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Food Biz Day - Insight, Education and Networking for Food Entrpreneurs

Mar 07, 2020 from 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
Des Moines, WA – Highline College Student Union Building
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8:00 Registration & Coffee , 8:30 Opening Remarks

9:00 Opening Panel: Diversity in Food Businesses

10:00-2pm Breakout Sessions: helping food entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses.
Choose from a selection of options offered throughout the day, made to suit what YOU want to know! Topics and speakers are:
10-11am choices:
Starting a Catering Business
Starting a Home-Based Food Business
Meet Your Lenders: Financing 101
Packaging and Labeling for Retail
11am-12pm choices:
Where Can I Make My Product? (Commercial Kitchens, Copackers, and More)
Exploring Sales Channels (Farmers Markets, Food Trucks, Pop-Ups, and More)
Navigating the Permitting Process
Developing Value-Added Agriculture Products

12-1pm: Lunch Provided & Resource Fair

1-2pm choices:
Meet with a Food Business Specialist: Preregistration Required
Getting into Retail/Grocery Stores
Sourcing Regional Produce
Sustainable Agriculture
Process Improvement Tactics and Tips

2pm: Networking & FBRC Ribbon Cutting

FREE 2:30-4:30

  • Designed for startup and early stage small business owners
  • A chance for businesses to provide samples and sell products in exchange for feedback and vending experience
  • Open to the public - visit up to 25 food vendors, sampling your way through the latest and most innovative new foods