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Pizza with Nick!

Join us on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 PM as we welcome Nick Sarillo of Nick's Pizza & Pub!

Nick Sarillo is the founder, CEO and “primary keeper” of the Purpose and Operational Values of Nick’s Pizza & Pub (Elgin & Crystal Lake) – the sixth busiest independent pizza company in per-store sales in the United States. Nick’s Pizza & Pub has margins nearly twice that of the average pizza restaurant and boasts an 80 percent employee retention rate in an industry in which the average annual turnover is nearly 150 percent. Nick credits his company’s success to his purpose-­driven culture, which is the focus of his new book, A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business. Nick is a regular speaker at entrepreneurship and HR conferences, and his insights have been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Inc., Fast Company and Investor’s Business Daily.

We're delighted to welcome Nick to the Barrington Area Library, along with our cosponsors at the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce.

Share Nick's wisdom and insights for free, along with a sample of his famous pizza! Tuesday, April 9, 7 PM - seating is limited, please register online NOW for this fantastic opportunity.