Meat+Poultry - August 2018 - 88
S M A L L B U S I N E S S M AT T E R S
One of his favorite local events is the annual
Lake Geneva Restaurant Week where
customers get a chance to vote on one of five
local charities who could be chosen to receive
a $5,000 donation from the company. They've
done this for each of the past four years.
Kathy Vorpagel serves as retail manager at Lake Geneva Country Meats.
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Like all meat businesses, Lake Geneva Country
Meats has a difficult time finding quality
employees. They have 45 full-timers and that
number sees little decline after the summer
The family business welcomes but doesn't
always focus on meat service experience of
"We look for employees who are
personable, friendly and out-going and will
actually listen to the concerns of customers,"
Vorpagel explains. "We can always teach them
how to cut or wrap meats, but we first seek
their ability to relate to the customer."
The business uses some print advertising