Grow Your Food Brand

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
8 am - 4 pm

Grand Junction SBDC
Business Incubator Center
2591 Legacy Way
Grand Junction, CO 81503

Early Bird Discount
$45 (Aug. 29-Sept.30)

$55 (Oct. 1-22)

Use Promo Code: EARLYBIRD

If registering 2 or more people, please call (970) 243-5242 for discount.

Take the Leap and Grow your Food Brand!

This workshop is for producers and business owners working in the food and agriculture industries who want to grow their food brand. Join us for a full day of learning and networking! A light breakfast and lunch is included.

Topics include:

  • Packaging, design, and artwork
  • Sales analysis and research
  • Marketing positioning and strategy
  • Logistics and transportation efficiencies
  • Buyer meetings and brokerage



8AM-9AM – Meet and greet/check-in (light breakfast items coffee and water)

9AM-10AM – Debbie Knapp, Former New Product Specialist with Natural Grocers. Considerations for new product submissions. Followed with Q&A.

10AM-10:15AM – Break

10:15AM – 10:45AM – Scott Zink, Deline Box Company. Package, design & artwork. Followed with Q&A.

10:45AM-11:00AM – Break

11:00AM-11:45AM – Kevin Miller, Four Points Energy Bars. How I grew into retail. Followed with Q&A.

11:45AM-12:45PM – Lunch by Chipotle.

12:45PM-1:30PM – John Recca, BrandWerks. Brand recognition working with retailers. Follow with Q&A. 

1:30PM-1:45PM – Break

1:45PM-2:30PM – Rich Piech, Growers Organic. Food Distribution. Logistics & transportation efficiencies. Follow with Q&A.

2:30PM-3:15PM – Jen Lester, Philosophy Communications. Social media marketing. Follow with Q&A.

3:15PM-4:00PM – Wrap up, business card exchange, housekeeping.   

Presented by:

Colorado Department of AgricultureColorado ProudBusiness Incubator Center

Payments can be made online, by calling our office with a credit card, or in person with cash, check or credit card. Pre-registration and payment is required. Lunch is included.

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