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Donna Hood Crecca

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Donna Hood Crecca

Donna Hood Crecca is the Senior Director of the Adult Beverage Resource Group at Technomic Inc. She is a veteran of the drinks industry, having written about beverage alcohol in on-premise establishments and at retail for nearly two decades. Before joining Technomic, she was Publisher & Editorial Director of Nightclub & Bar magazine; prior to that she was Editor of Cheers. Additionally, she served as a Contributing Editor to Chain Leader and Editor of F&B Business. She has broad knowledge of bar, nightclub and restaurant marketing, operations, human resources and growth strategies, with specific expertise in beverage sales, promotion, service and training, having covered these topics for a number of industry magazines. She is a frequent presenter at industry events, including the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, Tales of the Cocktail, National Restaurant Association Show, Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and the Alcohol Responsibility Conference. Crecca holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism from Syracuse University and has done graduate work in magazine publishing management at New York University. She is BarSmarts Advanced Certified and has served as President of the International Foodservice Editorial Council.


Donna Hood Crecca Blog
Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala Raises the Bar   May 17, 2010
By: Donna Hood Crecca

Nearly 3,000 barflies gathered for a night of drink-fueled revelry on Friday as the Manhattan Cocktail Classic kicked off with its much anticipated Gala.

Rick's Cabaret Article
Rick’s Cabaret Reports Gains   May 13, 2010
By: Donna Hood Crecca

Rick’s Cabaret International’s announcement on Tuesday of a 21.9 percent increase in net income for the quarter ending March 31 had investors and industry insiders all abuzz.

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Two Weeks in Vegas   May 10, 2010
By: Donna Hood Crecca

In March, editor Donna Hood Crecca spent two weeks in Las Vegas, one for the Nightclub & Bar Show, the other for the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention. Here's her take.

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Five Tips for Proper Presentation to Make Money   May 5, 2010
By: Donna Hood Crecca

People drink with their eyes, which means that the better the view, the more money for you. Here are five tips for product presentation that sells, from muddling to backbar management.

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Article
Prive No More; What’s Next for the Space?    April 29, 2010
By: Donna Hood Crecca

After what can only be described as a roller coaster year for Opium Group, the management company, now in bankruptcy, has closed Las Vegas nightclub Prive once and for all.

Mansion Miami anniversary party Article
Royal Anniversary for Mansion Miami   April 29, 2010
By: Donna Hood Crecca

Opium Group had something to celebrate in Miami recently — the sixth anniversary of Mansion, and its anniversary bash lasted five nights, with headliners and celebs packing the house.

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Five Tips to Improve Barmanship, Improve Sales   April 28, 2010
By: Donna Hood Crecca

A bartender can be a key moneymaker if you hire and manage him or her properly. How do your get the most out of your bartender? Here are five tips for maxing bartender profitability.

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Four Tips on Operating for Profit   April 21, 2010
By: Donna Hood Crecca

This week’s group of ideas guides you on quick steps toward better operations. Read on for cost-saving, money-making ideas you can implement at your place today.

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Confidence & Sales are Up – Will Diners Drink Up?   April 19, 2010
By: Donna Hood Crecca

In the wake of stronger consumer confidence and increased sales, savvy operators are examining how to court a customer now accustomed to getting “deals” when dining out.

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VIBE Conference 2011 Taking Shape   April 19, 2010
By: Donna Hood Crecca

We’re very excited to announce Buffalo Wild Wings President and CEO Sally Smith will be our keynote speaker for the 2011 VIBE Conference. Smith was named to her current post in 1996.



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