MEMBER FaBRICATORS


 PILOTING OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2020. FULL LAUNCH JANUARY 2021.



FaB aims to make Wisconsin’s food and beverage industry know-how – of the best in the world – better known and more accessible.

Would you tap a network of experienced industry professionals and people who bring Wisconsin’s food and beverage to the world? Might you make yourself or your people – as experienced industry professionals – available to help others working in the industry across the state?

Consider tapping our Member FaBricators – members available to FaBricate connections between their know-how and networks to members in need of assistance or insights. We’re not asking anyone to share their company or trade secrets, more like…

Consider becoming a Member FaBricator. If you have the desire to share your industry experience with fellow members in need of insights, best practices, resources, even mentoring – and your employer is a FaB Member – consider applying today. (Note membership level restrictions apply.)

 

WHAT ARE MEMBER FaBRICATORS & WHAT DO THEY DO?

FaBricators are employees of FaB member companies who are self-identified, confirmed, and onboarded to share their subject matter industry experience with fellow members with questions or quandaries. They’re at the ready to help fellow members by responding, when relevant and when available, to member inquiries posted to the FaBricator Directory. If you’re interested, consider applying for Member FaBricator designation.


HOW DO FaB MEMBERS ACCESS MEMBER FaBRICATORS? 

Members complete an online form to post their query to the FaBricator Directory, noting a primary discipline and subject matter experience. FaBricators receive an invite from FaB Wisconsin to respond to the query.  Available FaBricators respond to FaB and are cleared to reach out to the member in need. If a FaBricator is not available, a member of the FaB Team will respond. 


WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE? 

The following areas of subject matter experience have been identified. FaBricators, when applying will qualify their industry experience of 3-5 years in any of the following:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Buildings & Facilities
  • Business Planning
  • Business Systems
  • Distribution & Retail
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exporting, Importing & International
  • Food or Beverage Production
  • Food & Employee Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Information Systems & Technologies
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Operations Management
  • Regulatory, Licensing & Labeling
  • Research & Development
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation

 

WHAT VALUE IS THERE IN BECOMING A MEMBER FaBRICATOR? 

It’s an opportunity to:

  • Leverage for both your (or your employees') professional and business development 
  • Share your experience with those in need of assistance. 
  • Develop professionally and grow your network to assist you in meeting your role and employer goals.
  • Directly contribute to helping FaB create a resilient food scene across Wisconsin that is the envy of the world. 

WHAT'S THE PROCESS TO BECOME A FaBRICATOR?

FaBricator designation is available to employees of member food and beverage companies and Select or Premium level service providers. Be sure your employer membership qualifies you for application. 

APPLY

  1. Self-assess: do you have the ambition, aspiration, and time to help fellow FaB members and to participate in quarterly 90-minutes FaBricator Check-Ins via Zoom?
  2. Do you have an updated LinkedIn profile that communicates your experience? (three or more years is desirable)
  3. Determine if you can commit to FaB’s Code of FaBrication.
  4. Determine if you will need employer approval to participate.
  5. Complete the Member FaBricator application and sign FaB’s Code of FaBrication.

GET APPROVED & ONBOARDED

  1. Receive application approval from the FaB team.
  2. Complete our online FaBrication Onboarding.
  3. Receive your official FaB confirmation and FaBricator recognition.

START FaBRICATING

  1. Start FaBricating as inquiries are sent to you and your fellow FaBricators.
  2. Accept Outlook invites and participate in quarterly FaBricator Check-Ins.
 

THANKS TO OUR PREMIUM MEMBERS