed in the 1840s and then note one of the oldest family-owned garages before highlighting the fire hall constructed in 1938.

Black Bear Diner Names Anita Adams CFO

Black Bear Diner, the rapidly expanding family dining concept headquartered in Redding, California, announced today the addition of restaurant industry veteran Anita Adams as chief financial officer.