NC HEF provides the opportunity for a unique link between the industry and educators that is unprecedented for the hospitality and tourism community in North Carolina. According to the Foundation, the hospitality industry in North Carolina is the second largest employer in the state, providing 465,000 jobs annually. By 2010, the nation’s restaurant industry will operate more than 1 million units and post sales of $577 million.
In addition to its NC Hospitality Golf Classic, the Foundation also relies on its Excellence in Education Gala, Giving Campaign, and Founding Partners to raise funds, with the Golf Classic being the organization’
“NCRLA has given me the opportunity to learn more about the needs of restaurant owners and build relationships with others in the hospitality industry,” says Bull. “Membership enables me to introduce our location finding services to new and existing restaurateurs and helps the landlords I represent by allowing me to put their restaurant space in front of potential tenants. NCRLA also keeps me up to date with issues and trends affecting the hospitality industry. It’s a privilege to serve on the Golf Classic Committee, and I look forward to giving back to an organization that has provided me with so many invaluable industry insights, opportunities, and connections.”
Registration for the NC Hospitality Golf Classic begins at 8am with a shotgun start at 10am. Tickets are $275 per player and there is a maximum of 48 foursomes playing on the day of the tournament. For sponsorship opportunities or more information about the event, visit http://tinyurl.com/
About Shane Bull
With 15 years of business experience, Shane Bull is an expert of the local North Carolina restaurant and retail real estate markets. He works closely with commercial tenants to find the best fit, best lease, best space, and best performing locations available. Shane currently serves on the Board of Directors for Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR) and on committees for Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), and Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and National Association of REALTORS. His clients include Radio Shack, Smoothie King, and Aladdin’s Eatery Systems. Shane also works with Richards Commercial Properties in handling general brokerage relationships for retail, office, and investment properties. For more information, visit www.shanebull.com.
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