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Wednesday, March 28 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Taking the Time to Take Risks: How to Stay Relevant After More than a Decade as a Hotspot

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The best bar owners know that trying new things is almost always worth the risk. Derek Gamlin of St. Louis’ Gamlin Restaurant Group will speak from more than 10 years of firsthand experience about how he consistently increases business at his establishments by investing in innovative ideas, including a comprehensive single barrel program, the Missouri Whiskey Society and partnerships with several sports franchises, and the things bars must do to set these programs up for success.

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Derek Gamlin

Owner, Gamlin Restaurant Group
Growing up in the St. Louis, Derek Gamlin and his brothers always had a competitive camaraderie — and as the oldest, he was never shy to accept a challenge. After years of dreaming about it, his brothers challenged him to open his first establishment, he took the entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Lucas Gamlin

Proprietor, Gamlin Restaurant Group
Lucas Gamlin spent years working in the Portland, Oregon restaurant and bar scene before returning to his hometown of St. Louis ready to shake up the St. Louis restaurant scene in the transitioning Central West End neighborhood. Along with his brother Derek, he formed Gamlin Restaurant... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room S107