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  1. Industry Spotlight: Women Who Inspire, A Q&A with Dena Miner-Towle

    Perlick is shining the spotlight on accomplished women who are shaping the future of the food and beverage industry and blazing the trail for future female leaders. We are excited to highlight Dena Miner-Towle, owner and president of Nordic Beer Systems (NBS). Since birth, Dena has been immersed in the draft beer industry. Working for her parents at Nordic Beer Systems in various areas of the company has given her knowledge of each aspect of the business, beverage industry, and in manufacturing. After graduating from Boise State University (Yes, the university with the "Blue Turf" football field!), Dena began her career at Nordic full time. Dena purchased the company in 2017. 

    Since working at Nordic full time, Dena has propelled NBS forward, and continues to grow the company. Now located in a small town outside of Boise, Nordic's warehouse is 20,000 square feet and is

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  2. Industry Spotlight: Women Who Inspire, A Q&A with Leigh Fox

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, Perlick is highlighting accomplished female leaders in the food and beverage industry who have had profound influence. Today, we are introducing Leigh Fox, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with SSA Foodservice Design + Consulting. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, SSA is a global, award-winning food service design and consulting firm that covers a multitude of sectors.


    Leigh has been on the SSA team for more than 10 years and has developed a 30-year friendship with SSA’s president, Ken Schwartz. Entering the industry as a registered dietitian, Leigh built a professional relationship with Ken as a healthcare consultant/RD, collaborating on many healthcare projects with SSA before joining the team full-time. Through their work, Leigh and Ken have built a lifelong friendship that has brought many opportunities to grow tog

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  3. Industry Spotlight: Women Who Inspire, A Q&A with Wendy Carniglia

    Perlick is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting accomplished female leaders in the food and beverage industry who have had profound influence. We are featuring Wendy Carniglia, who has had a 23-year tenure in the food service and beverage industry and is TriMark’s Regional Vice President of the National Account Division in San Diego, California.


    As a business leader, Wendy is eager to contribute to her team’s success through hard work, dedication, and motivation to obtain goals together. As a collective team, TriMark has developed long-lasting relationships with well-known national premier partners such as Lazy Dogs, BJ’s, Cheesecake Factory, Live Nation, True Food Kitchen, and Joey Restaurants (just to name a few!). Wendy is responsible for overseeing the sales and service operations of the National Account Division, Facilities Department, and the Distribution side of the business located in San Diego. These divisions collaborate to orchest

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  4. Take the Party Anywhere with Mobile Bars & More!

    As the post pandemic world continues to evolve, dining and entertaining standards are evolving with consumer behavior. Consumer habits have changed, and for operators to remain competitive there are three things that most customers are looking for: safety, value, and experience. With the continued growth in popularity of social media (TikTok, Instagram, etc.) and the age of influencers, consumers now expect a high quality, unique experience when dining out, and have become more ambitious with their palette than ever before. If you are a bar owner, bartender, or a self-employed bar-pro, at some point in your career you will ask yourself a question: How to choose the best mobile bar? In this article we will reveal insight into the mobile bar and beverage dispensing industry. Let’s get started!


    What is the advantage of mobile bar and beverage solutions?


    Mobile bars and mobile beverage d

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  5. Today's Staffing Crisis Breakdown and Possible Solutions: PourMyBeer

    By Delaney Corson, PourMyBeer

    What accounted for the staffing crisis?

    892,000 workers have chosen to leave the industry amidst the pandemic. At first, it was thought to be due to industry instability, but studies have shown that it goes well beyond that. The Washington Post stated: “The industry has 1.7 million fewer jobs filled than before the pandemic, despite posting almost a million job openings in March, along with hotels, and raising pay 3.6 percent, an average of 58 cents an hour, in the first three months of 2021.” This fact shows that workers are choosing to change industries despite plenty of job openings. Let’s break down the leading causes of workers leaving the industry.

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  6. Family-owned businesses: A built in support system to promote success

    Family-owned businesses are the cornerstone of the U.S. economy. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 90% of U.S. businesses are family-owned. Perlick knows a little bit about being a family business. Since 1917, Perlick has been family-owned and headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1917, Robert K. Perlick, a young German immigrant, started the R. Perlick Brass Works. Over the next five generations the Perlick family, along with many dedicated associates, has grown the business into a global manufacturing leader in commercial bar and beverage systems, premium residential refrigeration and brewery fittings.


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  7. Large Venue Bar Design and Perlick: Two Experts Weigh In

    Perlick is proud to work on any project, from corner bar to Madison Square Garden! No project is too small for us, but we will admit, there is a certain excitement that comes with a large venue project.

    The planning that goes on behind the scenes of a large venue bar design is a true art form, and it takes many talented and creative people to design the high-end bars and foodservice stations we have come to expect at sports arenas, concert venues, amusement parks, and other high-volume facilities.



    Today we are highlighting S2O

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  8. Advice from a Bar & Beverage Specialist: Reducing Bar Costs

    This week’s Perlick blog has several layers. We are excited to welcome Toree Gotsis of Apex Commercial Kitchen Co. as our guest blogger. Toree is a Bar & Beverage Specialist with Apex and has some great advice for our readers on how to reduce the cost of operating a bar. Perlick has worked with Apex for years, and we love collaborating with them on various projects.

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  9. Perlick on Draft: Endless Opportunities, including Kombucha

    The days of bars and restaurants only carrying one beer and basic sodas on tap are long gone. Today, you will find a plethora of craft beers and soda, wine, cold brew coffee, ciders, craft cocktails and anything else you can think of on tap.

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  10. Badger State Pride: Perlick Pulls Up To Liberty Station

    At Perlick, we pride ourselves on the partnerships we have with our customers. We work with large venues across the nation, bar and restaurant chains, and local bars and eateries in the U.S. and worldwide.

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