Journey out of the kitchen turns “NO’s” into “absolutely’sSTURBRIDGE — Annette Fazio will share how her 30 years in business, and her rise from home-based carry-out cook to restaurateur, helped her turn “No’s” into “absolutely’s” when she speaks at the Oct. 28 meeting of the Community Business Associates.
The networking/referrals group welcomes Ms. Fazio, now a Methuen and York, Maine-based business development and motivation consultant, to its 7:15 a.m. meeting in the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village. Motivating people at every level of business, she delivers a practical recipe to thrive and succeed in competitive small business environments through common-sense solutions, examples and inspiration.
Ms. Fazio built her businesses — Fazio’s Italian Restaurant and LaStalla Pizzerias on the New England coast. Annette’s career began in her home kitchen distributing a few home cooked items then took her business to a $2 million-a-year operation in three locations with a staff of over 80 people. She counts employee relations, marketing, training, public relations and “securing the dough” as her strong suits.
Community Business Associates welcomes business and professional visitors to make fruitful business contacts. Meetings also include provide community news insights and business focus topics.
CBA is a networking program of the Central Mass South Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.communitybusinessassociates.org.