William McClellan

Dawn Food Products, Inc.

IF Makers Series

William McClellan learned early on how hard foodservice professionals work during college, when a snowstorm rendered he himself as the only employee able to show up for work at an in-store cafe. That work ethic transcended throughout his career, as has his passion for the foodservice industry, which William brings to Dawn Foodservice every day. Get to know him.

Ben Shanley

Coca-Cola North America

IF Makers Series

If there's one word to describe Ben Shanley it's "optimistic." He has spent 34 years with Coca-Cola reinforcing the brand's mission to refresh the world and inspire moments of optimism. Ben also views the future of foodservice with an optimistic lens, recognizing the industry's importance for U.S. employment and career growth. Get to know him.

Gretchen Sussman

CSM Bakery Solutions

IF Makers Series

Gretchen develops and communicates clear and actionable strategies, while also removing barriers to her team's success at CSM Bakery Solutions. Further, she also prioritizes getting to know customers and offering value-added solutions to improve business results. Get to know her.

Dawn Aubrey

University of Illinois

IF Makers Series

Dawn advises those new to the industry to understand it is more than a job, it is a calling that has a significant impact on others. She says personalized service and excellent food made with ethically sourced and sustainably made ingredients are what students like most about U of I Dining. Get to know her.

Elisa Giusti

Wholesome Harvest Baking

IF Makers Series

Elisa Giusti has a passion that echoes throughout her work. No challenge is too large. Simply tell her something can't be done, and she'll make it her mission to overcome. Pay attention to what she has to say, we'll be seeing much more from the likes of her. Get to know her.

Jeff Jablow from Cheeburger Cheeburger Gets Grilled by IFMA’s SMB Group

Every month, IFMA's Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. In April, Jeff Jablow, Director of Training and Menu Development, answered some hard (and some not so hard) questions about his business.

Boyd Jordon Speaks to Small/Midsized Businesses about Category Management, Consolidation & Customers

Every month, IFMA's Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. In January, Boyd Jordon, president of Reinhart Foodservice and industry veteran, shared his views on the changing foodservice landscape and how SMBs can better work with Reinhart in 2014 and beyond. 

WEBINAR: Driving Sales through Social Media

Gini Dietrich, founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, recently met with the Small/Midsized Business community and discussed how to use social media to drive sales. Watch the webinar to learn five steps that can help you get started.

How to manage your bottom line in turbulent commodity markets

IFMA's Small/MidSized Business (SMB) Committee hosts a monthly 1-hour for the SMB community of IFMA members. In this recorded call, learn from Stewart-Peterson how a consistent, disciplined application of market tools can help your organization manage market risk, increase price predictability and lower costs.

Welcome to the Small/Midsized Business Community!

Thank you for being part of the Small/Midsized Business (SMB) Community! Read on for tips on how to take advantage of this resource page.

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Chain Operators EXchange (COEX)

The IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) enables chain operators to take advantage of business building insights and create personal connections with leading manufacturers. With dozens of high-profile operators on the planning committee, the program truly is created "by operators, for operators."

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