Thomas is Attending the Alaska CHARR Convention This Week


Thomas is in Sitka, Alaska this week, attending the Annual CHARR Convention. (For those of you that aren't familiar with this organization, it is the Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association - a non-profit corporation, dedicated to serving the needs of the hospitality industry in the state of Alaska.)

Here is a preview of one of the featured speakers:


Adrienne Wilkerson, Co-Founder and President Beacon Media + Marketing - Digital Content That Produces More Than Just “Likes”

Adrienne Wilkerson is an award-winning branding expert and social media marketer. She founded Beacon Publishing and Design in 2001, and joined forces with partner Jennifer Christensen in 2012 to form Beacon Media + Marketing. Beacon specializes in “inbound marketing,” which utilizes social and other digital media to earn potential customers’ trust and bring them in the door without traditional broadcast or print advertising, or in addition to traditional advertising. One of Adrienne’s passions is teaching people how to create digital content that wins people over. If you want to know what to post on Facebook that will keep your customers coming back and even turn strangers into new customers, then don’t miss Adrienne’s session!

Some of the other sessions include:

Bill Popp, President & CEO Anchorage Economic Development Corporation Boom or Bust? Where Are We Heading, Now?

John Tracy, Consultant The Foraker Group Controlling a Crisis: Have a Plan and Ace the Media Interviews

Keith Stephenson Director, State & Local Gov’t Affairs National Restaurant Association -  An Eye on the Horizon

Bret “Oso” Adams, General Manager Dave & Busters Recruitment, Retention and Training People Up

I am sure Thomas will have some great stories, lots of new lessons learned, and pictures of the beautiful city of Sitka.  If you are interested in learning more too, please click on the button below.

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About The Author

Lynn grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry working in the family business – and is now at the helm of Skurla's POS Solutions. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping and volunteering with organizations that are passionate about helping children.