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MARCH 24, 2017

FaB's Farm to Factory to Fork Career Discovery

Milwaukee Public Museum



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FEBRUARY 28, 2017

FaB CEO Briefing: Plans to Attract Industry Talent & Development

Italian Community Center

Featuring Joe Bartolotta, Co-Owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants


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NOVEMBER 1, 2016

FaB's Third Annual Meeting: Rethinking Inside and Outside the Can

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Featuring:

  • Denise Morrison, President & CEO of Campbell Soup Co.
  • Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee

 



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SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

FaBcapstone Forum, Celebration & Pitch Event

Discovery World



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SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

FaBtalent Best Practice Session: Leadership with Klement's 

University Club



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AUGUST 30, 2016

FaB CEO Briefing: The State of Industry Growth

Miron Construction

 



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AUGUST 16, 2016

FaB Summer Social

MobCraft Beer

 



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JULY 20, 2016

2016 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge

MATC

 


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MAY 31, 2016

CEO Briefing & FaB Members-Only Forum: Driving Business Growth with FaB's Executive Board

Rockwell Automation

 

Host and Sponsor: Rockwell Automation


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APRIL 12, 2016

FaBtalent Best Practice Session: High-Performing Organizations with Campbell's Soup
University Club

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    MARCH 16, 2016

FaBsafe Best Practice Session: Preparing and Tracking for FSMA with Chr. Hansen and Quigistics
University Club





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FEBRUARY 16, 2016

FaB CEO Briefing: The State of Industry Talent
University Club

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NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Second Annual FaB All Member Meeting
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Featuring:

  • Ted Balistreri, Owner of Sendik's Markets
  • Will Allen, Founder/CEO of Growing Power
  • Kevin Ladwig, Vice President of Johnsonville Sausage
  • Adam Siegel, Executive Chef of Bartolotta's

 

Partners and Sponsors: Sendik's Markets, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee Business Journal, Angelic Bakehouse, Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes, Maglio & Co., MillerCoors, Cedar Creek Winery, General Mills



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OCTOBER 13-14, 2015

2015 FaBcap Conference: Capitalizing growing food businesses
Miller Park SKYY Lounge

Featuring:

  • Grant Ferrier, CEO & Principal of Nutrition Capital Network
  • Tera Johnson, Director of UW-Extension's Food Finance Institute

 

Partners and Sponsors: WEDC, JPMorgan Chase, Food Finance Institute, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Reinhart Boerner van Deuren, Meijer, Chortek, Palermo's Pizza, Sprecher Brewing Co., Wells Fargo 





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JULY 23, 2015

2015 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge
MATC Education Center - Site of the Future Food Maker School


MAY 21, 2015

My Life! My Plan! Food and Beverage Career Coaching
Vincent High School




MAY 18, 2015

5th Annual Food and Beverage Forum - Sustainability
Wisconsin Club

Featuring:

  • Dan Rathbun, Business Development Manager at SEH Inc.
  • Tim Schram, Managing Director of Credits and Incentives Services at Grant Thornton
  • Luke Burmeister, CFO of Didion Milling
  • Jeff Giffin, President and CEO of Masters Gallery Foods
  • Sam Maglio, Jr., CEO of The Fresh Group Ltd.
  • Kim Marotta, Director of Sustainability at MillerCoors
  • Peggy Williams-Smith, Corporate Vice President of Food and Beverage at Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Partner and Sponsor: Grant Thornton 








APRIL 22, 2015 

FaB's Second Annual Farm-Factory-Fork Career Exploration
Vincent High School

Sponsors: Baptista's Bakery, Coca-Cola, Cousins Subs, Sendik's, Sprecher Brewing Co., Stone Creek Coffee


 MARCH 25, 2015 

FaB Forum: Branding for Hungry Talent
Wisconsin Club

Featuring:

  • Anne Nimke, Co-Founder of The Good Jobs
  • Aleta Norris, Co-Founder of Living As A Leader


Sponsor: Masterson Co.






FEBRUARY 23, 2015 

FaB CEO Briefing: Center of Excellence
Milwaukee Area Technical College

 




NOVEMBER 10, 2014 

FaB's First Annual All Member Meeting

MATC Education Center - Site of the Future Food Maker School 

Featuring:
  • Lou Gentine, Chairman of Sargento
  • Fritz Usinger, President of Usinger's
  • Jake Leinenkugel, President & CEO of Leinenkugel Brewing Company
  • Katherine Gehl, President & CEO of Gehl Foods



 
JULY 17, 2014 

2014 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Contest

Milwaukee Area Technical College





 

JUNE 17, 2014 

Food maker school meeting and site tour
Milwaukee Area Technical College







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MAY 7, 2014 

4th Annual Food and Beverage Forum - 
Crowne Plaza

Featuring:
  • John Nesi, vice president of market development for Rockwell Automation
  • Joe Toonen, audit partner at Grant Thornton
  • Dallas Wuethrich, CEO of Grassland Dairy Products
  • Riley Didion, sales manager of Didion Milling, Inc.
  • Doug Dieterich, president of the Galloway Company
  • Jim Ostrom, co-founder and partner of Milk Source LLC
  • Ted Balistreri, co-owner of Sendik’s Food Markets

Host and Sponsor: Grant Thornton



 

APRIL 9, 2014

Farm-Factory-Fork Career Exploration
Vincent High School





 

APRIL 2, 2014

Learn how Becky's, Angelic & Rishi are handling their growth
Iron Horse Hotel

Featuring: 
  • Rebecca Scarberry, Owner of Becky's Blissful Bakery
  • Jenny Marino, CEO of Angelic Bakehouse
  • Benjamin Harrison, Vice President of Sales at Rishi Tea
  • Erica Zdroik, Owner of Lovino Sangria






MARCH 18, 2014

FaB Advisory Council Career Coaching
Vincent High School
 

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

What has attracted these international companies to WI?
Discovery World

Featuring:
  • Andy Royston, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Kerry
  • Eugenio Giavatto, Chief Financial Officer of Seda International Packaging
Sponsor: Bartolotta's








OCTOBER 17, 2013

Lessons from Milwaukee's Water Council
Global Water Center

Featuring: 
Dean Amhaus, President/CEO of The Water Council

Sponsor: Michael Best & Friedrich



 

JULY 31, 2013

Attracting top talent + How Great Lakes Distillery got started
Harley Davidson Museum

Featuring: 
  • Rebecca Ryan, Founder/Co-Owner of Next Generation Consulting
  • Guy Rehorst, Founder/CEO of Great Lakes Distillery

Sponsors: Palermo's Pizza and Sendik's Markets



 


MAY 21, 2013

3rd Annual Food and Beverage Forum: The Game Changer
Crowne Plaza

Featuring:

  • Joe Toonen, Partner & Wisconsin Food & Beverage Practice Leader of Grant Thornton
  • Ryan Downs, President of GLK Foods, LLC
  • Chris Salm, CEO of Salm Partners, LLC
  • Jeff Hamilton, President of Sprecher Brewing Co. Inc.
  • Steve Kalscheur, President of UW Provision Company
  • Randy Beaver, COO of Wisconsin Hospitality Group, LLC
  • Rick Shanks, National Managing Director of AON Risk Solutions



Host and Sponsor: Grant Thornton



 

APRIL 25, 2013

How to get your product on the shelf

Kasana Gourmet

Featuring: 
  • Joe Nolan, Co-Owner of Good Harvest Market
  • Ted Balistreri, Owner of Sendik's Markets
  • Kera Glass, Director of Marketing at Whole Foods-Milwaukee 
  • Erica Zdroik, Co-Owner of Lovino Sangria


 

NOVEMBER 20, 2012

Food Industry Productivity Panel
University Club

Featuring:
  • Katie Beissel, Industry Manager-Food and Beverage at GE Global
  • Barry Keller, VP of Production and Product Supply at Chr. Hansen
  • Wisconsin Operations
  • Azim Siddique, Senior Manufacturing Solution Specialist at MillerCoors 
Sponsor: GE/INS   
               
                

 

JULY 24, 2012

Winner of the 2012 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Contest
Lakefront Brewery






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MAY 15, 2012

2nd Annual Food and Beverage Forum - Social media in the food industry
Crowne Plaza

Featuring:
  • Cathy Henry, Co-Chair of Milwaukee Food & Beverage Advisory Council President & COO of Sysco Food Services
  • Sima Dahl, President of Parlay Communications
  • Joe Toonen, Wisconsin Food & Beverage Practice Leader of Grant Thornton LLP
  • Giacomo Fallucca, President & CEO of Palermo Villa, Inc.
  • Chad Pawlak, President of Grass Point Farms
  • Bill Otis, President & COO of Patrick Cudahy Incorporated
  • Christine Specht, President & COO of Cousins Submarines, Inc.
  • Al Thomsen, President of Schoep’s Ice Cream

Host and Sponsor: Grant Thornton


 

MARCH 15, 2012

Launch of FaB Milwaukee
Discovery World





 

OCTOBER 19, 2011

Tours of Sweet Water Organics
Sweet Water Organics

Sponsor: Sweet Water Organics





 

JUNE 7, 2011

Our vision for the industry and our region
Grain Exchange





 

APRIL 19, 2011

Food safety best practice feature
Chr. Hansen

Sponsor: Chr. Hansen





 
      JANUARY 27, 2011

Milwaukee 7 Executive Food Forum
MillerCoors Caves


Featuring: 
  • Paul Jadin, Secretary of Commerce
  • Ben Brancel, Secretary of Agriculture
Sponsor: MillerCoors Caves

 


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