We are a vibrant community of founders & leaders. We come to the group to learn from each other, share resources & collaborate. My hope is that as a community we can get a strong support network in place & better achieve our shared goals of creating a resilient, regenerative, regional food system.
Creating a safe place to share and build trust is of utmost importance to me. As such:
This is a group for founders and leaders of food & beverage companies. We do not include (as wonderful as some of the individuals may be) investors, buyers or distributors.
There are a select few consultants and service providers. They have all shown me to be community-first minded. If you ever feel that you are being soliticted, please let me know.
Please, please let me know if any other issues arise.
Reply-All Culture (within reason folk!!) Bottom-line let's make sure the information is accessible to future users!
Give more than you take!
Pay it forward!
HUGE SHOUT OUT to the community members who share their knowledge and resources freely, paving an easier way to future entrepreneurs -- you know who you are!!
HOW TO JOIN
If you want to invite others to join they can apply with their email at THIS LINK - Who is missing from our community?! Feel free to also shoot me an email, I'll happily add folk or change your email address!
HOW TO EMAIL THE GROUP
Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - Note it might look like the email didn't go through, but if you pushed send, I assure you it did go through!
Please share resources, there are many new companies on this group!
This is a safe place to email most questions, we are a welcoming, non-judgement crew.
SEARCHING OLD THREADS
This group is a goldmine! All the past information is stored on google groups. If you navigate to the Google Groups webpage you will find it all there. https://groups.google.com/my-groups -- PRO TIP: Search before you ask!
I'M GETTING TOO MANY EMAILS!!! AKA GROUP SETTINGS
There are several ways to organize the group emails so they don't overwhelm you or your inbox!
Digest Mode: Pro: one email, once a day (or week). Con: not as easy to reply to the threads and you might miss something in the moment like a piece of equipment that sells fast.
Filtering the emails to a folder. Because of the tag [PNW F&B], you can easily filter the emails into a folder.
My fave: If you are a gmail user, you can set up your inbox to have inbox 'sections' all my [PNW F&B] simply go to the forums tab so I can look at them when I have a moment.
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!
DID I MISS ANYTHING?! ADD YOUR VOICE!