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  •  The Business of Beer: Beer (Re)volution




    Join us for our second annual beer panel and tasting event, The Business of Beer. This year, the event will take place on October 23rd from 5:00 to 8:30 pm in the Mission Gardens. Our panel discussion will consider the (re)volution of beer, examining how the industry has changed in the past 30 years and how both new and established companies differentiate their beers in a crowded market.

    Our confirmed panelists include:

    Ron Lindenbusch

    Chief Marketing Officer at Lagunitas Brewing Company

    Blaine Landberg

    Founder and Passionate Brewer at Calicraft Brewing Company

    Emily Thomas

    Owner and Brewer at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

    Our panel will be moderated by:

    Ken Weaver

    Beer Editor at All About Beer Magazine

    We will be having samplings from:

    Lagunitas Brewing Company

    Calicraft Brewing Company

    Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

    21st Amendment Brewery

    Hermitage Brewing Company

    Strike Brewing Company

    Eight Bridges Brewing Company

    Dust Bowl Brewing Company

    General Admission ($30) includes the panel discussion, buffet dinner, and beer sampling.

    In the meantime, follow us on Facebook or Twitter for posts on news and trends relevant to the beer industry.

    See photos from Business of Beer 2014 here.


  •  The FAI & Grand Reunion Present: The Business of Ice Cream


    Join us for a panel featuring the following speakers:

    Robert Kilmer '84

    President of Dreyer’s Ice Cream for Nestle USA

    Sherri Boismenu

    Director of Operations for CREAM

    Chris Leahy

    Owner of Mission City Creamery

    Victoria Wentworth

    Owner of Curbside Creamery

    The panel will be followed by a free ice cream tasting, as well as an FAI Alumni Reception at 5 pm.


  •  Olive Oil Tasting & Business Overview

    Next week on Wednesday April 24th, the Food & Agribusiness Network will be making their first showcase as  a club on campus! Amphora Olive Oil will be holding a tasting event, as well as a business overview on what it takes to run such a global, high quality business. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided to all who come!

    Event Details: 

    April 24th, 2013


    Lucas Hall Rm. 106

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  •  The Business of Smoothies

    The Business of Smoothies

    Monday, November 12th

    Presentation: 5PM

    Location: Lucas Hall, Rm. 126 (Forbes Conference Room)

    Cost: FREE!


    Please join the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI) in welcoming Jamba Juice Chief Operating Officer Bruce Schroder.

    Register online at:



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