Pillsbury Institute Networking Event: The Growing Ithaca Food Scene: Various Paths for Entrepreneurial Distribution of Local Products

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September 13, 2016 4:30 PM  Duration: 2 hour(s)

Join local CEO's in the food industry to discuss some of the challenges they are confronting in growing their businesses nationally.

* Samantha Abrams, Emmy's Organics

* Ian Gaffney, Emmy's Organics

* Chris Kirby, Ithaca Hummus

* Douglass Miller, SHA Food and Beverage Management Lecturer

* Heather Sanford, The Piggery

This event is designed to help students gain experience in communicating with others about substantive issues in the hospitality industry. The event will provide students an opportunity to apply what they are learning to many of the challenges faced by these successful entrepreneurs. Learn first hand from the founders of these great local companies about how they got started, and, more importantly, how they are growing their businesses.

Seats are limited and an RSVP is required by clicking here or via the link below.

Finger-food and beverages will be served. The event is BYOBC (bring your own business card). Dress code is business casual.

This event will be hosted by Pillsbury Institute Faculty Ambassador, Mary MacAusland.


Pillsbury Institute (289 Statler Hall)




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