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Kristen Santoro

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Kristen Santoro

Kristen Santoro, Nightclub & Bar Media Group

The digital content director of the Nightclub & Bar Media Group, Kristen Santoro has spent the past 10 years in the events industry. From 2003 to 2007, she worked for an I&D company on internationally recognized events before deciding to further her education. After graduating from Suffolk University with a Masters in Communication and a concentration in Public Relations and Advertising, Santoro became an event manager for The Center for Business Intelligence a division of Advanstar Communications. During this time she traveled the country and internationally to various events as an onsite manager.  Santoro handled conference and special events at Nightclub & Bar prior to being promoted to the content manager and then content director in 2013.


Bar Rescue Article
Taffer Turns Around Toucans Oceanside Bar & Grill   February 22, 2015
By: Kristen Santoro

In 2004 best friends and New Jersey natives, Jamie and John teamed up with the goal to open a bar 40 minutes north of Miami in sunny Hollywood, Florida. After all the hard work, owning the bar started to become fun and money was flowing. Then Jamie was hit by a storm he couldn’t weather.

Bar Rescue Article
Toucans is Anything but a Day at the Beach   February 22, 2015
By: Kristen Santoro

Bar Rescue heads to the coast, where Jon Taffer quickly realizes that rescuing Toucans Oceanside Bar & Grill is going to be anything but “a day at the beach.” A rodent infestation is just one of many obstacles Taffer will overcome to help this struggling South Florida bar.

VIBE Conference Article
Discover the Force Behind Your Organization    February 17, 2015
By: Kristen Santoro

Top-notch industry professionals will shake things up with dynamic presentations and leading industry research, that will help you to discover, articulate, and activate the force behind your organization.

Jon Taffer #NCBTaffer Blog
6 Things we Learned from #NCBTaffer Takeover    February 10, 2015
By: Kristen Santoro

Jon Taffer took over the Nightclub & Bar twitter page to answer your specific industry questions on running a successful bar or nightlife venue. Here are some highlights on what we learned.

Workshops at the Nightclub & Bar Show Blog
Make Better Decisions that Benefit Your Bar   February 3, 2015
By: Kristen Santoro

When it comes to the Nightclub & Bar Show, undeniably, each year industry experts bring unique perspectives on growing trends, better business practices to the workshops, and this year is no different.

Closing Time: Managing Patron Behavior Article
Closing Time: Managing Patron Behavior   February 2, 2015
By: Kristen Santoro

One of the most critical times in any bar or nightclub is the time leading up to and the actual closing of a venue. This witching hour can be problematic if not monitored and proactively managed.

CORE Charity Article
CORE and VIBE Conference Team Up    February 2, 2015
By: Kristen Santoro

CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees) and VIBE Conference are once again teaming up for the 5th Annual Silent Auction, to be held in Las Vegas at the Palms Casino Resort, and 100% of the proceeds will support children in need.

Super Bowl Party Ideas Article
10 Ways to Create an Unforgettable Super Bowl Party    January 27, 2015
By: Kristen Santoro

Super Bowl Sunday provides a challenge for most sports bars owners and operators. How can you step up your game and provide and unforgettable experience that draws in customers?

Beginner's Guide to Opening a Bar Blog
Make Your Dream a Reality: Beginner's Guide to Opening a Bar    January 27, 2015
By: Kristen Santoro

We’ve compiled a thorough, but easy-to-digest guide to start your own business that will help you work towards real life plans for future money making.

Best Canned Beer Article
The Best Canned Beers on the Market    January 20, 2015
By: Kristen Santoro

In celebrate of National Beer Can Appreciation Day (January 24) here is a list of some of the best canned beers on the market.

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