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03.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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Beam Global Spirits & Wine

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has announced the addition of Philip Raimondo to its family.  Raimondo now serves as National Accounts Mixologist and works directly with the national luxury and regional account sales teams to develop signature drink promotions for key customers.  He specializes in signature drink development, beverage program strategy implementation and the creation of custom training materials.  Raimondo has more than 19 years of experience in the beverage operations and hospitality industries.  Before joining Beam Global, he served as the director of beverage for Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc., which owns and operates Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Mitchell’s Fish Market Restaurants.  Raimondo has also served as director of beverage development and training at Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, a beverage solutions and marketing company based in Houston, Texas.  He began his career as a bartender at TGI Friday’s.  Raimondo is a regular participant at national and international mixology competitions, including the Cheers Beverage Conference, and was recently selected as a United States finalist at Belvedere International Mixology Competition and placed third in the world.  Throughout his career, Raimondo has won several trade association awards, including Best Cocktail, Best Beverage Menu, Best Beverage Program and Best Signature Drink.

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