Foodie-slanted entrepreneurs and out-and-out restaurateurs might want to consider attending the upcoming seminar Winning Ideas from Successful Entrepreneurs (WISE), an impressive panel filled with Gov. John Y. Brown, Jr. (the man who made KFC a household name and went on to become governor of Kentucky), local big-deal Richard Melman (who co-founded the Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants group), and many others. The WISE summit will take place at the Drake Hotel from July 26 through 27,
Admission is a little steep, but if you're a current restaurateur you can get in for a cool $475. Registration can be done here, and the two-day event will be filled with plenty of opportunities for networking as well as sessions on how to obtain financing to grow your business.