2019 Food Entrepreneur Conference

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The seventh annual Food Entrepreneur Conference was held April 16-17, 2019, at the Center for Advanced Science, Innovation and Commerce (CASIC). Aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small food business owners gained expert advice on topics such as selling to a big box store, labeling and testing regulations, food safety, finances, and marketing, as well as “real-life” advice from a panel of successful food entrepreneur guests.

This year’s speakers included the following:

  • Ashlee Jones, Coca-Cola Bottling Company (keynote)
  • Jay Short, Jala Jala Foods (keynote)
  • Robert Armstrong, G Momma’s Cookies
  • Jason Pope, Drive-By Tacos food truck
  • Kelly Wilson, Edward Jones Investments
  • Ellie Taylor, Alabama Grocers Association
  • Beth Hornsby, Hornsby Farms
  • Amber Anderson, FPH Bakery
  • Jimmy Wright, Wright’s Market in Opelika
  • Mitzi Waldo, Alabama Department of Public Health
  • Christy Mendoza, Chilton County Food Innovation Center

Check back in Fall 2019 for details on the 2020 conference!