Date and location will be announced
The 3rd Annual Food & Beverage Manufacturing Career Summit is designed to help students explore the vast career opportunities available in the agriculture, food and beverage manufacturing industries. Students will be introduced to careers in AGRICULTURE, MACHINING, ENGINEERING, SALES & MARKETING, MANUFACTURING, CULINARY ARTS, WINEMAKING, FOOD SCIENCE AND SO MUCH MORE!
Over 150 students meet with representatives from over 20 local food and beverage manufacturers to explore the wide array of career paths available in their industry. Plus, speak to counselors from the Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University to learn about the educational pathways that will help you enter these high-paying careers.
Saralee and Richard’s Barn at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds
For more information about participating or sponsorship:
Director of Industry Engagement
Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation
Aligning education & industry to strengthen economic development and student achievement.
1030 Apollo Way. Santa Rosa, CA 95407
O: 707.755.5723 | C: 707.849.7741
This FIG work group is for FIG company members who are responsible for finance and accounting. We meet every other month on the third Thursday from 5-6:30 pm.
Group chairs are Alexandra Maxwell of Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery and Ted Lin of Revive.
Please contact Carolyn Stark if you would like to join the group.
Location: Traditional Medicinals, Ross Road, Sebastopol
Previously posted for 8:30am but tour and short presentation will start at 9am. If you come early, there will be hot tea and networking.
Tour will be led by Ben Couch of Traditional Medicinals. Ben has helped build global supply chain engagement with Traditional Medicinals since 2010. With an MBA in Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Ben started in procurement and now leads the sustainability department at TM, managing strategy for standards, reporting, risk assessment, and operational sustainability including Zero Waste. Ben’s other experience includes cleantech water treatment, nonprofit community and education programs, and social enterprise development.
If you are attending Expo West in Anaheim, join your fellow FIG members for a casual social hour on Friday, March 8 from 4-5:30pm. No reservations needed,. If you are not a FIG member and wondering “what’s the FIG deal” plan to stop by and find out!
Location: Traditional Medicinals Booth #1951
At the next FIG HR working group meeting, we will hear about employment law updates from Dawn Ross of Carle Mackie Power & Ross, and I hope you can join us! If you are not in HR but want to learn about this topic, please feel free to come, or to share with others in your organization who might want to attend. Dawn Ross leads CMPR’s employment group and commercial litigation team, and serves as Managing Partner. Ms. Ross has represented employers successfully in state and federal litigation and administrative proceedings. Ms. Ross serves as counsel to some of the leading wineries, along with many other clients in the public and private sector. She assists clients in preparing employee handbooks, employment agreements, counseling on layoffs and terminations, and conducts workplace HR investigations. Ms. Ross also acts as trial counsel in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters such as breach of contract, real estate transfers, fraud, trade secret, trademark violations and construction defects. Ms. Ross works hard to control litigation costs without compromising the case. Ms. Ross has a reputation as an aggressive, detail oriented advocate, who has great success at trial. Ms. Ross was an associate at Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon and a partner at Marron, Reid & Sheehy prior to founding Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP in 1998.
The North Bay Food Industry Group (FIG) announced October 8 the 2018 honorees for their annual Pioneer Awards. The Pioneer award recognizes the foundational contributions of an individual to the North Bay specialty food, beverage and natural products industry while the Next Generation award recognizes up and coming entrepreneurs.
Jennifer Bice of Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery will be honored as Industry Pioneer and Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko’s Kitchen will be honored as the Next Generation Industry Pioneer.
Join us as we honor those individuals who are making the North Bay area the best place to grow a specialty food business.
Our invited guest speaker this year is Blair Kellison, CEO of Traditional Medicinals.
FIG members will be showcasing their innovative products during the networking hour.
Register today at
What is FIG Fest? All of our members - FIG and Associate members - gather to share their products and services. Each member who wants to do so can have a display table at no extra charge. FIG will have a band, some local brews and wines, and of course food. It's a time to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall but most of all, to party with your fellow FIGers and friends.
Register to have a display table by writing to email@example.com
Register to attend at https://northbayfigfest2018.eventbrite.com
A special presentation about covering business losses in a disaster.
George Petersen Insurance located at 175 W College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
How would your losses be covered if your plant was down for unscheduled time? What if the power went out and you lost your refrigeration? Would you be covered for loss of income during a disaster like last year's firestorm? Many business owners obtain commercial insurance but don't really think through what that means to your company. Being prepared for disaster is difficult, yet you may be surprised what resources are available to you.
Find out the answers to these questions and more in a breakfast presentation with Jeff Okrepkie and Greg Vermeulen from George Petersen Insurance on September 13, 2018 from 8:00 am - 9:30 a.m. This interactive presentation offers you an opportunity to have a conversation with your peers and these experts about this important topic.
Presented by the HR Working Group and open to all FIG and FIG Associate Members
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Traditional Medicinals, 1400 Valley House Parkway, Rohnert Park
Please join us for an intimate and interactive round-table discussion with two of our marketing leaders in the North Bay: Vicki Isip, Chief Marketing Officer at Traditional Medicinal and Mike Scheu, VP of Marketing & Sales at Straus Family Creamery.
Must RSVP to email@example.com to attend - space is limited!
This Working Group on 8/22 is open only to food and natural products companies. Associate Members will be welcomed at future meetings.