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Gary Food Council - Monthly Meeting February 2018
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Gary Food Council - Monthly Meeting February 2018

the Gary community now has a local food policy council. Formation efforts started in the spring of 2017 and the group now meets on a regular monthly basis. The Gary Food Council’s mission is to deliver sustainable solutions and opportunities for healthy, local food access within our Gary neighborhoods. The goal is to have city government and local businesses and community residents work together to achieve success in meeting a variety of an ever growing list of goals.

The Gary Food Council is addressing representation of all sectors of the food system to accomplish their mission. The food system should include, but is not limited to, the following food components:

  1. Growing

  2. Harvesting

  3. Processing

  4. Packaging

  5. Transporting

  6. Marketing

  7. Consuming

  8. Disposing

We would like to invite you to join in the movement by representing one or more of the above segments at the food council meetings. Remember, at minimum, we are all food consumers and the meetings are open to the public, so your voice is needed.

Please consider joining us. Feel free to call me for more information about how you could be involved.

Janet M. Reed

County Extension Director/Community Development Educator

Purdue Extension - Lake County

2293 N Main Street

Crown Point, IN  46307

www.purdue.edu/extension/lake

 

Phone:  219-755-3240

Fax:  219-755-3251

reedjm@purdue.edu

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CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR WORKSHOPS (CBI3) - WINTER 2018
Feb
3
to Mar 10

CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR WORKSHOPS (CBI3) - WINTER 2018

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday from February 3 to March 10, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

These workshops are designed for a range of participants - from the novice culinary entrepreneur to the burgeoning and/or home-based business owner with the desire to grow their culinary concepts into viable and profitable businesses within the city of Gary and throughout NWI. Workshops are designed to help participants understand the various relational aspects of business partnerships, customer relationships, and financials and budgeting.

There may also be opportunities to experiment with your business concept via a Pop Up Cafe and to pitch your business to investors.

Saturday February 3, 2018 CBI Workshop: Business Model Canvas

Saturday February 10, 2018 CBI Workshop: The Customer ***CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER***

Saturday, February 17, 2018 CBI Workshop: Building Blocks to Grow Your Business

Saturday, February 24, 2018 CBI Workshop: Your Specific Business – Initial Business via Pop-Up Café

Saturday, March 3, 2018 CBI Workshop: Beyond the Pop-up Café - Pitching Your Business

Saturday, March 10, 2018 CBI Workshop: ServSafe

This is a FREE learning and networking opportunity for burgeoning and/or home-based culinary entrepreneurs!

To apply, please complete an application. Please click here CBI3 Application

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PitchFeast @ ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen
Oct
16
3:00 PM15:00

PitchFeast @ ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

Admission for this event is $25.00! 

Join us on Monday October 16th as we collaborate for PitchFeast ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen in Gary, Indiana!.  Recipient of the Bloomberg Philanthropies winning "Public Art Challenge", the Arthouse: A Social Kitchen is a place for collaboration and culinary.  Find out more about the Bloomberg Public Art Challenge here

The theme for this event will focus on individuals who have participated in the ArtHouse's Culinary Business Incubator.  Our event partner Seedling Distribution, Seedling University and Market, is a total community placemaking initiative that seeks to build grocery stores, leverage grocery store as distribution center for mobile markets, and train local residents as entrepreneurs and staff. 

PitchFeast is a 501(c)(3) public charity and crowdfunding dinner, which serves as an innovative fundraising program for small businesses, under-resourced entrepreneurs and creatives.  It is a monthly community meal in which a ticket gives you not only food and fellowship, but also the opportunity to FUNdraise for a creative, Indianapolis idea. PitchFeast welcomes all kind of creative types for a unique crowd-sourcing competition that leverages the power of the community to fund innovative ideas.

Attendees pay a nominal entry fee and that fee provides them with dinner, beverages and one vote. Guests then hear the innovative ideas of  locally based entrepreneurs.  Each entrepreneur is given 3-5 minutes to pitch their ideas and concepts to an audience who will then vote for the one they like the most.  

The winner of the “PitchFeast” receives a cash prize, in addition to other professional services that contribute to the development and sustainability of the business or social project.

For more information, check out the FAQ on our website at www.pitchfeast.org or contact ArtHouse : Melinda melinda@arthousegary.com or 219.979.8156

Tickets may be purchased at the door, EventBrite or by downloading the Givelify app. www.givelify.com Once on the app locate Pitchfeast and make a $25.00 donation with your name, that is considered your ticket purchase. 

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CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR WORKSHOPS - Summer/Fall 2017
Aug
12
to Oct 21

CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR WORKSHOPS - Summer/Fall 2017

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday beginning August 12 through October 21, 2017 with the exception of September 2, 2017 due to holiday weekend.

These workshops are designed for a range of participants - from the notice culinary entrepreneur to the burgeoning and/or home-based business owner - with the desire to grow their culinary concepts into viable and profitable businesses within the city of Gary and throughout NWI. 

Workshops are designed to help participants understand the various relational aspects of business partnerships, customer relationships and financials and budgeting. There may be also be opportunities to experiment with your business concept via a Pop-up-Cafe and to pitch your business to investors.

Workshops Topics

  • Business Model Canvas;

  • The Customer;

  • Building Blocks to Grown Your Specific Business;

  • ServSafe Food Handler Certification, and more!

This is a FREE learning and networking opportunity for burgeoning and/or home-based culinary entrepreneurs!

To apply, please complete an application. Please click here ArtHouse: CBI 2 Application

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Small Business Coaching
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Small Business Coaching

SMALL BUSINESS COACHING Join Accion and Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) in the first small business coaching event in Gary.  You will have the opportunity to sit down one-one-one with industry experts in a variety of fields, including Accounting, Financing, Legal, Permitting/Licensing, Social Media, Branding/Marketing, and Real Estate.  After your coaching sessions, there will be ample time for networking with our experts and with your fellow entrepreneurs. 

This event is perfect for entrepreneures at every stage and in eveyr industry of business.  Don't miss the opportunity to take your business to the next level!

Dinner and drinks will be provided.

 

Register for FREE:   Accion Chicago

 

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