A brewery co-owner explains his decision to eliminate tipping in his restaurant, and the two years of research that back it up.
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David is a Co-Founder and the General Manager of 7th Settlement Brewery, LLC in Dover, NH. He leads a team of 50 employees in a craft brewery and farm to table restaurant. Since opening, 7th Settlement has won a Gold Medal at the 2015 GABF (the largest beer competition in the world), named Small Business of the Year by the Greater Dover Area Chamber of Commerce in 2016, and Best New Restaurant by New Hampshire Magazine in 2014. David has always focused on the community economy with his own small businesses and working with non-profits as Director at Seacoast Local and a founding board member of Dover Listens. An entrepreneur at heart he has helped several other entrepreneurs start and succeed through his activities with Chamber of Commerce and these non-profits. As a lecturer at the Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire David combines his organizational management experience with his background in corporate team development; working with local and national companies leading high impact and experiential learning programs. David earned a Master’s in Business Administration, in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability from Antioch New England in 2011 and a BS in Kinesiology: Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. David’s diverse educational and professional background is focused on a renaissance approach to community development, organizational change management, cultural and team development, a mastery of decision-making and critical systems thinking skills, and value based leadership.