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NAWBO SFBA: Be the Host with the most you’ve always wanted to be!

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Title: Be the Host with the most you’ve always wanted to be!

Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2024

Time: 5:30 p.m. Welcome and no host networking
6:00 to 8:30 p.m Program

Location: Fior d’Italia Restaurant, America’s oldest Italian Restaurant, 2237 Mason Street (between Chestnut and Francisco Streets) San Francisco CA 94133, https://fior.com/

There is convenient public transportation to this Fisherman’s Wharf area, with nearby parking lots, and 2-hour on-street parking.

Registration: https://nawbohostwiththemost.eventbrite.com


Have you ever had to host or attend a business lunch, fearful of what to do and how to act? Fear no more!

Attend this fun, interactive, unique event, where participants leave empowered with the utmost confidence in their ability to host and attend any business meal from start to finish.

Topics include:

  • How to extend and respond to invitations
  • What to do before, during, and after the business lunch
  • How to properly handle pieces of flatware
  • Table manners galore
  • No such thing as dumb questions throughout Q&A periods

AND, best of all! this event includes a 3-course tutorial dinner of:

Soup (No more slurping)

Main course (No more crumbs on the table)

Dessert (Enjoying a new sophisticated style)

Bread and butter (No more trail of crumbs), and a Beverage of Ice Tea, Coffee, or Tea.

Special meal requests will be accommodated with prior notice, only, and added beverages may be ordered at the participant’s own expense.

This event is being led by Syndi Seid, a past chapter president of NAWBO and an etiquette expert who is also the founder of www.AdvancedEtiquette.com. With over 30 years of experience and affiliate offices in Beijing, China, and Chennai, India, Syndi enjoys presenting her unique style of international business protocol and social etiquette training anywhere in the world. Her hottest requested topic in today’s global atmosphere has been how to bring back workplace and societal civility!

Other details:

This is a special NAWBO-SFBA contributing event as part of San Francisco’s National Small Business Week celebration. Since we in the Bay Area love to party, this celebration will take place for an entire week, including two gala receptions—not to be missed—to enjoy great food and drink and, of course, to make new connections for any purpose, to open and close the week. For full details and to register to attend all events during the entire week, please visit www.SFSmallBusinessWeek.com.

Seating is limited and anticipated to sell out, so get your reservation quickly. No refunds will be available, and due to the restaurant’s needed guarantees, walk-ins will not be possible for this event. Registrations will not be accepted after 9 a.m. Monday, 5 May.

For questions, contact Syndi Seid by calling or texting 415-346-3665 and at [email protected], Subject: SFSBW NAWBO Event.

For information about NAWBO-SFBA, see https://nawbo.org/san-francisco-bay-area/

For NAWBO members, NAWBO affiliates, and S.F. Chamber members: Only $88
General Admission $98, still a bargain!

A confirmation outlining all details for this event will be sent within a week of the event.


May 8
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Fior d’Italia
2237 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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