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‘Serve the Dessert First’ – Bill Sipos Tells Why Hospitality is Valuable to Any Business

January 11, 2008

FERNDALE – “Serve the Dessert First” will be the keynote address by Bill Sipos at the Sullivan Hospitality seminar at the CVI Building in Ferndale on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


Sipos – who has owned and operated Mr. Willy’s Restaurant and Catering in Monticello for over 30 years – will tell why hospitality is valuable to any business.  He was named the 2007 Business Person of the Year at the 16th Annual Sullivan County Pride Awards last May.


The program is free.  Participants are asked to register by calling the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the program, at 845-791-4200.


Here’s a chance for local business owners to prepare for the coming year, network with their colleagues about costumer service issues, and learn about the Sullivan Hospitality certification criteria.  Businesses that achieve Sullivan Hospitality Certification will be recognized at the Chamber of Commerce annual awards luncheon in May.


The Sullivan Hospitality certification seminar – including showing of the Seattle “Fish Video” – is part of the program.  Refreshments will be available.


Sullivan Hospitality is designed to help those who live in Sullivan County – as well as those who visit – understand the positive potential of the county.  During the seminar, businesses are given the tools needed to become certified in the program.  “Sullivan Smile” posters and buttons will be available for distribution.  Large “Sullivan Smile” car magnets are available for purchase from certified businesses.


The Chamber promotes and advances the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of its membership to improve business and build a better community in which to live and work.  To reserve a spot at the seminar or for more information about Sullivan Hospitality, call 845-791-4200 or email