2018. A tremendous year for the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network! The growth of our organization, the many people we connected, and the education we shared was far beyond what we could imagine...
This growth could not happen without our CFBN partners and members. Because of you we are building up amazing connections within Chicagoland’s food and beverage industry. We look forward to utilizing these 2018 experiences as momentum for 2019.
Some key moments from 2018...
Q1 (January, February, March 2018)
Kicking off the first three months of 2018 with informative panel discussions. Our first event focused on remaining relevant in a digital grocery environment.” More than 100 people attended this event -- covered by Food Navigator.
Our industry leadership series continued with managing employment expectations for CPGs and start-ups. All event attendees discussed the ins and outs of these topics with our esteemed panel of experts. Thank you for the expert insights: Simple Mills, Kinsa Group and Enjoy Life Foods.
Q2 (April, May, June 2018)
Q3 (July, August, September, 2018)
In August, our unique rooftop event at the beautiful Roof Crop garden in West Loop Chicago shared a trues farm-to-table experience with fresh ingredients harvested straight from local farms. Speaker, Kathy Nyquist of New Venture Advisors briefed the large group on the importance of farm-to-table ingredients and local agriculture’s long-term effects on our ecosystem and economy.
Q4 (October, November, December, 2018)
Wrapping up the year with a bang, we presented our very first Innovation “Bar-fest” at the gorgeous Mitz. Speakers included local masterminds behind our region’s growing spirits industry -- of course, it was also refreshing to taste their innovative, craft cocktails. In December, we greeted the end of the year with a delicious networking event at Latinicity (welcoming over 140 members and guests). What a way to end the year!
CFBN is growing and flourishing -- and in such a short amount of time. Entering 2019, we’re excited to continue growing and evolving this organization. We look forward to hosting more exciting events, bringing more value to our members, and growing and connecting the network. Join us at any of our upcoming events: https://chicagolandfood.org/events
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
1 W Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel (312) 525-9653