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Saturday, October 12 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Getting Started in the Packaged Food & Beverage Industry (Continental Breakfast & Workshop) LIMITED

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Do you have a food or beverage brand or are you interested in learning about what it takes to successfully launch one in stores or online? If so, then this content may be ideal for you! This is a four session workshop for new and prospective food & beverage entrepreneurs with topics including a beginner’s guide to fact gathering for product viability, an overview of commercial manufacturing and product safety, and small business resources available through the state of Idaho’s Agriculture Department.

The workshop will include the following sessions:

- Fact Gathering: The Basics
- Angel Investing
- Food Safety
- Co-Manufacturing
- Idaho Business Programs & Resources

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Jolene Anderson

Board Member, Strategist, JMR Consulting
Jolene Anderson is a seasoned business strategist, sales and media executive, social entrepreneur, boardmember, advisor and development director for civic and charitable organizations, including AmericanCancer Society Great NW Region, MIT Enterprise Forum NW, Rotary, Kiwanis, South... Read More →
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Josh Bevan

Director, University of Idaho Food Technology Center
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Bonna Cannon

Owner & Principal Consultant, Bonnafide, LLC
Bonna Cannon is the Owner & Principal Consultant for Bonnafide, LLC, a company focused on sustainable, practical solutions for complex quality, food safety, engineering & operations challenges.
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Chief Brand Developer, NexxtLevel Marketing
For over 30 years, Steve Cleere has been actively involved in the Marketing, Advertising and Promotion disciplines for Consumer Packaged Goods companies. As Co-founder and Managing Partner of TradeMarketing, Inc. (TMI Group), he helped to grow the San Francisco firm into a cutting-edge... Read More →
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Laura M. Johnson

Bureau Chief, Marketing Development Division, Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Laura Johnson is the Bureau Chief of the Market Development Division at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. She oversees the Department’s domestic and international marketing programs aimed at expanding sales and creating economic opportunities for Idaho farmers, ranchers... Read More →

Saturday October 12, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Trailhead Boise