What Can Nonprofits Learn From Panera Bread?

The Community Service Public Relations Council tries something a little different for its December luncheon. This year, CSPRC is going to look at how Panera Bread (known here as St. Louis Bread Company) launched a bold business experiment in early 2010. Don Hutcheson, area director in St. Louis for Panera, discusses how the for-profit made the decision to open a nonprofit St. Louis Bread Company store in downtown Clayton, where diners pay what they feel they can afford. It’s an opportunity to take a closer look at social entrepreneurship, discover what companies and nonprofits can learn from each other, and hear how this innovative new business model is working.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
11:30 a.m. to noon: Registration and Networking
Noon to 1:15 p.m.: Lunch and Program

Meeting Fees
Members: $25
Non-Members: $35
Students: $20

Meeting Location
Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
7730 Bonhomme Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Complimentary parking is available in the hotel garage.

Please note: Make reservations no later than noon on Friday, December 10th. Walk-ins may not be able to be accommodated. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance; no-shows will be billed.



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