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What Every Food Entrepreneur Needs to Know about Safety Certifications & Compliance

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Food Safety is a crucial aspect of today's food industry. Food companies must comply with an array of customer and regulatory requirements which can seem confusing and overwhelming for small processors, manufacturers, and distributors.  In this webinar you will learn about those requirements along with practical guidance for what you need to do to comply with them. There will be an explanation of fundamental concepts such as Food Safety Systems, GMPs, and HACCP.  We will discuss regulatory requirements and how to achieve compliance with what is required by law, including the new FSMA Regulations.   In addition we will look into SQF and other 3rd Party Certification Standards   - what types of certifications there are and what it takes to get them in a practical and cost-effective way.   This webinar wil help food companies make informed decisions which will keep them in line with regulations, better ensure the safety of their products, help them grow their companies by doing business with national retailers and other major companies, and ensuring that they stay abreast with and ahead of all relevant food safety requirements.


Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Online (you'll get login information when you register)

Cost: FREE

About the Presenter:

David Strait is an expert in all types of food certification standards, quality management systems, and regulatory compliance, with a wide and varied background in the food industry. Prior to entering consulting full time David worked as a manager in a variety of industry sectors, giving him a practical understanding of plant operations and personnel and the realities of effecting meaningful change in an organization.  He also worked several years as a Food Safety Auditor conducting SQF, HACCP, GMP, audits with several nationally recognized certification bodies. 

Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn

Learn How to Effectively Utilize LinkedIn to Grow and Strengthen your Business Connections!

  • Tell the story of you - create a compelling profile

  • Increase visibility - stand out from the crowd

  • Target your audience - build a network full of your ideal prospects

  • Turn connections into customers - fast path to profits


Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Online (you'll get login information when you register)

Cost: FREE

About the Presenter:

Karen Yankovich is President of Uplevel Media, a social media marketing agency delivering profitable cutting-edge digital strategies.. Karen is an internationally recognized LinkedIn Evangelist and Social Media Consultant who is an expert at helping businesses use LinkedIn and a range of other social spaces profitably.

A popular trainer and international speaker, Karen’s social media advice and expertise can be found in guest contributions to, Huffington Post, Social Media Examiner and Career Talk Radio on Sirius XM Radio.

Spring into Action: Learn How to Free Up Time

and Put Your Vision in the Driver's Seat

Does your day to day stress seem overwhelming? Has your initial vision of finding freedom in launching your business feel lost in long to-do lists, swarms of emails, or responsibilities? Do you need a Spring re-boot? Come put your Vision vs. Your Stress Back in the Driver’s Seat. Each day business owners lose countless hours of unpaid time, without the unique system this webinar will bring. This webinar will help you build the confidence you need to make more time for what matters. Learn this unique methodology to turn procrastination and perfectionism into unmatched potential and inner power. You'll learn how to get rid of the mind clutter and develop a plan that aligns to your next level of success so you can have more time for… sales. 

This Step-by-Step Introductory Webinar will cover:

  • How to improve your time management for better sleep and clearer days

  • How to create an inspirational and motivating Vision Board (when stress says no, you say YES)

  • How to create and prioritize your time to re-align with your vision

About the Presenter

Sacred Walker is a Holistic Psychologist, Organizational Wellness Expert, and Next Level Lifestyle Strategist serving thousands worldwide. She helps early entrepreneurs and experts create a step by step plan to reduce your stress, transform procrastination, and secure a healthier longer lasting legacy. She is the proud Founding CEO and Supervising Training Coach of Kuumba Health LLC, an international Wellness Institute. She has been featured in Business Equality Magazine, Essence-Time Inc. TV, Psychology Today, the National Association of Professional Women, and more. A renowned stress mastery coach, Sacred has had the opportunity to work with brands including the City University of New York and the Anti-Violence Project and she has participated as a panelist on Capital Hill and at the Association for Black Psychologists. Visit Kuumba Health to learn more. 

Branding from the Inside Out:

Conceiving, Creating & Curating Your Personal Brand

Branding from the Inside Out: Conceiving, Creating & Curating Your Personal Brand
In this 60-minute webinar, you will learn hands-on techniques for conceiving, creating and curating your personal brand. We'll start off by going through the discovery process of determining your brand attributes. Next, we will talk about the most effective ways for bringing your brand to life in the on-line and real worlds. And, finally we discuss ways of curating and maintaining your personal brand in the business arena

After participating in the webinar, participants will: 

  • Understand the importance of a personal brand

  • Have a definition and understanding of their own personal brand

  • Realize techniques for launching and maintaining it in the marketplace

  • Be aware of the benefits and possible pitfalls in the personal branding process 

About the Presenter

With more than twenty years of experience in the fields of public relations, investor relations, corporate communication and education, Kathryn Lancioni has worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds on understanding the nuances of presenting and speaking.  During this time, she has worked as a journalist, a public/investor relations executive and as a college professor.  

Since the mid-1990s, Ms. Lancioni has worked with dozens of blue-chip and emerging companies in conquering their public and investor relations issues. Her clients have included: Analog Devices, Deloitte Touche, Forbes, Hoover's, IBM, Iridium, IntelliSpace, LookSmart, Monroe Litho, NCR, PanAmSat and UPS. This work has ranged from press/investor relations to media training, presentation training, branding, corporate strategy, crisis communication and merger communication.

Currently, Ms. Lancioni teaches at  William Paterson University and Rutgers University. She has also taught at Farleigh Dickinson, Montclair State University, St. John Fisher College and Ramapo College. She has been a featured guest lecturer at Cornell University, Columbia Business School, Rutgers University and Seton Hall University. Currently, she is writing her first book: Applied Research Methods in Communication being published by Kendall-Hunt and set to come out in Fall 2018. 


She is a graduate of Cornell University and of the Graduate School of Journalism of Columbia University.

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