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Recipes for Success

A Downtown Market Food Business Seminar

Building off the success of the spring 2014 series hosted by Michigan State University Extension Services and The Downtown Market Grand Rapids Incubator Kitchen, Recipes for Success (RFS) will offer free educational services to budding and accelerating food entrepreneurs.

This three-part seminar will provide expertise in high demand areas such as Breaking into the Retail Market, Packaging & Labeling, Licensing, Working with a Food Lab and Marketing on a Budget. Stay tuned for details on speakers, topic dates and additional resources.

Mark your calendars now to attend these upcoming FREE seminars at the Downtown Market:

Food Start Up Essentials:
Working with a Food Lab, Packaging & Labeling, Licensing

Tuesday, March 7, 7:30-9:00am in the Banquet Room (second floor)
Diane Novak - Specialized Services with MSU Product Center
Mike Lally - MDARD Food Safety Inspector
Moderator: Kay Cummings - MSU Product Center Innovation Counselor

Breaking into the Retail Market: Plus! Meet the Retailer
Tuesday, March 14, 7:30-9:00am in the Banquet Room (second floor)
Karen Bakewell - Buyer from SpartanNash
Monica Mitidieri - Founder of Monica's Gourmet Cookies
Matt Birbeck - Senior Project Director with MSU Product Center
Moderator: Carlos Sanchez - Ferris State University

Getting the Word Out: Marketing & Social Media on a Budget
Tuesday, March 21, 7:30-9:00am in the Banquet Room (second floor)
Jason Dodge - Founder of Black Truck Media
Charlotte Milligan - Digital Marketing Specialist at GFS
Liz Della Croce - The Lemon Bowl 
Moderator: Darel Ross II - Co-executive Director of LINC and Leadership Team at Start Garden