This week on the business of The Business, Phil Colicchio has a conversation about business recovery and the hospitality industry on the years final episode. He’s joined by Robinson Hernandez, Executive Director of The New Business Acceleration Team and Brian Stys, President of Stys Hospitality Initiative. Tune in and learn the ins and outs of the business side of hospitality, including permits, licenses and building codes. The New Business Acceleration Team (NBAT) assists individuals and groups opening eating and drinking (food and beverage) establishments by navigating City agency processes and reducing the time needed to open. The Stys Hospitality Initiative’s vision is to provide Owner’s Project Management that strictly focuses on the Hospitality Industry was something he felt was a missing option for growing hospitality clients. This is a great opportunity go get the inside track on the finer details of opening and maintaining a restaurant. This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

“There’s a difference between calling somebody a customer and a guest in the hospitality business.” [13:48]


–Brian Stys, President of Stys Hospitality Initiative.


“Most people understand this [Super Storm Sandy] was devastating, but they believe in New York and we want to be there to support them. [25:10]

–Robingon Hernandez, Executive Director of The New Business Acceleration Team (NBAT)