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This Week at Zingerman’s 12/01/15

Mammano headshot 2012ZingTrain Speaker Series: David Mammo

Wouldn’t you like to know how to create an awesome office culture and make work feel more like play? We do too! On Wednesday, December 2nd, 8-930am, David Mammano will tell us how.

For two decades, Next Step Education Group founder and CEO David Mammano has been “making love in the workplace”-but it’s not what you think! Mammano is committed to creating and maintaining an awesome office culture because he understands one very basic, important principle: if his team is thriving, his business is too.

COME to this session to get:

TOOLS you need to ensure your office is a place where people want to be
TIPS & STRATEGIES to support and invest in your team
CONSTRUCTIVE WAYS to both offer and receive performance reviews
A WHIMSICAL APPROACH to turning your workplace into a place of family, fun and success!

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1st Sunday Tour at Zingerman’s Creamery

Join our cheese and gelato makers on Sunday, December 6th, 2pm, for an hour-long adventure as we transform local milk into delicious cheese and gelato. You’ll watch our fresh mozzarella stretched into shape, taste our cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses while our staff explain the cheesemaking process, and sample our delicious fresh gelato. After the tour, make time for tasting our selection of American cheeses and provisions, as well as house made gelatos and sorbets in our cheese shop.

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Jolly Cocktails Classes at Cornman Farms

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Ah, December. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! And you know what? Cocktails are well known for their contribution to jolly-ness! Join us this evening as we celebrate the holiday season with three distinct cocktails designed to warm you and spread holiday cheer. We’ll investigate the use of warm winter spices in drinks throughout American history, discuss holiday drinking traditions in the US and around the world (including why we give toasts), and explore sparkling wine-based cocktails perfect for ringing in the New Year! We’ll gather in the barn and raise a glass: to friends new and old, to good times, to good drink, and to delicious snacks prepared in the farmhouse by Cornman Farms’ talented culinary team. Guests will make (and then enjoy) three cocktails specially selected for this evening, partake in delectable light bites, as well as leave with the recipes for all drinks made during the evening and even more recipes guaranteed to be a hit at your own holiday shindig.

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Best of 2015 Tasting with Ari Weinzweig


Every year we dig through our notes and come up with a list of fantastic products that tasted best over the past year. Ari will lead us through tasting up to 30 of these remarkable items. It will be a night of storytelling and tastebud euphoria. Sign up early – this one always sells out!

*Note: Due to popular demand we’ve scheduled three sessions of this tasting:

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Ari-Full-Front-credit-Benjamin-WeatherstonZingTrain Speaker Series: Ari Weinzweig

Ari’s first ever presentation on this fascinating subject, come to this Speaker Series session on Wednesday, December 16th, 8-930am, for a chance to hear some of what he’s learned about hope during the work on his soon-to-be-released book — Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading series, Part 4 – A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business.

The idea of hope is hardly new—it comes up in conversation, in casual discussion and bits of casual daydreaming nearly every day. But it turns out that hope isn’t just something to have casually in hand as we pass through our days—it’s a critical contributor to the way your organization and your life operate. Hope, studies are showing, correlates with better work performance, better health, better scholastic and athletic performance. Working without hope, on the other hand, leads to despair and disengagement. The good news is that we can mindfully work to cultivate hope within our organizations, and to reduce the number of times we inadvertently take away hope from those we work with.

COME to this session to hear Ari share his:

NEWLY EMERGING THINKING on the role of hope in the workplace
CONCRETE TIPS on how to both avoid the negative impact we can create when we inadvertently dash the hopes of our coworkers
PRACTICAL WAYS we can work to actively cultivate hope.
The costs of building hope are very low, the benefits are huge. We hope you can make it.

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See you soon!