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Willie Degel to Appear on Voice America's "Step Up and Play Big" with Chris Ruisi

-From Bartender to Business Owner-

CHARLESTON, S.C., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Ruisi, host of Voice America Network radio show Step Up And Play Big, has announced that Willie Degel, owner of Uncle Jack's and Jack's Shack restaurants, will be his guest on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 12 to 1 p.m. EDT.

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Degel will give listeners key insight into his journey from humble beginnings to becoming the owner of a successful restaurant empire. What started as a bartending stint decades ago sparked a desire in the man now known as the "Steak Doctor" to use his cooking and managing skills to start his steakhouse chain based in New York City. Listeners will learn how to make business decisions based on the market's demands, as Degel did when he opened Jack's Shack, a fast casual concept serving healthy, organic and locally-grown food.

"It's always rewarding to spend time with successful people. With Willie, you not only learn about success, but you also learn firsthand what it means to be with a giving individual who is willing to help others learn from him," Ruisi said. 

Join Chris Ruisi on Wednesday, March 12 at 12 p.m. EDT to hear Willie Degel and ask him your specific questions. The show will broadcast live on the Voice America Business Channel, and the archived broadcast can be heard on Chris's show page at Step Up And Play Big

About Chris Ruisi
Chris Ruisi is a nationally recognized executive coach, leadership expert, professional speaker, and author who is challenging business leaders to Step Up and Play Big! Drawing on his 35+ years as a senior-level executive on the corporate front lines, Chris helps his clients to discover how to find and use the full measure of their capabilities. Chris combines his detailed insights and real life experiences to create humorous, inspiring, informative and entertaining programs. He is the kind of leader who has the unique ability to drive individuals to top performance levels. To learn more about Chris, please visit www.chrisruisi.com

About Willie Degel
As the straight-talking host of Food Network's Restaurant Stakeout, owner of a successful restaurant empire, luxury home developer and dedicated family man, Willie Degel is never living life in the slow lane. He is a successful restaurateur and TV personality now, but the serial entrepreneur knows what it's like to come from humble beginnings. Starting out as a paperboy, Degel worked his way up the success ladder and opened Uncle Jack's Steakhouse and Jack's Shack restaurants – and he runs a tight ship. His no-nonsense advice, coaching tips and recommendations on how to turn businesses around has made him a popular Food Network fixture. He believes in giving people a chance and for Degel, the customer is always king, but most of the time, he's always right.

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