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MARCH 15, 2018

FaB Talent Best Practice Session: Made the Johnsonville Way

Blue Harbor Resort

FEBRUARY 20, 2018

FaB CEO Briefing: Creating a State Innovation Cluster Fund

University Club

NOVEMBER 8, 2017

FaB's Fourth Annual Meeting: A Food Journey for the Future

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Featuring Jim Snee, President & CEO of Hormel Foods

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

A FaB Café Event – Building Your Business: Making Food Our Future

Marquette University


AUGUST 15, 2017

FaB CEO Briefing: Packaging for an Innovative Future

Miron Construction

JULY 19, 2017

FaBcap_scaler: Scaling Your Food or Beverage Business


JUNE 13, 2017

Best Practice Session: Creating a Food Safety Mindset

University Club

MAY 11, 2017

FaBcap_starter: How to Start Your Food or Beverage Business


MARCH 24, 2017

FaB's Farm to Factory to Fork Career Discovery

Milwaukee Public Museum


FEBRUARY 28, 2017

FaB CEO Briefing: Plans to Attract Industry Talent & Development

Italian Community Center

Featuring Joe Bartolotta, Co-Owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants

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. and Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee



SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

FaBcapstone Forum, Celebration & Pitch Event

Discovery World

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

FaBtalent Best Practice Session: Leadership with Klement's 

University Club

AUGUST 30, 2016

FaB CEO Briefing: The State of Industry Growth

Miron Construction



AUGUST 16, 2016

FaB Summer Social

MobCraft Beer



JULY 20, 2016

2016 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge



MAY 31, 2016

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

Rockwell Automation



APRIL 12, 2016

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

     MARCH 16, 2016

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

FEBRUARY 16, 2016

FaB CEO Briefing: The State of Industry Talent
University Club

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

FaB's Second Annual 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

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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 and Tera Johnson, Director of UW-Extension's Food Finance Institute



JULY 23, 2015

2015 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge
MATC Education Center

MAY 21, 2015

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

MAY 18, 2015

Fifth 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

APRIL 22, 2015 

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

 MARCH 25, 2015 

FaB Forum: Branding for Hungry Talent
Wisconsin Club

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

FEBRUARY 23, 2015 

FaB CEO Briefing: Center of Excellence
Milwaukee Area Technical College


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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 Co.; 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

MAY 7, 2014 

Fourth 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 at Didion Milling, Inc.; Doug Dieterich, President of the Galloway Co.; Jim Ostrom, Co-Founder and Partner of Milk Source LLC; Ted Balistreri, Co-Owner of Sendik’s Food Markets


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 Wisconsin?

Discovery World

Featuring Andy Royston, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Kerry and Eugenio Giavatto, Chief Financial Officer of Seda International Packaging

OCTOBER 17, 2013

Lessons from Milwaukee's Water Council
Global Water Center

Featuring Dean Amhaus, President & CEO of The Water Council


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 and Guy Rehorst, Founder & CEO of Great Lakes Distillery


MAY 21, 2013

Third 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


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 



JULY 24, 2012

Winner of the 2012 Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Contest
Lakefront Brewery


MAY 15, 2012

Second Annual Food and Beverage Forum - Social Media in the Food Industry
Crowne Plaza

Featuring Cathy Henry, Co-Chair of Milwaukee Food & Beverage Advisory Council and 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, Inc. Christine Specht, President & COO of Cousins Submarines, Inc.; Al Thomsen, President of Schoep’s Ice Cream


MARCH 15, 2012

Launch of FaB Milwaukee
Discovery World


OCTOBER 19, 2011

Tours of Sweet Water Organics
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

      JANUARY 27, 2011

Milwaukee 7 Executive Food Forum
MillerCoors Caves

Featuring Paul Jadin, Secretary of Commerce and Ben Brancel, Secretary of Agriculture


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