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Thursday
Nov052015

SNHU - Show Our Guest Judges What You Got 

 

Show Us What You Got

 

Whether at a farmers market, speaking with a prospective retailer

or marketing to a consumer, it all comes down to your selling

technique. This product & pitch competition will give you an

opportunity to display and demo your product to the SNHU

community as well as special guest judges. Space is limited so

don’t delay in registering for this two hour session. Feedback

will be provided and prizes will be awarded.

 

Tuesday, November 10th 3:00-5:00 pm

$10 Members/$20 Non-Members http://cwbanh.com/food

 

 

Meet Our Guest Judges

 

 

Chef Nicole Barreira

Corporate Chef Great NH Restaurants, Great NH Restaurants 0 T-BONES, CJ’s, Copper Door

Chef Nicole Barreira is a fun and feisty part of the Great NH Restaurant team, better known as T-BONES, Cactus Jack's

and Copper Door. She is the Corporate Chef for T-BONES & Cactus Jack's and is an intricate part of the marketing team

for the company as a whole. Additionally, Nicole participates in many events on behalf of Great NH Restaurants

through public appearances and she is very involved with customer relations, communications and Great NH

Restaurants’ charitable trust, FEEDNH.org

 

 

Annie Laurie

Local Forager for Nashua & Andover, Whole Foods Market

Annie has been the Local Forager for the Andover Massachusetts Whole Foods Market since early 2013 and in

October of 2014 expanded her scope to also be the Local Forager for the new Nashua, New Hampshire location. She

began working for Whole Foods Market in 1999, originally in Accounting, but as systems evolved, she gravitated to

the opportunity of becoming the Local Forager as that tied into her other role as Green Mission Captain.

 

 

 

 

J. Desmond Keefe III

Associate Professor & Chef Instructor, Culinary Program, Southern New Hampshire University

J. Desmond Keefe III has worked at SNHU since 1995, and in 2008, became chair of the school's culinary program. Previously

he gained more than a decade of culinary experience working in numerous restaurants, including Boston’s Top of the Hub.

For the past 11 years, he has coached Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl teams and he serves as chair of ACF's

Knowledge Bowl Task Force. Keefe is a certified executive chef (CEC), certified culinary educator (CCE) and certified

hospitality educator (CHE).Keefe received the 2011 American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF) Northeast Region Chef

Educator of the Year award. He is the co-author of ''Principles of Food, Beverage, and Labor Cost Controls, 9th Edition'' (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2009).

 

 

 

Eklou Amendah, PhD.

Associate Professor of Marketing, School of Business, Southern New Hampshire University

Dr. Eklou Amendah is an associate professor of marketing and the program coordinator of retailing and the fashion

merchandising curriculum. He joined SNHU's marketing faculty in 2008. Amendah is a polished speaker who believes

dialogue is the key to learning. He is also a passionate researcher and an expert in consumer behavior and retailing.

Amendah earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Business Law from University of Lome, Togo, He then

earned a second Master of Science in Consumer Affairs from Auburn University and his Doctor of Philosophy from

Purdue University. Amendah is a member of the American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA).

 

 

The Continuing Story of Chase’s Edible Tchotchkes

Chase has been busy reviewing the slides from the previous Foodtrepreneur trainings. He is confident that his participation at this

product and pitch competition will be a howling success! His human mom has made it clear that his cuteness does not guarantee

that his product is a winner; excessive tail wagging and looking adorable is not the only requirement for selling one’s product.

 

*Please note: Chase was not harmed during the marketing of this series. He also was compensated for his work throughout the photo

shoots. Chase is clear on his limitations and is trying to get a 2-legged family member to join in his business venture (namely his human

mom). He thinks if he can win at least one category at Tuesday’s competition that his mom will join him in the business. Chase likes to

dream big!

Monday
Oct192015

Lead_Edu - Do you know any contractors looking for work? 

Please help us spread the word!
Please share this information
We are offering a one hour informational networking session at 25 Lowell St, Manchester, NH Suite 309 on Saturday, Oct 24 at 7:30 AM....plenty of time to get to your job or family event after this meeting.  For details click here to print out a flyer to share or send.  Come and learn about lead abatement work in the State of NH.  There will be a 20 minute presentation and then time for questions.
What questions do you have? What would it take to get certified? What does it pay? Do you need insurance? How much work is there? Can I keep my crew? I have that one-day EPA class....does that count? Do you work through the winter? We will answer these questions and more  over a cup of coffee on Saturday morning.
What else do you want to know? Call  603-781-4304 or email or better yet - just show up!  Meet people who are doing it, and people who are hiring.
Abatement Contractors who want to participate, please contact me.
Sincerely,
Kate Kirkwood
K Kirkwood Consulting
www.kkirkwood.com
www.lead-edu.info
 www.nehh.org
25 Lowell St, suite 309
Manchester, NH 03101
Friday
Oct022015

SNHU - October at the CWBA 

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Chase, Super Business Plan Dog, is coming to the rescue with great

programming this month! As Chase barks, “Whether you want to start or

grow your business, you need a plan.” 

 

Foodtrepreneur Series

Encore Entrepreneur: Making Your Hobby Into a Business

Women and Government Contracting: Demystifying the Process

If starting a food business is of interest to you or you want to grow your existing food business, this is the series for you.

 

10/6 - Budgeting & Pricing Tips

10/13 - Online Marketing

10/20 - Farmers Markets, Fairs & Festivals

10/27 - Going Wholesale

 

All are located at SNHU’s Hospitality Center on the Manchester Campus and all begin at 3 pm.

 

To register, visit http://cwbanh.com/food

The CWBA has teamed up with AARP, SBA, and SCORE in organizing a Make Your Hobby a Business workshop.

 

Industry leaders will walk participants through the steps necessary in thinking about making a hobby into a business, including:

• Is your product or service marketable?

• How do you move beyond a fun pastime to a serious endeavor?

 

10/21 at Red River Theatres in Concord

6-8 pm

 

To register, visit http://bit.ly/hobby102115

Join the CWBA, SBA and NH Procurement Technical Assistance Program for an overview and roundtable discussion to demystify the registration and certification processes and learn the first steps and strategies for success in exploring this market.

 

10/7 at SNHU’s Salem Campus 9-12 pm

10/28 at SNHU’s Portsmouth Campus 9-12 pm

 

To register, visit http://cwbanh.com/wgc

 

Tuesday
Sep222015

Ayotte For US Senate - It’s just common sense!

We all want a better quality of life for our kids, right? But how do we make that happen?
 
One way is simple common sense - our laws should make things easier on working parents, not harder. That’s what my wife, Kelly, is doing in the Senate.  
 
Kelly’s pushing tax changes that make it easier for you to save for your kids’ college education and give your employer tools to help you repay your student loans.
 
She’s empowering employers to offer flex time as part of their benefits package and fighting pregnancy discrimination so that moms and dads can continue to work and still look after their kids.
 
Kelly’s also improving STEM education and skills training so our kids are prepared for good paying, 21st century jobs.
 
I just wanted to update you on the work Kelly is doing and get your thoughts. What do you think is the biggest challenge facing hardworking families?
 
Take our survey and share your ideas for common-sense reforms that could make life easier on working moms and dads.
 
Thanks for taking the time,

Friday
Sep042015

SNHU - Calling All Foodtrepreneurs 

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Have your friends and family told you that you make the best ______ so often that you are thinking about starting

your own food business? You have the baking/cooking skills and now the CWBA & SNHU Business Faculty want to

make sure you understand the business basics before you launch your product line.

 

We understand that being a “foodie” does not necessarily equate to be a solid business owner.

This à la carte series is designed to help you determine if this is your right business venture or

introduce you tofood product basics to help you grow your business.

 

Food Passion to Food Business - September 15th 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

This one hour session will provide you with the basics to help you determine if you want to turn your passion into a business.

CWBA Staff, MaryAnn Manoogian, and SNHU Culinary Staff, Chris DeCloux and Chef Vicki Connell will also share tips to help you

transition from a fun hobby to a profitable endeavor.

 

Navigating the Licensing Requirements – September 22nd 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

Operating an enterprise in the food industry requires more than a business license. Join CWBA Business Staff, Amy Rodman,

and Royann Bossidy, Food Safety and Defense Specialist with NH’s State Food Protection Section to learn if you need a homesteader’s

or commercial license or no license at all. Presenters will also address labeling requirements.

 

Understanding Your Marketplace – September 29th 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

Family and friends may love your product but you need to know if enough consumers agree to make your business profitable.

To help you understand your market, CWBA Staff, Amy Rodman, and SNHU Culinary Faculty, Chef J. Desmond Keefe, will discuss the value of

identifying your niche, knowing your competitive landscape and how to use this information to help with pricing and sales.

 

Budgeting & Pricing Tips – October 6th 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

Determining your price is more than checking out your competition. CWBA Staff, Amy Rodman, and SNHU Culinary Staff, Chris DeCloux  

will help you understand the ins and outs of food product pricing, including determining the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for your product  

and other helpful budgeting tips.

 

Online Marketing – October 13th 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

Your website and social media profiles are important to your business because 97% of consumers look online for local goods and services.

Kyle Battis, President and Chief Marketing Strategist of NH Strategic Marketing, will provide you with professional insight

into your food business’ online presence.

 

Farmers Markets, Fairs & Festivals – October 20th 3-4 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Room 308

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members

Participation in a farmers market, fair or festival can provide you with valuable market research as well as a local venue for sales.

Before you register for one of these venues, come listen to Charlie Reid, President of the Manchester Farmers Market and Nottingham farmer,

to learn the logistical pieces, requirements, and timing considerations needed to participate.

 

Going Wholesale – Tuesday, October 27th 3-5 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Salons A&B

$10 Members/$20 Non-Members

If the wholesale market is part of your strategic plan or you are just considering the concept, you won’t want to miss this 2-hour workshop.

Industry experts including Peter Telge, owner, Milly’s Tavern, will discuss issues to consider such as contracts, production,

packaging, distribution, wholesale pricing.

 

Show Us What You Got – Tuesday, November 10th 3-5 pm

Southern New Hampshire University Hospitality Center Salons A&B

$10 Members/$20 Non-Members

Whether at a Farmers Market, speaking with a wholesaler, or marketing to a consumer, it all comes down to your selling technique.

This product pitch competition will give you an opportunity to display and demo your product to the SNHU community as well special guest judges.

Space is limited so don’t delay in registering for this two hour session. Feedback will be provided and prizes will be awarded.

 

Interested in all 8 workshops?

Members—sign up for all 8 at once for $50 and receive a free copy of The Pig & Me by Lindsay Frucci!

Non-Members—sign up for all 8 at once for $115 and save $15—that’s the equivalence of attending one workshop for free!

 

 

To register, visit http://cwbanh.com/food