Fast Casual Exec Summit attendees learn that success isn't just about food, it's about the people
The Fast Casual Executive Summit 2016 brought together hundreds of c-level executives to learn from one another in Dana Point, California. As always, the Summit focused on industry trends, technology, government regulations and how to help brands thrive in an extremely competitive market. We also had a lot of fun doing it; here's proof!
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Cherryh Cansler / Before joining Networld Media Group as director of Editorial, where she oversees Networld Media Group's nine B2B publications, Cherryh Cansler served as Content Specialist at Barkley ad agency in Kansas City. Throughout her 17-year career as a journalist, she's written about a variety of topics, ranging from the restaurant industry and technology to health and fitness. Her byline has appeared in a number of newspapers, magazines and websites, including Forbes, The Kansas City Star and American Fitness magazine. She also serves as the managing editor for FastCasual.com.
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