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Press Release

NYS Restaurant Group Leader to Address Soda Ban and other critical industry issues

Alonza Robertson, NYSSCPA Media Relations Manager
Published Date:
Sep 25, 2012

NEW YORK – (September 25, 2012) – The president of the New York State Restaurant Association will address the city’s recent soda drink ban, menu nutrition labeling, letter grade proposals, healthcare reform and other current industry issues during an October 4th hospitality conference in Manhattan.

Rick J. Sampson - head of the 10,000-member association that represents franchise and independent restaurants, foodservice providers and caterers – will be the keynote speaker at the Restaurant & Hospitality Breakfast Conference sponsored by Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE). 
The conference – to be held at the FAE Conference Center at 3 Park Avenue, 19th floor - is being marketed to CPAs, managers and administrators who serve hospitality-industry owners and employers.
The half-day confab, which promises to provide “more than just food for thought”, aims to broaden the understanding of several current issues restaurateurs are facing.
Other scheduled topics and speakers for the event include:
  • New York State Sales Tax Update, with Mark S. Klein, Esq., Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP 
  • Preventative Strategies for Avoiding Litigation with Employees, with Bonnie Brook, president and cofounder, Stephenson & Brook, and Christopher J. Campbell, Esq., Of Counsel, Jackson Lewis LLP


The Foundation for Accounting Education offers more than 40 conferences annually covering a diverse array of continuing professional education seminars, technical sessions, trade shows and special events throughout New York State. Conferences can be attended either in-person or via live webcast.
For more information on how to register to attend or watch via the Internet, please contact Alonza Robertson at 212.7198405 or via email