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April Event Highlights


Making Your Passion Your Work

Dallas Schilling presented an evening to remember and enjoy by hosting the ATD learning event, Making your Passion Your Work.  Clearly, Dallas’ passion shone through as he began revealing the challenges, struggles, and successes that come with being an entrepreneur, brewer, vintner, and restaurateur. 

Talent development comes in many forms, and Dallas shared a glimpse into the inner workings at his Fallbrook SchillingBridge restaurant.  Both he and his sister, Kelly Bletscher, co-own with a 50/50 split.  Dallas is active in the daily running of their establishment.  As he explained, their human resources are indeed their best assets.  Knowing each team member individually is paramount to Dallas.  Take-a-ways indicate that being the boss means caring, sharing, leading, nurturing, and mentoring.  Mentoring also means letting go of staff who are underperforming or need to move on.  ShillingBridge is, without a doubt, a family run business that is professional, forward looking, innovative, and creative.  Dallas is firm in his belief that their businesses in Lincoln and Pawnee City provide the best quality for patrons, paramount of which is (in addition to high quality foods) top-notch service. His wait staff is developed with the idea that each server is in business for himself or herself.  At first, this seems rather odd since the restaurant is the business, yet upon further reflection, there is real merit in that line of thought.  Servers that embrace that entrepreneurial mindset are far more successful.  Ownership of ones’ attitude, appearance, details to attention, and customer orientation allow motivated servers to earn up to $6,000 more annually based upon a study commissioned by Dallas and his sister.

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