INDUSTRY NIGHT

Take a deep dive into the Industry and beyond.
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Grand Wedding Plans May Have to Shrink, For Now: Industry Night Podcast
The wedding industry is experiencing a near total collapse as result of the current pandemic. So many couples have had to put their wedding dreams on hold while they wait for new mandates on when and how we can gather. No surprise, a group of leading women wedding professionals in DC have the solution, coming together to form a startup, Petit Soirée. Lauryn Prattes founded Petit Soiree and reached out to some of the best in the industry to come together (virtually) and collaborate on ways to execute small weddings in lieu of the larger ones, for now. On this episode of Industry Night, Nycci spoke with Lauryn Prattes and Buttercream Bakeshop’s Tiffany MacIssac about the state of the event's industry, what they hope to expect down the road and how the formation of Petit Soirée can provide some wedding relief to those who need it. Listen to the full conversation on FullService Radio.    
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A Shot of Sanitizer with Your Local Rum: Industry Night Podcast
  The last eight weeks of this ongoing pandemic have been filled with incredible stories of people in the food, restaurant, and hospitality industries taking their current model and turning them on their heads in order to survive. On this episode of Industry Night, Nycci spoke with Jordan Cotton of DC’s first rum distillery, Cotton & Reed. Jordan, his partner Reed Walker, and the rest of their team saw what was coming early on in the pandemic and realized that with the closing of area bars and restaurants and their own bar/tasting room, they were going to have to come up with another plan. Enter hand sanitizer. While it is a welcome quick fix for Cotton & Reed now, what is in it for them and the distillery in the long term? Listen to the whole story on FullService Radio.    
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Feeding The Food Insecure During The Pandemic
Well, we are in week 6 of the Covid-19 pandemic and everyday brings a new normal for us to grapple with. Some are staying at home — a roof over your head and a fridge full of food. Others do not have those luxuries. Today on Industry Night, Nycci is joined by the Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Area Food Bank, Radha Muthiah, who leads a team that currently distributes over 30 million meals to more than 400,000 food insecure people in the greater Washington region each year. What does this pandemic look like for the Capital Area Food Bank? How does the food bank feed the growing food insecure population? And, how can we all help? Listen to the full episode for the answer.
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Can the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Cares Act) Save Independent Restaurants?
The Cares Act, the $2.2 trillion program put together to help businesses during the Covid-19 crisis, has left many in the restaurant industry feeling frustrated with the funds or lack thereof appropriated. The Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) was formed to help/save the local restaurant community and demand a well-deserved seat at the table. Today on Industry Night, James Beard award-winner, author, and chef Kwame Onwuachi and Nycci break down what is in the Cares Act, and more importantly, what isn’t. Click here to listen to the full episode.
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How Your Neighborhood Restaurant Became Your Corner Store
The nation's restaurants are reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have shut down while laying off employees. Others have been able to pivot in an instant and create whole new models — take away and to go — to keep people employed and stay afloat. Michael Babin and his team at Neighborhood Restaurant Group changed their entire company model not just once, but twice, in less than three weeks time. Having the foresight to see some of what was coming down the road Michael and NRG have been able to launch Neighborhood Provisions, an online delivery shop to satisfy food, beer, wine, spirits, and pantry needs. On Industry Night, Nycci & Michael talk about this labor of love and joint effort of incredible chefs, hospitable managers, and beverage specialists who are providing during these uncertain times. Listen to the full episode here, powered and distributed by Simplecast.
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The Power Of 10. Simple Math: $10,000 = 10 Full-time Jobs + 1,000 Free Meals
Lovers of food in the DC Area know the name Erik Bruner-Yang as someone who has launched a variety of kitchens featuring his creative take on different cuisines. In the last few years, he has opened Maketto, Brothers and Sisters, ABC Pony, and most recently was named executive chef of &Pizza. Like most of the chef/restaurateurs in the county, Erik has had to assess his businesses and pivot.  Some of the restaurants are functioning in a completely new model and some have had to shut their doors.  This “change” gave Erik an idea and has lent itself to the creation of a new initiative: The Power of 10. Today on Industry Night, Nycci and Erik talk the drastic changes that have had to be made during the pandemic and how his concept, The Power of 10, can be executed not just here locally, but across the country as well, and most importantly, how you can get involved.Listen to the full episode for the details.
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Why Buying Local During The Covid-19 Crisis Is Vital
Should you be going to your Farmers Market during this Coronavirus pandemic? Is there a safe and healthy way to access fresh, local foods? On this episode of Industry Night, Nycci asks Juliet Glass, the external relations director for the Maryland Farmers Market Association, these questions and more. During this special episode, Nycci and Juliet discuss the plight of the local farmer, the value that fresh and local foods hold — not just nutritionally — and how to access them. Tune in for important information on how best to stretch your grocery dollar and do it safely.
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INDUSTRY NIGHT: FOU-DRE VODKA
How Hard Is It For Minorities To Break Into The Beverage Industry? Chanel Turner, Founder Of Fou-dre Vodka And The Annual Black Owned Wine And Spirits Festival Brought Edwin Wright Of Wright Whiskey Stop By Industry Night To Chat About The State Of Resources Or Lack There-of And Access To Capital For African Americans And Minorities Looking To Enter The Industry.
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INDUSTRY NIGHT: SAVVY SAVILE ROW COMES TO DC
This Week's Industry Night we Ask: Who Says DC Is Not A Well-dressed City? Well, A Lot Of People. But It Is A Myth And Also A Lie. Barnette Holston, DC's Own DCFaahionFool dispels The "Fashionless DC" Myth Along With Guest, Andrew M. Ramroop, Master Tailor And Managing Director Of Maurice Sedwell Ltd., And A Principal Of Savile Row Academy On London’s Famous Savile Row. Mr Ramroop Is Arguably One Of The World’s Finest Tailors, What Is Not Arguable Is That He Is The Most Decorated And Accomplished. He Has Won More Awards And Accolades Than Any Other Tailor In History. He Scoffs At DC Being Poorly Dressed And He Knows What It Takes To Dress Well.
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INDUSTRY NIGHT: REBELLIOUS WHISKEY!
On This Episode Of Industry Night: If You Want To Know American Whiskey, You’ve Got To Know The Mid-Atlantic Region. In Pennsylvania & Maryland Whiskey Makers Laid The Groundwork For American Whiskey And Sparked A National Rebellion. The 1790s Whiskey Rebellion Played An Important Role In American History And Is The Spirit Of This Mid-Atlantic Region. This Unbridled Spirit Lives On Today In One Of The Most Prolific Craft Spirit Producing Regions In The Country.  You Can Op On The Whiskey Rebellion Trail With It's Distilleries And Attractions That Stretch From Pennsylvania To Maryland And Greater Washington, D.C. Tune Into Industry Night Where Nycci Nellis Talks To Distillers: Ellen Hough, Liberty Pole Distillery Cara Webster, One Eight Distilling, Brian Sheridan, Sagamore Spirit And Meredith Meyer Grelli, Wigle Whiskey About The History Behind The Whiskey Rebellion Trail And All The Whiskey You Can Drink On It.
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