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

When: Tuesday, November 1
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
1700 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53205
United States
Contact: Emily Weiner

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As a food and beverage cluster organization, FaB has been rethinking inside and outside industry boundaries to ensure our industry has the capacity to grow – and feed our own and the world better.

At our Third Annual Meeting, in addition to celebrating FaB’s accomplishments and plans, we were able to feature a master at rethinking inside and outside the can, President and CEO of New Jersey-based Campbell’s Soup Co., Denise Morrison. 2016 marks 50 years for Campbell’s flavor operation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. And November 1st now officially marks Campbell’s Soup Day in Milwaukee by official decree of the city.

In partnership with our hosts Feeding America and Sendik’s, event attendees, and Campbell’s, FaB raised in cash and donations enough to provide nearly 40,000 meals to those in need. Thank you!



4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
As attendees arrived, 2016 Food and Beverage Headlines played on the main event screens while everyone enjoyed a complimentary beverage by MillerCoors, Cedar Creek Winery and Sendik’s Markets.

4:45 pm - 4:57 pm
Attendees move to their seats while the FaB Made in Wisconsin video is played on the main event screens.

4:57 pm - 5:00 pm
The event officially begins with the Why FaB video video garnering everyone’s attention.

5:00 pm  - 5:03 pm
With the first nine speakers of the evening sitting on the stage, Jenny Marino, President and CEO of Angelic Bakehouse and FaB Executive Board member, offers the official welcome to FaB’s Third Annual Meeting.

5:03 pm -5:08 pm 
Giacomo Fallucca, President and CEO of Palermo’s Pizza, FaB Executive Board Member, and Annual Sponsor, recognizes FaB’s 180 members, our sponsors and announces FaB’s Sponsorship Campaign to raise $50,000 for career outreach to students.

5:08 pm - 5:10 pm  
Stephen McDiarmid, Co-Founder of Gorilly Goods and FaBcap Accelerator Participant, offers insights into the FaBcap program.

5:10 pm - 5:15 pm
FaBcap_one video

5:15 pm - 5:17 pm
David Carpenter, President of Chr. Hansen, FaB Executive Board Member, and Annual Sponsor, offers Feeding America a $1,000 check and talks about FaB’s CEO Briefings.

5:17 pm - 5:18 pm  
CEO Briefing video

5:18 pm - 5:20 pm  
Gina Balke, Senior Human Resources Generalist at Ocean Spray and FaB Talent Committee Co-Chair, shares information about FaB’s Talent Survey and our plans for outreach to students, including our planned Farm to Factory to Fork High School Career Exploration on March 24 at the Milwaukee Public Museum in conjunction with the Our Global Kitchen Exhibit.

5:20 pm - 5:21 pm 
Career Outreach video

5:21 pm - 5:23 pm  
Rachel Matthews, Safety and Human Resources Generalist at Campbell’s Flavor Operation in Milwaukee and FaB Talent Committee member, introduces FaB’s new Best Practice Sessions.

5:23 pm - 5:24 pm  
Best Practice Sessions video

5:24 pm - 5:27 pm  
Paul Benson, Partner at Michael Best, FaBsafe Co-Chair, and FaB Annual Meeting Presenting Sponsor,announces that FaBsafe Steering Committee has formed and will focus on food safety, quality and compliance.

5:27 pm - 5:29 pm  
Jacque Oldenburg, General Manager of Leach Farms and FaB Annual Meeting Presenting Sponsor, shares that Leach is a supplier of celery to Campbell’s Soup Co.

5:29 pm - 5:32 pm 
Feeding America video

5:32 pm - 5:38 pm  
Charles McLimans, President and CEO of Feeding American Eastern Wisconsin talks about Feeding America, introduces Denise Morrison, and thanks Denise for the truckload of product delivered a week earlier.

5:38 pm - 5:42 pm  
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett presents Denise Morrison with a Campbell’s Soup Day Proclamation.

5:42 pm - 6:20 pm 
Denise Morrison, President and CEO of Campbell’s Soup Company makes her keynote presentation and takes audience questions.  

6:20 pm - 6:30 pm  
Shelley Jurewicz, Executive Director of FaB Wisconsin offers final gratitude and encourages the purchase of raffle tickets to benefit Feeding America. Attendees are introduced to their Great Plate for use.

7:15 pm
Raffle winners were pulled and announced. Four lucky winners receive a FaB Made in Wisconsin Sample Bin, a $250 value with products and gift certificates from thirty FaB companies. And the winners are:

  • Gary Billington, Connect.The.Dots
  • Andy Portale, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Adam Rix, Earthwise Environmental
  • Eric Seiler, Great Plate

7:30 pm
By 7:30 pm, nearly all the food was consumed and beverages enjoyed before people departed, receiving a cookie pack compliments of Sendik’s, Scortino Bakery and Feeding America.

And that's a wrap! See you next year!



Denise Morrison is President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Under her leadership, Campbell is realizing the potential of its Purpose, “Real Food that Matters for Life’s Moments.” The company is a leader in soup, fresh carrots, refrigerated juice and organic baby food with brands like Campbell’s, Bolthouse Farms and Plum Organics. It is also a leader in Global Biscuits and Snacks with trusted brands like Pepperidge Farm, Arnott’s, Royal Dansk and Kjeldsens. Campbell is committed to strengthening its core business while expanding into faster-growing spaces.  >>Read more


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