Mid-September was the time that many in the Chicagoland industry had been anxiously anticipating for a Return to Work, and a return to a sense of some normalcy. We at CFBN were especially looking forward to hosting in-person networking events again. But, as we all know, the Delta Variant came along to change everyone’s plans. And, like many others, CFBN was forced to make some changes to our schedule.
Yet, CFBN remains dedicated to bringing our Industry together and continuing to build the incredible food & beverage ecosystem we enjoy here in Chicagoland. We are currently planning to return to regular in-person events in early 2022.
In the meantime, we are proud to offer additional high-quality virtual events, including our always-popular Innovation Series. As you may recall, these events started as Innovation Breakfasts originally hosted at our partner Fifty Gazelles in the West Loop. As always, this series tackles innovation topics of interest across the industry. This time around, we are focusing on the Technology Behind the Scenes with two great panels – one on Taste & Flavor Technology, and another on Enabling Technologies that help bring our products to life. Don’t miss this unique exploration into the innovations that we sometimes forget or take for granted.
We are also excited to welcome CFBN member Amped Kitchens to their new home in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. Amped Kitchen’s opening is a great reminder that our local industry – and especially its entrepreneurs – continues to innovate, build their business, and change the way the world eats. Amped is dedicated to providing a better alternative for growing food companies. Each of their exclusive spaces is adaptable to evolving product lines and expanding operations. They are a welcome addition to Chicago, and we have plans to officially welcome them in style in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your ongoing support, engagement, and collaboration. Chicagoland’s Food & Beverage industry remains vibrant, innovative, and exciting because of you, our network of member organizations, partners, and followers. We are proud to connect you with helpful resources, information, and insights.
CFBN Executive Director
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Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
802 Wesley Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
Tel (312) 525-9653